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 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
Volume 4 Issue 1 (May 2024) - 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


Editorial Board:

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


Advisory Board:

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 

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