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This Journal uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition.

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on one side of good quality paper. Contributions should not exceed approximately twenty-five (25) pages, including Notes and References. Please leave wide margins to allow for editorial notes and instructions to the publisher. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 150 words. Abstracts should be accompanied by three to five keywords. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract.

Quotations that exceed three lines should be set off in a separate paragraph. Those of shorter length should be enclosed by double quotes. When quoting authors, always indicate the source’s corresponding page numbers (for further directions, see under References).

Punctuation is placed inside the close quotation mark if there is no immediate citation. For example, “…doing everything no matter the consequences.” Otherwise, punctuation is placed outside the close parenthesis of the citation. For example, “… doing everything no matter the consequences” (Smith et al., 1994, 98).

Figures should be referred to as “Fig.” in the captions, but spelled out in the text. They should be numbered consecutively. A detailed caption should accompany each figure. Camera-ready figures are required. Line drawings should be drawn in India ink on white paper if submitted as hardcopy. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines: 300 dpi or higher if grayscale and 600 dpi if line art; sized to fit on journal page; EPS or TIFF format only; submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files. If submitted as EPS, fonts should be embedded.

Tables should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the article. Corresponding text citations should be placed in the text.

Text citations should be enclosed in parentheses and include the name of the author, year of publication, and page number(s). For example, (Feinstein 1963, 1126-1127) or “as Feinstein (1963, 1126) says….” Text citations of forthcoming articles, e.g. articles referencing other articles in the same issue, should be formatted as: (Engelhardt, forthcoming). Full citations of all works should be included in the references following Notes. Citations of Classical works are to appear in the text. For example, “Aristotle (Ethica Nicomachea VII 3, 1147a15-17, trans. Rackham) understood…” Text citations to works by up to three authors should have all three authors mentioned throughout the article. Articles with four or more authors may always be referred to in the text as follows: Davidson et al. 1984.

References should include all and only those cited in the text. These entries should appear in alphabetical and chronological ordering. Styles are explained below.

Below are reference examples:

Journal article
Single author:
Rafferty, Y. 2001. The association between job skill discretion, decision authority and burnout. Work & Stress 15: 73–85 .
Multiple authors:
Cooke, M., D. M. Irby, W. Sullivan, and K. M. Ludmerer. 2006. American medical education 100 years after the Flexner Report . New England Journal of Medicine 355: 1339–43.

Forthcoming article (e.g., for articles referring to other articles in the same issue):
Engelhardt, H. T., Jr. Forthcoming. The recent history of Christian bioethics cricitally reassessed. Christian Bioethics.

Single author:
Sidgwick, Henry. 198 . The methods of ethics. 7th ed. Indianapolis: Hackett.
Multiple authors:
Barlett, Donald, L., and James B. Steele . 2004. Critical condition. New York: Doubleday.

Chapter in edited volume
De Clercq, B. J. 1988. The Christian profile of Christian social ethics. In: Personalist morals. Essays in Honor of Professor Louis Janssens (pp. 265–78), J. A. Selling (eds). Leuven, Belgium: University Press Peeters Publisher. VIII–343.

Edited volume
Figley, C. R., (ed.) 1995. Compassion fatigue: Coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder in those who treat. New York Brunzel/Mazel.

Online publication
Green, Amy. 2005. Tennessee to slash state health benefits for the needy. Christian Science Monitor, (accessed August 12, 2005).

Robert M. Geraci. January 28, 2008. Apocalyptic AI: Religion and the Promise of Artificial Intelligence. Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 10.1093/jaarel/lfm101

Legal Statute
Uniform Anatomical Gift Act: 1987, 89, ULA 15.

Legal Hearings
Proposed Amendments to the Hatch Political Activities Act: 1959-1960, Hearings on H.R. 694 before the Subcomm. On Elections of the House Comm. On House Administration, 86th Cong., 1st and 2nd Sess. 11 (statement of Gordon E. Brewer).

Impact factor: 1.293

5-Yr impact factor: 1.127

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