The Heythrop Journal

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Edited By: Patrick Madigan

Online ISSN: 1468-2265

Author Guidelines

Articles are welcome in the area of philosophy, theology and related disciplines, normally not exceeding 8,000 words.

Articles should be submitted online at Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Support can be contacted by phone (+1 434 817 2040 ext. 167), e-mail ( or at If you are not able to submit your paper online, please contact the Editor, Patrick Madigan, Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, London, W8 5HQ, UK.

Important Points of House Style

1) The author's address should be, if possible, the academic address. The author's email address must also be supplied.

2) Subheadings: usually only one grade is employed, but two can be accommodated if necessary:

i)Grade A: Capitals; roman; not bold; consisting of either (capital Roman) numeral alone or the same numeral plus brief worded subhead; centred.
ii)Grade B: Lower-case worded subhead, with or without lower-case Roman numeral; all italicized; not centred.

3) Bold type is not used anywhere in an article, apart from the title. Emphasizing italics are not to be used excessively.

4) Notes are always end notes. Short references should be included in the text of articles and not put in endnotes.

5) In the endnotes, full bibliographical details are given in the first reference to a book or article, as follows:

[book] David Pailin, Christology and Symbol (London: Tolbury Press, 1983), p. 5 [or: pp. 5-12]; or
T. Fowler, `Feminist Hermeneutics' in Garth I. Harries and R. Fisher (eds.), Biblical Hermeneutics (Edinburgh: McTaigh Publications, 1977), pp. 143-61 (here pp. 123-5).
[article] S. Snaith, `Augustine's Exegesis of Romans 5:12', Biblical Interpretation 21 (1991), pp. 157-83.

6) Titles of series and periodicals should not be abbreviated.

7) For subsequent references, the short title system is used, e.g. , Pailin, Christology, p. 56; Snaith, 'Augustine's Exegesis', pp. 72-5. However, 'ibid.' and 'op.cit.' ('art.cit.') may be used when the reference is immediately clear.

8) Page numbers are elided (as above).

9) Quotations: extended ones (40+ words) are displayed (with left indentation). In displayed quotations no quotation marks are used around the quotation itself.

10) Quotation marks for non-displayed quotations: single, except for quotes within quotes. Place quotation marks outside final punctuation only when the quotation forms a complete sense unit independent of the sentence in which it occurs.

11) Text indicators are placed outside final punctuation/quote marks, e.g. : '... and all we need to know.'23 ...she uses the word `eunoia'.24

12) Quoted material, translations and page references must be exact.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

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