Submitting a Book Review

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.

Submission Guidelines

Please take note of the following requirements for submitting book reviews:

Deadlines

  • Completion of the book review within the designated time frame is very important. Generally, this is March 1st for the spring issue and September 1st for the fall issue.  Ideally, book reviews should appear as soon as possible after the publication of the book.
  • When committing to review a title for the Trinity Journal, reviewers will receive a free copy of the book.  Extenuating circumstances may occasionally prevent an individual from being able to write a review.  In this circumstance, if a reviewer is unable to complete the review in a timely manner, we may request that the book be returned.

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.

  • At the end of the review, provide your name as you prefer it to appear in the journal, the name of your institution (school, church, organization), and the city and state or country in which the institution is located.
  • Do not include titles or degrees.
  • Include the address to which your offprints should be mailed.

Style & Content Guidelines

  • Book reviews should have a target word count of 900-1200 words.
  • The review should provide accurate information about the content of the book. This means that the 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.).
  • The review should evaluate the book’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • 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.
  • 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.).
  • The review should be written in concise, clear English.
  • Please follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (University of Chicago Press, 2010).  There is also a free online version of The Chicago Manual of Style available.
  • Under no circumstances will files without Unicode Fonts be accepted. Free Greek and Hebrew fonts are available online at the Society of Biblical Literature.
  • Additional questions concerning this guideline can be addressed to the editor at trinjournal@teds.edu.
  • Note that the editor reserves the right to decline unsolicited reviews.

Copyright Policy

By committing to review a book for Trinity Journal , you are committing not to review the same book elsewhere.  Trinity Journal holds the copyright to your review.  Contributors who wish to repost their writing on personal blogs or websites after publication must receive permission from Trinity Journal.

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