Information for Authors
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Submission of articles
Articles (including notes and studies) submitted for publication should embody original research or critical study and should not be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere, either in the same or in an expanded form.
The length of articles published in the Journal ranges from less than 1,000 to over 30,000 words. The editors welcome enquiries, before submission, about the suitability of articles for publication in the Journal.
Articles should be submitted by e-mail attachment, preferably in rich text file (.rtf) format. Authors who are not able to submit email attachments should enclose a floppy disc or CD-ROM with their submission.
Articles in biblical studies and closely related fields should be sent to Dr Katharine Dell; articles in all other fields to Dr Graham Gould. The editorial office address, for general correspondence and books for review, is:
The Journal of Theological Studies
St Stephen's House
16 Marston Street
Oxford 0X4 1JX
Tel: +44 (0)1865 432301
Please supply full contact details including an email address if at all possible. Electronic proofs will be sent to this email address unless hard copy proofs are specifically requested.
Articles should be double-spaced in a reasonably sized clear font (e.g. 12-point Times New Roman) with notes placed at the foot of the page, not at the end of the document, and should include an abstract of between 100 and 200 words placed at the beginning of the article.
If Greek, Hebrew, or other non-Latin alphabets are used, a covering note should specify which fonts/packages are used in the electronic copy submitted. As a Greek font 'Graeca' is preferred.
To facilitate anonymous refereeing, the author's name and institution should not appear at the head or foot of the article.
Recent issues of the Journal are the best guide to its stylistic and scholarly conventions, but some important points include:
. Use an author-title system for references to modern works.
. Titles of biblical and apocryphal books and Qumran documents should be in roman type; titles of pseudepigraphical books and all other titles in italics.
. Biblical references: 1 Cor. 3:7-21, 1 Cor. 3:7-4:1; Isaiah 40-66; Rev. 6:1, 4, 7; 8:2, 5 (i.e. no spacing between colon and numbers).
. The phrases 'Old Testament' and 'New Testament' should not be abbreviated.
. Use single quotation marks except for quotations within quotations.
. Quotations of more than four or five lines may be displayed; no quotation marks.
. Use original script where possible for Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Coptic text. Latin text should be in italics. Do not use quotation marks for these scripts.
. Numbers under 10 (except in lists and page references) should be spelt out.
. Page numbers should be in the form: p. 12, pp. 42-54, pp. 147-9, pp. 116-17.
. In references to patristic works, use forms such as 4.xxvi.27 or 4.26.27
If you use EndNote and/or Reference Manager to facilitate referencing citations (not required for submission), this journal's style is available for use.
Language editing pre-submission
OUP offers pre-submission language editing through Oxford Language Editing, a service for researchers all over the world. Language editing, particularly if English is not your first language, can be used to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by the journal editors and reviewers. Visit www.oxfordlanguageediting.com to find out more about the freelance editors available and the different services offered. Please note that edited manuscripts will still need to undergo peer-review by the journal.
Authors of accepted articles that wish to include any supporting illustrative material for publication should, if possible, supply at least one illustration, which must be a good photograph or line drawing; photocopies are not acceptable. Permission for reproduction is essential and is the responsibility of the author.
Images on disk can be accepted in Adobe PhotoShop compatible formats. We can accept 3.5-inch floppy disks, Zip disks, and CD-ROMs. Figures must be saved as highresolution TIFF files (at least 300 pixels per inch for photographs, and 1200 pixels per inch for black and white line drawings).
Authors will receive a PDF proof of their article by email and it is essential that a current email address is supplied with the manuscript. Proofing instructions will accompany the PDF file but the proof should be checked immediately and returned to the editorial office.
The contributor of an Article or a Note will receive free online access to his paper, and may purchase additional offprints when he returns his corrected proofs. The price of these additional copies depends upon the length of the paper. The contributor of a Review will only receive a copy of the Number. You can download an offprint form here.
Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.
Manuscripts submitted will be expected to contain original work and should not have been published in abridged or other form elsewhere. It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors grant an exclusive licence to Oxford University Press. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. As part of the licence agreement, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that The Journal of Theological Studies is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Oxford University Press is notified in writing and in advance.
Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.
Journal of Theological Studies authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.
Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in Journal of Theological Studies can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:
• Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC-BY-NC)
Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.
You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The Open Access charges applicable are:
Regular charge - £1875 / $3000 / €2437
List B Developing country charge* - £938 / $1500 / €1219
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We are pleased to announce that, beginning 1 June 2014, Dr Katharine Dell will be joining The Journal of Theological Studies as co-editor.