Submission Guidelines

 Submission Guidelines: 2016-2017

General Guidelines

The JRC will consider all articles and book reviews which conform to these guidelines. The JRC also reserves the right to reject papers which do not conform to one or more of the points stated on this page.

Work submitted must be original, and unpublished elsewhere. If you have submitted your paper to other publications, do not send it to the JRC. The JRC does not accept simultaneous submissions for unpublished work either.

Papers are expected to demonstrate at least a graduate-level understanding of the material, contain insightful and original arguments and observations, and contain content suitable for an academic publication. Papers which are methodologically problematic, outdated, contain straw-man arguments, or overtly faith-based will not be accepted.

Papers must be written in either English or French. Papers that use excessive quotations from other languages (such as German, Hindi, Latin, etc.) are expected to include translations in the body of the text or footnotes.

How to Submit

If you are interested in submitting to this CFP, please visit www.jrc-concordia.ca/submit. Fill out the appropriate information and attach your paper to the message. Hit “Send” when you are ready to submit.

If you are having trouble with the submission form, you can send your paper in an email attachment to jrc.concordia@gmail.com. Should you choose to do so, you must include your name and contact information in the body of the email.

File Types and Name

All submissions must be in .doc, .docx or .odt. All other file types will be rejected and not be reviewed.

Please name your submission file so that it includes your last name and title of the paper (or short title) or the title book you are reviewing.

For example:

“Smith – The name of this paper”

Article Guidelines

Articles should be 10-25 pages in length, double-spaced with standardized margins and font size and type (Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman, Courier, etc.). This includes end notes and bibliography.

Do not include a title page. Simply include the title of your paper and your name on the first two lines of the first page (this is purely for our records as these will be removed during the blind review process).

Please remove any additional information from footers and headers such as your author name or the title of the paper.

Be sure to number your pages.

Please ensure that your paper has been read and reviewed for basic grammar and spelling before submitting it. Papers requiring extensive copy-editing will be rejected. 

Book Review Guidelines

Book reviews should be 750-1000 words in length.

The JRC Book Review is not interested in summaries of texts, or slight glosses of what is already written. We are interested in difficult wrestling, innovative readings, and solid investigations into both the book and the social context that surrounds the book.
If you would like to review a book, we would be happy to hear from you. Please send a brief bio, the title of the book, and the publisher and we will endeavour to find a review copy for you if you do not already have access to a copy.

Citations

Papers must use endnotes for citations and contain a bibliography which includes all works cited. The format of bibliographical entries and citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

A sample endnote :

Bill argues for one point over the other. See: William Bill, Book Name (City: Publisher, 1990), 241.

Some sample bibliographical entries:

Smith, John. Name of Book. City: Publisher, 2015.

Doe, Jane. “Title of an article” in Journal Name. Vol. 15 No. 5. City: Publisher, 2015. pp 45-67.

Kane, Clive and John Tubs. “Shared Authorship” in Many Editors. Edited by Kim First and Paul Fourth. City: Publisher of University Press, 1955. pp 65-100.

For more information, please refer to the latest edition of Chicago Manual of Style available on the Purdue Owl and the submission guidelines on our website at www.jrc-concordia.ca/submission-guidelines.

Parenthetical Citations

Biblical passages, along with references to and excerpts from other sources and publications, notably holy books and their commentaries, may use parenthetical citations.

For example:

“In the beginning, there was the Word” (John 1:1).

If you choose to use parenthetical citations, please ensure that you include the version, edition, translation, and all other pertinent remarks in an endnote and / or bibliography.

Parenthetical citations may be used when necessary for book reviews.

They may also be used to include asides (inside the text itself).

Do not use parenthetical citations in lieu of endnotes.

General Inquiries

For more information or questions, please contact the executive editorial team at jrc.concordia@gmail.com and specify the nature of your inquiry.

 

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