The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society aims to create an intellectual frame of reference for the academic study of religion and spirituality and to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of religion and spirituality in society. It is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination, and experimentation of ideas that connect religious philosophies to their contexts throughout history in the world, places of worship, on the streets, and in communities. The journal addresses the need for critical discussion on religious issues—specifically as they are situated in the present-day contexts of ethics, warfare, politics, anthropology, sociology, education, leadership, artistic engagement, and the dissonance or resonance between religious tradition and modern trends.
Articles published in the journal range from the expansive and philosophical to finely grained analysis based on deep familiarity and understanding of a particular area of religious knowledge. They bring into dialogue philosophers, theologians, policy makers, and educators, to name a few of the stakeholders in this conversation.
The journal is relevant to teachers, philosophers, theologians, policy makers, and educators with an interest in, and a concern for, religious practice, religious theory and research, the impact of religious and spiritual traditions on world views, and the impact of current societal trends on religious and spiritual traditions.
The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society is peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.
The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence.
Publishing in both electronic and print formats, we are committed to expanding the visibility, reach, and impact of research published in The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society.
Reviewers are selected on the basis of subject matter and disciplinary expertise. All review scores are based on clearly articulated criteria, leading to fairer and more precise feedback.
We take seriously the “peer” of “peer review.” After having work accepted for publication, authors become reviewers, making the journal truly the collaborative work of a Research Network.
We don’t put undue weight on institutional affiliation, stage in career, previous publishing experience, national origins, or disciplinary perspective. If the article is excellent, it will be considered for publication.
As Research Network members, authors have subscriber access to the journal and book imprint.
Authors can make their articles freely available via the Hybrid Open Access option.
With six volumes
The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society currently has an acceptance rate of 34% (2017).
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