Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter


FALL 2010

New Open Access Journal: Catholic Education

Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice is excited to announce the first online, open access issue of the journal released this September 2010, thanks to the generous support of the Boston College Libraries. Catholic Education is the only peer reviewed, scholarly journal in the United States dedicated to Catholic elementary, secondary, and higher education. Supported by 18 Catholic colleges and universities, this new format for the journal, which will continue to provide quality, peer-reviewed national and international research and scholarship on Catholic education, allows for greater dissemination and availability to practitioners, university faculty, and our international audiences. Readers can search and download every article from all 14 volumes of the journal for free by visiting our updated website. Boston College librarians have been working over the past 2 years consulting with the governing board on the open access format as well as in the development of the new website. The September 2010 issue of the journal marks the first online edition and one of the final issues available in print. With this transition, we introduce a new look for the journal and will move to a production schedule of just two volumes per year starting with Volume 15 in September 2011. The governing board hopes that these changes will not only enhance the journal’s accessibility, but also its viability as a resource for Catholic educators and educational researchers. We thank all our readers for their support and hope that the new format of the journal brings exciting new material (including multi-media applications), greater availability, and new scholarship to further advance the field of Catholic educational research.


Catholic Education is co-edited by Michael J. James and Rev. Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J. of Boston College and Lorraine Ozar of Loyola University Chicago. The managing editor is Aubrey J. Scheopner of Boston College.


Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J.
Lynch School of Education