About the Journal


Karol Wojtyła was an active scholar and thinker in the time prior to his election as Pope John Paul II. He developed many interesting ideas and projects belonging both to the realm of philosophy and theology. Some of them are less known or unknown at all and are now a subject to a critical edition, which is carried out at The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland. The periodical is to create a scholarly forum to investigate Wojtyła’s ideas, their influence in academia and culture, their various interpretations as well as their validity for contemporary problems arising in philosophy, theology, and culture.

Practical issues

The periodical is published in English. Editor and vice editor come from the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland and the University of St. Thomas in Huston, TX, USA. The periodical is at the IT platform of both the Pontifical University and the University of St. Thomas; articles are provided in the mode of open-access. The periodical is divided into four parts: philosophical issues, theological issues, cultural issues, miscellanea, and reviews. Thus, the editorial board accepts various original studies on Karol Wojtyła’s thought only if they can be classified into one of these categories or are in a clear relation to them.


Scientific Board

Rocco Buttiglione (Edith Stein Institute of Philosophy, Granada, Spain)
Jarosław Merecki (Lateran University, Rome, Italy)
Jarosław Kupczak (The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków, Poland)
Juan Manuel Burgos (Villanueva University, Madrid, Spain)
Adrian J. Reimers (Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, USA)
Jospeh P. Rice (Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA)
John F. Crosby (Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA)
Aude Suramy (The Catholic Institute of Toulouse, France)
Deborah Savage (Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA)
Tadeusz Biesaga (The Major Seminary of Salesian Society of Don Bosco, Poland)


Publishing Ethics

Publishing the results of scientific work in the form of a scientific article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, serves many purposes. It is not just about communicating the results of one's own research, although this is one of the primary goals. At Wojtyła Studies, we look at published articles as successive elements of a growing and coherent network of knowledge. It is more than proof of the high quality of the research conducted and adds prestige to both the author and the institution he represents. It also serves as a benchmark for good publishing practices and promotes reliable methods of conducting scientific research. For these reasons, we want to maintain the highest possible ethical standards throughout the publication process. This means that we require everyone involved in the publishing process (author, journal editor, reviewer, publisher, institutions represented by those involved in the publishing process as it relates to the publishing process) to adhere to the standards outlined below. Above all, for us, this means that all parties treat each other with respect and dignity, without discrimination, harassment, intimidation, retaliation, harm or obstruction of further research or publishing work.