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Manuscript Guidelines for OPBSG

These basic guidelines are provided as a quick reference. Please consult the full Editorial Manual for more detail, and see Wood's editorial in OPBSG 10 on the manuscript submission process for tips on navigating the editorial process.

  1. OPBSG publishes peer-reviewed, original research or review papers of relevance to creation biology.  OPBSG is committed to constructive scientific research in creation biology; manuscripts that are primarily critiques of evolution will be referred to a more appropriate publication.
  2. Manuscripts may be of any length but should cover the topic in sufficient detail as determined by the editor.  Because the electronic publication format is less constrained than traditional print journals, authors are encouraged to include raw data and extensive diagrams where appropriate.  Shorter papers, such as student projects, are also strongly encouraged.
  3. Manuscripts should be double-spaced in 12-point Times font.  Figures and tables should be included at the end of the manuscript, preceded by a separate section of figure and table legends.  Do not integrate figures or legends directly into the text.  Title page should include the following items (in order): The title of the paper, the names and affiliations of all authors, and contact information (mailing address, email, phone and FAX number) for the corresponding author.  All papers (reviews and research papers) must include an abstract of 250 words or less.  References should be made by author-date parenthetical notation and listed alphabetically at the end of the paper (before the figure/table legends).  References to books must include pages (e.g. Marsh 1941, p. 100).  References should be in the following format:

    Journal article:
    Robinson, D.A. and D.P. Cavanaugh.  1998.  Evidence for a holobaraminic origin of the cats.  CRSQ 35:2-14.

    Journal article with many authors:
    Venter, J.C., and 272 others.  2001.  The sequence of the human genome.  Science 291:1304-1351.

    Marsh, F.L.  1947.  Evolution, Creation, and Science, 2nd ed.  Review and Herald Publishing Association, Washington, D.C.

    Book Chapter:
    Hartwig-Scherer, S.  1998.  Apes or ancestors?  Interpretations of the hominid fossil record within evolutionary and basic type biology.  In: Dembski, W.A., ed.  Mere Creation.  InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL, pp. 212-235.

  4. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the Executive Editor in one of the following formats:  Word, WordPerfect, PDF, or RTF.