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The Expository Times

International Journal of Biblical Studies, Theology and Ministry

Editors
Guy Bennett-Hunter University of Edinburgh, UK
Paul Foster University of Edinburgh, UK
John Riches New College, University of Edinburgh, UK


eISSN: 17455308| ISSN: 00145246|Current volume: 127|Current issue: 12 Frequency: Monthly

"The Expository Times has a long and illustrious history as a journal that bridges the gap between church and academy ... at a time of rapid cultural change, when the church in the West is struggling to redefine its mission, a journal like The Expository Times has an invaluable contribution to make to the ongoing debate." John Drane, author of The McDonaldization of the Church and an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary

"The Expository Times inhabits a unique niche position. It is trustworthy both academically and pastorally. It publishes notices of new books more rapidly than any other journal. If a working pastor is to subscribe to any single journal, this is probably the wisest choice." Iain Torrance, President of Princeton Theological Seminary; former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

"I regularly turn first to the reviews section of The Expository Times for its invaluable, succinct notices of the latest important books in all areas of theology and I find that its articles often help to keep me up-to-date on new ideas in my areas of interest." Howard Marshall, Honorary Research Professor of New Testament, University of Aberdeen.

"The Expository Times represents something of inestimable importance, particularly within the Scottish preaching tradition. It evokes and helps maintain Scotland's long and respected tradition of a well educated ministry of the Word. It calls for and helps sustain sermons which are not merely homilies, and Bible Studies which are more than edifying readings of the biblical text. It enables even the hard pressed minister or interested pew person to keep up with current scholarship on a wide range of exegetical and theological issues of continuing importance. It provides a substantial bridge between the lectern and the pulpit. As its very title suggests, it makes for good exposition." James Dunn

For over a century, the monthly Expository Times has distinguished itself from other periodicals by successfully combining an interest in all pastoral matters, practical and theoretical, with the latest international biblical and theological scholarship.

Each edition contains a central section which offers resources for the month for those conducting worship: a sermon by a preacher of distinction, exegetical notes and reports of group readings of the texts for the month, prayers and material for children's worship.

The Expository Times is an invaluable tool for disseminating scholarship relevant to the ministry, giving practical help to preachers, and maintaining a healthy interaction between theology and practice.

Electronic Access:

The Expository Times is electronically available on SAGE Journals Online at http://ext.sagepub.com

For over a century, the monthly Expository Times has distinguished itself from other periodicals by successfully combining an interest in all pastoral matters, practical and theoretical with the latest international biblical and theological scholarship.

Each edition contains a central section which offers resources for the month for those conducting worship: a sermon by a preacher of distinction, exegetical notes and reports of group readings of the texts for the month, prayers and material for children's worship.

The Expository Times is an invaluable tool for disseminating peer-reviewed scholarship relevant to the ministry, giving practical help to preachers, and maintaining a healthy interaction between theology and practice.

Editorial Board
Graeme Auld University of Edinburgh, UK
Duncan Forrester New College, University of Edinburgh, UK
Larry W. Hurtado Head of School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, UK
Karen Wenell University of Birmingham , UK
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Manuscript style
      5.1 File types
      5.2 Journal style
      5.3 Reference style
      5.4 Manuscript preparation
      5.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      5.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      5.4.5 English language editing services
    6. After acceptance
      6.1 Proofs
      6.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
      6.3 SAGE production
    7. Further information

     

    For over a century, the monthly Expository Times has distinguished itself from other periodicals by successfully combining an interest in all pastoral matters, practical and theoretical with the latest international biblical and theological scholarship. The Expository Times welcomes submissions that match its aims and scope.

    1. Article types

    Each edition of The Expository Times contains a central section which offers resources for the month for those conducting worship: a sermon by a preacher of distinction, prayers and material for children's worship.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    The Expository Times strongly endorses the value and importance of peer review in scholarly journals publishing. All papers submitted to The Expository Times are subject to peer review by members of a carefully appointed editorial board/committee.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing Assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communciations company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    The Expository Times encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    The Expository Times and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open Access and author archiving

    The Expository Times offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    All correspondence, except those relating to reviews, should be sent to the Executive Editor, Guy Bennett-Hunter, at the Editorial Office, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX. Email: ExTim@div.ed.ac.uk

    Reviews and books for review should be sent to Dr Paul Foster at the above address.
    Articles for The Expository Times must be submitted electronically to the Executive Editor. The strongly preferred format is MS Word.

    Articles are normally between 3000 and 6000 words long. Articles should be formatted with footnotes (not endnotes). Single quotation marks should be used for quotation, and double quotation marks for quotation within a quotation. British spelling is preferred, but US spelling will be accepted.

    Articles, once submitted, will be understood to be in their final form, and if the article is accepted, a first proof will be produced from the author's submission (with minor editorial emendations). No further revisions or additions should then be made by authors.

    Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published, and is not being considered for publication in another journal or as part of a book.

    First proofs of articles (but not reviews) will be sent to authors for correction, and must be returned to the Executive Editor within one week of receipt. Corrections should be confined to typographical errors. Other corrections may be made only with the agreement of the Editor.

    Contributors of articles, Book of the Month features and book reviews will receive one copy of the journal issue in which the article appears. Article authors will be given a set number of accesses to their article on SAGE Journals Online, similar to the set number of paper offprints they currently receive, with the ability to print off a set number of copies of their article, as well as the opportunity to purchase additional paper copies if they wish.

    Neither the editors nor SAGE Publishers necessarily endorse every proposition expressed in the journal. Authors retain responsibility for any defamatory statements or untruthful claims which they may make.

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    5. Manuscript style

    5.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    5.2 Journal Style

    The Expository Times conforms to its own journal style. Please refer to the journal's style guide. Please also study recently published issues for style conventions. 

    5.3 Reference Style

    The Expository Times uses footnotes within articles. Please refer to the journal's style guide. Please also study recently published issues for referencing conventions.

    5.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    5.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    5.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    The Expository Times does not currently accept supplemental files.

    5.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    6. After acceptance           

    6.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    6.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints. We additionally provide the corresponding author with a complimentary copy of the print issue.

    6.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in The Expository Times with SAGE.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    All correspondence, except those relating to reviews, should be sent to:
    Executive Editor, Guy Bennett-Hunter
    New College
    Mound Place
    Edinburgh
    EH1 2LX. Email: ExTim@div.ed.ac.uk

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