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Author Guidelines

Radical Orthodoxy: A Journal of Theology, Philosophy, and Politics invites submissions in the form of original scholarly essays, review essays and book reviews, as well conducted interviews. To submit one of these, you must create your own login through this online journal system and then submit it through the online submission process.

Important note: please make sure to enroll as an 'Author' when creating your account; otherwise you will not be able to submit manuscripts for review.

Formatting Guidelines:
Please submit a Word document in Times New Romans, 12pt font, 1" margin on all sides, with 1.5 line spacing. 

Style Guidelines:
Please use the American style of punctuation with regard to quotation marks (internal as opposed to external). Examples below:

Smith states that “the benefits outweigh the costs.”   /   “The benefits outweigh the costs,” Smith states.


Smith states that “the benefits outweigh the costs”.   /    “The benefits outweigh the costs”, Smith states.

Citation Guidelines:
RO:TPP uses Chicago/Turabian styleguide. References will be in footnotes (not endnotes), and articles will not an include a bibliography as all citations need to be made in full in the footnotes (subsequent references excepted, of course, following Chicago/Turabian). Examples below:

Books: William Desmond, God and the Between, Illuminations: Theory and Religion (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008).

Gilles Emery, The Trinitarian Theology of St Thomas Aquinas, trans. Francesca Aran Murphy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Francesca Aran Murphy, Christ the Form of Beauty: A Study in Theology and Literature (Edinburgh, T & T Clark 1995).

Subsequent: Murphy, Christ the Form of Beauty, 45.

Book Sections, Essays within a Collection: Cyril O'Regan, "Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Unwelcoming of Heidegger," in The Grandeur of Reason: Religion, Tradition and Universalism, eds. Peter M. Candler, Jr. and Conor Cunningham (London: SCM Press, 2010), pp. 264-98.

Journal Article: Kristin Hennessy, “An Answer to de Régnon’s Accusers: Why We Should Not Speak of ‘His’ Paradigm,” Harvard Theological Review 100, no. 2 (2007): 179-97.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single- or double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. A short, 150-200 word abstract has been supplied.

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    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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