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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 to the Editor). Authors are responsible for ensuring their submission is original work.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • SBL footnotes and bibliography included. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and indented first line of each paragraph; 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.
  • Front page contains title, 100 word abstract and keyword list.

Authors should submit at least 1000 words (excluding bibliography) in the following format:

  • Word document, with SBL footnotes and bibliography
  • Normal line spacing, Times New Roman font size 12 (body text) and 10 (footnotes)
  • Titles in bold, keeping all sub headers in bold
  • On the front page title should be in bold (not a header) with 100 word abstract and keywords (in appearance order)
  • First line of paragraphs should be indented