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BYU Studies—Author Guidelines

BYU Studies is dedicated to the correlation of revealed and discovered truth and to the conviction that the spiritual and the intellectual can be complementary and fundamentally harmonious avenues of knowledge. This periodical strives to explore scholarly perspectives on Latter-day Saint topics. It is committed to seeking truth "by study and also by faith" (D&C 88:118) and recognizes that all knowledge without charity is nothing (1 Cor. 13:2). It proceeds on the premise that faith and reason, revelation and scholarly learning, obedience and creativity are compatible; they are "many members, yet but one body" (1 Cor. 12:20).

Contributions from all fields of learning are invited. BYU Studies strives to publish articles that openly reflect a Latter-day Saint point of view and are obviously relevant to subjects of general interest to Latter-day Saints, while conforming to high scholarly standards. BYU Studies seeks articles that document or analyze, in a scholarly manner, topics related to LDS history, culture, society, art, language, literature, science, thought, or experience. Short studies and research involving significant historical documents are also welcomed.

BYU Studies strives to follow the highest principles of scholarship. Submissions are considered by boards of editors and each article or study is peer-reviewed by specialists in that field. All articles that are relevant to subjects of general interest to Latter-day Saint are welcome. Scholars at all academic institutions are invited to submit.

BYU Studies does not consider works that have been previously published (including on the Internet), are under consideration elsewhere, or that may in any way be the property of another publisher. Please do not simultaneously submit your work to BYU Studies and any other publisher.

BYU Studies no longer considers book manuscripts for publication.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

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Click here for Author Guidelines for journal articles.

By email attachment (preferred method)
Send your cover letter, curriculum vitae, mentor letter (if appropriate), any image files, and manuscript to

By regular mail
Send your cover letter, curriculum vitae, mentor letter (if appropriate), any image files, and two paper copies of your article manuscript, as well as digital copies of these materials on CD, to:

John W. Welch, Editor-in-Chief
BYU Studies
1063 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

If you have any questions:
Please call (801) 422-6691 during regular business hours or use the addresses given above.