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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.

What fun it was to gather together virtually and see so many of your faces during the ACL Conference! Materials from each of the sessions is now available:


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Recently Approved Titles -- Want to Index One?

Titles recently approved and appearing soon in CPI:

  • Studies in Puritanism and Piety (January 2020)
  • Eikon: A Journal for Biblical Anthropology (January 2020)
  • Evangelicals (October 2019)
  • Reformed Baptist Theological Review (June 2019)
  • Lutheran Mission Matters (June 2019)
  • International Journal of Urban Transformation (March 2019)
  • Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin (March 2019)

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++ (