Philosophy of Pastoral Liturgy

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Pastoral Liturgy provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Pastoral Liturgy, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Pastoral Liturgy. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Pastoral Liturgy, please contact the editors.

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Pastoral Liturgy Style Guide

Pastoral Liturgy uses Chicago 17 Style with only minor deviations. Authors need to prepare their texts according to this style. The Style Guide for Liturgical Press is also recommended as a resource for liturgical language.

Capitalization is used according to Chicago 17 and to the Style Guide for Liturgical Press with the following exceptions:

  • 1. For the use of the word “church” whenever it means the People of God in any context then it is capitalized. When it is a building, it is lowercase. It is capitalized when it refers to a particular community: e.g. St Thomas More Church.
  • 2. For the use of titles of hymns and psalms, sentence case is used.

Italicization and boldface

Italics are to be used for foreign language terms e.g. in toto

Chicago 17 promotes the following:

  • 7.50: Italics for emphasis
  • Chapter Contents / Italics, Capitals, and Quotation Marks / Emphasis
  • Use italics for emphasis only as an occasional adjunct to efficient sentence structure. Overused, italics quickly lose their force. Seldom should as much as a sentence be italicized for emphasis, and never a whole passage. In the first example below, the last three words, though clearly emphatic, do not require italics because of their dramatic position at the end of the sentence.
  • The damaging evidence was offered not by the arresting officer, not by the injured plaintiff, but by the boy’s own mother. On the other hand, the emphasis in the following example depends on the italics:
  • It was Leo!

Editorially, it is preferred that italics are minimised and efficient sentence structure is used to deliver the intent of the author. Boldface is not to be used within the text as it is only used for titles.

Scare quotes are to be avoided.


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