Conversations in Religion & Theology

Cover image for Vol. 9 Issue 2

Edited By: Kelton Cobb

Online ISSN: 1479-2214

Associated Title(s): Reviews in Religion & Theology



Author Guidelines


Conversations in Religion and Theology is dedicated to the critical interchange between author and reviewer.  Building on the roundtable model of reviewing already developed in our sister journal, Reviews in Religion and Theology (RRT), Conversations makes the dialogue central.  Each issue takes no more than ten books and gives them an in depth treatment and exploration.  Each review essay (3,000-4,000 words) is accompanied by a reply by the author (1,000-2,000 words).  The focus is on carefully selected monographs (we do not typically review textbooks or collections of essays) that progress the conversation in any given area.  Conversations has a focus on depth.  Conversations is a dialogical journal, with roundtable book discussions and reviews and responses from authors.  The reviewers are required to constructively engage with the argument of the book and to locate and identify its significance in the field.  The author is encouraged to clarify and to illuminate her or his argument.  Footnotes and the citation of related literature are both expected and encouraged.

In addition there will be a regular editorial column as well as a substantial letters page.  The letters page invites contributions that progress the conversation.  Periodically, we shall have occasional guest columnists who reflect on the broader issues in contemporary theology and religion.

References in Articles
There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:
http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:
http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp

Copyright Transfer Agreement
Authors will be required to sign an Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the CTA is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. (US Federal Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned).  After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details).  To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here. Please return your completed form to: CIRT Production Editor, Journal Content Management, Wiley Services Singapore Pte Ltd, 600 North Bridge Road, #05-01 Parkview Square, Singapore 188778. Alternatively a scanned version of the form can be emailed to CIRT@wiley.com or faxed to +65 6511 8288.

NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services
Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Pre-submission English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

References in Articles
There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:
http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:
http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp

 

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