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Review & Expositor

Published in Association with Review & Expositor, Inc.
Published in Association with Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
Published in Association with Campbell University Divinity School

Managing Editor
Mark E. Biddle Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, USA
Associate Editor
James R. McConnell Gardner-Webb University, USA
Business Manager
Joel Drinkard Review & Expositor Inc., USA
Book Review Editor
Nancy deClaissé Walford McAfee School of Theology, USA
Recording Secretary
Gerald Keown Gardner-Webb University, USA


eISSN: 20529449 | ISSN: 00346373 | Current volume: 113 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly

The Review & Expositor is a quarterly Baptist theological journal dedicated to free and open inquiry of issues related to the Church’s mission in the contemporary world. The journal’s breadth of theological reflection and analysis is designed to inform, stimulate, and challenge readers to excellence in their service to the Church.

Baptist in its heritage, ecumenical in its outlook, and global in its vision, the Review & Expositor balances scholarly analysis with practical application.

The Review & Expositor welcomes responsible scholarly expression of diverse views regarding matters of interest and concern to the Christian community. The publication of research, interpretation, comment, opinion, or advertising in the journal does not necessarily suggest agreement or endorsement by the editors, or by the editorial board.

The Review & Expositor is a quarterly Baptist theological journal dedicated to free and open inquiry of issues related to the Church’s mission in the contemporary world. The journal’s breadth of theological reflection and analysis is designed to inform, stimulate, and challenge readers to excellence in their service to the Church.

Baptist in its heritage, ecumenical in its outlook, and global in its vision, the Review & Expositor balances scholarly analysis with practical application.

The Review & Expositor welcomes responsible scholarly expression of diverse views regarding matters of interest and concern to the Christian community. The publication of research, interpretation, comment, opinion, or advertising in the journal does not necessarily suggest agreement or endorsement by the editors, or by the editorial board.

Editorial Board
LeAnn Snow Flesher American Baptist Seminary of the West, USA
Derek Hogan Campbell University Divinity School, USA
David May Central Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
Mark Medley Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, USA
Wade Rowatt Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, USA
Tom Slater McAfee School of Theology, USA
Scott Spencer Professor of New Testament and Biblical Interpretation, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, USA
Andrew Wakefield Campbell University Divinity School, USA
Editor Emeritus
E. Glenn Hinson Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, USA
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  • Religious and Theological Abstracts
    1. Commissioning policy
    2. Article types
    3. Authorship
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor's publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Statements and conventions
      6.1 Acknowledgments
      6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
      6.3 Funding acknowledgement
      6.4 Other statements and conventions
    7. Permissions
    8. Manuscript style
      8.1 File types
      8.2 Journal style
      8.3 Reference style
      8.4 Manuscript preparation
    9. After acceptance
      9.1 Proofs
      9.2 E-Prints
      9.3 SAGE production
      9.4 OnlineFirst publication
    10. Further information

    The Review & Expositor is a quarterly Baptist theological journal dedicated to free and open inquiry of issues related to the Church’s mission in the contemporary world. The journal’s breadth of theological reflection and analysis is designed to inform, stimulate, and challenge readers to excellence in their service to the Church.

     

    1. Commissioning policy

    All major articles are typically commissioned by the Managing Editor, in conjunction with the Issue Editor and in consultation with the Editorial Board.

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    2. Article types

    Review & Expositor publishes theme articles and expository articles. The length of each theme article depends upon the number of theme articles planned for the issue to which you are contributing.  Please be sure your issue editor or the managing editor supplies you with this information.  In general, if the issue will include five thematic articles, each should be 9,000 to 10,000 words; if six articles, 7,500 to 8,500 words; if seven, 6,500 to 7,500.  Each expository article should be approximately 4,500-5,000 words in length.  Please double space throughout the article. Articles should be scholarly but accessible; challenging but not overwhelming; and, above all, timely.

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    3. Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once the authorization of all contributing authors has been gathered. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
    2. drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content
    3. approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.

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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.

    Manuscripts and illustrations should be submitted by e-mail attachment to the Issue Editor. For general queries concerning your submission please contact:
    Prof. Mark E. Biddle
    Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
    8040 Villa Park Drive
    Richmond
    VA 23228
    USA
    Email: mebiddle@btsr.edu

    Each manuscript should contain:

    (i) title page with full title and subtitle (if any). For the purposes of blind refereeing (submissions will be refereed anonymously by at least two referees), full name of each author with current affiliation and full address/phone/fax/email details plus short biographical note (indicating your recent research program, recent publications, teaching posts held, and involvement in anything relevant to your contribution to the journal that you may wish to include, for example) should be supplied on a separate sheet.

    (ii) abstract of 100-150 words

    (iii) up to 10 key words

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    5. Journal 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.

    Review & Expositor 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 articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Statements and conventions

    6.1. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Review & Expositor does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    6.3 Funding Acknowledgement

    Review & Expositor requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    6.4 Other statements and conventions

    Non applicable.

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    7. 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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    8. Manuscript style

    8.1 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 or RTF. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    8.2 Journal Style

    Review & Expositor’s style is based on Turabian 8th Edition.  Click here to review guidelines or for more information please consult Turabian or your Issue Editor.

    8.3 Reference Style

    Click here to review the guidelines on Review & Expositor’s reference style.

    8.4 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.

    8.4.1 Your Title, 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.

    8.4.2 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.

    8.4.3 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.

    8.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    8.4.5 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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    9. After acceptance           

    9.1 Proofs

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

    9.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

    9.3 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 Review & Expositor with SAGE. 

    9.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    10. Further information

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

    Prof. Mark E. Biddle
    Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
    8040 Villa Park Drive
    Richmond
    VA 23228
    USA
    Email: mebiddle@btsr.edu

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