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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The editors of the Journal of Religion and Violence welcome new articles and reviews. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us with the subject of your article or the title of the book you would like to review. We prefer books published within the last decade, however, we will consider earlier titles. We especially encourage reviews of scholarly books on religious violence published in languages other than English. The majority of our contributors are established scholars, but we also invite submissions from independent scholars, graduate students, and postgraduate students.

JRV is joined with the Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group of the American Academy of Religion. Submissions to this AAR program unit will be considered for publication in the journal.

Guidelines for Articles

All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review. Submissions should be in Word and where applicable should utilize Word-compatible foreign fonts. All submissions should have full bibliographies and short-form citations in footnotes. Submissions should be written in polished American prose. A complete submission includes an abstract (max. 250 words) and six key terms. Author's name and affiliation should appear on a separate page and all self-references should be omitted from the text.  Send submissions as email attachments, to [email protected] and [email protected].

Guidelines for Reviews

Book reviews fall into two categories: reviews of individual books (from 500 words in length to over 2000 words) and review essays (from 3000 words to article length). Submissions may be written in any standard form of English (e.g., British English and American English) and any standard footnoting-citation style is acceptable as long as the style is used consistently throughout.

Reviews should provide a concise (though not overly-brief) overview of contents, while simultaneously highlighting the major issues addressed by the book and providing a constructive appraisal of its contents. If relevant, the book should also be framed in terms of comparisons with other publications on the same or closely related topic(s).

Reviews should help readers understand why the book under review is worth reading. Reviewers can express their own views and preferences in a way that communicates their expertise. Any criticisms should be constructive and never personal. Page numbers should be provided for any quotation used in the review. For reviews of individual books, try to avoid footnotes or endnotes. Reviewers whose native language is not English should consult with the editor before submission to make sure their reviews are edited into idiomatic English.

Your review should begin with the book information, then the body of your review, and then your name and affiliation (if an independent scholar, name plus city and country of residence) at the end. Please cite your book in the following style:

Book Title and subtitle [English translation if necessary]. Author(s) or Editor(s). City, State or Country: Publisher and year of publication year. Number of front matter pages (roman numerals) + number of text pages. Format (hardback, paperback, ebook). Price (sometimes provided in multiple currencies). ISBN. All reviews should be submitted as email attachments to NRuskelle[at]AcademicPublishing[dot]org.


Copyright and Publication Agreement

Copyright to the Journal of Religion and Violence is held by Academic Publishing, Inc.

As a condition of publication in JRV, authors must complete the Publication Agreement that gives the journal permission to publish the author's work. You can download the form below:

Completed forms should be returned by e-mail to the editors at the time the manuscript is accepted for publication.

For more information contact the publisher at [email protected]. Questions or requests may also be directed to the publisher at this address:

Academic Publishing, Inc.
c/o Philosophy Documentation Center
P. O. Box 7147
Charlottesville, VA 22906 - USA

Open Access Publishing Option

JRV offers an open access publishing option for authors who wish to make their articles freely accessible. Open access articles are published with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-NC 3.0), giving all users the unlimited right to copy, download or otherwise use the text for non-commercial purposes, with appropriate acknowledgement of the original publication in the journal. This option requires an open access publication agreement and is sustained by a one-time open access fee.

Completed forms should be returned by e-mail to the editors at the time the manuscript is accepted for publication.

For more information contact the publisher at [email protected]. Questions or requests may also be directed to the publisher at this address:

Academic Publishing, Inc.
c/o Philosophy Documentation Center
P. O. Box 7147
Charlottesville, VA 22906 - USA

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