PoliciesMarshall Digital Scholar provides the Open Access platform on which Sermon Studies is published. The policies and licenses are the purview of the journal’s editorial board.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Sermon Studies 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.
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in another 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 Sermon Studies, 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 Sermon Studies. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Sermon Studies, please contact the editors.
Sermon Studies has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details.
Rights for Authors
As stated in “About This Journal,” authors retain the copyright to their articles and are therefore free to republish them elsewhere or post them in an institutional repository. They also have the option of publishing their work under a Creative Commons license, but they are not required to do so.
When an article appears elsewhere, either online or in print, Sermon Studies should be credited as the original publisher; electronic publication should also include a link to the Version of Record on the Sermon Studies site.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users agree not to misuse the Sermon Studies service or software in any way.
The failure of the Center for Sermon Studies to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the Center for Sermon Studies and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.