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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Gods and Monsters welcomes submissions from scholars exploring the intersections of religion with monsters and and the monstrous. Our editorial team accepts a broad definition of both these terms and encourages submissions from a wide range of disciplinary, regional, and temporal foci. Your article will be blind peer-reviewed by two experts in the field before the editorial board makes a decision on acceptance.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The submission includes an abstract of no more than 300 words and 4-6 keywords.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The submission utilizes the Notes and Bibliography system of the Chicago/Turabian style of citation (17th edition). Please make sure all notes are footnotes, rather than endnotes.
  • Where available, URLs for the internet or web references have been provided.
  • The submission is no more than 10,000 words total, inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, figure captions (a typical submission for our journal is between 5000 and 8000 words). We will accept shorter submissions of 3000 - 5000 words as 'research notes'.

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