Submissions

General Guidelines

Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations (SCJR) is a forum for scholars in the interdisciplinary academic field of Christian-Jewish Relations. It also serves as a resource for clergy, educators, and others who seek to promote mutual understanding between Christians and Jews. As the only peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to Christian-Jewish relations, SCJR is an open-access publication freely available to everyone over the Internet and will be fully indexed.

The editors of SCJR seek submissions from a wide variety of disciplines on issues affecting relations between Jews and Christians. Submissions may fall into one of three categories:

  • Articles (or similar original scholarly work in digital form): These will receive review by at least two readers before publication.
  • Conference proceedings: These are limited to CCJR Annual Meeting proceedings, as accepted by the editors. These will not be subject to peer review. Other conference papers may be submitted for consideration as peer-reviewed articles.
  • Memoirs: SCJR issues invitations to prominent senior participants in the world of Christian-Jewish relations to write autobiographical essays that contextualize their personal experiences in the changing world of Jewish-Christian relations, and to do this in a way that can serve as a model or source of teaching for others. We ask that the essays balance personal and broader perspective, and are not just a presentation of anecdotes. These essays will not be subject to peer review but will be published upon acceptance by the SCJR editorial team. Length: maximum of 30 pages, 10,000 words including notes.
  • Reviews: Reviews of books (or other works) relevant to Christian-Jewish relations, as solicited and accepted by the book review editor (scjrbks@bc.edu).
If you have any questions about the appropriateness of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations as a venue for publishing your work, please contact the editors. If you would like to review a book for Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, please consult the book review editor (scjrbks@bc.edu). We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.

Style:

Since this is an open-access electronic journal, we encourage authors to write in a style that allows readers from diverse disciplines, backgrounds, and religious affiliations to benefit maximally from their work. We also encourage authors to incorporate, where appropriate, audio-visual material in digital formats.

Manuscript Format Guidelines:

For detailed manuscript format guidelines, click HERE.

Sections include:

  • General submission guidelines
  • Footnotes
  • Mechanics (abbreviations, capitalization, quotations, brackets, biblical book names, numbers, and dates)
  • Guidelines for transliteration of Hebrew

Submission Requirements:

  1. Submissions must be accompanied by the following for each author: name, title and affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  2. Submissions should include a suggested list of keywords by which search engines will be able to locate this article.
  3. Submission of your manuscript constitutes a statement that it has not been published in whole or substantial part by another publisher and that it is not being considered concurrently in whole or substantial part by another publisher.
  4. The author assumes all responsibility for full documentation of all sources cited in the submission according to accepted standards of academic integrity.
  5. The author assumes responsibility for publication clearance in the event that such is necessary. The author will also procure any necessary copyright permissions for materials included once the article has been accepted.
  6. The Council of Centers in Jewish-Christian Relations and the Editors assume no responsibility for statements or opinions expressed by contributors in articles published in SCJR.
  7. Articles and related materials once published in SCJR may not be withdrawn.

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What happens to a manuscript once it is received by SCJR editors?

Once a submission is received, the editors decide whether or not to accept it for peer review.
Each manuscript accepted for peer review is assigned a unique identification number that is used for tracking the manuscript through the review and publication process. Each manuscript accepted for peer review is acknowledged in an e-mail with the manuscript ID number and detailed information about the expected timelines for the peer review. Authors are encouraged to contact the editors any time during the review process regarding questions about the status of their manuscript.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal go through a blind review process (that is, the author's identity is unknown to the reader) for selection. Typically, at least 2 reviewers with expertise in the areas addressed by the manuscript will evaluate the manuscript on the basis of (a) the importance of the topic, (b) originality, (c) clarity, (d) accuracy and validity of the content, (e) value of the contribution to the professional literature, (f) implications for future research, and (g) quality of the writing.

What happens after a manuscript is reviewed by the peer reviewers?

The recommendations of the reviewers are sent to the editors. After reviewing these recommendations, the editors will make a decision concerning the manuscript: (a) decline the opportunity to publish, (b) request a revision with a stipulation for further peer review, (c) request a revision subject to additional review by SCJR staff, or (d) accept as is.
As with most journals, almost all manuscripts submitted to SCJR involve some level of additional revision (b or c) prior to publication.
The editorial decision and rationale will be conveyed in an e-mail to the first author. Copies of the peer reviews will also be accessible by this first author.

What happens after a manuscript is tentatively accepted for publication?

If a manuscript receives favorable comments from reviewers and the editors concur, tentative approval for publication is made. This approval is conditioned upon specific revisions that must be made as well as the submission of supporting materials (described below).

  • Revisions: Final decision to publish a manuscript is made after the satisfactory completion of revisions outlined by the editors. When a manuscript is accepted for publication, author(s) will be requested to provide a final-version electronic copy of their manuscript, tables, and references.
  • Editing: The editorial staff of SCJR reserves the right to make editorial changes that do not materially affect the meaning of the text. Accepted SCJR manuscripts are copyedited for posting online in a consistent format.
  • License: All content in SC-JR, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/. Under this license, authors retain copyright to their work, though mention of its original publication in SCJR would be appreciated. Users are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work; to make derivative works; and to make commercial use of the work, provided that attribution is given to the original author and that the license terms are made clear in any reuse or distribution.
  • Publication: After acceptance, manuscripts are placed in a publication queue. Since articles in SCJR are electronically published on a rolling basis within an annual volume, subscribers are notified by e-mail when new article(s) have been posted.

Submit an Article

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