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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

1. Document settings should be as follows:
a) Font: Times Roman 12-point (header 14-point)
b) language: English UK
c) line spacing: single
d) alignment: left
e) endnotes not footnotes
f) margins: 2.5 cm top and bottom, 3.00 cm left and right
g) no page numbers, no hidden foot or header texts
h) indent new paragraphs; don’t insert blank lines
i)use short headers at regular intervals

2. Please provide an abstract of your article in about 100 words.

3. Articles have no separate bibliographies; all bibliographical information is in the endnotes.

4. Books are referred to by
a) Author’s surname and initials
b) Title of book in italics
c) Place of publication
d) Name of publisher
e) Date of publication
Examples:
Colwell, J.E., Living the Christian story: the distinctiveness of Christian ethics (Edinburgh and New York: T & T Clark, 2001)
Barton, J. (ed.), The biblical world, 2 vols. (London and New York: Routledge, 2002)
Williamson, P.R., Abraham, Israel and the nations: the patriarchal promise and its covenantal development in Genesis (JSOTS 315; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000)

Note the following details:
a) Any subtitle follows a colon and does not need a capital letter
b) Place of publication, publisher and date all come in brackets
c) Within the brackets, place of publication is followed by a colon
d) Publisher’s name is followed by a comma and the date of publication

5. The convention for articles is:
Journal articles: Lalleman, Hetty, 'The suffering of the Prophet Jeremiah' in Evangel 6.2 (1988) 5-7.
Essays in book: Lalleman, Hetty, ‘Ethik des Alten Testaments’ in H. H. Klement & J. Steinberg (Hrsg), Themenbuch zur Theologie des Alten Testaments (Wuppertal: Brockhaus, 2007) 237-255.
Articles in reference work: Wiseman, D.J., ‘Babylon’ in International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia Vol. 1 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979) 384-391.

6. When you refer to a publication more than once, from the second time onwards please abbreviate the details to three elements: author’s name, short title and page number. Avoid the use of ibid. and of op.cit.
Examples:
Colwell, Christian story, 26.
Lalleman, ‘Ethik’, 240.

7. Provide the addresses of any websites used, including titles of any subsidiary pages, and give the date you accessed the website. Where available, also provide details of author, date and page numbers, as for books or articles.
Example: www.evangelicaltextualcriticism.blogspot.com/ [accessed 18-01-2010].

8. Quotations of not more than two lines long are contained in the body of the text and marked out by quotation marks. Quotations of three lines and longer are put in a separate indented paragraph, without the use of quotation marks.

9. Greek and Hebrew words are preferably transliterated unless use of the actual Greek or Hebrew font is essential.

10. Keep the use of Capitals to a minimum. Note in particular the following:
a) ‘Bible’ but ‘biblical’
b) ‘Calvin’s doctrine of the Church’ but ‘Calvin’s view of the local church’
c) In English references to the divine persons are not normally capitalised:
he, his, him rather than He, His, Him

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