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Logia “Prepare to Publish” Initiative


Logia “Prepare to Publish” (P2P) aims to help women scholars from all over the world to develop their excellence through a peer-review feedback process on their written work. If you do not have a regular opportunity to receive feedback on your writing, have received a rejection on a piece you have submitted to a journal and are worried about resubmitting, or if your first language isn’t English, P2P is for you.

Women who are either in a Ph.D. divinity programme or within five years of having completed a Ph.D. in a divinity discipline can submit their articles to Logia before submission to a journal (it can also be a “revise and resubmit”). While we cannot guarantee publication, by receiving peer-reviewed feedback before submission to a journal, we hope that women will be able to strengthen their academic writing and their chances for publication.


The review process involves two potential tiers of feedback. Upon submitting a completed article (up to 8,000 words, excluding footnotes) and a short form through the “submit my article” link below, the scholar’s article will be reviewed and sent to a member of the Logia P2P editorial team, who is also a St Mary’s postgraduate student, for blind review. That reviewer will provide feedback especially pertaining to grammar, clarity, and strength of argument, which will be returned to the scholar. The scholar can then decide whether to integrate that feedback and resubmit the article for further review. This further review will involve the initial reader confirming that the revisions were made and supporting the article moving on to the second tier of feedback. (If you are a St Mary’s postgraduate student and would like to be on the Logia P2P editorial team, email logiatheology@gmail.com for more information).

In the second tier, feedback will be provided by a ‘consulting expert.’ This will be an established scholar in the discipline within which the early-career scholar is writing. The expert will read the article once and provide additional feedback. They may also recommend to the scholar where she might send the revised article. If they recommend it for a journal on which they serve in a leadership capacity, the consulting expert will need to ensure the article does not have an unfair advantage. The only request for the early-career scholar is that she includes a footnote acknowledging the input from the P2P process and the expert consultant in her paper (if it is published). (If you are an established scholar in your discipline and would like to be a consulting expert, email logiatheology@gmail.com for more information).

Articles will need to be written in English and will be accepted for feedback on a quarterly basis that best fits the academic calendar for St Andrews postgraduate students. Thus, the dates for submission are as follows: 1 February; 1 May; 1 August; 1 November. The first tier of feedback would be provided within one month of the quarterly deadline.

For information about how to submit articles, and more information about the program see: http://logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/logia/logia-p2p/?fbclid=IwAR3-r0eElVGhVkUmIch9U3Oej_y2H0nCqXb0Jt_PoPdUWIzk6UMOSBfKSww

3rd Annual “Logia” Women Scholars’ Luncheon

Logia and the LA Theology Conference are hosting their third Women Scholars’ luncheon at Biola University on Thursday, January 16th, 12:45-2:00. This is a time for women in theology and related disciplines to come together over a meal for conversation, networking, and support. Theologians, Dr. Lucy Peppiatt and Dr. Esther Acolatse, will offer a brief word of encouragement during the meal. Women who aspire to become scholars in these disciplines are also welcome. Attendance at the conference is not necessary but RSVP by January 10th is required as space is limited. There is no cost to attend.

To register see the Eventbrite Page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-latc-women-scholars-luncheon-tickets-77800014939