Maria : A Journal of Marian Studies
Maria: A Journal of Marian Studies is an on-line, open access journal, published since July 2021. It is peer-reviewed by an expert editorial board and submissions are expected to meet the standards of an academic journal.
Volume 1 Issue 1 (July 2021) - READ HERE
Volume 2 Issue 1 (January 2022) - READ HERE
Volume 2 Issue 2 (July 2022) - READ HERE
Volume 3 Issue 1 (May 2023) - READ HERE
Volume 3 Issue 2 (November 2023) - READ HERE
We wish to attract new research relating to the Virgin
Mary in the fields of theology, philosophy, literature,
history, visual culture, music, sociology, anthropology
and psychology. In addition, the journal includes
translations of texts not previously available in English,
together with book reviews and short communications.
We encourage original contributions from Marian
scholars of all religious traditions and none.
Maria: A Journal of Marian Studies aims to reflect all shades of scholarly
opinion within the area discipline of Marian Studies. The editors aim to build
up Editorial and Advisory Boards that also reflect this broad range of opinion.
However, views and opinions expressed by Board members on the Virgin
Mary or any other matter, on public and social media platforms or in other
publications, are not necessarily those of the journal's editors or of the
Centre for Marian Studies.
Dr Sarah Jane Boss: The Centre for Marian Studies
Sr Cathy Jones r.a.: St Mary's University, Twickenham
Dr Mary Cunningham: The University of Nottingham
Dr Rachel Fulton Brown: The University of Chicago
Dr Patrizia Granziera: University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Dr Catherine O’Brien: The Centre for Marian Studies
Dr Karen O’Donnell: Westcott House, Cambridge
Dr Jacob Phillips: St Mary’s University, Twickenham
Dr Brian Reynolds: Fu Jen University, Taiwan
Dr Valfredo Maria Rossi: Gregorian University, Rome
Prof. Salvador Ryan: Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
Dr Dionigi Albera: Aix-Marseille University
Prof. Judith Champ: St Mary’s College, Oscott
Dr Beth Kreitzer: Independent Scholar
Dr Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary
Rev. Prof. Andrew Louth: Durham University
Dr Chris Maunder: York St John University (co-editor for issues 1, 2.1, 2.2)
Dr Eileen Rubery CB: London School of Mosaic
Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi: The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
Dr Niki Tsironis: National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens/Harvard University
Dr Tine Van Osselaer: University of Antwerp
Rev. Canon Paul Williams: Tewksbury Abbey
Prof. Beth Williamson: University of Bristol
You are invited to submit an original article to be considered for publication in Maria: A Journal of Marian Studies provided you own the copyright to the work being submitted (or you are authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article). Authors (or other owners) will retain ownership of the copyright to their works but submitting includes the tacit agreement that, in the event of the article being published, Maria: A Journal of Marian Studies will never be required to remove the finalised version of the article from our website or archive.
Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor be forthcoming, nor be under review, in another journal or book (print or electronic).
Contributors should send their electronic document, together with their name, title, full mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and institutional affiliation (if any), to the editors at:
You may submit at any time. If the submission is successful, we will let you know in which issue it is to be included.
Please observe the following guidelines. We may ask you to revise your article if it is not supplied in house style.
Click here to download guidelines