The Pharos Journal of Theology, formerly know as the Ekklesiastikos Pharos was originally published in Alexandria (Egypt) directly by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate as a theological review at the beginning of the 20th Century. Consequently it is one of the oldest scholarly periodicals in Africa.
The periodical later on moved to Athens, but since 1990 the African edition, now known as Pharos Journal of Theology is edited again in Africa (Johannesburg). The editors who served the journal with excellence and extreme dedication over many years were Prof. Dr. B. Hendrickx and Prof. Dr. T. Sansaridou-Hendrickx, both NRF rated scholars and academics of the highest quality. Their pioneering work has made this journal internationally renowned and they remain on board as reviewers. They were followed by Rev. Prof. A Nicolaides who created the online platform for the journal which of course, has far greater reach than a hard copy version.
The Journal is now back to its initial strictly theological focus under our esteemed editor Rev. Dr. S. Hayes who is assisted by an extremely dedicated Editorial Board, composed of local and international scholars of standing.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Articles are carefully reviewed, constructive criticisms are made and recommendations for publication or otherwise are made. All submitted articles are promptly and rigorously peer reviewed and may only be accepted after the requisite double blind peer review process stated above as per ASSAf recommendations. All submissions must be original and free from plagiarism and should not have been published anywhere else. The journal secretary collates the two (sometimes three) reviewers' comments into one template which is then sent back to the author/s for revision and resubmission for publication after a check.
Our goal is to ensure a high standard of scholarship with in-depth substantive review prior to all publication. Our editorial staff are subject to the same rules and all reviews are anonymous with anonymous reviewers to limit bias. Overall quality and originality is assessed in terms of structure, narrative, themes, methods and contribution to the body of knowledge. Authors may thus be expected to effect changes and make adaptations and revisions where appropriate before publication of any manuscript. We provide open access so that articles are available to all to read. We do on occasion also make exceptions and publish articles in the Greek language depending on the topic and quality of work reviewed and on the availabilty of suitable reviewers.
SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL
The Pharos Journal of Theology following on the theological works in the Ekklesiaistikos Pharos, now publishes compelling original research that contributes to the development of scholarly understanding and interpretation in a wide range of theological fields. The scope embraces the history and philosophy of religious thought in all traditions and periods, including Systematic Theology, Biblical Studies, New Testament, Old Testament, Christianity, Church History, Jewish studies, theology, pastoral theology, Christian Ethics, Biblical Archaeology, Missiology, Pneumatology, Gospel and Culture, and Comparative Religious Studies, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism.
The Journal is blind peer-reviewed and accredited by the DHET of South Africa and now operates according to ASSAF Guidelines and recommendations. The Harvard style is now used by this journal and is the only acceptable style.
This is an open-access journal - free use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium is allowed, provided that the journal, and original author/s are credited. Work is archived with the National Library of South Africa.
Article Processing Charges
There is no charge to submit a paper, but publishing a paper in Pharos Journal of Theology requires paper processing charges. Publication charges includes publishing and administrative expense. The charge is currently R2750.00.
Articles from the following list of developing nations may be considered for publication at no charge:
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoro, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia,Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Uganda, Tanzania, Uzbekistan,Vanuatu, VietNam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Only 5 articles per edition will be considered in the waiving of fees.
However, this does not apply when articles are co-authored with others from non-waiver nations.
PHAROS JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY is free from all access barriers, allowing for the best possible global dissemination of your article.
You retain copyright and are free to disseminate your article, make copies for any use, and/or deposit in any repository or archive you like, and thus retain publishing right without any restriction.
PLEASE SEE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED under the submission section.
PHAROSJOT is registered under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
The Pharos Journal of Theology is Indexed on DHET, ERIH PLUS - Norwegian Social Science Data Services LEVEL 1 we are also indexed in BIBP - Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics (Université Laval) and EZB Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB - electronic journals database) as well as in AcademicKeys
Periodicity: One Volume per annum
Articles: A maximum of twenty eight articles per annum are accepted although the journal reserves the right to publish more or less in any given year.
Accreditation: DHET South Africa