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JHE invites authors to submit unsolicited manuscripts to the "Scholarship" and "Praxis" sections. See descriptions of these sections on the Section Policies page.

Authors should be aware that messages automatically generated by Editors of Jesuit Higher Education via email or on the website may not be accurate concerning the status of any submission. Authors are encouraged to contact the General Editor by email for current information.

All article submissions should be made by the authors through this website.

Other submission information:

  • Page Extent: There is no page or word limit. However, we do encourage authors to present their work with both elegance and parsimony.
  • Supporting Content: Color figures and photographs are encouraged.
  • Font Size: The main text should be set in 11 point Garamond using double line spacing. All text should be produced as a single column. Single space between each sentence.
  • Main Sections Headings: Main sections should be set in Bold and 11 point Garamond with an extra line of spacing afterward and the second level heading set in Bold and 11 point Garamond. The Title of the paper should be in Bold and 14 point Garamond.
  • Line spacing. Insert additional line between paragraphs. Do not indent the first line of a new paragraph.
  • Style: Scholarly papers should have an abstract and conclusions in addition to the introduction and technical sections. Endnotes should be used for all bibliographic elements. Endnotes should follow the most recent edition of Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS). Manuscripts that are not correctly formatted in CMOS style will be returned to the author for corrections.
  • First Page: This page should contain the title of the paper, the authors' names and organizations, the abstract and the first part of the paper. The abstract will consist of fewer than 200 words.
  • Figures and Tables: Figures and tables must be numbered sequentially.
  • Page Numbering: Please do not number the pages.
  • File Format: Authors should prepare their files in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.

Citation Style Guide for JHE: Chicago Manual Style 17th edition

Documentation for manuscripts should conform to the latest edition of the CMOS (notes and bibliography method). Authors should use endnotes instead of footnotes and use the automatic footnote/endnote function in MS Word.

Submitted manuscripts that do not comply with CMOS will be returned to the author for corrections before the copy edit stage. This could delay the publication of your article.

The following examples show how initial notes (N) and the short form of subsequent notes (S) should be formatted. For documentation of sources not covered below, please consult the CMOS.

Special notes:

When publications are authored by Jesuits, S.J. (no spaces) should appear after their names.

Ibid is discouraged in new edition. Use short note without title, ie., Morrison, 52. (14.34)

Article by one author appearing in a journal

N: Peggy McIntosh, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,Independent School 49, no. 2 (1990): 6.

S: McIntosh, “White Privilege,” 8.

Monograph (books), one or more authors

N: John Chaffee, Thinking Critically, 3rd ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991), 35.

S: Chaffee, Thinking Critically, 37.

N: John W. O’Malley, S.J., The First Jesuits (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995).

S: O’Malley, The First Jesuits, 78.

N: Kenneth M. Zeichner and Daniel P. Liston. Reflective Teaching: An Introduction (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996).

S: Zeichner and Liston, Reflective Teaching, 65.

 Monograph (book) with more than one editor

N: John W. O’Malley, S.J., Gauvin Alexander Bailey, and Giovanni Sale, S.J., eds., The Jesuits and the Arts, 1540-1773 (Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University Press, 2005).

S: O’Malley, Bailey, and Sale, The Jesuits and the Arts, 65.

Book chapter appearing in an edited monograph

N: Linda Darling-Hammond and Sylvia Garcia-Lopez, “What is Diversity? in Learning to Teach for Social Justice, ed., Linda Darling-Hammond, Jennifer French, and Sylvia P. Garcia-Lopez (New York: Teachers College Press, 2002), 9.

S: Darling-Hammond and Garcia-Lopez, “What is Diversity?,” 10.

Books translated

N: Rene Descartes, “Meditations on First Philosophy,” Selected Philosophical Writings, trans. John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, and Dugald Murdoch (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 73-122.

S: Descartes, “Meditations,” 75.


N: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, “Schools and Staffing Survey, Table 2: Percentage Distribution of School Teachers, by Race/Ethnicity, School Type, and Selected School Characteristics: 2007–08,” accessed March 20, 2012, http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009324/tables/sass0708_2009324_t12n_02.asp.

S: U.S. Department of Education, “Schools and Staffing.”


N: Jim Manney, dotMagis: the blog of Ignatian Spirituality.com, accessed April 24, 2012, http://ignatianspirituality.com/dotmagis-blog/.

S: Manney, dotMagis.


N: Catfish, directed by Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, and Henry Joost, Rogue Studios (2010).

S: Catfish.

Unpublished dissertation

N: Janna L. Goodwin, “Applied Theatre in Corrections: Community, Identity, Learning and Transformation in the Facilitated, Collaborative Processes of Performative, Artistic Praxis” (Ph.D. diss., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2004).

S: Goodwin, "Applied Theatre," 67.

Unpublished manuscripts

N: Cynthia Barnes, “Teaching for a Change: The Faculty Development Program” (unpublished manuscript, Community College of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado, 1994).

S: Barnes, “Teaching for a Change,” 5.

Email correspondence

N: Kathy Rose, e-mail message to Ruth Morgan, October 7, 2009.


N: Deborah Smith, interviewed by Kim O'Neill, July 11, 2016.

Papal encyclicals

N: John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, Encyclical Letter (Vatican City, Italy: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1998), accessed April 16, 2017, https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_14091998_fides-et-ratio.html.