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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 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 Guidelines listed above.

Author Guidelines

Global Missiology-English

Article Submission Guidelines

(Effective October 2020)

Global Missiology is a professional and academic electronic journal serving researchers, practitioners and scholars internationally and interactively. It welcomes submission on topics related to missions and missiological study. As a publication that represents a variety of inter-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, contributions of the following categories are welcome:

·         Biblical and theological study of missions;

·         Mission strategy and mission history;

·         Historical and ethnographic study of people-groups;

·         Christianity and culture;

·         Evangelism and apologetics;

·         Comparative religions and worldview;

·         Intercultural communication, intercultural counseling and intercultural education;

·         Globalization and contextualization;

·         Bible translation, applied linguistics and literacy;

·         Ethnicity, cross-cultural leadership and discipleship


  1. All submissions to Global Missiology should conform to the style of the American Association of Anthropology & American Psychological Association ( Manuscripts should be 3,500-4,000 words (including references, any endnotes, and tables).
  2. For in-text citations, any page numbers are preceded by a comma (not a colon, as GME has used previously). Endnotes should be completely avoided or kept to an absolute minimum (no footnotes).
  3. An abstract of 80-100 words should be included at the beginning of the submission, along with a “Key Words” list of 4-5 terms. (See recent GME articles for examples.)
  4. All submissions should be in digital form (in any major word processing software format) and include the author’s(s’) full and real name(s), organizational affiliation(s), and electronic contact information. (Preferred format: Microsoft Word, one inch margins, Times New Roman 12-pt font, single-spaced with a blank line between paragraphs, and no indents at the beginning of paragraphs.)
  5. A suitable, current digital photo of the author should be included as well.
  6. Manuscripts, including reference and citation formatting, are expected to be in publishable form when submitted, especially since Global Missiology has limited copy-editing capacities. Non-native English speakers should have at least one native speaker proof-read the manuscript prior to submission.
  7. Notification of decision about acceptance will be given to contributor within one month after submission, along with a projected date of publication.
  8. It is understood that manuscripts submitted to Global Missiology have not been previously published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Reprint from previous publication is possible when copyright permission is secured.
  9. It is the responsibility of the author(s) of a manuscript submitted to Global Missiology to indicate to the Editor the existence of any work already published (or under consideration for publication elsewhere) by the author(s) that is similar in content to that of the manuscript.
  10. Submissions accepted and published will be copyrighted by Global Missiology.
  11. After consultation with the author, the Editor of Global Missiology reserves the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the purpose of clarity, appropriate length or acceptable style.
  12. The views expressed by contributors to Global Missiology do not necessarily reflect those of the Editor, the Editorial Advisory Board, or Global Missiology. Material published in Global Missiology should not be construed to have the endorsement of Global Missiology.

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