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The AFCU Journal:

A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education



The AFCU Journal publishes a wide range of scholarly articles, book reviews, and poetry, offering a Franciscan perspective on issues confronting higher education. Contributions on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, especially those exploring its place in the curriculum and culture at Franciscan colleges and universities, are welcome. Articles should be approximately 3,000 to 6,000 words in length. Shorter articles describing unique programs and “best practices,” book reviews, and original poems are also welcome.

The deadline for submissions to the 2017 issue is DECEMBER 15, 2017. Articles and book reviews should all be submitted electronically to Dr. Albert Sears at Poetry should be submitted to Sr. Felicity Dorsett at

All submissions will be reviewed by the editor and then submitted to the editorial board for blind review. To ensure anonymous review, the manuscript should not contain any information that identifies the author. Include a separate cover page with the name of the author/s, manuscript title, institutional affiliations, and all contact information (address, telephone, and e-mail). Do not include identification on the pages of the manuscript.

All submissions should use in-line citation and bibliography in the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (APA style). When citing Franciscan sources, please utilize Francis of Assisi: Early Documents. Identify Scripture and Franciscan sources within parentheses immediately after the cited text. Use the abbreviations provided in the Early Documents for Franciscan sources and acceptable Scripture abbreviations. For example:

(ER 14: 2)       (1C16: 42)       (1LAg)                        (1 Cor. 13:6)

For questions about preparation and transmittal of manuscripts, please contact Dr. Albert Sears, Co-Editor: The AFCU Journal, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc, WI 54220 or or (920) 686-6139.