Citing Reference Works 11: Cambridge History of Christianity

As noted in earlier posts, the Cambridge Ancient History (CAH) and Cambridge History of Judaism (CHJ) are somewhat similar to handbooks and companions but different enough to merit their own posts. This post applies the same principles to their sister series, the Cambridge History of Christianity (CHC). Specifically, SBL Press treats CHC as it does … Continue reading Citing Reference Works 11: Cambridge History of Christianity

Special Footnotes

Footnotes are typically used to provide bibliographic details (in traditional citation style) and discussions that supplement the main argument. Footnotes can also indicate where a work has been previously published or presented, acknowledge the author’s gratitude for another’s assistance in preparing the current work, or, in the case of Festschriften, express the author’s sentiments toward … Continue reading Special Footnotes

Publisher Name Changes

Publishers often change names over the course of their histories, as they restructure internally or merge with other publishing houses. For example, when Westminster Press merged with John Knox Press in the early 1990s, the publishing house Westminster John Knox Press was created. In bibliographic entries, the name of the publisher should match the name … Continue reading Publisher Name Changes

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