Author Guidelines

SRE is an open access, creative commons journal with a CC BY-NC-ND license. Authors retain copyright of their material and may republish it as long as they acknowledge SRE as the original site of publication. SRE also requires signed confirmation that the material has not appeared elsewhere before being published by SRE. DOIs are assigned for each accepted article and review.

Articles are double-blind peer reviewed. Article submissions should be sent with a cover letter identifying the name, institutional affiliation, and email and physical addresses of the author along with the title of the article. Authors are also requested to provide an abstract of no more than 200 words. All references to the author’s identity should be removed from the article itself. Submissions should be sent to the Editor as Microsoft Word documents.

Articles should be 4,000 to 7,000 words in length (with no more than an additional 2,000 words of academic notes); book reviews should be 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. Please use Times New Roman, size 12 font throughout. SRE asks that authors who wish to use images acquire high-resolution digital versions and permission to reproduce the images electronically before submitting to SRE.

SRE publishes twice annually. The Editorial Team is committed to timely responses to email inquiries and to a review process of 2-4 months from submission to decision to publish. Please direct questions, submissions, and editorial correspondence to the Editor, Dr. Samara Cahill, at [] or []

Books for review should be sent to:

Dr. Samara Cahill
Blinn College
2423 Blinn Boulevard Building B,
Office 102Bryan,
TX 77802


The SRE citation style is a modified version of the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, notes and bibliography system.

SRE does not require a separate bibliography for articles. The first citation of each source follows standard Chicago style and should be identified with a superscript Arabic numeral keyed to a footnote with full bibliographic information. Subsequent isolated references to the same source should be identified in a footnote that includes the author’s last name, a short version of the title, and the page number (if available). For articles, since there is no separate bibliography, please include the full range of pages in the first citation.

Footnote Example (Book):

  1. Brett C. McInelly, Textual Warfare & The Making of Methodism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 146.[Subsequent citation: McInelly, Textual Warfare, 167.]

Footnote Example (Article):

  1. Frances Dolan, “Why Are Nuns Funny?” The Huntington Library Quarterly, 70, no. 4 (2007): 509-34; 511.[Subsequent citation: Dolan, “Nuns,” 518.]

SRE asks that authors avoid the use of “ibid” and “Op. cit.” For frequently cited texts it is acceptable, after the initial footnote, to identify the page numbers in parenthetical intra-textual citations. In those cases, please include the following statement in the initial footnote for the text: “All subsequent citations will be noted parenthetically.” For all other style matters, please refer to the hard copy of the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, or to the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):

Additional Style Points

SRE uses American spelling and grammar conventions
Quotations of 4 lines or more should be “block” indented
Do not use “p.” or “pp.” before page numbers
Date format: Day-Month-Year [Example: 14 November 2018]
Cite notes with page number, comma, and “n.” [Example: 35, n. 6.]