Submission Guide

Journal Emphasis

To promote critical examination of the new developments, research and contemporary thought in the field of contemplative practice. To be a platform for the dissemination of the knowlede of the application of such practices in healing. To showcase accounts of the first-person experience of contemplative practices.

In order to succesfully abide by the emphases of the journal, we request all potential authors to refrain from divisive or derogatory commentary or tone as well as from plagiarism.

Please be sure to cite bibliographic reference in text only in MLA form as indicated in the examples below.

Examples of Bibliographic Entries (MLA Style, 8th Edition)

Prebish, Charles. Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America. University of California Press, 1999.

Prebish, Charles. American Buddhism. Duxbury Press, 1979. [note that for additional works by the same author, one underscores ten spaces instead of repeating the name.]

Hammond, Phillip and David Machacek. Soka Gakkai in America: Accommodation and Conversion. Oxford University Press, 1999.

Keown, Damien, editor. Contemporary Buddhist Ethics. Curzon Press, 2000.

Keown, Damien and Charles Prebish, editors. The Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Routledge Curzon Press, 2006.

Chapter in a book:

Keown, Damien. “Are There Human Rights in Buddhism?” In Buddhism and Human Rights, edited by Damien Keown, Charles Prebish, and Wayne Husted, Curzon Press, 1998, pp. 15-41.

Journal article:

.Leichty, Toni. “Yes I Worry About My Weight… But for the Most Part I’m Content with My Body: Older Women’s Body Dissatisfaction Alongside Contentment.” Journal of Women & Aging, vol. 24, no. 1, 2012, pp. 70-88. 

Ki, Eyun-Jung, and Linda Childers Hon. “A Measure of Relationship Cultivation Strategies.” Journal of Public Relations Research, vol. 21, no. 1, 2009, pp. 1-24.

Citing Three or More Authors

If there are three or more authors, cite only the name of the first author listed with their Last Name, First Name Middle Name followed by a comma et al.

Example: Smith, James, et al.

Electronic source:

Electrobuddha, Cyber. “Buddhism on the Internet.” Buddhism in Cyberspace, Accessed 4 November 2017

Adapted from the Journal of Buddhist Ethics