BYU Studies publishes academic articles, personal essays, poetry, art, and historical documents that are informed by the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Submissions are invited from all authors 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).
Contributions from all disciplines are invited. To be considered for publication, a submission should be informed by the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It should declare a clear and consequential thesis and make a coherent and complete case for it. It should situate significant new knowledge in the context of what is already known. The writing should be praiseworthy and accessible to educated but non specialist readers.
References to the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should adhere to the style guilde at https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/style-guide.
Submissions are considered by the editor in chief, associate editor, and staff editors, who often involve one or more members of the editorial board, which is composed of leading 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.
At the time of submission, our system will record the author's name and associate it with the submission.To facilitate blind review, actual submissions must not include the author's name. Submissions that do not conform to the Chicago Manual of Style will not be considered. Once a submission is accepted for publication, the author is expected to supply BYU Studies with copies of (or links to) all cited sources. Editing and publication wait until this is done.
We welcome submissions that are variations on high-quality work published elsewhere but repurposed for BYU Studies readers. However, we rarely consider submissions that have been previously published (including on the Internet), are under consideration elsewhere, or that may be the property of another publisher.