About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Convocamus is an inter-faith publication. It will comprise papers from all religious traditions, on a number of topics. These may include: textual studies, theological concerns, religious studies, comparative papers and liturgical documents [i.e. sermons].
The editorial staff hope the journal will encourage inter-faith dialogue, and provide a platform for academic debate. Also, we hope it encourages undergraduates to take their studies beyond their degree.
Following the absence of opportunities to pursue research projects outside of the undergraduate structure, students of St Mary's College sought to form a platform for such study. As members of a religious college the students wanted to use this platform to bring together individuals from a number of religions. This led to the birth of Convocamus.
St Mary's College, University of St Andrews
Chaplaincy, University of St Andrews
Peer Review Process
Each submission will be reviewed for a period of two weeks by each editor individually. Following this the editors will meet up and discuss each submission collectively. Following corrections [by the author if needed], another week of reflection will be taken. At the end of this week the editors will meet up again to make a final decision.
An appropriate deadline date for author's submission will be set once the journal has been established.
The journal will be published twice annually, in April and October.
Open access policy
This 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. Content is licensed under a Content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY)
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.
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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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