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Information to for current, retrospective, and prospective indexers for CPI


Don't forget -- the next quarterly deadline for current indexing is November 1.

It was great to see so many indexers at the ACL Conference! At the Indexers' Meeting, we reviewed some common indexing challenges. Here's the file to review the records and tips we discussed.

At the President's Banquet we honored Eve Grant, the 2019 Barbara K. Nelson Indexer of the Year.

Subject Heading Change Form

Recently Approved Titles -- Want to Index One?

Titles recently approved and appearing soon in CPI:

  • International Journal of Urban Transformation (March 2019)
  • Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin (March 2019)
  • Theology of Leadership Journal (September 2018) 
  • Bulletin for Biblical Leadership (September 2018) 
  • Journal of Moravian History (September 2018) 
  • Journal of Theological Interpretation (September 2018) 
  • Journal of World Christianity (September 2018) 
  • Soundings (September 2018) 
  • ​D6 Family Ministry Journal (September 2018)
  • International Journal of Frontier Missiology (April 2018)
  • Artistic Theologian (March 2018)
  • International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching (March 2018)
  • Christian Journal for Global Health (December 2018)
  • Mission Frontiers (November 2017)
  • SEEN: the journal of CIVA, Christians in the Visual Arts (September 2017)

Interested in Indexing?

From time to time, we have openings for additional indexers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sarah Wessel.

Text Editors

Using a Mac with your text files? So that we don't have trouble with smart punctuation, please read:

  1. In Textedit (The Mac text editor), choose the Textedit item from the top menu, then select preferences.
  2. In the preferences screen, make sure that format is set to plain text. This should be the default.
  3. Further down, there’s an options section with several checkboxes. Uncheck smart dashes and smart quotes. You may also want to uncheck text replacements and correct spelling automatically; those are up to you. Close the window, and the changes are saved and should stay the same across restarts of the text editor.

This info is from MacOS 10.11 but is probably the same or very similar in other versions.

Using a PC? Although Notepad works fine,if you want a few more features (like search and replace), try out Notepad++ (