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The Journal of Contemplative Studies (JCS) is a peer-reviewed academic open access digital journal published by the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. The journal publishes original research and scholarship on issues and topics related to the world’s contemplative practice traditions. The focus of the journal is humanistic studies on contemplation, but we encourage interdisciplinary scholarship as long as there is a deep humanistic core. The mission of the journal is to provide an academic venue for supporting innovative scholarship on contemplation as well as promoting interconnections across disciplines, perspectives, and traditions.Focus and Scope
ᗒ Must adhere to our style guide[link to style guide once established].
ᗒ Must not be under consideration elsewhere.
ᗒ Omit references that identify name of author.
ᗒ Provide an abstract (150 words maximum) of article.
ᗒ If illustrations are included with submission, authors are responsible for obtaining authorization to reproduce them.Copyright Notice
You agree to allow us to publish your paper under the CC BY 4.0 license.Peer Review
This journal operates a double blind peer review policy.Licences
Journal of Contemplative Studies allows the following licences for submission:
The Journal of Contemplative Studies does not charge publication fees because it is funded and sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia.Publication Cycle
The rolling-volume publishing model enables authors to submit their papers when ready to be reviewed, and a streamlined workflow of the editorial and peer-review processes that leads to an increased speed of publication. Papers are published on a rolling paper-by-paper basis and are not reliant on the publication timetable of a larger collated journal issue, but rather on the frequency of paper submissions and editorial workflow. Each paper is treated on its own publication timeline to meet scholarly criteria of peer-review, incorporate author revisions, and finalize typesetting and editing for the digital publication. The JCS also publishes special thematic issues that are invited or approved by the editors.