Information for Authors
The Anglican Theological Review will consider for publication
articles written on topics that pertain to any of the classical
disciplines of theological study. The journal is committed
to creative engagement with Christian tradition and to interdisciplinary
that includes literature and the arts, philosophy, and science.
We encourage authors to submit articles that focus on the contemporary
situation and speak to current issues and debates.
On this page you will find instructions for submitting and formatting
an article or poem, a style sheet for articles, and special guidelines
for book reviews.
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Submitting Articles | Submitting
Manuscripts should be submitted by email
attachment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to Jackie Winter at: ATRsubmissions@gmail.com
Submissions should be accompanied by a
précis between 100 and 150 words in length, a brief biographical statement,
and a current curriculum vitae.
Manuscripts to be considered for the “Articles” section should be between 7,000 and 8,000 words in length (including footnotes). Manuscripts to be considered for the “Practicing Theology” section should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words in length (including footnotes). All manuscripts should conform to the guidelines for style listed below.
ATR encourages submissions of poetry, both electronically and via regular mail. Electronic submissions, as well as queries, should be sent to Sofia Starnes, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy submissions should be mailed to:
Sofia M. Starnes
Poetry Editor, Anglican Theological Review
4951 Burnley Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Please include a brief biographical statement with your submission. Also, if submitting via regular mail, kindly provide an e-mail address, so that we may acknowledge receipt of your work and respond in a timely manner. Authors who include a self-addressed stamped envelope will have their manuscripts returned to them upon request. Poets whose work is accepted for publication will be requested to submit an electronic version of their poem(s), either copied onto an e-mail message or as a Word attachment
ATR does not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published poems. We will do our best to respond to your submission within 4-6 weeks.
Style Sheet for Articles
• Use one-inch margins on all four sides of the page.
• Use a 12-point font (Times New Roman is preferred), with
24-point (double line) spacing for all text, including footnotes.
• Number the pages, but do not include any other information
in headers or footers.
• Do not include a bibliography. For instructions about
citation, see point 6 on footnotes below.
2. Spelling and editing
• Unless this style sheet has different instructions, follow
The Chicago Manual of Style on general editing questions.
• Use U.S. spellings.
• Use the final “series comma” in lists of
three or more items.
• Use italics for emphasis, book and journal titles,
and foreign words. Do not use underlining or bolding at
• Do not use page, section, or footnote numbers
that refer, within your article, to the article itself.
• When there is any question as to capitalization, do not capitalize words.
• As stated in the Chicago Manual, omit hyphens
• Greek and Hebrew words, which should be used sparingly,
must be transliterated and italicized.
3. Biblical citations
References to the Bible may be included within the text of the
article, in parentheses, before the final punctuation of the sentence.
Use the abbreviations of biblical books in the Chicago Manual
(the first, Protestant/Anglican list). Separate chapter from verse
with a colon. The version you are quoting should be mentioned
in the first citation only (the new revised standard version is preferred).
The ATR does not use any Latin abbreviations.
Use English phrases instead of i.e., etc., and e.g.
Instructions for avoiding cf., ibid., and op.
cit. in footnotes are in point 6 below.
5. General matters of style
• The ATR is read by an educated but general audience.
When technical or specialized terminology is necessary, explain
• Wherever possible, use gender-inclusive language.
• Write in the active, not the passive voice. Avoid the
“editorial we.” First-person singular pronouns
are quite acceptable.
• In longer articles, include headings and, if necessary,
subheadings. In general, these should not be numbered.
(a) First general rule for footnotes
Footnotes in the ATR give references to sources used in the article. We discourage use of footnotes to give extended bibliographic references, or to further scholarly conversation or debate. In the latter case, if the text does not fit in the body of the article, it ought not appear in the footnote.
(b) Second general rule for footnotes
The general rule is simple. Your first citation of a published
work should give all the relevant information. Every reference
thereafter should use only the original author’s last name
and a short title for the book or article, followed by a page
This general rule has two negative corollaries, both noted above.
The ATR does not use ibid. or loc. cit. or
op. cit., and we do not use bibliographies or lists of works
consulted. Bibliographical information for any work consulted
will appear in the first footnote that refers to that work.
(c) First footnote — books
In the first footnote for a book, give the author’s name,
the title, and (in parentheses) the place of publication, publisher,
and date; the page number follows, as in this example.1
1 Darby Kathleen Ray, Deceiving the Devil: Atonement,
Abuse, and Ransom (Cleveland, Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 1998),
(d) First footnote — articles
For an article, the order is: author’s name, title of
the article, name of the journal, volume number, year (in parentheses),
and after a colon and a space, the page number. It is not necessary to provide the range of pages
as well as the page or pages you are referring to, as in the
2 Timothy F. Sedgwick, “Accounting for the
Christian Life,” Anglican Theological Review 76
(e) First footnote — chapters in an edited book
The form for a chapter in an edited book combines (b) and (c),
3 Martha J. Horne, “A Place of Integration
and Synthesis: The Challenge of Seminary Education,” in
Robert Boak Slocum, ed., A New Conversation: Essays on
the Future of Theology and the Episcopal Church (New
York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 1999), 271-272.
(f) Subsequent footnotes
Once complete information has been given, use a short title (which
you should determine) in each subsequent footnote, whether of
a book4 or an article or chapter.5
4 Ray, Deceiving the Devil, 92.
5 Horne, “Integration and Synthesis,”
(g) Some additional instructions
• If there will be a large number of page references to
a single work, you may include these (within parentheses, preceded
by “p.” or “pp.” ) in the main text of
your article, after notifying the reader.6
6 A. M. Allchin, Participation in God: A Forgotten
Strand in Anglican Tradition (Wilton, Conn.: Morehouse-Barlow
Co. Inc., 1988), 31. Subsequent references will be included
in the text.
• References to classical works that have been published
in many editions and translations should be numbered according
to the original scheme.7 It is for the author to decide
whether to include, as well, information about the modern edition
consulted. If you do include this, it should follow the usual
format for books as outlined above.
7 Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae III q.
2 a. 1 reply; see also Augustine, De Trinitate VIII 4
• The ban on Latin abbreviations includes cf. Write “see” or “see also” or “compare”
or “consult,” depending on what you mean.