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The Journal of Contemplative Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access digital journal published by the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia.
The journal publishes original research and scholarship on topics related to contemplation with a focus on humanities-based studies, in the most capacious sense, and transdisciplinary scholarship with a humanistic core. The mission of the journal is to provide an academic forum for specialists to publish rigorous, innovative, humanities-based scholarship on contemplation, and to promote interconnections across disciplines, perspectives, and traditions.
JCS is committed to supporting the growth of an academic field for a global community of scholars who study contemplation in all its diversity. This includes scholarship that examines practices, first-person meditative experiences, and the historical and cultural contexts in which forms of contemplation are embedded, and from which they derive. The journal publishes on a rolling basis and is committed to the public dissemination of scholarship free of charge to both authors and readers.Submission Checklist
Manuscript submissions must:
ᗒ Adhere to the Manuscript Preparation Guide
ᗒ Be in a Microsoft Word document
ᗒ Not be under consideration elsewhere
ᗒ Omit references that identify the name of the author(s) for Research Articles that are to undergo peer-review
ᗒ Provide an abstract of the article (150-200 words)
ᗒ Include endnotes and list of Works Cited, if applicable
ᗒ Include complete captions, credit, and copyright information or authorization to reproduce for all images, if applicable
ᗒ Sign the Author AgreementCopyright Notice
The Journal of Contemplative Studies © 2022 The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.
Individual articles published by the Journal of Contemplative Studies are copyright of the author(s) and are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-ND), under which:
ᗒ Attributions must give appropriate credit to the author(s) and journal, provide links to the journal source webpage and license, and indicate if changes were made. Attribution should appear as follows: ©YEAR AUTHOR NAME. Originally published and licensed by Journal of Contemplative Science under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0.
ᗒ Re-users may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses the reuser or their use.
ᗒ Re-users may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
ᗒ Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted.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.Sections
Article Abstract for Special Issue