Pelplin Studies" ("Studia Pelplińskie") is a review edited by the Priestly Seminary of Pelplin and "Bernardinum" Publishing House. The journal contains articles from such disciplines as Sacred Theology and Humanities.
The first volume was published in 1969 as an initiative of the Most Revd Bishop Kazimierz Jozef Kowalski. The aim of the journal in those days was to reanimate the activities of the academic and research circles of the Culm (Chelmno) Diocese which had been flourishing in the interwar period. Another ambition of the journal was to foster the local research focused on the Pomerania region and to contribute to the ecclesial renewal that followed the Second Vatican Council
The publishers of "Pelplin Studies" in the chronological order were: the Diocesan Curia (1969-1983), the Priestly Seminary of Pelplin (1984-1989), The Publishing House of the Priestly Seminary of Pelplin "Bernardinum" (1990-1997) and most recently the Priestly Seminary of Pelplin in collaboration with "Bernardinum" Publishing House (since 2013).
The chief editors of "Pelplin Studies" were: Rev. Eugeniusz Wajszczak (1969), Rev. Waclaw Eborowicz (1971-1979), Most Rev. Bishop Zygfryd Kowalski (1980-1981), Rev. Jerzy Buxakowski (1982-1992), Rev. Wieslaw Mering (1996-2002), Rev. Antoni Baczkowski (2003-2013) and Rev. Janusz Szulist (since 2013).
"Pelplin Studies" is a reviewed research journal. The criteria for prospective papers and the details of the review process can be found on the journal's website: www.studiapelplinskie.pl. The research papers are accessible online free of charge and may be found in the following catalogues: Copernicus, CEJSH, PBN and BazHum.
According to the mission statement of the "Pelplin Studies" journal, its purpose to integrate the researchers of the Diocese of Pelplin and to promote the scientific achievements of the researchers of the Pomerania region on both the national and the international level.