BYU Studies—Submission Guidelines

BYU Studies publishes scholarship that is informed by the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Submissions are invited from all scholars who seek truth “by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118), discern the harmony between revelation and research, value both academic and spiritual inquiry, and recognize that knowledge without charity is nothing (1 Cor. 13:2).

BYU Studies Quarterly features learned perspectives relevant to Latter-day Saints. Contributions from all disciplines are invited. Personal essays, short studies, poetry, art, and significant historical documents are welcomed.

To be accepted for publication, however, a submission must clearly communicate all of the following:

  • It is informed by the restored gospel of Jesus Christ
  • The author knows and clearly conveys what is at stake
  • The submission contributes new knowledge or insight
  • It is accessible to educated non specialists

Submissions are considered by the editor in chief and staff editors. If the submission merits further review, it is considered by one or more members of the editorial board, which is composed of scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Together they determine whether the submission merits peer review. If so, well-informed and responsive scholars provide reviews on which acceptance or rejection is based. This process takes three months or less.

BYU Studies rarely considers work that has been previously published (including on the Internet), is under consideration elsewhere, or that may be the property of another publisher.

BYU Studies Quarterly uses the Chicago manual of style.

To submit, click the button below and fill out the form.