Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Publications

Deadline

Papers presented at an Symposium may be subsequently submitted for publication in the form of edited books, and/or journal articles, hardcopy or online.

 

The deadline for submission is six weeks after the conclusion of the symposium you attended.

 

Publications that are refereed with positive results through the Symposium peer review process will be recommended for publication in selected outlets.

 

Process

Mail completed paper to info@oxfordsymposiumonreligiousstudies.com.  Manuscripts submitted for publication must be original and not under consideration by any other publication. If a paper has been presented at a meeting or conference, the author should state where and when the paper was presented. All authors will be required to sign a consent-to-publish form upon acceptance.

 

Manuscripts submitted are processed as follows: The staff initially reviews the manuscript. If the manuscript does not fall within the scope of the Symposium or is not formatted according to CMS, 16th ed., it will be returned to the author.

 

If a manuscript is in accord with the guidelines, an email acknowledgment is sent to the author. All references to the author’s name and affiliation are to be removed and the manuscript is required to be submitted for blind review by academics with knowledge of the academic field within which the manuscript is categorized. With the advice of the reviewers, the Symposium Editor will make one of four decisions: accept, accept contingent upon revision, revise and resubmit, or reject.

 

Technical Requirements

It is preferred that manuscripts be submitted by e-mail as a Microsoft Word file with no references to the authors anywhere in the document. 

 

  • The title of the manuscript should appear at the top of the first page. A complete title page, listing the article title, authors, and contact information, should be submitted as a separate file.
  • The separate complete title page should include the article title and each author’s full name, institutional affiliation, postal address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. All correspondence and contact during the review and production processes will be addressed to the author listed first.
  • Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Copy should be double-spaced with margins of 1” at top, bottom, and on both sides.
  •  Manuscripts accepted for publication should contain a two-paragraph abstract, introduction, and conclusion, and heading levels should be clearly indicated throughout. There should be no hyphenation, printed borders, or line numbering.
  • Footnotes are preferred for all references. Footnotes detail issues that require further explanation. Footnotes should always be used for legal references, such as citing a court case or legal finding.
  • All manuscripts must have references (not a bibliography). 
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication should be prepared as Microsoft Word documents, with the manuscript in one file, title page in one file, and tables in another. Figures and other illustrative materials should be provided as grayscale TIFF, PDF, or EPS files. A maximum of five graphs or tables is allowed. The number of pages in the entire manuscript should not exceed thirty.

 

For more information or to submit a manuscript, contact:  Lydia Allan, Acquisitions Editor, 406 W. Florida Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 344-0237; fax (217) 344-6963;  info@oxfordsymposiumonreligiousstudies.com.

 

The symposium has working arrangements for publication for both book companies and academic journals. The academic journals are indexed, abstracted and recorded in: Academic OneFile, ArticleFirst, Australian Education Index, Biography Index, Book Review Digest Plus, Contents Pages in Education, Current Abstracts, Current Law Index, EBSCO, EconLit, Education Abstracts, Education Full Text, Education Index Retrospective, Education Research Complete, Educational Administration Abstracts, Educational Research Abstracts Online, Educator’s Reference Complete, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, Gale Cengage, General OneFile, Higher Education Abstracts, InfoTrac Custom, Journal of Economic Literature, LegalTrac, Scopus, Sociology of Education Abstracts, TOC Premier, Vocational Education & Training Abstracts, Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition, and Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select.

 

Disclaimer

The Symposium is an independent, not-for-profit, organisation held in the city of Oxford at a constituent college of the University of Oxford. The meeting is held at a college site recommended by Conference Oxford. The Symposium is not a degree granting institution and does not have a formal academical connection with the University of Oxford.

 

 

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