Journal History

Theology in Scotland was first published in 1994 at the request of a large group of ministers of the Church of Scotland. The journal moved to a new platform in 2011, providing online access to back issues from 2009.

Focus and Scope

Theology in Scotland is a journal of theology which is general in scope, but which is rooted in the Scottish theological tradition. While consideration is given to papers submitted on any topic, those which focus on aspects of Scottish theology are particularly welcome. To date, these have included: studies of the work of prominent Scottish theologians; responses to current issues in the Scottish church and nation; and aspects of Scottish church history.

The journal is ecumenical in nature and welcomes submissions of articles and book reviews from authors from across the theological spectrum.

Journal Sponsorship

Publisher

Theology in Scotland is published by St Mary's College, University of St Andrews

Sponsor

St Mary's College, University of St Andrews

Peer Review Process

While the journal regularly publishes articles and reviews by academic theologians as well as content of an academic nature, it also strongly encourages contributions from practitioners which may be more hands-on or reflective in nature. For this reason the journal is not subject to a formal peer-review process – submissions are considered by the Editor with reference to the Editorial Board.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to selected content from its archive on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Journal content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial [CC-BY-NC] 4.0 licence.

Privacy and Consent Policy

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Registered Users

Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having their personal information stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

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