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Author's Guide

Only articles formatted in Microsoft Word are accepted.


Publication Date


March 30(English), June 30(Korean), September 30(Korean), and December 30(Korean)


Article submission deadline


January 30(English), April 30, July 30, and October 30




Length: Manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages in length, including the abstract and references.


Paper size: A-4; 1 ½ inch (4 cm) margins at the top and bottom; 2 cm at right and left; 1cm at header and footer of every page


Font Size: 12(Times New Roman is preferred)


Paragraph: Line spacing 170%, justified

-New paragraphs must be indicated by consistent indentation throughout the entire document.

-For blocked quotations, indent the entire text of the quotation from the left margin.


Headings Numbering:


- Level 1: Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ, Ⅳ (…)


- Level 2: 1, 2, 3 (…)


- Level 3: 1), 2), 3) (…)


- Level 4: (1), (2), (3) (…)


Cover Sheet and Author Identification: The cover sheet should contain the paper title, author’s name, professional position, institutional affiliation, phone numbers, and electronic-mail addresses. The body of the manuscript should bear only the title of the paper on the first page. To preserve the integrity of the blind review process, authors should avoid self-identification in the text as well as in notes and references (You may cite your work, but do not use wording that identifies you as the author).


References: References, citations, and general manuscript styling should be prepared in accordance with the APA format of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association Sixth(6th)Edition. The American Psychological Association (APA) system of in-text citations and references provide the author's last name and the year of publication, usually before the cited material, and a page number in parentheses directly after the cited material such as the following:


Seymour (2014) suggested the main tasks of Christian educators to teach the meaning of the world and interpret it in our learners' life realities and experiences (31). 

Setting off long quotations

Long quotations should be introduced by an informative sentence, usually followed by a colon. An example follows:

According to Mercer (2005), this approach is near to theological analogy which intends the flexible that children transforms their faithful identity in their different life communities: 

A more cogent viewpoint(which I will expand upon below) asserts the "portability" of knowledge, skills, and practices children learn through transformation into identities within a particular faith community, whether they move from one faith community to a different one later in life, or to a more seasoned and mature understanding and practice within the community that shaped them as children (175). 

Entry in the list of references 

Mercer, J. A. (2005). Welcoming children: A practical theology of childhood. St. Louis, MO: Chalice.

Seymour, J. L. (2014). Teaching the way of Jesus: Educating Christians for faithful living. Nashville, TN: Abingdon. 


In the following examples, you can recognize different types of sources about the APA's in-text references: 

Book, one author: Suh, J. S. (2003). The gospel of Paul. New York: Peter Lang. 

Book, two authors: Crawfold, M., & Rossiter, G. (2006). Reasons for living: Education and young people's search for meaning, identity and spirituality. A handbook. Camberwell, Victoria: ACER. 

Book, three authors: Kim, H. S., Osmer, R. R., & Schweitzer, F. (2018). The future of Protestant religious education in an age of globalization. New York: Waxmann. 

Entire anthology: Mercer, J. A., & Miller-McLemore, B. J. (Eds.). (2016). Conundrums in practical theology. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.  

Selection anthology: Ter Avest, I., & Wielzen, D. R. (2017). In retrospect - Children's voice on interreligious education. In D. Wielzen, & I. Ter Avest (Eds.), Interfaith education for all: Theoretical perspectives and best practices for transformation action (175-188). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.  

Journal article, one author: Mercer, J. A. (2020). Virtual meetings and religious education for the life of the planet. Religious Education, 115(2), 117-118.

Journal article, three authors: Ter Avest, I., Bertram-Troost, G., & Miedema, S. (2012). Provocative pedagogy, or youngsters need the brain to challenge worldview formation. Religious Education, 107(4), 356-370.

Dissertation: Suh, J. S. (1986). Discipleship and community in the gospel of Mark (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Boston University, Boston, MA.

Article in newspaper: Fouser, R. J. (2020, January 1-3). South Korea's post-pandemic future. The Korea Herald, p. 10. 

Document from a Web site: Religious Education Association Board of Directors. (2013, November). The REA mission.  Retrieved from https://religiouseducation.net/mission

Section in a Web document: Coe, G. A. (1903). Religious education as a part of general education. In The Religious Education Association: Proceedings of the first convention, Chicago 1903. Retrieved from https://religiouseducation.net/history/rea100years


Responsibility: Articles will be the author’s original unpublished work. Contributors bear sole responsibility for the accurate and verified documentation of all reference material used to support their manuscripts and contributions.


Editing: The editorial committee reserves the right to edit grammar, style and length. If substantive changes are made to the article, the author will be notified.


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