New Graduate Journal Launched
Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society (JOGTS)
The Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society (JOGTS) is a new, peer-reviewed, academic journal publishing scholarly articles in the field of theology and religion. The journal was established by a team of graduate students from within the faculty and aims to give postgraduate students more familiarity with the publishing process, as well as providing an accessible, yet scholarly platform—for those in Oxford and beyond—to get their work published. JOGTS intends to reflect the variety of research undertaken in the faculty, welcoming articles in biblical studies, religious ethics, historical and systematic theology, ecclesiastical history, philosophical theology, science and religion, and the study of religion—including sociological, anthropological and psychological approaches.
JOGTS published its first issue in 2020, focussing on the theme of ‘Religious Life’, including articles on phenomenology, religious experience and eucharistic theology. As founding editor Nikolaas Deketelaere writes in the inaugural editorial:
I am immensely proud of my fellow graduate students in theology and religion at the University of Oxford, who could not have risen to the challenge of producing this first issue with greater dedication or ability. This issue, the first in what I am confident will be a long series, is a testament to the talent that resides within the Faculty of Theology and Religion’s graduate community as a whole.
The journal is published under a Creative Commons license on the Open Journal Systems platform and is therefore free to access.
In 2021, JOGTS will be publishing its second issue on the theme of ‘Theology, Religion and Crisis’ and the web platform is currently open for submissions. Articles and reviews on this theme, as well as general articles on any other aspect of theology and religion are welcome. Later in the year, the Editorial Board is looking forward to collaborating with the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics on a special issue, which will feature papers from their conference on ‘Cities of God: Politics, Theology and Ethics’.