Information for Authors

Information for Authors

Review of Religious Research is an academic social science journal that mainly publishes articles focusing on contemporary religious beliefs, practices, and trends, based on empirical research (quantitative and qualitative).

Types of Peer-Reviewed papers published in Review of Religious Research (See the Aims & Scope for the types of papers that are not peer-reviewed.).

  1. An ORIGINAL ARTICLE is a scholarly and methodologically rigorous article (maximum 40 double-spaced manuscript pages, 10,000 words) that shows connections to other relevant published studies and theory in the area of the research topic. It should also have new facts, theoretical perspectives, and insights in the area of the research done, based on empirical data. See the Instructions for Authors section of the Submission Guidelines (https://www.springer.com/journal/13644) for details.
  2. A RESEARCH NOTE is a scholarly and methodologically rigorous article (maximum 30 double-spaced manuscript pages, 7,500 words) that does not have to be so theoretical or tied to all salient literatures, etc. However, it should have something new to say based on empirical data. See the Instructions for Authors section of the Submission Guidelines (https://www.springer.com/journal/13644) for details.
  3. A REVIEW ARTICLE is a scholarly article that provides a comprehensive summary of relevant research and theory on one or more than one topical area that compares and contrasts the methods and findings of the included studies to offer a better understanding of, and where possible, a theoretical interpretation of their findings (maximum 40 double-spaced manuscript pages, 10,000 words). See the Instructions for Authors section of the Submission Guidelines (https://www.springer.com/journal/13644) for details.

 

If you have a manuscript that fits the general description of an Original Article or a Research Note, and would like to submit it to Review of Religious Research, you should submit it online through the Springer website (Do not send it to the editor.). Please go to http://www.editorialmanager.com/rorr/ and click the “Login” button from the menu above and log into the system as “Author.” Springer’s instructions on the website are clear. However, you should not submit your manuscript until you have read the Aims & Scope and the Instructions for Authors section of the Submission Guidelines (https://www.springer.com/journal/13644).

Do not submit a Review Article before you have discussed the nature and scope of your proposed manuscript with the editor via email, and the editor has approved the proposed manuscript for submission.


Review Process

The editor initially reviews each manuscript to see if it is appropriate for Review of Religious Research, based on the journal’s Aims & Scope, and notifies the corresponding author if the manuscript is not appropriate. Therefore, authors should carefully read the Aims & Scope before submitting a manuscript.

If the editor thinks the manuscript seems to fit with the kinds of articles published in Review of Religious Research, he will check whether at least one of the authors is a member of the Religious Research Association (RRA) before sending it to referees to review it. If none of the authors are RRA members, the corresponding author must pay a manuscript-review fee of $35.00 or join the RRA, which costs $35.00 for a 1-year membership. The fee will not be waived for any reason.