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Journal Title: Religion
ISSN: 0048-721X
ISSN Online: 1096-1151
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

Religion is an internationally recognized, Thomson Reuters-listed journal, publishing original scholarly research in the comparative and interdisciplinary study of religion. Religion is committed to the publication of significant, novel research, as well as review symposia and responses. In addition, the journal includes book reviews and discussions of important venues for the publication of scholarly work in the study of religion. Religion has European and North-American editors, a multi-national Editorial Board, and is committed to publishing work from scholars of religion around the globe, including occasional translations of important papers.

Religion accepts papers on all religious studies topics, including the history, literature, thought, practice, material culture, and institutions of particular religious traditions and communities from a variety of perspectives such as social scientific, cultural, cognitive, ethnographic, economic, ecological, and geographic (but excluding theology or philosophy of religion).

Religion expects that authors frame their research questions and present their results in terms of relevant theoretical or methodological discussions. Purely descriptive papers are not generally accepted for publication. Papers on theory and methodology are encouraged. All publications in Religion are intended to be of interest to a wide audience of academic scholars of religion; submitted work should be presented in a manner intelligible to more than specialists.

Authors are welcome to submit supplementary online material such asanimations, movie files, sound files or any additional information for online publication.
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Peer review policy

Articles in this journal are subject to double blind peer review by at least two referees. More information can be found here.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Humanities; Religion; Routledge Collection
Editor Board:


Michael Stausberg, University of Bergen, Norway ( Michael.Stausberg@ahkr.uib.no)
Steven Engler, Mount Royal University and Concordia University, Canada ( sjengler@gmail.com)

Editorial Assistant
Knut Aukland, University of Bergen, Norway

Book Review Editor
Stephen C. Berkwitz, Missouri State University, USA ( stephenberkwitz@missouristate.edu)
Martha Finch , Missouri State University, USA ( marthafinch@Missouristate.edu )
Editorial Board
Gregory D. Alles, McDaniel College, USA
Gustavo Benavides, Villanova University, USA
David Chidester, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Abby Day, Goldsmiths, University of London and University of Kent, UK 
Deidre Helen Crumbley, North Carolina State University, USA
Michel Gardaz, University of Ottawa, Canada
Halina Grzymala-Moszczynska, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Rosalind Hackett, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Wouter Hanegraaff, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kim Knott, Lancaster University, UK
Sylvia Marcos, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico
Michiaki Okuyama , Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Japan
Ilkka Pyysiäinen, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland
Tom Ryba, St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Purdue University, USA
Robert Segal, University of Aberdeen, UK
Steven Sutcliffe, University of Edinburgh, UK
Ann Taves, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Chae Young Kim, Sogang University, South Korea
Past Editors
Ian Calvert (1971-1976)
John Hinnells (1971-1976)
Trevor Ling (1971-1976)
Eric Pyle (1971-1976)
Ninian Smart (1971-1976)
Michael Pye (1971-1976 and 1982)
Stewart Mews (1971-1976 and 1983-1989)
Adrian Cunningham (1971-1981 and 1990-1997)
Ivan Strenski (1981-2004)
Robert Segal (1998-2007)
Thomas Ryba (2004-2007)

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