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Submit Your Paper

All papers should be submitted to our Email address in Word (Docx or doc) and PDF format. The language of the paper must be British or American English.

Before sending the paper, please make sure that you have followed our writing guidelines and that your academic profile agrees with the requirements written in our flyer:

*Candidates are invited to submit their papers by September 20, 2023

Writing Guidelines

General guidelines

Papers should not exceed 20 pages, including bibliography and images.

Please use the Times New Roman 12 font for the main text and the Times New Roman 10 font for the footnotes.

Your paper must include a small abstract (100 words max) after the title, about its content, and five or six keywords.

Please insert a footnote next to your name with a small biographical note (30 words max.)

Footnote numbers in the main text should follow commas or full stops, without any spacing in between. For example... Like Constantine's strategy.³

Please use double and curly quotation marks. For example “eastern”


Use single quotation marks when placing a sentence that needs a quotation and is inside a double-quotation one, or to define a term.

Put the commas and periods inside the final quotation mark (e.g. “east.”) and all the other marks of punctuation outside the quotation marks.

Subheadings of the paper should be in bold font, placed on the left, without numbers.

For “compare” use Cf. In another case, use see.

When referring to the same book/paper two (or more) times in a row, please use Ibid.

Greek and Latin words should be in italic font and followed by a translation (if possible).

Put a comma before “and” in a series. For example: In the east, the west, and north.

Placing photos, maps, diagrams and other images

Each example (photograph, map, diagram etc.) must be accompanied by a descriptive title appearing immediately below, and followed by a reference.


Please, make sure that all the picture rights are free or they own to the writer.


Referring in footnotes

Please apply the Harvard reference system in your footnotes (name, publication year, page). For example Lapham 2003, p. 18.


When referring two or more books, separate with semicolon. For example Lapham 2003; Foss 1996.


For ancient writers, write the full name in Latin characters, followed by the book (in italic font) and the chapter. For example Eusebius of Caesaria. Church History. 9.6.

Final bibliography

Citing books with one author

For books with one author, use the following order: Last name, First initial. (year published). Title. city: publisher.


For example Lapham, F. (2003). An Introduction to the New Testament Apocrypha. London/New York: T&T Clark International.

Citing books with two or more authors

For books with two or more authors, use the following order: Last name, First initial. and Last name, First initial. (Year published). Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).

For example Daniels, K., Patterson, G. and Dunston, Y. (2014). The ultimate student teaching guide. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, pp. 145-151.

Citing chapters in edited books

For citing a chapter of a book use the following order: Last name, First initial. (Year published). Chapter title. In: First initial. Last name, ed. Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).

For example Muller, C.D.G. (1991). Epistula Apostolorum. In: W. Schneemelcher, ed. New Testament Apocrypha. Volume One: Gospels and related writings. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, pp. 249-284.

Citing printed Journal articles

For a printed journal's article please apply this form: Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. Journal, Volume (Issue), Page(s).

For example: Reed, A. (2015). The Afterlives of New Testament Apocrypha. Journal of Biblical Literature, 134 (2). pp. 401-425.


Citing online journal articles


For an online journal's article please apply this form: Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article Title. Journal, [online] Volume (Issue), pages. Available at: URL [Accessed Day Month Year].


For example Cohen, A. (2011). Land and Messianism. Journal of Textual Reasoning [online] 10 (1), pp. 200-210. Available at [Accessed 3 October 2019].

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