Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations (SC-JR) 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, SC-JR is an open-access publication freely available to everyone over the Internet and will be fully indexed.
The editors of SC-JR seek submissions from a wide variety of disciplines on issues affecting relations between Jews and Christians. Submissions may fall into one of three categories:
- Articles (or similar original scholarly work in digital form) which will receive review by at least two readers before publication.
- Conference proceedings and announcements, as accepted by the editors. Conference papers may also be published as peer-reviewed articles.
- Reviews of books (or other works) relevant to Christian-Jewish relations, as solicited and accepted by the book review editor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (email@example.com). We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.
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.
- Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the editors in Microsoft Word or in rich text format, using Word’s footnoting (not endnoting) function. To submit articles electronically, authors must create and login to an account. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to do so.
- Submissions should follow the most recent Chicago Manual of Style guidelines for citation format. Be aware that hyperlinks will be live on the reader’s screen. Full bibliographic reference should be included in an initial reference. Subsequent references may be abbreviated. There should be no free-standing bibliography or reference list.
- Please provide a Digital Object Identifier for each journal article reference, when it is available. The DOI should be listed prominently on the first page of an article, whether in print or online. DOIs are an attempt to provide stable, long-lasting links for online articles. They are unique to their documents and consist of a long alphanumeric code.
Author, "Article title," Journal Volume number (Year of publication): Page range. doi:0000000/000000000000
An author can search for DOIs using CrossRef. The free DOI lookup (http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/) searches for DOIs using information such as article title, authors, and publisher information. Or cut and paste an entire reference list into the Simple Text Query form (http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/) and CrossRef will return all available DOIs at once.
- Submissions must be accompanied by the following for each author:
title and affiliation,
phone number, and
- 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 Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations.
- Articles and related materials once published in SCJR may not be withdrawn.
For detailed manuscript format guidelines, click HERE.
What happens to a manuscript once it is received by SC-JR editors?
Once a submission is received, the editors decide whether or not to accept it for peer review.
Each manuscript accepted for peer review is assigned a unique identification number that is used for tracking the manuscript through the review and publication process. Each manuscript accepted for peer review is acknowledged in an e-mail with the manuscript ID number and detailed information about the expected timelines for the peer review. Authors are encouraged to contact the editors any time during the review process regarding questions about the status of their manuscript.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal go through a blind review process (that is, the author's identity is unknown to the reader) for selection. Typically, at least 2 reviewers with expertise in the areas addressed by the manuscript will evaluate the manuscript on the basis of (a) the importance of the topic, (b) originality, (c) clarity, (d) accuracy and validity of the content, (e) value of the contribution to the professional literature, (f) implications for future research, and (g) quality of the writing.
What happens after a manuscript is reviewed by the peer reviewers?
The recommendations of the reviewers are sent to the editors. After reviewing these recommendations, the editors will make a decision concerning the manuscript: (a) decline the opportunity to publish, (b) request a revision with a stipulation for further peer review, (c) request a revision subject to additional review by SC-JR staff, or (d) accept as is.
As with most journals, almost all manuscripts submitted to SC-JR involve some level of additional revision (b or c) prior to publication.
The editorial decision and rationale will be conveyed in an e-mail to the first author. Copies of the peer reviews will also be accessible by this first author.
What happens after a manuscript is tentatively accepted for publication?
If a manuscript receives favorable comments from reviewers and the editors concur, tentative approval for publication is made. This approval is conditioned upon specific revisions that must be made as well as the submission of supporting materials (described below).
Final decision to publish a manuscript is made after the satisfactory completion of revisions outlined by the editors. When a manuscript is accepted for publication, author(s) will be requested to provide a final-version electronic copy of their manuscript, tables, and references.
The editorial staff of SC-JR reserves the right to make editorial changes that do not materially affect the meaning of the text. Accepted SC-JR manuscripts are copyedited for posting online in a consistent format.
All content in SC-JR, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/. Under this license, authors retain copyright to their work, though mention of its original publication in SC-JR would be appreciated. Users are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work; to make derivative works; and to make commercial use of the work, provided that attribution is given to the original author and that the license terms are made clear in any reuse or distribution.
After acceptance, manuscripts are placed in a publication queue. Since articles in SC-JR are electronically published on a rolling basis within an annual volume, subscribers are notified by e-mail when new article(s) have been posted.
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