Call for Submissions: Issue 15 of the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies

The Journal of Inter-Religious Studies is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issues. We welcome rigorous, analytical submissions from emerging and established scholars alike. As the field of inter-religious and interfaith studies expands and evolves, we strive to be at the forefront of creative and innovative scholarly investigation. Rather than shying away from discourse on problematic exchanges that take place between religious groups, the Journal seeks articles that approach these “trouble spots” from an informed, academic perspective in order to provide new insight into how difficulties may be overcome or at least better understood. Given the interdisciplinary nature of inter-religious studies, we invite articles from a wide array of content areas and fields of study that can shed new insights into inter-religious and interfaith work. On a case-by-case basis, we are open to publishing well-articulated and informative pieces from activists and practitioners whose experiences in the field illuminate interesting phenomena and create a platform for stimulating discussion.

The Journal is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to innovative research on and study of the interactions that take place within and between religious communities. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars. By fostering communication and study, the Journal hopes to contribute to a more tolerant, pluralistic society. Our most recent issues have centered on multiple critical themes in inter-religious studies, including “Bioethics and Inter-Religious Dialogue,” “Religion and Revolution,” and “Women, Feminism, and Inter-Religious Dialogue.”

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be the original, previously unpublished work of the author(s). Authors are also advised to read about the Journal and the previous issue prior to submitting an article. Submissions should be around 3,500 words, including references and a 100-word abstract. They should adhere to the Sixteenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, utilizing endnotes for citations and footnotes for discursive elaboration. Co-authored articles are welcomed and encouraged. Articles may be submitted online at or via e-mail to


The deadline for submissions for the fifteenth issue of the Journal is August 1, 2014. Articles submitted after this date will not be considered for publication in the fifteenth issue. You will hear back about the status of your submission by September 1, 2014

Peer-Review Process

After an initial vetting process by the editorial board, each submission will undergo a rigorous peer-review by members of the Board of Scholars and Practitioners. If accepted for publication, the Journal’s staff may edit the submission for mechanics and adherence to writing standards.

The Journal of Inter-Religious Studies is a program of CIRCLE, the Center for Inter-Religious & Communal Leadership Education, a partnership of Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School.

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