Colloquia Theologica Ottoniana

ISSN: 1731-0555     eISSN: 2353-2998    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/cto

The type of papers published by CTO

The following papers are published by CTO:

  • original scientific articles, which were neither published nor submitted for publishing in any other scientific journal (the size of the article should not exceed one publisher sheet),
  • polemic publications, i.e. texts containing creative criticism of opinions presented in another scientific literature,
  • critical reviews of scientific books published in the CTO journal’s year of release or in the calendar year proceeding the journal’s release,
  • reports on momentous scientific events that took place in the CTO journal’s year of release.

Aim & Scope


  • biblical theology,
  • dogmatic and fundamental theology,
  • liturgy,
  • moral theology,
  • preaching theology,
  • pastoral theology,
  • catechetics,
  • Church history and patrology,
  • religiology,
  • theology of spirituality,
  • missiology.


  • philosophy of God,
  • philosophy of religion,
  • general ethics and bioethics,
  • metaphysics,
  • philosophical anthropology,
  • logic and theory of knowledge,
  • history of philosophy,
  • philosophy of law and politics,
  • philosophy of nature.

Legal Sciences:

  • canonic law,
  • religious law.

We also publish texts on psychology, pedagogy and sociology, especially if their subject matter lies at the intersection of these sciences with theology.

The language of publication

The CTO journal accepts texts written in Polish or in one of the congress languages. However, if the language of the text is other than Polish, the author is obliged to consult the text’s language accuracy with a professional translator or a native speaker prior to submitting it to the journal’s editorial team.


No fees are collected for the publication of the paper. Also, the editorial team does not pay any remuneration for publishing the text. The journal’s purpose is not to earn profit but spread knowledge and stimulate the scientific discourse.

Waiting time for decisions concerning the acceptance (or non-acceptance) of texts for publishing

The editorial team notifies the authors of its decision promptly upon the completion of the reviewing process which maximum time do not exceed two months.

Deadline for texts accepted for specific journal issues

The admission of texts is conducted on a continuous basis and the editorial teams always strives to publish them in the forthcoming CTO journal’s issue. If the text is submitted by the end of June of a given year, it will be published in this year's issue after passing the publishing procedure. If the text is submitted later than in June, publication in the issue of the next calendar year should be expected. This is not, however, a fixed rule. We kindly invite authors to directly contact the editorial team as every attempt is made to approach each author in an individual way.

Technical requirements

The CTO editorial team accepts electronically sent texts only (texts submitted in a paper form will neither be reviewed nor returned to authors). The text file (containing attachments necessary to integrate the article: images, non-standard fonts, etc.) in a format enabling to open in Word shall be submitted by means of a form available at the journal’s website. Particular attention should be paid to ensure that both the content of the article and the file being uploaded are devoid of any signs indicating their authorship (your personal data should also be deleted in the file properties).

Author's details of the submitted text should be sent in a separate file, in compliance with the detailed guidelines (available here). In case of any technical problems with reading the file, the editors shall request the author to re-send the materials or send the article in another format's file (e.g. LaTex).

Direct preparation for publication

Once the article is approved for publication, the working text (submitted by the author) is linguistically revised and adjusted. Next, the editorial team returns the text to the author for acceptance. The author is also provided with the set of documents (agreements, licenses, etc.) to get acquainted with, sign and return together with the revised version of the article.

When the journal’s issue is edited, it is placed at the e-platform of the Szczecin University Press and issued in a paper form.  Authors are provided with one paper copy of the journal’s issue containing their article.