Call for papers for the second edition

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A Call for Papers

Contributions are invited for the second issue of Journal of Ecotheology, scheduled for publication in October 2015. Papers should generally be in the area of environmental theology, including: systematic theology, Christian spirituality, ecclesiology, Biblical studies, Church history or Christian ethics. Articles with a distinctly Australian orientation and which engage with contemporary environmental issues are especially desired. The editorial committee is happy to review abstracts and comment on whether a proposed paper falls within the scope of the publication.

We aim for a journal that combines academic rigour with contemporary relevance and accessibility. Of its nature the Journal of Ecotheology is interdisciplinary, and we welcome contributions from all theological traditions. We also welcome contributions from emerging as well as established scholars.

For consideration in the October 2015 issue, submissions need to be received by 30 June 2015.

Information for Contributors

Papers should be no more than 5,000 words excluding references, and forwarded in MS Word (.docx or .rtf) or Open Document Format (eg. Libre Office .odt) without embedded field codes to ecocare@perth.anglican.org

Papers should follow the referencing guidelines in the Chicago Manual of Style v.16 (footnotes) with an accompanying reference list. This may be referred to online at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/. Spelling must follow Australian conventions, and Biblical references and abbreviations should follow the Society of Biblical Literature Handbook of Style. If you use citation software such as Endnote or Zotero, please ensure op. cit. is not used and ensure all citation fields are converted to plain text before submission. Please format your document with double spacing using Arial 12 (body text) and single spacing using Arial 10 (footnotes). All papers must include an abstract (max 150 words) and biographical information on the author(s) including title, institutional affiliation and an email address for correspondence.

Authors whose papers are accepted for publication must certify they own copyright of the work including permission for the reproduction of illustrations, and that it has not previously been published. Publication rights under copyright are transferred to the Perth Diocesan Trustees trading as Anglican EcoCare for a period of five years for purposes of a single publication within 12 months of the date of agreement.

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