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Christian Periodical Index for Indexers: Home

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


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

How to Index

The ACL Conference is a time when all aspects of indexing are discussed. In case you're looking for tips from the 2021 conference, there were two CPI-related sessions:

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Recently Approved Titles -- Want to Index One?

Titles recently approved and appearing soon in CPI:

  • Journal for Biblical Perspectives in Leadership (March 2022)
  • Journal of Applied Christian Leadership (June 2021)
  • Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth (December 2020)
  • Bioethics in Faith and Practice (November 2020)
  • CedarEthics (November 2020)
  • Channels (November 2020)
  • Journal of Christian Apologetics (November 2020)
  • Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies (November 2020)
  • Musical Offerings (November 2020)
  • Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism (November 2020)
  • Reformed Baptist Theological Review (November 2020)
  • Reformed Presbyterian Theological Journal (November 2020)
  • Christian Business Academy Review (November 2020)

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++ (