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Monday, January 28, 2013

Call for Papers Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability



The Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) announces a call for papers for future journal issues.  The next issue will focus on Friendship.  Future journal topics will include: Leadership and Disability, Maturity in Disability Ministry, The Old Testament and Disability, Christianity and Disability Studies, Special Education in Christian Schools, Education of Students with Severe Disabilities, and Human Services.


Authors are also invited to submit original work for review in other areas of interest.  Questions about topics, articles or future issues may be sent to Dr. Jeff McNair at jmcnair@joniandfriends.org.


Instructions for Authors


Submission of Manuscripts

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Senior Editor, Jeff McNair, Ph.D. at jmcnair@joniandfriends.org.  Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement indicating that the work has not been published and/or is not being simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere.  Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for the use of any copyrighted materials.  Authors are also required to sign an agreement for the transfer of the work’s copyright to the publisher.  Manuscripts should be prepared using the style of the American Psychological Association (APA).  This includes formatting, reference citing within the text and a reference section at the end, running head and page numbering.  The manuscript should be double spaced throughout, with margins of one inch on all sides.  We also request the submission of an abstract (100 words maximum), five key words, and a maximum 30 word biography about each author including degrees, position and email of lead author.  Articles should be approximately 7,000 words.  Articles will be sent to consulting editors for anonymous reviews with publication decisions shared with authors.


Illustrations, Tables & Figures:  Illustrations, tables and figures should be prepared according to APA style requirements. Illustrations should be submitted as digital files and not embedded in the text.  No color illustrations will be accepted.  Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but included as separate files or in an appendix.  Authors may indicate within the manuscript, the approximate location of the additional material, within the article.


Proofs:  Page proofs are emailed to the lead author for review.  They must be returned within 72 hours of receipt.


Article reprints:  Each author will receive three complimentary hard copies of the journal in which their article is published.  They will also receive a complimentary PDF version of their article for their personal use only.  JCID articles are not to be copied and/or disseminated without prior permission from Joni and Friends.  Requests for reprints should be submitted to cid@joniandfriends.org .