Series Volume Identifiers: Old/New and Concurrent Series

Formatting series volume identifiers can be problematic when a series begins anew or is divided into distinct concurrent sections. In such cases, the notation 1/ or 2/ distinguishes the different series. 1. Consecutive Series When a series begins anew, we prefer that authors distinguish between the old and new series with the appropriate label: 1/ … Continue reading Series Volume Identifiers: Old/New and Concurrent Series

Electronic Journals with Individually Paginated Articles

An earlier post provided guidelines on how to format citations from HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (HvTSt), an online journal that no longer has a print counterpart. The principles outlined there apply equally to other online journals that lack a print counterpart or are paginated differently than the print edition, such as the Journal of Hebrew … Continue reading Electronic Journals with Individually Paginated Articles

Multiple Cities of Publication

Bibliographic citations should include the city in which a publisher is headquartered: Hamori, Esther J., and Jonathan Stökl. Perchance to Dream: Dream Divination in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. ANEM 21. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018. Some publishers have headquarters in more than one location, leaving one to wonder which location should be included … Continue reading Multiple Cities of Publication

Journals Identified by Issue Number

Academic writers frequently need to cite articles in various types of serial publications: journals organized by volume, each of which contains multiple issues that are paginated consecutively (see SBLHS 6.3.1–2); magazines that are arranged by volume and issue but not consecutively paginated across issues (see 6.3.9 and here); journals organized by issue only or by … Continue reading Journals Identified by Issue Number

Modern Author Names

Ideally, the names of modern authors would be listed in bibliographic references in the same form as they appear in their published works (CMS 14.73). However, not all authors spell their names consistently in published works, due to changes in authorial preference, editorial oversight, changes made to the legal name, or variations in publisher preferences. … Continue reading Modern Author Names

Formatting Headings and Subheadings

Authors often use headings and subheadings to structure their argument. When used effectively, these signals can help guide readers through a long argument. SBLHS 2.1.3.1 provides basic guidelines for formatting headings and subheadings (see also CMS 1.55–1.57). This post will expand those guidelines and provide examples. 1. Hierarchy Since the ultimate goal of headings and … Continue reading Formatting Headings and Subheadings