Authors' Guidelines

Submissions of manuscripts are welcome from anyone concerned with the issues that Creation/Evolution addresses, regardless of the author's formal academic background or profession, as long as the following rules are adhered to:

  1. Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced, including inset quotations and references. Margins must be adequate for editorial notation. Paper stock should not be erasable or onionskin.
  2. Manuscripts should not exceed twenty double-spaced typewritten pages and must be accompanied by a brief biographical paragraph noting the author's background, profession, and related interests.
  3. An original and two copies are to be supplied by the author. Copies will be sent to referees for evaluation with the author's name omitted. Alternatively, manuscripts may be submitted on computer diskette (standard or high density 5 ¼" or 3 ½" diskettes formatted by DOS with text in ASCII, DIF, DCA, WordStar, Enable, Volkswriter, MultiMate, PeachText, Easy, or Integrated 7 formats). Referee copies will be generated from the diskette.
  4. Reference sections are alphabetical, follow the main text, and should conform to the following sample for either books or periodicals:

    Smith, Fred Z. 1982. "Geocentrism Reexamined." Journal of Nice Things. March 12. XXI:3:19-35. Zubrow, Ezra. 1985. Archaeoastronomy. Orlando, FL: Academic Press.

    Note: do not abbreviate names of publications; include location of publisher; and use the abbreviation "n.d." for undated material. Multiple entries by same author are listed in reverse chronological order, and those in same year are listed as: 1982a and 1982b. References within text referring to reference section should be limited to author, date and page (for example, [Smith, 1932, p. 21]). Multiple references within text are listed, for example, as: (Smith, 1932, 1947; Ziegler, 1984, 1983a, 1983b). Footnotes are not encouraged; material should be incorporated into the text if possible.

  5. Figures, plates, or diagrams should be submitted, when possible, in camera-ready form. Submission of these materials and of quotations by writers presumes that authors have obtained permission to use these potentially copyrighted materials.
  6. Photographs should be glossy prints and should be accompanied by "model releases" when they depict identifiable living people.
  7. Authors should retain copies of all manuscripts, photographs, and figures submitted; Creation/Evolution assumes no responsibility for materials submitted.
  8. All submissions are subject to editorial correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and consistency as per the Chicago Manual of Style.
Authors' Guidelines
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