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Guidelines for Article Submission

revised September 25, 2004

General Information
  • Submitted articles will be subject to editing (for length, spelling, grammar and content) and may be previewed by a review board prior to publication.
  • Interested authors should e-mail the editor at Editor@BiblicalChristianityReview.org
  • Topics will be posted 20-24 weeks prior to publication date.
  • Deadline for work will be approximately 11 weeks from publication date.
  • Detailed schedule of publication and deadlines will be e-mailed to authors or made available at this web site upon assignment of topics.
Manuscript Information
  • MS format
    • MSS will be double spaced in an easily read 10 or 12pt. font.
    • No handwritten MSS please.
    • Divide MSS (especially larger ones) into sections using sub-headings where possible.
    • Keep formatting to a minimum. Bold type for headings is acceptable.
  • MS length
    • MSS should be between 500 and 3000 words in length.
    • A few additional thoughts regarding MS length:
      1. Please cover your topic as completely as you can while remembering that someone will have to edit and format your work.
      2. If you can say in 1200 words what you wrote in 2300, do it.
      3. Likewise, if you can say in 4000 words what you wrote in 5500, do that also.
      4. Book and literature reviews will likely be shorter, on average, than articles.
      5. The editor may choose one or two articles each month to be Feature Articles.
  • Unsolicited material
    • Unsolicited articles relevant to the theme are welcomed.
    • Submission of unsolicited works must occur in one of the two following manners.
      1. Transfer article file to a 3.5” floppy disk and mail (using snail mail) to:
        • Church of Christ West
          291 E.Spring St.
          Plymouth, MI 48170
      2. Those authors with unsolicited work who wish to submit articles using e-mail attachments may contact the editor to request a submission code. See Submission Information below for the use of the submission code.
  • References and Endnotes
    • Cite passages from books in this manner:
      • First citation of a book: George F. Beals, How Implication Binds and Silence Forbids: Studies in Biblical Hermeneutics (Ann Arbor, MI: PC Publications, 1998), 74-78.
      • Further citations of same book: Beals, 194-226.
    • Cite passages from jounals in this manner:
      • Dan Winkler, “The How of Baptism,” The Spiritual Sword 35, No. 3 (April 2004), 8.
    • Cite from internet sources in this manner:
      • Gary McDade, The Salvation of Christ, http://members.aol.com/getwellcc/articles.html (accessed April 9, 2004).
  • Illustrations
    • Illustrations, line art, screen captures, tables and charts are encouraged.
    • Please e-mail illustrations separate from text file.
    • Please notify the editor of your intention to use illustrations prior to article submission.
  • Abstracts, Acknowledgements and Editor's Notes
    • Abstracts and acknowledgments may be used and placed in front of articles to introduce or summarize the important points of the text or to give additional information to the reader that may not be directly related to the assigned topic.
    • The editor may place additional information regarding the article or author in an Editor's Note before the article.
    • Abstracts and acknowledgements will be subject to editing.
  • Bible Versions
    • Please quote only from the King James, New King James or American Standard versions of the Bible.
    • Other versions may be cited if being used to compare or contrast with the three versions above.
    • Please use the same version throughout the work and clearly identify the version in the first instance. For example: "Pray without ceasing" (New King James Version, 1 Thess. 5:17). Further identification will not be necessary unless you quote from a different version.
  • Quoting from the Bible
    • When quoting the Bible, do so in this fashion: "Rejoice evermore" (1 Thess. 5:16).
    • Use traditional abbreviations for Bible books unless in running text. For example: "The book of Genesis begins . . .", not "The book of Gen. begins . . ."
    • For unusually long quotes (Biblical or otherwise) of eight lines or more, please employ block quoting.
  • Use of foreign and symbolic languages
    • Use of foreign (e.g. Hebrew or Greek) or symbolic (e.g. symbolic logic) languages is permitted.
    • Amount used should be adequate to suppport or illustrate the point.
    • Unless arrangements are made in advance, please spell Hebrew or Greek words in English letters only.
Submission Information
  • Transmission of work
    • Articles must be e-mailed via attached Word document to:
    • File name must be formatted as follows:
      • v1n1_yourlastname_submissioncode
      • "v1n1" is short for volume and number of the current issue
      • "your last name" will be the author's last name
      • "submissioncode" is a four digit number that will be given to authors when topics are assigned. It is used to help prevent virus damage through unsolicited e-mail attachments.
    • For example, the properly formatted name for an article file submitted by John Smith for volume 1 number 4 with a submission code of 9078 would be:
      • v1n4_smith_9078.doc
    • Files not formatted in this manner will not be opened by the editor.
    • The editor appreciates your willingness to take these precautions to protect against virus damage.
  • Please include a brief biographical paragraph similar to those found at the biographies page
  • Biographical information will be subject to editing.
  • A Few Thoughts on Copyright
    • The author of a work possesses, at the beginning, a bundle of rights that collectively make up the copyright. When a work is to be published, the author normally transfers some or all of these rights to the publisher, by formal agreement. Two of these rights are basic from the publisher's point of view: the right to make copies of the work (by printing or digital reproduction), and the right to distribute said copies to the public (to publish the work). In the case of online publishing, reproduction and distribution blend into the act of transmitting the work on demand to the reader's computer.
    • Concerning the transfer of rights: Contributors to a journal possess at the beginning exactly the same rights as authors of books. Usually when the article is accepted to be published in a journal, the author is asked to sign a formal transfer of rights to the publisher. In the absence of a written copyright transfer agreement, all that the publisher acquires from the agreement to publish is the privilege of printing the article in the context of that journal. While this may seem attractive, without transferring of broader rights, the publisher cannot license anthology, database, classroom photocopying, or other uses that spread the author's message (as well as the other author's contained in the publication).
    • Submission of a MS to the Biblical Christianity Review constitutes permission for said material to be reproduced and displayed and sold by the publisher/editor in other formats (digitally or in print) besides the online version of the Biblical Christianity Review (e.g., booklets, tracts, the Biblical Christianity Review in print form, et al.) without specific approval of or renumeration to the writer.
    • Likewise, the Biblical Christianity Review agrees that the original authors will retain non-exclusive rights to distribute, copy and sell their contributions to the Biblical Christianity Review without notice to the publisher/editor.
    • It is the editor's hope that we may, by agreeing to these rights, reach, by means of our collective work, the greatest amount of people with the Gospel in the most efficient manner possible.
contact: Editor@BiblicalChristianityReview.org