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Edited By: The Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen

Online ISSN: 1540-6385

Author Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Dialog! Please refer to the guidelines below when formatting and submitting your article to us.

Questions regarding the suitability of your article for Dialog should be addressed to our executive editor, The Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen (klargen@ltsg.edu). Please direct all inquiries regarding book reviews to Dialog’s book review editor, David Ratke (david.ratke@lr.edu). For questions regarding editorial style, the publication process, or any other questions, contact our managing editor, Christine Brandt Little (clittle@ltsg.edu).

Preparing your article for submission:

Thematic and other major articles should be roughly 4,000 to 6,000 words. Articles for sections such as "Views and Counterviews" and "Dialogue in Dialog" should be roughly 2,000 words. Book reviews are limited to a maximum of 1,000 words.

Citations: Please use endnotes rather than footnotes or embedded citations. For proper citation style, please refer to The Chicago Manual of Style or its briefer counterpart, Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers.

Foreign Words: Please use transliterations for words written in Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, etc. Include accents only where absolutely necessary. Please conform transliterations to the style used by the Journal of Biblical Literature or the Society of Biblical Literature's Handbook of Style. When any foreign language is used, provide English translation set within parentheses after the foreign word or clause, except for commonly known words. Italicize all foreign words or phrases.

Other matters of style: For other style questions, please follow The Chicago Manual of Style or Turabian's A Manual for Writers. In matters of capitalization, the ELCA Publication Manual is our final authority.

Submitting your article:

Simply email your paper and its accompanying information as a Microsoft Word attachment to Kristin Johnston Largen (klargen@ltsg.edu).

Accompanying information: Please include the following items with your article, either in your email or in the body of your article:

  • A brief abstract, approximately 75 words,
  • Five or six key terms by which interested readers may find your article via an Internet search engine,
  • A brief biographical statement (one or two sentences is sufficient), and
  • The email address by which we can best reach you.

After we receive your article:

1.Copyright transfer. Once your paper is accepted for publication and enters the production process, you will receive an email from Wiley prompting you to log into Wiley’s Author Services (see below), where you will be asked to complete a copyright transfer agreement on behalf of all authors on your paper via the Wiley Author Licensing Service. You can preview the Wiley’s copyright transfer terms and conditions here: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp. (Please note that we cannot publish your article without a completed copyright transfer agreement on file.)

2. Reviewing page proofs. Wiley will notify you by email when the page proofs of your article are available for your review (see “Author Services” below). Please follow Wiley’s editing guidelines and return your corrected proofs via the Online Proofing System, or email your corrections to our managing editor, Christine Little (clittle@ltsg.edu). (Please note that we retain the right to edit your writing for both style and space. We seek to retain the spirit of your work, and we welcome your comments if we have not.)

After your article is published:

Once your article is published, you will receive an email from Wiley with instructions for accessing a PDF version of your article as it appears in Dialog. We regret that we are unable to offer you a hard copy of the published issue.

Please note that you retain the right to republish your Dialog articles in books of your own authorship without receiving permission from Wiley.

Author Services: Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services program enables you to track your article through the production process to publication online and in print. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor for more details as well as tips on article preparation, submission, and more.

Online Open: Online Open is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their published article available to non-subscribers, or whose funding agency requires them to archive the final version of their article. With Online Open, you (or your institution or funding agency) pay a fee to ensure that your article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via the Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited into your funding agency’s preferred archive. For complete terms and conditions, visit http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Thank you again for your interest in Dialog.

The Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen, Executive Editor klargen@ltsg.edu
Christine Brandt Little, Managing Editor clittle@ltsg.edu