Research articles will present original research in any of the ten areas of the Journal’s subject categories. Articles will normally range between 5,000 and 7,500 words; consult the editor about deviations from these parameters. Contributors are welcome to contact the editor beforehand to discuss proposals or for guidance regarding the sorts of topics which are suitable for publication in the Journal. Research articles will be subject to blind peer review by appropriate members of the Editorial Board or external evaluators selected at the editor’s discretion. Research articles must be submitted according to the Submission Procedures described below.
Authors should send inquiries directly to the General Editor:
Professor Victor Forte
Department of Religious Studies
1621 N 13th St
Reading, PA 19604
Manuscripts should be submitted for consideration as Microsoft Word files and attached to an email to the general editor. JBE uses the Gentium plus font; it is suggested that you download and install this font and use this template to prepare your article. Please be sure to consult the JBE Style Guide (see Resources) paying special attention to citation style (we use MLA in-line citation, minimizing the number of footnotes) and to the transliteration of foreign terms (including diacritical marks).
Authors of accepted manuscripts assign to Journal of Buddhist Ethics the right to publish the text both electronically and in any other format and to make it available permanently in an electronic archive.