ISSN: 1522-5658
About the Journal

The Journal of Religion & Society has been established to promote the cross-disciplinary study of religion and its diverse social dimensions through the publication of research articles, essays and opinions, review articles, and book reviews. The focus of the journal is American religions and Western religious traditions.


The Journal of Religion & Society is a refereed academic journal dedicated to the publication of scholarly research in religion and its diverse social dimensions (ISSN: 1522-5658). All submissions to the journal will be subject to blind peer review. The journal also publishes a Supplement Series (ISSN: 1941-8450) consisting of occasional collections of essays on a particular theme or topic. The journal welcomes proposals for the Supplement Series.

The Journal of Religion & Society will publish its articles in PDF format for maximum access while maintaining pagination and format. The articles may incorporate photos, graphics, and other media where appropriate. Links to web resources are also possible.

The journal will accept submissions on an ongoing basis, and will publish new material periodically throughout the year. Each volume of the journal will be limited to material published within a given calendar year.

Editorial Board

Ronald A. Simkins, Ph.D. serves as the journal’s General Editor; Zachary B. Smith, Ph.D. is the Associate Editor. The editorial board is comprised of the Faculty Associates of the Kripke Center.


Subscription to the journal is free, and current and back issues of the journal can be accessed online.

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& Indexing

Electronic articles in the journal are cited (for example, in a footnote) as follows:

Jane Smith, “Something New About Religion and Society,” Journal of Religion & Society 1 (1999), 3-5 [URL of the Volume].

Articles or volumes in the Supplement Series are cited as follows:

John Doe, “A New Idea,” An Interesting Topic in Religion and Society, Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series 1, edited by Jane Smith (The Kripke Center: 2004; URL of the Table of Contents).

The Journal of Religion & Society is indexed in Religious and Theological Abstracts, the American Theological Library Association in the ATLA RELIGION DATABASE®, Religion Index One: Perodicals (RIO®), Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR®), and Index Islamicus.