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