Guidelines for Authors
God and Nature accepts essays, personal stories, poetry, photography, and artwork on the general themes of Christianity and science (broadly defined to include engineering, mathematics, and social sciences). All material should be relevant to both of these themes; submissions that are entirely scientific, with no Christian theological relevance would be more appropriate for other venues, and we are not be likely to accept purely religious material without any reference to natural science.
Social and political viewpoints are welcome, as long as they are subsidiary to a science and faith context. Essays that are primarily concerned with social or political issues would be better placed elsewhere.
As a magazine, rather than a peer-reviewed research journal, G&N will accept a broad range of topics within the restrictions mentioned above. It should be noted that the main audience for the magazine, the members of the ASA, are experienced scientists or engineers of Christian faith, so it would be important in any contribution to assume a knowledge of basic scientific and Christian fundamentals on the part of the reader.
Elementary explanations of college-level science should be kept to a minimum.
We ask for essays and stories (in English) to be around 1000 to 1500 words, with a maximum of 2000 words (exceptions can be made in some cases). Essays over 3000 words will not be considered, and will be returned to the author for editing before re-submission. Poetry is welcome; we receive many poems, so it might take a while for your accepted poem to appear. All submissions must be in Word; pdf files are not acceptable.
The format for essay and story submissions is flexible and will depend on the nature of the piece. Some scholarly essays might use references, whereas opinion- or reflection-oriented work would not. References may be included in any consistent format. Most contributions will be edited for content, style, and length. Final edits will be forwarded to authors for their approval before publication.
Please feel free to submit questions in the comment section of the submission form if you aren’t sure whether a particular piece might be suitable for the magazine. Thank you for considering God and Nature as an outlet for your work.