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Editor: Kurt Martens
Editorial Office:
The Catholic University of America
School of Canon Law
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064

Frequency: Bi-annual – July and December
Size: 6x9
Circulation: 900
ISSN: 0022-6858
Indexing and Abstracting: Canon Law Abstracts, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index.
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The Jurist is the only scholarly journal published in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of canon law. Published by CUA Press for the School of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, it provides a vehicle for the exploration of canon law issues related to the life of the Church today, its historical sources, and various applications in diverse church ministries. The Jurist is published twice a year.

The Jurist is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. The author(s) of a manuscript submitted for publication do(es) not know who the reviewers of the manuscript are. Likewise, the reviewers do not know the name of the author(s) of the manuscript they are reviewing.

Communications of an editorial nature concerning articles and other contributions should be addressed to the editor, Professor Kurt Martens, The Jurist, School of Canon Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064. Authors are asked to certify that the work is not being submitted simultaneously to another review. Electronic versions of articles will be requested upon acceptance of the manuscript. Correspondence can also be sent by email to 

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The articles in The Jurist are indexed in The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index and abstracted in Canon Law Abstracts.