Doon Theological Journal is published by

Luther W. New Jr. Theological College
P. O. Kulhan
Sahastradhara Road
Dehradun 248001


The Editorial Board of Doon Theological Journal welcomes unsolicited articles on theology and religion and related subjects and book reviews from India and overseas. While writers have the freedom to express their own views, it is expected that they be in agreement with the theological position of Doon Theological Journal, which may be obtained from the Managing Editor or download from the DTJ website.
Please note that we do not normally accept material that has already been published or is already scheduled to appear elsewhere, unless it is relevant and important for the Indian readers and unavailable in India.
Manuscripts of articles should be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 100 words and brief biographical information of the author in one or two sentences.
The length of articles published in DTJ is approximately 6000 words. Authors are advised to avoid lengthy footnotes. The editorial board reserves the right to edit the article wherever it seems necessary before its publication in DTJ. The editorial board also reserves the right to return manuscripts that will not conform to the rules of DTJ.

Please note the following deadline for the submission of manuscripts for DTJ:

Articles and Book Reviews for the March Issue of DTJ should reach the office before December 1 and for the September Issue before June 1. The office of DTJ will notify the authors normally in 40 days time about the decision of the Editorial Board regarding the status of the article/book review submitted. Articles received after the deadline may be considered if space is available.

Manuscripts should be addressed to the attention of The Managing Editor, Doon Theological Journal, New Theological College, P. O. Kulhan, Dehradun 248 001, India. An electronic version of manuscripts should also be sent in MS Word format at

Anyone who submits a manuscript for publication in DTJ must make an undertaking to the effect that the submitted material is genuine and the original work of the author him/herself and that the author has followed the established norms of academic writing. The author must also certify that all citations are accurate, and that anything quoted or paraphrased is properly cited. The publishing of any article/book review submitted to DTJ is subject to this undertaking duly signed by the author. The Form of Certification may be obtained from the office of DTJ or downloaded from DTJ homepage. The completed form should be mailed to the Managing Editor along with the article or book review(s) the author is submitting.

Please note that while DTJ is an academic journal and is aimed at the theological academia, it also seeks to serve a large and general readership including those at the pew and pulpit. Therefore, writers are advised to avoid technical or specialized language(s).

Wherever terms of Hebrew, Greek, or any another language seem necessary, writers are required to transliterate them into English and use them sparingly.
Currently, Doon Theological Journal does not follow a particular style. However, it is strongly recommended that writers adhere to the styles as laid down in the following Manuals and be consistent in using these sources:


For general style and editing matters follow:

    The Chicago Manual of Style: Fifteenth Edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003)
    Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. Revised by John Grossman and Alice Bennett. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996.

For matters specific to religion or theology not otherwise covered in the above books, follow:

The SBL Handbook of Style (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999).
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