Notice to Contributors
Your submission should include a cover letter with the corresponding author's address, phone number, and e-mail address, along with the title of the manuscript.
In order to submit a full article, or a shorter research note, to the journal, authors should go to the Review of Religion Research page on the Springer website at http://www.editorialmanager.com/rorr and follow the directions.
Brief (500 words) Denominational Research Reports should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Religious Research Association may submit without charge, but non-members must pay a $35 processing fee. No fee is required for revised manuscripts. Membership in the RRA is only $35 for regular members, and $15 for students. All fees paid by check must be drawn against a US bank account and paid in US dollars. We also accept Discover, Mastercard, and Visa.
Manuscripts must be typed and double spaced with margins of at least one inch on all sides. The font should be no smaller than 10 point type, with 12 point being preferable. Submissions should be on 8 ½ by 11 inch white paper. Submissions in excess of 40 manuscript pages (including figures, tables, and references) will be returned to the author(s).
1. Title page: Manuscripts should have a title page including the full title, the author(s)'s name(s) and affiliation (university, foundation, denomination, or otherwise). Indicate a title footnote with an asterisk (*) after the title and include the full address of the corresponding author including an e-mail address. The footnote should also acknowledge prior presentation of the manuscript at scholarly meetings, data sources, other credits, and grants.
2. Abstract: All manuscripts must have an abstract of between 150-200 words. This should be on a separate page, with no indication of the author(s)'s identity. The abstract page should also include the title of the manuscript at the top.
4. Citations: Citations in the text give the last name of the author(s) and the date of publication.
5. Notes: All notes should be indicated by sequential Arabic numerals, superscripted at the end of a full sentence or at a critical point in a sentence if multiple notes might be necessary in a sentence. All notes should be listed as endnotes, which is how they will appear in print. Please do not use formatting on your notes, embed the notes directly in the text on a separate page or pages following the main text of the paper and before the references.
6. References: All cited material (and only cited material) should appear in a separate section at the end of the paper with the heading "REFERENCES." Publication information for each reference must be complete and correct.
7. Tables should be numbered consecutively and printed on separate pages. Insert a note in the text of the paper to indicate approximate placement of the table (e.g. "Table 4 About Here"). Each table must have a descriptive title, and all rows and columns must be defined. Place general notes on the table at the bottom as "Notes:" and use a, b, c, etc. to indicate multiple notes on the table. Use asterisks *, **, and/or *** to indicate significance levels at the p < .05, p < .01, and p < .001 levels, respectively, and always specify one or two tailed significance tests.
8. Figures should be numbered consecutively throughout, and their placement should be indicated in the text (e.g. "Figure 1 About Here). Each figure must be printed on a separate page. All figures must be produced in a format that allows them to be reproduced by the printer (in Word, Wordperfect, Adobe, or Quark files). Any materials subject to copyright (table or figure reproductions, pictures, etc) must be cleared for reproduction by the authors, and written evidence of copyright clearance must be presented to the editors before publication. RRR will not pay copyright costs for materials requiring a fee. Costs must be paid by the author(s) or the reproductions will be eliminated from the article.
9. Appendices should be lettered to distinguish them from tables and figures in the text. Each appendix should include a descriptive title, and only essential appendices will be published. Prospective authors may include appendices of alternative analyses for reviewers and editors.
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