- Instructions to Contributors
1. EDITORIAL POLICY
Neotestamentica publishes original articles that focus on the New Testament, including inter alia historical, sociological, methodological, hermeneutical, exegetical and reception studies. All submissions are refereed anonymously by at least two established scholars.
Articles submitted for publication are expected to conform to the requirements set forth here. If a manuscript departs from these instructions in major ways, it may be returned to the author for corrections before it is considered for peer review.
Contributors are also responsible for the language editing of their manuscripts, although assistance may be provided at the discretion of the Editor. Articles and other submissions are almost exclusively published in English, although exceptions could be made under special circumstances. Neotestamentica follows UK English; for example: specialised (not specialized); honour (not honor). See §3.8 below for Neotestamentica's language regulations and conventions.
2. SUBMISSIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
Articles submitted for publication should be sent to the Editor,
Dr. Llewellyn Howes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative and financial matters should be brought to the attention of the Administrator,
Ms. Petra Dijkhuizen: email@example.com
Books to be reviewed and book reviews should be sent to the Review Editor,
Dr. Philip (la G) du Toit: Philip.DuToit@nwu.ac.za
Only electronic versions on Microsoft Word are accepted. [End Page 609]
3. STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS
Unless specified otherwise, uses the guidelines set out in the Second Edition of Neotestamentica The SBL Handbook of Style (Atlanta: SBL, 2014). Neotestamentica employs the author-date citation system as explained in §6.5 of this handbook, the footnote-reference system as explained in §6.2, §6.3 and §6.4.
3.1 FORMAT OF MANUSCRIPT
Manuscripts should not normally be longer than 10 000 words (including footnotes and bibliography), although the Editor may allow the submission and publication of longer articles upon request. An abstract (150–200 words) must accompany the submission. A separate page must be submitted with the following details:
▪ The title of the article;
▪ the full name(s) and surname(s) of all contributing authors;
▪ the email address of the corresponding author;
▪ the affiliation of all contributing authors;
▪ the postal address of the corresponding author;
▪ key terms.
The title alone should be repeated on the first page of the article. The identity of the author must not be revealed in the manuscript. Acknowledgements may be included in the final version.
3.2 HEADINGS AND SUB-HEADINGS
Headings and sub-headings should be left-aligned and numbered to indicate the level:
1 First First-Level Heading (bold, each main word capitalised)
2 Second First-Level Heading
2.1 First second-level heading (italics, only first word capitalised)
2.2 Second second-level heading
2.2.1 First third-level heading (only first word capitalised)
2.2.2 Second third-level heading
3 Third First-Level Heading [End Page 610]
When translations of the Bible and other ancient sources are quoted, authors must indicate which translations they are following (e.g., NRSV / ESV / KJV / my own translation). Quotations of modern authors or of translations should be placed in double quotation marks: "Knowledge is power." Quotations within quotations feature in single quotation marks: "Knowledge is 'powerfully useless,' but not entirely useless." Please note that Neotestamentica follows the SBL Handbook of Style in placing all commas and periods inside quotation marks (see previous example). Commas and full stops feature before footnote numbers in the text: According to Isaiah,5 / Knowledge is power.6 However, semi-cola feature outside quotation marks: "anointing of Jesus"; "salvation of Jesus." For further rules, see §4.1.2 of the SBL Handbook of Style (Second Edition). Extended quotations of five or more typewritten lines will be printed as a block quotation (without opening and closing quotation marks).
3.4 HYPHEN, EN DASH AND EM DASH
A hyphen (-) is used to connect words: well-formulated, give-and-take, Muller-Steckman, Post-Modernism, etc. An En Dash (–) is used to indicate all numerical ranges, including pages numbers, verses, time periods, etc.: During 1987–1899, (Potter 1999, 67–77), Matthew 5:9–11, etc. An Em Dash (—) is used when acting as a syntactical indicator, without spaces before or after the Em Dash: Smith...