A publication of the Global Ethnodoxology Network

Focus and Scope

Ethnodoxology: A Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith is a refereed journal published on a rolling basis by the Global Ethnodoxology Network (GEN). Each annual issue features a range of articles, working papers, and media 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. Ethnodoxology welcomes all audiences, including:

  • Researchers and scholars exploring the interactions of the arts and Christianity
  • Advocates engaged in the application of arts disciplines to new acts of co-creation
  • Practitioners in the arts

Contributors need not be members of GEN, nor do the views expressed in published articles necessarily reflect those of GEN. Materials for review should be submitted electronically via the Submission page (found under the About heading, here: Submissions | Ethnodoxology).

Ethnodoxology charges no fees to authors for publishing their work, nor does the journal charge any article submission or article processing fee. Authors retain copyright of their work published in the journal.

Peer Review Process

All submissions are initially assessed by the Senior Editor and are then assigned to reviewers in a double-blind peer review. The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a submission is accepted for publication. This process typically takes four to six 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 previous 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?

Specific editing for matters of spelling, grammar, and usage are done by the Copy Editor prior to publication. The reviewers may also recommend improvements in these areas, but it is not required.

Publication Frequency

The Ethnodoxology journal 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.

Open Access Policy

The Ethnodoxology journal 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.

Advisory Board

Global Ethnodoxology Network Board:

Dr. Robin P. Harris (Dallas International University)

Juan Arvelo Montero (Dallas International University)

Melanie Henderson (Dallas International University)

Joy Kim (Proskuneo Ministries)

Dr. James R. Krabill (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary)

Dr. Elsen Portugal (Champion Christian College)


Editorial Team

Dr. Anya Ezhevskaya, Senior Editor

Dr. James R. Krabill, Assistant Editor

Matt Connor, Reviews Co-Editor

Matt Menger, Reviews Co-Editor

Dr. Neil R. Coulter, Copy Editor

Dr. Robin Harris, Editorial Consultant

Dr. Kathleen Van Buren, Editorial Consultant