1. While the length of the article will depend on the subject matter, the normal word range is 3,000 to 5,000 words.
  2. Articles are typed, double spaced, with all pages numbered.
  3. In general follow a standard style manual, such as The Chicago Manual of Style.
  4. Where headings are used to divide the article print them in a distinctive manner so that they are recognisable as such.  Try to avoid having a subheading immediately after a heading
  5. Italicise or underline foreign words and the names of books and journals, whether appearing in the text of the article or in notes.
  6. Use single quotation marks for citations that appear in the middle of a paragraph.  Longer citations can be presented as a block citation, indented from the left margin, double spaced, without quotation marks.
  7. Write numbers under 100 in words, above 100 in numerals.
  8. Present dates in the form: 21 November 1990.
  9. Place bibliographical details in the notes rather than in the text.  The exception to this would be references to biblical texts.
  10. If your computer program can manage Auto number footnotes, it is preferable to place notes at the bottom of the page.  If notes have to be done manually, they are better presented at the end of the article, beginning on a new page.
  11. Give complete bibliographical information the first time a work is referred to.  When giving page numbers omit p. or pp.  For example: Patrick O’Farrell, The Catholic Church and Community in Australia: A History (West Melbourne: Thomas Nelson, 1977), 75.
  12. Each subsequent reference can be presented in an abbreviated form.  For example: O’Farrell, The Catholic Church, 209.
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  14. If your article is accepted for publication you will be requested to provide an electronic copy.