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Author Guidelines

I. Procedures

1. Manuscripts submitted to JMDA should not be under assessment by another journal at the same time.

2. Send one copy of your article to:

Michael Shute
Department of Religious Studies,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
mshute@mun.ca
 
3. All articles should be formatted in Microsoft Word or as a plain text file.

4. The manuscript will be submitted to qualified readers for judgment.

5. The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in all articles, solicited or unsolicited, in the interests of clarity, brevity or uniformity of style. Proofs will be sent to the author and must be returned promptly after necessary corrections are made.

II. Preparing the Manuscript

1. The article should be limited to 7,500 words including notes and references; shorter articles are welcomed. The text must be typed clearly and double-spaced throughout, leaving generous margins.

2. The first page of each article must comprise the author's name and position, the name of his or her institution, and the full title of the article. The second page must consist of an abstract of the article not exceeding 10 lines, with the exact mailing address of the author, including e-mail address.

3. Tables and diagrams must be submitted on separate sheets, and must be suitable for immediate photographic reproduction. The editors may at their own discretion reproduce any tables and diagrams in accordance with JMDA's style guidelines.

4. Artwork will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances, and must be submitted in electronic form plus three offprints on separate shhets. It is the responsbility of the author to obtain any necessary copyright clearance.

III. Style

1. All articles should follow The Chicago Manual of Style.
 
2. In references to scriptural and other ancient writings, use Arabic numbers unless Roman numerals are essential to
avoid confusion (e.g., Rom. 5:16).

3. Languages requiring non-Roman characters should be transliterated according to orthographical conventions recognized and in customary use among scholars in the field.

4. References to the works of Bernard Lonergan should, whenever possible, be to the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan.

5. JMDA has an inclusive-language policy.

6. The normal method of citing dates is B.C.E. and C.E., both of which come after the date.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, rtf, or plain text.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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ISSN: 1499-1586