New Blackfriars

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Edited By: Fergus Kerr

Online ISSN: 1741-2005

Author Guidelines

1. All contributions should be made via the online submission system of the journal – .

2. Articles will not be considered for publication if they have been previously published in English or are currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

3.  Articles should normally be 5-7500 words in length, including notes, though longer articles may sometimes be considered.

4. All contributions should have an abstract (150-200 words) and 5 keywords describing the contents of the article, for web searching purposes.

5. Contributions should include a word count. Contributions will not be returned.

6.  Greek and Hebrew etc. should be transliterated.

7.  Notes (preferably footnotes) should be numbered sequentially throughout the article.

8.  Submissions may follow either UK or US spelling conventions, provided that they are consistent.

9.  References should follow these formats:

       (i) Gerald O'Collins, Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), p. 29.

       (ii) John P. Galvin, 'Before the Holy Mystery: Karl Rahner's Thought on God', Toronto Journal of Theology 9 (1993), pp.229-37.

       (iii) Werner G. Jeanrod, 'Hans Kung', in David F. Ford, ed., The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology in the Twentieth Century (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997), pp. 162-78.

9.  If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services, where, via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS), they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

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Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected, the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

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If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust or members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: