Notes to Contributors

Publication procedures

  1. Articles published in AEJT remain in the copyright of the author. The Editor requests that AEJT be acknowledged if and when articles are subsequently published in another forum.
  2. Submissions should be made via the website using the Submit Article menu.
  3. All articles will be blind peer-reviewed.
  4. Authors will be advised of the decision regarding publication following the peer review process.

Required format for submissions

For book reviews, see Reviewer Guidelines (MS Word, 15KB) before submitting your review in MS Word format.

For articles, submit in MS Word format taking into account the following points:

  1. Word length for articles is 5,000-7,000 words, including footnotes (excluding abstract and bio), with referencing according to the Chicago Manual of Style (to at least edition 15A).
  2. An abstract of approximately 100 - 120 words must be provided at the start of the article.
  3. A few sentences of biographical statement about the author (position, academic institution, academic interests, significant publications) and email address are to be included at the end of the article.
  4. For the purpose of internet searching, the author will provide 6-8 key words or key phrases to be included below the abstract.

Writing conventions for publication in AEJT

When submitting a manuscript for publication in AEJT, authors should note:

  1. Authors are to follow the formal guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style (to at least edition 15A). See Appendix 1 below for some examples.
  2. Footnotes are to be used for referencing. Referencing must follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
  3. No bibliography is required at the end of the article.
  4. All biblical and foreign language words are to be transliterated in their English equivalent, italicised and with the appropriate accents.
  5. Foreign words and phrases are normally italicized (e.g. a priori).
  6. Tables and graphics may be included within the body of the text.
  7. Capitalisations should be kept to a minimum.
  8. Biblical references should follow this format (i.e., 1 Jn 4:1-4). Abbreviations of biblical writings should follow the list below in Appendix 2.
  9. References to official church documents may be simplified (e.g Lumen Gentium, 2; thereafter, LG, 6). Abbreviations of the Vatican II documents should follow the list in Appendix 3.
  10. In-text quotations of fewer than 40 words should be indicated by inverted commas at the beginning and end of the quotation, noting that:
    • where the quotation is the entire sentence, the stop should come before the final inverted comma (e.g. “Postmodernity is a phase within modernity itself.”)
    • where the quotation is only part of a sentence, the stop should come after the final inverted comma (e.g. Smith says that “postmodernity is a phase within modernity itself”.)
  11. Quotations of 40 words or more do not use inverted commas and should be indented.
  12. Headings and sub-headings are encouraged.