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


Join us for Fridays in February, an introduction to CPI indexing. We'll cover the following:

  1. Introduction to Indexing, Part 1: Reviews -- February 3
  2. Introduction to Indexing, Part 2: Articles -- February 10
  3. Introduction to Indexing, Part 3: Guided Practice -- February 17

In the course of the training, several online resources were shared via chat:

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

How to Index

Subject Heading Change Form

Recently Approved Titles -- Want to Index One?

Titles recently approved and appearing soon in CPI:

  • Academia de Teologia Reformada (February 2023)
  • Liberty University Law Review (February 2023)
  • Lexington Theological Seminary Quarterly (February 2023)
  • Journal of Classical Theology (January 2023)
  • Philosophia Christi (January 2023)
  • CCCU Advance (June 2022)
  • The Chosen People (May 2022)
  • Journal for Biblical Perspectives in Leadership (March 2022)
  • Journal of Applied Christian Leadership (June 2021)

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++ (