Information for Authors
- Submission of a research or review article implies that it has not been previously published and is not simultaneously being considered for publication elsewhere. Responsibility for opinions expressed, reliability of research and for the accuracy of facts published in articles and reviews rests solely with the individual author(s). The maximum length of articles is 10 000 words, and for reviews 1000 words.
- Articles must be numbered consecutively, double-spaced complete with all notes, bibliographical references (see below) and tables. Titled tables and captioned figures must be professionally done and legibly cited in the text. The editors cannot redraw any figure unless the author pays for the cost of such work.
- All bibliographical references should be cited in the text with a full stop following the closing bracket (Chidester 2000: 34). Where necessary, use endnotes for more elaborate notes. A full bibliography in ascending alphabetical order of works cited must be provided at the end of the article un “References”.
- The editors reserve the right to copyedit and proof all articles accepted for publication. Authors will review their copyedited manuscripts in pdf form. Acceptance of the article will imply assignment of copyright by its author(s) to the JSR.
- Articles submitted must include after heading an abstract of about 100 words summarizing the main contentions of the article, and must provide brief details about the author and his/her academic and email addresses.
- The journal supports the use of gender-inclusive language.
- For reasons of typesetting, articles should be submitted via email, using Microsoft Word. (In exceptional circumstances, articles submitted in printed form could be considered).
- Three printed, double-spaced copies of the article must be supplied with the submission and submitted to the Managing Editor.
- Articles by authors at South African universities which are published in the Journal for the Study of Religion will be subject to a page charge of R250.00 per page. On publication such authors will receive an invoice for the amount due, which should be presented to the appropriate authority at their university for payment.
Format for References
Journal article by one author
Settler, F. 2012. Frantz Fanon’s Ambivalence towards Religion. Journal for the Study of Religion 25,2: 5 - 21.
Journal article by two authors
Simmonds, S. & C. Roux 2013. Engaging with Human Rights and Gender in Curriculum Spaces: A Religion and Education (RaE) Perspective. Alternation Special Edition 10: 76 - 99.
Book by one author
Chidester, D. 1997. Savage Systems. Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press.
Book by two authors
MacKinnon, M.H. & M. McIntyre 1995. Readings in Ecology and Feminist Theology. Kansas City MO: Sheed and Ward.
Book by one editor
Webb, G.M. (ed.) 2000. Windows of Faith. Muslim Women’s Scholar Activists in North America. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.
Book by two editors
Eaton, H. & L.A. Lorentzen (eds.) 2003. Ecofeminism and Globalization: Exploring Culture, Context and Religion. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
Chapter in an edited book
ter Haar, G. 2011. Religion and Development: Introducing a New Debate. In ter Haar, G. (ed): Religion and Development: Ways of Transforming the World. London: Hurst & Company.
Foucault, Michel 1977. Discipline and Punish. Sheridan, A (trans.). New York: Pantheon.
Hobgood-Oster, Laura n.d. Ecofeminism: Historic and International Evolution. Available at: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/bron/pdf--christianity/Hobgood-Oster--Ecofeminism-International%20Evolution.pdf. (Accessed on 31 August 2014.)
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