A new website for the Vincentian magazine: to better disseminate studies on the Vincentian charism!

The new development of VINCENTIANA is based on and in response to the 43rd of the General Assembly in Rome (2022), whose theme is “Revitalizing our identity at the beginning of the fifth century of the Congregation of the Mission.” VINCENTIANA is a journal specifically to publish articles on the studies or reflections that have contributed to revitalizing our Vincentian charism, spirituality, and identity worldwide. With the consent of the Superior General and his Council, we have created an open journal system of VINCENTIANA. Everyone can click https://vincentiana.org and freely read and download the articles selected.

The article published has a DOI (digital object identifier). This is a new step toward the advantage for the authors, and articles published will be recorded in digital scientific journals. Hopefully, this development VINCENTIANA online could encourage our confreres and other authors to enthusiastically develop Vincentian studies for the benefit of the Vincentians. So, starting in 2024, we have a VINCENTIANA in two kinds of publication:

  • VINCENTIANA printed (as before)
  • STUDIA VINCENTIANA online (March, July, and November)

The second will publish articles in the language the authors wrote (English, French, Spanish, and Italian). The first VINCENTIANA will publish the same articles translated into three languages (English, French, and Spanish) as usual. To the authors and readers, the first one is digitally more beneficial and practical to read and follow after publication. The second is important for the archives. To read the second you have to wait till the journal is printed, shipped, and safely arrived in the community.

STUDIA VINCENTIANA is an open journal with the template of a scientific open journal. It is published three times a year (March, July, and November) in collaboration with Scholars of the Vincentian studies. Its focus and scope include the following areas: The history of the Life and Work of St. Vincent de Paul, the history of the Congregation of the Mission, the Vincentian charism, spirituality, and its inculturation in the diverse contexts, Vincentian Formation, Mission, and Education, Vincentian ministries, such as for the youth, Vincentian Family, parish, and other mission apostolates.

Author Guidelines:  

  1. The abstract of the paper must not exceed 150 words. The abstract will be translated into three languages (English, French, and Spanish). The abstract contains the purpose, method, and result of the Vincentian study of reflection.
  2. The Systematics of the paper 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, 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.
  3. References (Bibliography) must indicate sources referred to in the paper. Articles for Studia Vincentiana follow the Chicago Manual of Style. We use the 16th edition or later. We recommend authors to use Mendeley as reference manager system. It is very useful.
  4. Everything related to permitting re-citing or other happenings related to intellectual property conducted by the author, as well as the legal ramifications that may arise as a result, will be the responsibility of the author of the paper. The accepted papers will be published in both Studia Vincentiana and Vincentiana printed.

Vincentiana is a priceless resource for scholars, students, and Vincentians worldwide. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas and research on the myriad of Vincentian traditions and helps to promoting and revitalizing the Vincentian charism and spirituality in the Church and the world.

Armada Riyanto CM
(Director of Vincentiana)