IJUT is an academic journal serving the worldwide missions community. IJUT articles reflect urban theory, life, thought, and practice. Each issue includes articles, book reviews, and editorials. Subjects are related to urban missiology and include: successful ministries, practical ideas, new tactics and strategies, trends in urban evangelization, church planting and discipleship, health and medicine, literature and media, education and training, relief and development, missionary family life, and much more. We seek to address each concern of urban mission from a biblical/theological base, wedding orthopraxis with orthodoxy.
Readers of IJUT come from a wide range of backgrounds. Mission professors, students, mission executives, urban mission practitioners (both short-term and career), librarians, church leaders, mission mobilizers, and mission researchers all look to IJUT for the latest thinking in urban missiology.
IJUT is open to anyone who has fresh ideas pertaining to urban mission. We are a scholarly journal written for academics, but we also want material that is immediately applicable to current urban mission practice, reflecting careful thought and practical application to mission professionals, and especially those working in urban contexts. We like to see problems not only diagnosed, but solved either by way of illustration or suggestion.
We prefer articles about deeds done, showing the why and the how, claiming not only success but also admitting failure. Principles drawn from one example must be applicable to missions more generally. IJUT does not include articles which have been previously published in journals, books, websites, etc.
Email: email@example.com. Attach your article to the email as a .doc or .docx format or some other format that can be access by a variety of standard word processors.
Articles should be 4,000 words using Chicago Manual.
For optimal reproduction, figures or photos should be submitted as high-resolution JPGs or TIFFs (300 dpi), or as EPS files with all fonts embedded. Additionally, all images should be at least 4 x 4 inches at the resolution indicated. Tables should be made and submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF. All figures and tables should be in separate files and numbered consecutively; only placement indicators and captions (with source/copyright information) should be included in the articles themselves.
Prospective writers for IJUT (The International Journal of Urban Transformation) should recognize and further the unique distinctive of the Journal. As an expression of the ongoing concerns of urban mission, the Journal seeks to:
Urban Missiology, like other aspects of missiology, represents opportunities for committed servant-leaders to become involved in the global mission of the church.
Manuscripts accepted for publication that do not conform to the style guide may be rejected or returned to the author for amendment. The editors also reserve the right to alter usage to conform to the style guide issued by the publisher. Authors cannot supply new materials or request major alterations following the copyediting stage, so please ensure that all text is final upon acceptance. Contributors will receive one free copy of the relevant issue and may purchase additional copies at a reduced price or purchase offprints.
Fresh Ideas that:
Hard Work that:
Strong, logical development of ideas and major thesis:
Compelling Introduction and Conclusion
Careful skill that involves:
In an effort to offer our readers clear references for future research, IJUT follows the Chicago Manual, both within articles and in reference lists at the end of articles. To make the editorial process easier, we ask that submitted articles be formatted as follows:
House style guidelines.
Serial Comma or Oxford comma:
As editors, we are committed to the use of nondiscriminatory language in all areas of the Journal’s life. We recognize that many women and men no longer find “man,” “men,” and “mankind” acceptable as generic terms. We understand that such exclusive language, though once normative in our speaking and writing, now tends increasingly to alienate a substantial group of people. We wish to challenge patterns of language that may be doing harm even when harm is inflicted unconsciously and without intention. As Christians desiring to support human equality, we intend to avoid exclusive language which might express or encourage discrimination within the Church or society. We pledge ourselves, and encourage writers, to use language which includes women and men in all writing.
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Please follow these simple guidelines and thereby secure our enduring gratitude.
Do not double space after punctuation (or anywhere else). Please run find and replace function in your word processor to make sure you have no double spaces.
Do not indent paragraphs.
Never underline anything.
Use italics sparingly.
Do not use all caps for headings or subheadings.
Learn the difference between hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes (This list isn’t exhaustive but will give you a start).
Please have three other people read your work and make suggestions/corrections since even good proofreaders miss mistakes in their work. We suggest you use a spell checker and a grammar checker, but don’t rely on them exclusively. Though helpful, they aren’t perfect and are no substitute for the human eye.
Write to the editor first about your article, giving a brief summary of what you propose to send, the subject matter, how you would treat it, and how many words you expect you may need for the article.
If you send your article to another publication please indicate which one. We don’t like to use other publication’s material without permission.
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