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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author 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 fall into the following categories:

  • Articles (or similar original scholarly work in digital form): Articles will be published only on the recommendation of a double-blind review process with at least two readers. The editors reserve the right to reject articles before completion of the review process. These standards will apply to all article submissions, including those by members of the journal’s editorial and advisory boards. The editorial board welcomes proposals for a topical journal section or special issue.  Submissions will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review process 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.
  • MemoirsSCJR 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 ( SCJR does not accept unsolicited reviews. Please email the book review editor if you are interested in reviewing a book.
    Books received.
    Book review guidelines are available here.
  • Responses: The Editorial Board of SCJR invites readers to submit responses to peer-reviewed articles for publication in the “Responses” section of the journal. Submissions will be subject to copy editing, and publication will be at the discretion of the journal’s Managing Editor. The “Responses” section is intended to promote scholarly conversation and thoughtful, respectful discourse. Please email article responses to and include your full name and institutional affiliation.

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 ( We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.

There is no author fee associated with article submissions or publications.

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.

Ordinarily, articles should be no longer than 10,000 words, including notes. Longer articles will only be accepted according to the discretion of the editors.

Detailed manuscript format guidelines are available here.

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

Submissions must be accompanied by the following for each author: name, title and affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
Submissions should include a suggested list of keywords by which search engines will be able to locate this article.
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.
The author assumes all responsibility for full documentation of all sources cited in the submission according to accepted standards of academic integrity.
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.
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.
Articles and related materials once published in SCJR may not be withdrawn.

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