The Wabash Center is rebooting the Journal on Teaching (JoT) into a multi-modal academic journal. Each issue is theme driven and includes various forms of media—such as articles, poetry, visual art, videos of performing arts, and music—in service to critical reflection on teaching. As we aim to expand the traditional boundaries of scholarly writing, we remain focused on the scholarship of teaching in the fields of religious and theological studies, in both undergraduate and graduate educational contexts.

We are calling for submissions for the second volume in 2022; the issue’s theme is “Changing Scholarship.” In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, arising awareness of racial violence and reckoning, the effects of climate change, and the various dramatic ways the world continues to change around us, our teaching and scholarship as theological and religion educators must also change. Therefore, we invite submissions that address these and future changes. In what ways must our scholarship adapt to better address the needs of the time?  What does this transformation look like in the classroom, to teaching and the teaching life?  In what ways do we work with aversion to change and the need for innovation? Consider telling us the stories of the change, then reflect upon, analyze, and interpret upon those changes.  

JoT is modelling a change in scholarship by utilizing a collaborative peer review process.  Once submitted, the article manuscript will be read by the editors to determine its suitability for peer review. If advanced, peer reviewers will assess the article and communicate with authors about the strengths of the article and recommended edits. This peer-review process is not an anonymous process but meant to be collaborative and collegial. The JoT editors, in conversation with peer-reviewers, determine which edited articles will be published and inform authors of the publication date as well as the deadline for final edited submissions.

The articles most likely to be published will lend themselves to the cohesive theme of the issue and make use of embedded multimodal materials. Articles should be 3,000 – 7,000 words.  As different forms of writing call for different lengths, the stated article length is meant to be more of a guide than a mandate. 


Article submission portal instructions HERE.

Contact Rachel Mills with any submission questions:

Donald E. Quist, JoT Editor




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We encourage authors to take advantage of the open-access digital medium by linking to or embedding web-based tools, resources, graphics, and photos, as appropriate.