Manuscript Submissions

The USQR welcomes article submissions from qualified candidates. The manuscript should adhere to the USQR’s tradition of socially-engaged theology. A wide range of multi-disciplinary approaches to theological issues is encouraged. These include, but are not limited to: New Testament, Hebrew Bible, Ethics, Church History, Psychiatry and Philosophy, and Theology.

Those wishing to submit manuscripts are urged to submit a manuscript and cover letter by email attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).  The submitted manuscript should not be under concurrent review elsewhere.

Cover letter may also include the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of 2 to 4 recommended reviewers who have not had a collaborative or faculty-student relationship with you.

USQR is unable to accept submissions by traditional mail.

Length of articles:

Full articles should be 5,000-7,000 words.
Book reviews are generally 1000-2000 words.
All submissions are to be double spaced and must use the most recent Chicago Style with footnotes.

Upon submission of your article, our office needs:

Contributor’s name as it should appear in the publication
Institutional affiliations
Contact information, including phone, email, and address
Bibliographical statement of two to three sentence, for publication

Review of articles:
Step One: After the editing is completed, we return the article to the contributor via email for his or her consideration and review over a 3-4 day period.
Step Two: After agreement has been reached on changes, the material goes to the typesetter. While disagreement may arise regarding style, USQR editorial staff maintains complete discretion over issues of grammar, punctuation, and length.
Step Three: When the typesetting is complete, a PDF version of the final copy & layout will be emailed. The contributor has 24 hours to respond regarding any egregious errors or absolutely necessary changes.

Declined articles:

Declined articles will be notified via email.

Post publication:

Upon publication of the issue, each contributor receives two complimentary issues.

USQR is a student run publication. Our current editorial team is composed of Jason Wyman, Editor; Dan Rohrer, Assistant Editor; and Makito Nagasawa, Business Manager. We can be reached at our email address (