1. Language: Papers may be submitted in English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese or Spanish.
2. The manuscript must be typed, with double line spacing and margins of at least one inch on all sides. The default font size should be 12 point Times New Roman, except where otherwise specified. Submissions should be on “Letter” paper format (i.e. 8.5 x 11 in, or 21.6 x 27.9 cm). The margins should be 1″ on all sides.
3. Title page: The manuscript should have a separate title page including the full title, the author(s)’s name(s) and affiliation (university, school, institution, or otherwise). Where necessary, indicate a title footnote with an asterisk (*) to acknowledge prior presentation of the manuscript at scholarly meetings, data sources, other credits, and grants. At the centre of the page, the full address of the author should be provided, including post office box, city, country, telephone, fax, email, web site, etc. as where applicable. The article title should be written in 14-pt Times New Roman.
4. Abstract: All submissions must have an abstract of between 150-200 words. This should be on a separate page, with no indication of the author(s)’s identity. The abstract page should also include the title of the manuscript at the top.
6. Length: Please try to limit your paper to 15 pages, including trees, charts, references, etc. However, do not include any page numbers.
7. Phonetic symbols: We recommend that you use SIL Doulos IPA. When using SIL Doulos IPA fonts within the body of a paragraph which is mostly in Times, you will sometimes notice that the line spacing is made wider than sections in which only Times is used. To bring all lines of a paragraph into conformity with the standard single-spacing of 12-pt Times, go to the format menu in Word and choose paragraph: under line spacing choose exactly instead of single and enter the value 13.83 pt.
If, however, any other fonts than those mentioned are used for phonetic symbols, trees, or other special characters, please email these fonts along with your paper submission.
8. Extended quotes: Extended quotes (i.e. more than three lines) should be in single line spacing, and indented by 0.5” from the left and the right of the text. A blank line should be placed before and after the quote, which must be left- and right-justified. Example:
The methods and results of linguistics, in spite of their modest scope, resemble those of natural science, the domain in which science has been most successful. It is only a prospect, but not hopelessly remote, that the study of language may help us toward the understanding and control of human events (Bloomfield 1933: 509).
9. Forms in other languages: In the body of the text, a letter, word, phrase, or sentence cited as an example should appear in italics, not quotation marks (the suffix –s, the word like, the construction was eaten). Phonetic or phonemic representations should be enclosed in square brackets or slashes, respectively: the suffix [s], the word /lajk/. Cited forms in languages other than the language of the paper should be immediately followed at their first occurrence by a gloss in single quotation marks, e.g. Spanish burro ‘donkey’. Note that the punctuation follows the quote.
10. Citations: Citations should appear in the text and include the author’s name and the year (also a colon and page number if applicable), e.g. (Josserand 1983, Leben 1978: 178-179). Page numbers should be used for direct quotations or paraphrases. Note also that there is a space between the colon and the page number.
11. Notes: All notes should be indicated by sequential Arabic numerals, superscripted at the end of a full sentence or at a critical point in a sentence if multiple notes might be necessary in a sentence. Except where otherwise specified, all notes should be listed as endnotes, which is how they will appear in print. Please do not use formatting on your notes, insert the notes directly after the main text of the paper and before the references.
12. References: All cited material (and only cited material) should appear in a separate section at the end of the paper with the heading “REFERENCES.” Publication information for each reference must be complete and correct.
List the references in alphabetical order by authors’ last names; include the first names and middle initials for all authors when available. List two or more entries by the same author(s) in order of the year of publication. If cited material is not yet published but has been accepted for publication, use “Forthcoming” in place of the date and give the journal or publisher. For dissertations and unpublished papers, cite the date, and institution or conference, and the place the paper/dissertation was presented. If no date is available use “N.d.” in place of the date.
If two or more cited works are by the same author(s) within the same year, list them in alphabetical order by title, and distinguish them by adding letters a,b,c, etc. to the year (or to “Forthcoming”).
For works by more than one author, only the first author’s name is inverted (e.g. Stolzenberg, Ross M., Mary Blair-Loy, and Linda J. Waite 1995). List all authors on every publication. “Et al” is not acceptable in the reference list. Examples:
Bureau of Census. 1910. Religious Bodies: 1906. Vols. 1-2. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
Simmel, Georg.  1959. Sociology of Religion. Translated by Curt Rosenthal. New York: Philosophical Library.
Rochford, E. Burke Jr. 1985. Hare Krishna in America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
Smith, Christian, ed. 1996. Disruptive Religion: The Force of Faith in Social Movement Activism. New York: Routledge.
Articles, multiple cites, book chapters, and forthcoming:
Lazerwitz, Bernard. 1961. “Some Factors Associated with Variations in Church Attendance.” Social Forces. 39: 301-309.
—————————1964. “Religion and Social Structure in the United States.” Pp. 426-439 in Religion, Culture, and Society, edited by Louis Schneider. New York: Wiley.
Miller, Alan S., and John P. Hoffmann. Forthcoming. “The Growing Divisiveness: Culture Wars or a War of Words?” Social Forces.
Conference Presentations, dissertations, and unpublished manuscripts:
Phillips, Rick. 1999a. “Denominational Mandates vs. Congregational Realities: The Case of Missionary Work in an LDS Ward.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, August 5-7, Chicago, IL.
——————-1999b. Saints in ‘Zion,’ Saints in ‘Babylon’: Mormonism, Pluralism and the Transformation of Subcultural Vitality in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
——————–N.d. “The Transformation of Subcultural Vitality in the United States, 1776-2000.” Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Unpublished manuscript.
13. Data, tables, figures, maps, and miscellaneous graphic images:Drawings, maps, special symbols, figures and tables must be included in the Word file. Please put them into the body of the text yourself, rather than leaving them separate. All data, tables, and figures must fit within the margins as specified above. Number all tables, figures and data sequentially and refer to them by number (e.g., (2) below). Place left justified numbers in parentheses on the line above all figures and tables and in front of the first line of data. Captions or labels should be placed above tables and figures. The main text should be separated from the example by one blank line preceding and following the example.
14. Appendices should be lettered (A, B, C, etc.) to distinguish them from tables and figures in the text. Each appendix should include a descriptive title, and only essential appendices will be published. Prospective authors may include appendices of alternative analyses for reviewers and editors.