Journal for the Study of Religion: Call for Papers

 

JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION (JSR)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Editor Prof. JA Smit would like to invite you to submit an article for consideration in the Journal for the Study of Religion (JSR) 2014. JSR is an accredited journal and the official journal of the Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa (ASRSA).

The theme to be explored in this issue is:

“EMERGING TRENDS AND TRAJECTORIES IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION”

Twelve interrelated focus areas have been identified. Through evidence embedded in narrative and reflection, potential contributors are encouraged to explore emerging trends and trajectories across twelve thematic focus areas, as listed below:

  1. Multi-Inter-and Trans (MIT) Disciplinary Approaches
  2. Research Methodologies
  3. Religion and Education
  4. Religion, Technology and Civil Society
  5. Religion in Literature
  6. Religion and Health
  7. Religion, Migration and Urbanization
  8. Religion and the Glocal (Globalization and Localization)
  9. Religion, De-Colonization and Post-colonialism
  10. Religion and the Secular
  11. New Religious Movements and “Unconventional” Religions (in Africa)
  12. Religion and Materialism

IMPORTANT DATES:
Kindly submit paper by 01st July 2014. All articles will be subjected to a double blinded
peer review process

SUBMIT PAPERS TO:
JSR Chief Editor: Prof. JA Smit
Email: smitj@ukzn.ac.za
(Kindly copy Denzil Chetty – Email: chettd@unisa.ac.za)

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS:
Submission of a research article or a review article implies that it has not been previously
published and is not simultaneously being considered for publication elsewhere.

Responsibility for opinions expressed and for the accuracy of facts published in articles
rests solely with the individual author(s).

The maximum length of articles is 10 000 words.

Articles must be numbered consecutively, double-spaced, and complete with bibliographical references (see below) and any endnotes or tables. Titled tables and captioned figures must be professionally done and legibly cited in the text.

All bibliographical references should be cited in the text with a full stop following the closing bracket (Chidester 2000: 34). Where necessary, use endnotes for more elaborate notes. A full bibliography of “Works Cited” must be provided at the end of the article.

The editor reserves the right to copyedit all articles accepted for publication. Acceptance of the article will imply assignment of copyright by its author(s) to the Journal for the Study of Religion.
Articles submitted must include an abstract of about 150 -200 words summarizing the main contentions of the article, as well as 8-10 keywords.

The journal supports the use of gender-inclusive language.

Articles by authors at South African universities may be subject to a page charge of R50.00 per page. On publication, such authors will receive an invoice for the amount due that should be presented to the appropriate authority at their university for payment.

Articles should be submitted electronically in MSWord format by email attachment to the editor.

FORMAT FOR WORKS CITED
= Journal article
Stark, Rodney. 1999. “Atheism, Faith, and the Social Scientific Study of Religion.” Journal of
Contemporary Religion, 14, 1, pp. 41-62.
= Book
Nock, A. D. 1993. Conversion. New York: Oxford University Press.
= Translated book
Foucault, Michel. 1977. Discipline and Punish. Translated by A. Sheridan. New York: Pantheon.
= Chapter in an edited book
Smart, Ninian. 1985. “The History of Religions and Its Conversation Partners.” In The History of Religions: Retrospect and Prospect, pp. 73-85. Edited by J. M. Kitagawa. New York: Macmillan.