Welcome, and thank you for considering submitting your paper to the Journal of the Masonic Society. Since its first issue in 2008, the Journal has been an educational and inspirational respite for those Seekers of Light looking for that something extra in the Masonic experience. The Journal continues with this desire to deliver quality editions filled with a wide variety of enjoyable, enlightening and timely articles and papers. To continue our goal in publishing excellence, we need you. We need your imagination, insight and Masonic wisdom.
Below are our submissions guidelines. Please read before submitting papers.
We are looking for solid Masonic educational or historical works; interesting new takes on old Masonic philosophical, ritualistic or membership themes; unique papers on leadership or lodge improvement or photo essays of any interesting Masonic subject. We are also interested in well written papers on any of the related esoteric/metaphysical subjects. In short, if your paper grabs the reader in the first few lines, we are interested.
WHAT TO SEND:
E-mail your paper to firstname.lastname@example.org. Printed submissions sent via postal mail will not be considered unless you have contacted us first.
Submissions need to be in Microsoft Word. Keep the formatting basic. Use end notes, not footnotes. Do not use headers or footers other than page numbers. Do not include any special formatting. Keep the text as simple as possible. Do not use paragraph formatting in your document, simply double space for a paragraph break. Use single space, not double space for the text.
It is OK to use italics or bold text if necessary. In citing publications, use italics and not underline text.
Include a short author bio. and photograph.
If you have images or illustrations (we encourage them), send them separately from the text file. Do NOT embed images in your Word file. In the text, use brackets around an image place holder. For example: [insert “image #1” here] The image file should contain an image by the same name (image #1.). We will then know which image to place in the area held by the place holder. Due to the nature of text and the size of both the image and the columns, we can not guarantee exactly where the image will fall in the text.
Images should be no less than 300 dpi. If you find an image on the internet, it will likely be 72 dpi - that means poor quality for printing. If you increase the dpi of an image from a low resolution (dpi) to a larger one, you will not be increasing the quality. You will only be making a poor quality image larger. If the image you send is of a quality that will not reproduce well, we may not use it. If you have questions, write us.
Each issue of the Journal is under a collective copyright by The Masonic Society. Authors own all rights to their work. Authors grant to the Journal first publication rights. Do not submit papers to us that have been published elsewhere, or which you are simultaneously submitting to others for publication, without first letting us know. Do not submit anything to us that is under copyright to anyone else without first letting us know and without YOUR obtaining all permissions to use the work in the Journal. If you have questions, write us.
Many thanks and we hope to see your work in the Journal!
Michael R. Poll
Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016 12:18