If your manuscript is accepted for publication, the editorial staff will edit it to conform to Church History's house style, which generally follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition.
After the editorial staff copyedits your manuscript, they will return it to you for review. This will be the final stage at which you may make changes. Later, the editorial staff will send you one set of galley proofs, at which time you will have 48 hours to mark any typographical errors. If you do not respond by fax, e-mail, or telephone within 48 hours, the editors may not be able to incorporate your corrections into the printed version of your essay.
If the editors decide to publish your manuscript in Church History, they will ask you to sign a license to publish your work with the American Society of Church History. In return, the Society will grant you some nonexclusive rights to create derivative works from your article and to reprint it in works of which you are author or editor.
If the editors accept your manuscript for publication, they will ask you to provide camera-ready materials when you send the revised version of your essay. You must provide the editors with copies of letters of permission from copyright holders or from the individual or institutional owners of uncopyrighted illustrations. Additional permissions may be required for the use of archival, interview, and privately held materials, as well as lengthy quotations from sources still in copyright. For further information on permissions, see the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition, paragraphs 4.42–4.58.
If you request color figures in the printed version, you will be contacted by CCC-Rightslink, who are acting on our behalf to collect Author Charges. Please follow their instructions in order to avoid any delay in the publication of your article.
Publishing your article as Gold Open Access
You will have the option to publish your article as Gold Open Access, enabling the final published version to be made freely available under a Creative Commons license. You might be required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for Gold Open Access. You may be eligible for a waiver or discount, for example if your institution is part of a Read and Publish sales agreement with Cambridge University Press. For more information about your Open Access options, please see here. For more information about the benefits of choosing to publish Open Access, see here.
Once an article has been accepted, the process of copyediting, proofing, typesetting and publishing the article will begin. On acceptance, the editorial team will be in contact with the corresponding author to provide specific instructions about how to prepare the accepted manuscript for copyediting and typesetting.
Your point of contact with Cambridge University Press will be the content manager of the journal. For more information about how production works at Cambridge University Press, please see our information on publishing an accepted paper, which explains how an article goes from accepted manuscript to fully published. There may be small differences between journals with this process. You can also check our Journal Production FAQs.
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture uses the FirstView system to publish articles online ahead of the print edition. For more details please see our FAQs.
Articles published online under the FirstView model are considered published, and have a DOI which can be used for citation. No further revisions can be made after FirstView publication of an article. Articles will later be assigned to an appropriate issue by the journal's Editor. Articles may appear in a different order in issues to the order they were published under FirstView.
Changes cannot be made to articles once published either online in FirstView or as part of an issue. Any changes must be made via the standard process of issuing a correction notice. Please contact the Editorial Office and Content Manager for the journal if any error has been identified. The final decision on whether a correction notice should be published will be taken by the Publisher in consultation with the Editorial Team. For more information please refer to our FAQs.
Once your article has been published, authors will receive a code which will provide perpetual access in both HTML and PDF formats.