Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission is previously unpublished (prior conference presentation or posting of drafts on a site dedicated for open peer review is not considered ‘publication’ for these purposes) and not under consideration at any other publication.
- The submission files are named with a short form of the submission’s title based on the first three major words (e.g., the file for a submission titled “The Future of Theological Libraries” might be FutureTheologicalLibraries.docx). Supporting files, such as images, tables, etc. indicate the type of supporting material after an underscore, with a number if there are multiple files of the same kind (e.g., the third image supporting the above submission might be FutureTheologicalLibraries_Image3.png). No file name should exceed 50 characters. (Note: The OJS system may alter the name of your file during upload, particularly by appending your user name. During the upload process, please click the pencil-and-paper editing icon next to the file name on the "Review Details" screen to correct this and ensure that the final, uploaded file name conforms to these guidelines.)
- During the upload process, titles are entered in title capitalization (not sentence capitalization or all capitals) and abstracts are in roman text (not bold or italic; italics for specific words and phrases within the abstract are permitted).
- The submission is in Microsoft Word (DOCX), Open/Libre Office (ODT), or rich text (RTF) format.
- The submission uses only Unicode fonts (this includes Times New Roman, Arial, and most common fonts found in Microsoft Office and other major suites; consult a full list of Unicode fonts if you are unsure whether your fonts are Unicode-compliant). SBL Hebrew and SBL Greek, both freely available, are preferred for those languages. If specialized fonts are necessary to your manuscript, please state this at the time of submission. In that case, the author will be required to provide fonts for production and publication and also to supply proof that the fonts are available for this use via an open license, or else that permissions have been granted through a purchased license agreement or otherwise obtained from the owner.
- The submission includes an abstract of 100–150 words.
- The text includes a byline consisting of the name, position, and institution for each contributing author, as applicable (e.g., “Jane Smith, Metadata Librarian, Utopos Seminary”).
- All citations in the submission conform to the current Chicago Manual of Style using the in-line author-date format, with endnotes retained only for commentary or other ancillary, discursive, or explanatory content.
- Any images for publication must comply with the Atla Open Press Visual Materials Guidelines. Please review these guidelines prior to submitting image content. If it is not possible to provide your image(s) in compliance with these guidelines, please contact us at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If visual material is included, full attribution or citation must be be provided within the text of the submission (including title, artist, etc., as well as the URL if the image came from a website). If the image is reproduced with permission of the copyright holder, evidence of such permission should be attached as a separate file during the submission process. If the image is licensed via Creative Commons, or if the author has reason to believe that the image is otherwise available for use (public domain, fair use, etc.) this should be stated in the comments field during the submissions process.
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