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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

All article submissions shall be original and unpublished. It should be sent to the General Editor in electronic form, preferably WordPerfect or MS Word. All submissions are subject to a peer-review process by the Editorial Board. When submitting an article, one must clearly double-check all the citations in the paper. The standard reference works are:

  1. Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 7th ed., rev. Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and University of Chicago Press editorial staff (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007).
  2. Shawna Vyhmeister, AIIAS Research Standards and Writing Manual: Requirements and Recommendations for the Theological Seminary and the Graduate School, 2nd ed. (Silang, Cavite, Philippines: AIIAS Publications, 2014).
  3. When using Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic in the article, BibleWorks fonts are preferred for Greek and Hebrew (Bwgrkl/Bwhebb). Because a wider readership is encouraged, all other ancient Near Eastern languages should be transliterated, following the well accepted conventions in the Patrick H. Alexander et al., eds., SBL Handbook of Style for Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Christian Studies (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1999), 25-29.

Each submitted article should be, 4000 words maximum, or 15 to 20 pages (double spaced) in a word processor.

Each submitted article is sent anonymously to at least two reviewers. For this reason all identifying information (name of author, academic affiliation, physical and/or email address) should be submitted separately. The criteria that determines the acceptance of the manuscript include, but not limited to, (a) original contribution, (b) argumentation, logic, style, and (c) adequate documentation. The final decision on whether or not an article will be published in JAATA is made by the editor(s) in consultation with the Editorial Board.

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