Submission Guidelines

Beginning in 2019, Ecumenica will be a publication of Penn State University Press. More information concerning PSUP’s house style will appear, here, shortly.

In the meantime, Ecumenica follows the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions should be accordingly formatted and styled, using footnotes for citations, and including a comprehensive bibliography of cited works.

It’s best that submissions come to us as Microsoft Word documents.

Outside of what direct quotations demand, spelling should comply with standard U.S. usage, as indicated by the Oxford English Dictionary or the Merriam Webster Dictionary. For consistency, the word “theatre” should be spelled with the “re” ending.

Titles of plays, books, journals, and other publications should be listed in italics, both in the body and the Works Consulted list.

Page numbering should be used, and located on the bottom center of every page, including the first page.

When necessary, quotations four lines in length or longer should be indented .5” on both sides in block quote format. For long quotations, please shift to single spacing, ending the quotation with the appropriate punctuation mark or ellipses, prior to the number indicating the footnote citation.

A submission should have a cover page that includes contact information. The author will include a short biography (4-5 lines), and university affiliation (if applicable). The cover page should also include the following paragraph:

The author attests that this submission represents an original work, and that this work is not currently under consideration with any other publication at this time. All sources representative of another’s intellectual and/or creative property have been properly cited, and the author of this submission has acquired all necessary permissions for any images, archival material, or other restricted sources.

Book reviews should list the author name(s), title, publishing company, place, and date, thirteen digit ISBN number, page count for format (hardback or paperback), format type and price. Titles should appear in italics.

McCall, Richard D. Do This: Liturgy as Performance. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0268034993. Pp. 208 (Pbk). $27.95.

Performance reviews should list the title, director, playwright (or composer), theatre name and city location, and date of attendance. Titles should also be listed in italics, even for performances using an unpublished manuscript:

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. Directed by Michael Greif. Written by Tony Kushner. Public Theater/Newman Theater: New York. March 22, 2011.