Author Guidelines

Download Manuscript Templates: English

General Author Guidelines

  • Before initiating the submission process, please read Author Information Pack. 
  • Before submitting your manuscript, it is highly recommended that you evaluate it using the Submission Readiness Checklist
  • Authors are required to agree with all of this journal’s editorial, policy, and ethical statements.
  • All manuscripts are submitted online using Online Submission Service. See the Online Submission guidelines or download from here.
  • Authors can submit manuscripts in the form of research articles or book reviews. The minimum length is 5000 words, and a book review of at least 1000 words. 
  • Authors are strongly advised to use tables and figures in presenting research results.

Manuscript Templates

  • Authors can download the manuscript templates from this link: English
  • Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English, using standard academic languages. 
  • Under the title, respectively, the author’s name (without title), affiliation (institution), and e-mail address.
  • Abstract and keywords are typed in Indonesian and English with lengths between 100 to 250 words. For manuscripts in English, it is unnecessary to include abstracts in Indonesian.
  • Citation of references is carried out using footnotes and references following the Turabian style. References are written at the end of the manuscript and include only those cited in the manuscript. For specific biblical studies resources and tools that are not explicitly covered by Turabian, the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) guide is used.
  • For citations and references, it is mandatory to use reference tools such as Mendeley or Zotero.
  • Authors should as much as possible avoid direct quotations unless it is necessary to support the argument. Authors are strongly encouraged to paraphrase or translate the sources they referenced.

Reviewing Process

  • There are three steps in the reviewing process. First, the manuscript will be reviewed by the editor (desk-review) based on the Submission Readiness Checklist. If the manuscript meets the journal’s aim, scope, the writing structure/template, and is free of plagiarism (see Plagiarism Prevention Policy), showing novelty, originality, and adequate references, it is processed for the next stage. Second, the assigned reviewers will assess the novelty and significance of the research contribution, and also the quality content of the manuscript. The manuscript assessment process will be conducted by two reviewers anonymously (double-blind peer review). Third, the editor considers the feedback provided by the reviewers and arrives at a decision.
  • There are four possible editorial decisions: accepted, revisions required, resubmit for review, and rejected. The peer reviewers are scholars who have expertise in biblical studies, systematic theology, and practical ministry studies.
  • Acceptance of a manuscript depends on the suitability of the manuscript with the aim and scope of this journal, the assessment by editors, the recommendation of peer reviewers, and corrections by the author (according to the evaluation notes from reviewers and editors).

Revision of Manuscript 

  • Authors should return the revision of the manuscript to the editor as soon as possible. The revised manuscript should be uploaded to the online submission interface by clicking “Upload File” from the Revisions section of the Review task window.
  • Revision of the manuscript should include highlighted revised sentences. Authors are expected to use track changes feature. Revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered a new submission and reviewed again by other peer reviewers.