Focus and Scope

The purpose of Marburg Journal of Religion is to publish articles on empirical and theoretical studies of religion. There are no restrictions on the particular historical or contemporary fields which may be considered. As regards methodology, editorial policy is also broadly conceived. However, the journal does not carry theological discussions within the frame of reference of any one religion, nor does it promote any particular religion. Contributions which help in some way to develop the identity of the study of religions as a discipline (Religionswissenschaft) are particularly welcome. The journal is international in character.

Peer Review Process

Articles for publication in the journal are "refereed" or "peer reviewed", that is, they are anonymously and critically considered by academics with appropriate expertise. In some cases editorial suggestions may then be made relating to content, style and language. Responsibility for the final text remains, of course, with the author. The final decision about publication rests with the General Editor in consultation with the Co-Editors. The only exception to this rule applies to some very early articles and occasional articles written by the editors themselves.

Open Access Policy

Marburg Journal of Religion provides immediate Open Access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.