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Transformation

An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies
Published in Association with Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

Book Reviews Editor
Julie Mas Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK
Consultant Editors
John Chesworth (Religion and Culture in African )
Corneliu Constantineanu (Eastern European Studies)
Charles Van Engen (Missology)
Paul Freston (Latin American Studies)
Rollin Grams (New Testament and Ethics)
Kim Hawtrey (Economics and Apologetics)
Roger Heuser (Leadership Studies)
Arun Jones (South Asian History/Theology)
Andy Lord (Charismatic Studies)
David Marshall (Asian Theologies)
Esther Mombo (African Studies)
William Prevette (Child Studies and Practitioner Research)
Cathy Ross (Contextual Theologies, Gender and Mission)
Brian Stanley (History)
Chris Sugden Mission and Culture
Paul Woods Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK
Brian Woolnough (Development Studies)


eISSN: 17598931 | ISSN: 02653788 | Current volume: 33 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Transformation is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly on behalf of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. It provides to scholars and practitioners an international forum for discussion on Mission Studies, particularly focusing on the Majority World. Original papers in the following fields are welcome: Mission and Theology; Bible and Ethics; Religions and Culture; Faith Based Development. The journal offers considered analysis and reflection on a range of issues affecting the world today, including economics, development, violence, family life and other ethical issues.

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REVISIONING CHRISTIAN UNITY, The Global Christian Forum

Edinburgh 2010, Mission Then and Now David A. Kerr, Kenneth R. Ross

The Church as the Bulwark against Authoritarianism - Gideon Githiga

Beyond Fragmentation: Integrating Mission and Theological Education. A Critical Assessment of some Recent Developments in Evangelical Theological Education - Bernhard Ott

Mission as Transformation. A Theology of the Whole Gospel - Editors: Vinay Samuel and Christopher Sugden

Gospel, Culture and Transformation. A Reprint, with a New Introduction, of Part Two of Seeking the Asian Face of Jesus - Christopher Sugden

Mangoes or Bananas? The Quest for an Authentic Asian Christian Theology - Hwa Yung

Naming God in Korea. The Case of Protestant Christianity - Sung-wook Hong

Transformation is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly on behalf of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. It provides to scholars and practitioners an international forum for discussion on Mission Studies, particularly focusing on the Majority World. Original papers in the following fields are welcome: Mission and Theology; Bible and Ethics; Religions and Culture; Faith Based Development. The journal offers considered analysis and reflection on a range of issues affecting the world today, including economics, development, violence, family life and other ethical issues.

Editorial Board
John Azumah (Ghana/UK)
Bambang Budijanto (Indonesia/Hong Kong)
Stephen Fagbemi Nigeria
Bernard Farr (UK)
Thomas Harvey (USA/UK)
Jonathan Ingleby (UK)
Joshua Kalapati (India)
Wonsuk Ma (Korea/UK)
Dinorah Mendez (Mexico)
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
    11. Further information

    Transformation is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by SAGE Publications on behalf of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. Original papers in the following fields are welcome: Mission, Religion and Culture, Theology (particularly Majority World Theologies), Faith Based Development Studies and Biblical and Interfaith Studies.

    There is no payment for papers published in Transformation. The corresponding (or first named) author will receive proofs of their article and be asked to send corrections within two weeks. On publication, the corresponding author will be given controlled access to a pdf of their article and a complimentary copy of the journal.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    Transformation adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    Once a revision has been made by an author and accepted by the reviewer, the author may be asked to re-read the paper as carefully as possible to ensure that sources are both quoted properly and cited according to Transformation’s default style (special issues of Transformation may follow a different style).

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    2. Article types

    Transformation publishes original research and book review articles that meet with the journal’s aims and scope.

    All papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Transformation is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/transformation to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    David Emmanuel Singh
    The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
    St Philip and St James Church
    Woodstock Road
    Oxford, OX2 6HR
    Email: dsingh@ocms.ac.uk
    Phone: +44 (0) 1865 517739

    Papers must be submitted with a 100-word pr�cis in Microsoft Word format, and should be carefully edited. Only those articles that are in the estimation of the reviewers original, scholarly and as accurate as possible will be accepted.

    Book reviews are welcome. The books reviewed should be no more than two years old from the time of publication. Normally, the review should begin by summarising the book, and should include information such as its context, content and message. The review should then discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments and data presented, as well as their implications. Finally, the review should evaluate the book according to the criteria of originality, insightfulness, clarity, application and its significance its field.

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    4. 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.

    4.1 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.

    Transformation 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.

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    5. 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. Transformation does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    7. 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.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Transformation additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

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    8. 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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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 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.

    9.2 Journal Style
    Transformation conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    9.3 Reference Style
    Transformation adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and or search for 'SAGE Harvard'. Save the ens. file to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you've done this, open EndNote and choose "Select Another Style..." from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    9.4. 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.

    9.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring that 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.

    9.4.2 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.

    9.4.3 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.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    Transformation does not currently accept supplemental files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing
    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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    10. After acceptance           

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

    10.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    10.3 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 Transformation with SAGE.

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    11. Further information

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

    David Emmanuel Singh
    The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
    St Philip and St James Church
    Woodstock Road
    Oxford, OX2 6HR
    Email: dsingh@ocms.ac.uk
    Phone: +44 (0) 1865 517739

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