Journal Themes

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society welcomes article submissions related to the following Research Network themes:

  • Theme 1: Religious Foundation
  • Theme 2: Religious Community and Socialization
  • Theme 3: Religious Commonalities and Differences
  • Theme 4: The Politics of Religion​

The Process

1 Submit a Proposal

To begin the process, submit an article proposal. At this point, you do not need to submit the article itself, but you will need the following: short and long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.

If your article is an extension of a presentation from the International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society and your presentation proposal has been reviewed and accepted, then you can move directly to the next step.

View our step-by-step guide on Article Proposal Submission.

2 Gather Feedback

Once our Program Development team reviews your article proposal, you will be notified if it has been accepted. At this point, you will submit the full article, and it will receive an initial editorial check.

Next, your article will move into the peer-review process. This process is anonymous—we do not provide identifying information about the author or reviewers (Please be sure to remove identifying information from submissions, such as author self-citations). Each article is assigned to two reviewers with editorial experience and/or relevant expertise. After your article is reviewed, you will receive the reviewers’ feedback and publication recommendations.

View our step-by-step guide to the Article Publication Process.

3 Publish Your Work

Once your article is deemed ready for publication, we will help you through the final steps to bring it to completion. Once complete, your article will be published in The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. At this point, you may also elect to make your article Hybrid Open Access.

Please note that while you do not need to be a member of the Religion in Society Research Network to submit a proposal, you must become a member and accept our standard publishing agreement for your article to be published. Find out more about membership to the Religion in Society Research Network.

Rolling Deadlines

You can submit your article at any time throughout the year. The rolling submission deadlines, corresponding with the publication of journal issues, are as follows:

Submission Timeline

Submission Round 1 15 January
Submission Round 2 15 April
Submission Round 3 15 July
Submission Round 4 15 October


Use the button below to submit a proposal for review.