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Author Guidelines

Methodist Review has an open submission policy: authors are invited to submit the full text of articles on any appropriate subject to be considered for publication in the journal. All articles submitted to the journal are expected to conform to the requirements set forth in the MR Author Guidelines and Submission Instructions. If a manuscript departs from these guidelines and instructions in major ways, it will be returned to the author for correction before it is considered for publication.

Authors may submit only one article at a time for consideration by MR. An article being submitted to MR must not be submitted simultaneously to another journal. Articles that have been published or are to be published elsewhere, in whole or in part, whether in English or in another language, should not be submitted to MR. If any portion of an article has been previously published elsewhere, the author must specify the full extent and details of that previous publication and provide copyright clearance for its publication in MR. For these matters, see the MR Copyright, “Fair Use,” and Permissions Guidelines.


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 elsewhere, in whole or in part, nor is it simultaneously before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  3. The main text of the submission is double-spaced; block quotations and footnotes are single-spaced; a 12-point font is used throughout; italics are used 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.

  4. The text of the submission adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic recommendations outlined in the MR Author Guidelines and Submission Instructions.

  5. The instructions given in Ensuring a Blind Review for concealing the identity of the author of the submission have been followed.

  6. Permission has been obtained from the copyright owner for the use of any copyrighted material that falls outside the purview of “fair use” as outlined in the MR Copyright, “Fair Use,” and Permissions Guidelines.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with Methodist Review agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright ownership and all intellectual property rights to their work, 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 but prohibits modification or commercial use of the work without the permission of the author.

    1. Authors are free 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), in whole or in part, on the condition that its initial publication in this journal is clearly acknowledged.

  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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