Journal: Review of Religious Research

The Review of Religious Research is published four times a year (September, December, March and June). The journal seeks to provide a regular channel for the exchange of information on methods, findings and uses of religious research. It contains a variety of articles, book reviews and reports on research projects.

All articles since Fall 2011 can be found on Springer’s website for Review of Religious Research:

In addition to being accessible through the Springer website, the journal is indexed in Sociological Abstracts, Index to Religious Periodical Literature, Religious and Theological Abstracts, Theologische Literaturzeitung, Social Science Citation Index, Current Contents/Behavior, Social and Educational Science, and CERDIC Repertory of Publications.

Members and others are encouraged to submit manuscripts. Members of the RRA or individual subscribers to the Review do not pay the $35 processing fee when submitting a manuscript for consideration for publication in the Review. A subscription is included with membership, or may be ordered separately if desired. Library subscriptions are encouraged.

Submitting a Manuscript

Please go to and click the ‘Login’ button from the menu above and log in to the system as ‘Author’. Then submit your manuscript and track its progress through the system.

Comments from the Editor, Adair Lummis

Among the characteristics which distinguish the Religious Research Association from other academic associations are its applied focus and the opportunities it offers for academics and denomination-based researchers to share their findings with each other.

The Review of Religious Research, associated with the Religious Research Association, publishes quarterly issues of papers and book reviews on religious practices, beliefs, organizational or membership dynamics, that has potential relevance to the present and future of religious trends and groups. The Review focuses on sociological research, reflection, and reviews, but also publishes work done in the other social sciences.

As the editor of the Review of Religious Research, I want to encourage not only submission of manuscripts for articles and briefer research notes, which will go through review, but also shorter short denominational/ institutional research reports (500 words maximum) that I will include in the journal as appropriate. Denominational researchers who wish to have one or more of their office’s studies profiled in this way are invited to submit a summary, using as a guide the form on the RRA website.

We urge denominational researchers to take advantage of this opportunity to join in sharing their insights and findings with other RRR readers of similar interests.

The book review editor of RRR is Brian Miller. Books for review should be sent to him at Wheaton College, 501 E. College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. He may be reached by email at Persons wishing to serve as book reviewers should also contact Brian.

Requests for subscriptions and general information about the journal should be directed to Kevin Dougherty at

Tables of contents, abstracts and other content is available at the Journal archive