Submissions

We invite qualified writers to submit articles and book reviews for publication consideration to the journal. When article manuscripts are submitted to the Trinity Journal editorial board, the following factors should be considered:

We look for articles that exhibit

  • excellent scholarship
  • clear style and presentation
  • applicability for the church today

Our readers are mostly

  • students
  • teachers
  • pastors
  • missionaries
  • educated lay people
  • others in Christian ministry

Style Guidelines

All manuscripts sent to Trinity Journal for consideration should conform to:
“Journal of Biblical Literature: Instructions for Authors” at http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/JBL_Instructions.pdf (requires Adobe Reader)

A useful resource for standard abbreviations in biblical and theological studies is:
Patrick E. Alexander et al., eds., SBL Handbook of Style (Hendrickson, 1999)

Whenever matters of style are not covered there, please refer to:
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15 ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2003)

Under no circumstances will files without SBL Fonts be accepted. Free Hebrew and Greek fonts are available at http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/biblicalfonts.aspx. Additional questions concerning this guideline can be addressed to the editor at trinjournal@teds.edu.

Article Submissions

We ask that authors enclose an abstract with each article they submit for consideration in addition to the manuscript text of the article. Manuscripts should be no more than 10,000 words (excluding footnotes).

Submitted articles are distributed to the Trinity Journal editorial board with the author’s name omitted from the manuscript. The board then determines whether the article should be published, and the editor notifies the author accordingly. Note that the editor reserves the right to decline unsolicited manuscripts.

Book Review Submissions

If you wish to submit a book review, follow our Book Review Guidelines. As with articles, note that the book review editor reserves the right to decline unsolicited manuscripts. If you would like to join the list of potential reviewers for future publications, please complete our Reviewer Data Form.

Trinity Journal accepts book reviews for publication. If you would like to join the list of potential reviewers for future publications, please complete our Reviewer Data Form.  Please note the following for submitting book reviews.

Deadlines

It is very important to have your book review done in the time frame requested when you agree to do a review. Generally, this is March first for the Spring issue and September first for the Fall issue.  Ideally, book reviews should appear as soon as possible after the publication of the book.

Format

Please use the following format for the heading of your review:

Author. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. No. of pages.  Price.

Please type your name as you wish it to appear in the review (no titles or degrees, please), along with your institution (school, church, organization), and its city and state (or country) at the end of the review.  Also, please include the address to which your offprints should be mailed.

Style & Content Guidelines

  1. The review should provide accurate information about the content of the book, which generally means that the contents of individual chapters should be adequately surveyed and summarized.  It may be helpful to provide brief information about the author and the background of the book (e.g., if the book is the result of a conference, the revision of a PhD dissertation, etc.).

  2. The review should evaluate the book’s strengths and weaknesses.

  3. The review should assess the book’s place in its field including comments on how the book fits in with other studies on similar topics, and on the potential value and impact of the book.

  4. The review should be written in concise, clear English, follow the Chicago Manual of Style or the SBL Handbook of Style.

  5. References to individuals (e.g., others in a given field, historical figures, opponents, etc.) should include both the first and last name (e.g., James Dunn, N. T. Wright, Alvin Plantinga, etc.).  It is understood some historical figures are most commonly referred to by one name (e.g., Origen, Augustine, etc.).

Length

Book reviews should have a target word count of 900-1200 words.

Article Submissions

We invite qualified writers to submit articles and book reviews for publication consideration to the journal. When article manuscripts are submitted to the Trinity Journal editorial board, the following factors should be considered:

We look for articles that exhibit

  • excellent scholarship
  • clear style and presentation
  • applicability for the church today

Our readers are mostly

  • students
  • teachers
  • pastors
  • missionaries
  • educated lay people
  • others in Christian ministry

Style Guidelines

All manuscripts sent to Trinity Journal for consideration should conform to:
“Guidelines for Journal of Biblical Literature Articles” JBL Instructions   (requires Adobe Reader)

A useful resource for standard abbreviations in biblical and theological studies is:
Patrick E. Alexander et al., eds., SBL Handbook of Style (Hendrickson, 1999)

Whenever matters of style are not covered there, please refer to:
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15E (University of Chicago Press, 2003)

Under no circumstances will files without Unicode Fonts be accepted. Free Hebrew and Greek fonts are available at http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/biblicalfonts.aspx.Additional questions concerning this guideline can be addressed to the editor attrinjournal@teds.edu.

Submission Process

We ask that authors enclose an abstract with each article they submit for consideration in addition to the manuscript text of the article.  Manuscripts should be no more than 10,000 words (excluding footnotes).

Manuscripts should be sent to the attention of the editor, Dr. Dana M. Harris.    Electronic copies are preferred and may be sent to trinjournal@teds.edu as attachments, preferably in MS Word with Unicode fonts, with an introductory message explaining what should be found in the attached document(s).

Submitted articles are distributed to the Trinity Journal editorial board with the author’s name omitted from the manuscript. The board then determines whether the article should be published, and the editor notifies the author accordingly. Note that the editor reserves the right to decline unsolicited manuscripts.

Short Takes by Students is an online venue for students of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (and sister institutions) to publish quality reviews of recent academic books in conjunction with the Carl F. H. Henry Center's online periodical, SapientiaThe aim of this venue is to provide practical experience in publishing for aspiring young reviewers and a platform for publicizing significant recent academic books.

Students can request more information and sign up for reviews at this link or in the Peterson Academic Office, Monday through Friday during regular business hours. All reviews must be vetted by a faculty member before submission to this online platform. Please include the name of the faculty member at the end of the submission. Submissions that have not been vetted by a faculty member may not be accepted. 

Format

Please use the following format for the heading of your review:

Author. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. No. of pages.  Price.

Please type your name as you wish it to appear in the review, along with your program and year, right justified on the bottom of the review. 

At the very bottom, please include the word count and the name of the faculty member who vetted your review. 

Style & Content Guidelines

  1. The review should provide accurate information about the content of the book, which generally means that the contents of individual chapters should be adequately surveyed and summarized.  It may be helpful to provide brief information about the author and the background of the book (e.g., if the book is the result of a conference, the revision of a PhD dissertation, etc.).
  2. The review should evaluate the book’s strengths and weaknesses.
  3. The review should assess the book’s place in its field including comments on how the book fits in with other studies on similar topics, and on the potential value and impact of the book.
  4. The review should be written in concise, clear English, follow the Chicago Manual of Style or the SBL Handbook of Style.
  5. References to individuals (e.g., others in a given field, historical figures, opponents, etc.) should include both the first and last name (e.g., James Dunn, N. T. Wright, Alvin Plantinga, etc.).  It is understood some historical figures are most commonly referred to by one name (e.g., Origen, Augustine, etc.).

Length

As "Short Takes," Book reviews should have a target word count of 700 words.