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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 Microsoft Word (doc or docx), RTF, OpenOffice, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining; endnotes are used, rather than footnotes; 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, which is found in About the Journal.

Target readership: ministers of religion, scholars of Christian theology, lay people with an interest in theology.


Theology in Scotland accepts articles from any source on the understanding that they are the original work of the authors named and that they are being offered only to Theology in Scotland.


Submissions of any of the following are welcome: essays, research articles, review articles, conference papers, lectures, and book reviews.


Articles should be up to 5000 words (inclusive of endnotes). Longer articles may be accepted for publication from time to time. Summaries/abstracts of proposed articles should be provided (not more than 100 words long).


Book reviews should be up to 2000 words. Article length reviews of major new works will also be considered for publication, by arrangement with the editors.

Articles and book reviews should be submitted in 12 pt font size, with single-line spacing.

Preferred format for article endnotes is in Chicago or SBL citation style (see e.g. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html).