Focus and Scope
Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith is a refereed journal published electronically twice a year by the International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE). Each issue features a range of articles, working papers, and reviews on topics related to the expressive arts in Christianity around the world. The topics consider a broad spectrum: music, dance, drama, visual arts, storytelling, and others. Global Forum welcomes all audiences, including:
- Researchers and scholars exploring the interactions of the arts and Christianity
- Advocates engaged in the application of the arts disciplines to new acts of co-creation
- Practitioners in the arts
Contributors need not be members of ICE, nor do the views expressed in published articles necessarily reflect those of ICE. Materials for review should be sent to the Reviews Editor.
The Global Forum charges no fees to authors for publishing their work, nor does the journal charge any article submission or article processing fees. Authors retain copyright of their work published in the journal.
Peer Review Process
All submissions are initially assessed by the Senior Editor, and may then be assigned to reviewers in a double-blind peer review. The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a submission is accepted for publication. This process typically takes up to four weeks. Reviewers represent a range of academic disciplines and geographical areas. The Senior Editor may solicit responses to an article, to be published in the same, or a subsequent, issue.
In considering a submission, we ask the reviewer to consider the following:
*Does the submission fit into the stated goals of the journal?
*Does it represent new research or a fresh perspective on other research?
*Does it present a balanced view of the topic? If not, would it be possible to solicit a response to show another perspective on the topic?
Please provide comments and suggestions for improvement that will encourage the author to revise and re-submit, if necessary.
Specific editing for matters of spelling, grammar, and usage will be done by the Senior Editor prior to publication. You may also recommend improvements in these areas, but it is not required.
The Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith opens a new volume at the start of each calendar year. Submissions are reviewed and prepared for publication, and are published in the current volume when they are ready. Once an article is ready for publication, there is no wait for publication.
Open Access Policy
The Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his or her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
International Council of Ethnodoxologists Board:
Mr. Frank Fortunato (Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies)
Dr. Robin P. Harris (Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics)
Dr. Jean Ngoya Kidula (University of Georgia)
Dr. James R. Krabill (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary)Dr. Brian Schrag (SIL International)
Dr. Neil R. Coulter (Center for Excellence in World Arts)
Ms. Katie Hoogerheide (Center for Excellence in World Arts)
Mr. Glenn Stallsmith (United Methodist pastor; MDiv candidate)
Mr. Brad Keating (Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics; SIL International)
Dr. Roberta King (Fuller Theological Seminary)
Dr. Katherine Morehouse (Liberty University; Kennesaw State University)
Mr. Paul Neeley (Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies)
Ms. Michelle Peterson (SIL International; Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics; Canada Institute of Linguistics)Dr. Julisa Rowe (Daystar University)