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Author Guidelines

  1. The article of a Vincentian reflection or study can be written in any of these languages: English, French, Spanish, or Italian.
  2. The abstract must not exceed 150 words. Abstracts will be translated into three languages (English, French, and Spanish). We recommend using the AI translation tool, i.e.,, with revision. The abstract contains the purpose, method, and result of the Vincentian study of reflection.
  3. The Systematics of the article is as follows: Title, author (with an email address and the name of the Institution affiliated or province and country), abstract (in three languages), keywords (in the language of the article), introduction, methods, results conclusions, and list of references. However, the methodology of the reflection articles could be freer, but they must have an abstract of 150 words, keywords, and references. The reference list contains only the sources referred, or all the sources consulted should be in the list of references.
  4. Reviewers appointed by the editor examine all articles submitted. The author will revise the article based on suggestions from the reviewers or editor.
  5. The Editorial Board reserves the right to redact the writings; the content is fully present in the author's responsibility.
  6. Everything related to permitting re-citing or using computer software to create a script or other happenings related to intellectual property conducted by the author, the following legal ramifications that may arise as a result, be the responsibility of the author of the article.
  7. The articles accepted will be published in Vincentiana printed in English, French, and Spanish.


Studia VINCENTIANA Style Sheet                                         

Articles for Studia Vincentiana follow the Chicago Manual of Style. We use the 16th edition or later.

The following are essential points

Article Copy. Please send a copy of your article in Microsoft Word formatted for a PC. Submitting your article via the open journal system of Studia Vincentiana is encouraged.

  1. Please register first as an author.
  2. Follow the instructions to submit your article.
  3. In case you are experiencing difficulty, please contact (FX Armada Riyanto, editor in chief), (Giuseppe Turati, secretary general and board member of Vincentiana)

Article length. We recommend that papers be under twenty-five pages long, although longer works will be considered if the subject matter demands a longer treatment.

Use single space throughout. This includes notes and block quotations.

Use the same font and size throughout; we recommend Times New Roman 12.

Notes should appear as footnotes, Times New Roman 10. Keep text and notes distinct from each other. We recommend simple footnotes.

Use the paragraph command (return key) only when ending a paragraph and starting a new one. Do not use it to set off block indents.

Use the tab key to indent a new paragraph. Please, never use the space bar, as it confuses everything.

The following points will speed up the copyediting process

Do not use a separate title page. The article's title is centered on the first page of the text, and principal words are capitalized and in boldface. The author's name, institution affiliated, and email address are centered but in lowercase and plain type.

Headings and subheadings. The heading is centered, lowercase, and in boldface. The subheadings are flush with the left margin, bold, and separate from the preceding and following text. See accompanying example sheet.

Italics. Please use italics instead of underscoring for emphasis.

Place a comma after all the words in a series, e.g., “wine, women, and song,” not “wine, women, and song.”

Words in foreign languages that are not considered anglicized are italicized when first used but not subsequently. Accents should follow the style of the original language. If your typewriter or computer does not have accent capability, write them in by hand.

Capitalize archbishop, bishop, and saint only when they immediately precede a name, e.g., “Johannes Klooster, bishop of Surabaya,” but “Bishop Klooster of Surabaya.” Also, Church when referring to a specific denomination; Book and Gospel when used with their specific biblical name, e.g., Book of Job.

Spell in full: Saint (not St.), Father (not Fr.), Reverend (not Rev.), Monsignor (not Msgr.). Exception: when they are in a direct quotation in which the abbreviation is used.

Scriptural citations are given in this form: 1 Samuel 3:14-19. The names of the books may be abbreviated in notes but no periods are used with the abbreviation (1 kgs 5:12).

Dates are given in this form: 25 January 1617. Years separated by a hyphen are written in full, e.g., 1624-1625.

Quotations that run up to eight or more lines or 100 or more words in the text should be set off as block quotations, indented at both margins, double-spaced, and without quotation marks. Shorter quotations are included in text in quotation marks.

Citations of books follow this order: Author’s first name, last name, comma, name of book in italics, the number of volumes in Roman type, open parenthesis, place of publication, colon, publisher, comma, year of publication, close parenthesis, comma, page number. Note that p. or pp. are not used nor is it necessary to include the name of the publisher if unknown. The number indicating hundred is not repeated unless it is different, e.g., 104-05, but 104-219. See accompanying example sheet.

In Subsequent Citations, op. cit. and loc. cit. are not used. If there is no intervening citation, use Ibid., plus the page number if it is different. If there is an intervening citation, use the author's last name and a shortened form of the title. See accompanying example sheet.

Citations of Articles use the following form: author’s full name, comma, title of article in quotation marks, comma, name of periodical in italics, volume number in Arabic numerals, colon, number (no.) of issue, open parenthesis, month and year of publication, close parenthesis, no spacing, colon, space, page numbers. See accompanying example sheet.

[Accompanying sample page of text]

The Foundations of Spirituality and Charism of Saint Vincent de Paul

José María Román, C.M.

(St. Vincent de Paul Province of Spain)

[Examples of citations of books]

[First citation]

1 Henry Kamen, Spain, 1469-1714: A Society of Conflict (London and New York: Purchase Press, 1983), 103-35.

[Subsequent citations if others intervene]

2 Kamen, Spain, 114-15.

[Citations of journal articles]

[First citation]

1 Jaime Corera, C.M., “Saint Vincent de Paul and Human Formation,” Vincentian Heritage 9:1 (March 1988): 69-70.

[Subsequent citations if others intervene]

2 Corera, “Saint Vincent de Paul,” 101-05.


[In citations that are special to CM and DC, use these forms]

1 Saint Vincent de Paul: Correspondance, Entretiens, Documents, ed. Pierre Coste, C.M., 14 vols. (Paris: 1920-1926), 3:126-27. Hereinafter cited as CED.

2 Pierre Coste, C.M., The Life and Works of Saint Vincent de Paul, trans. Joseph Leonard, C.M., 3 vols. (Brooklyn, New York: New City Press, 1987), 1:103-05.

3 Letter 2996, “To Nicolas Duperroy, In Warsaw,” Paris, 3 October 1659, in Vincent de Paul: Correspondence, Conferences, Documents, ed. and trans. by Jacqueline Kilar, D.C., Marie Poole, D.C., et al, Vols. 1-14 (New York: New City Press, 1985-2014), 8:163. Hereinafter CCD.

4 Louis Abelly, The Life of the Venerable Servant of God Vincent de Paul, Founder and First Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, trans. William Quinn, F.S.C., ed. John E. Rybolt, C.M., Introduction by Stafford Poole, C.M., Index by Edward R. Udovic, C.M., 3 vols. (New Rochelle, NY: New City Press, 1993).


Authors are invited to make a submission to this journal. All submissions will be assessed by an editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

An editor may desk reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.


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