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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, and especially those exploring its place in the curriculum and culture of 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, 2016. Articles, books for review, and book reviews should all be submitted electronically to Dr. Adam DeVille 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 which identifies the author. Author’s name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone and e-mail information should be submitted on a contact page.

All submissions should use in-line citation and with reference list in the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (APA style). Include a separate cover page with the name of the author/s, title and affiliations, and all contact information (address, telephone, and e-mail). Do not include identification on the pages of the article. 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 specific directions for preparation and transmittal of manuscripts, please contact: Dr. Adam DeVille, Co-Editor, The AFCU Journal, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 or