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religion and the arts

Proposals and articles are welcome for the journal of Religion and the Arts. Articles, normally 5,000 to 10,000 words, are refereed and should be designed for a diverse audience.

We invite:

  1. scholars to develop essays on the religious frontiers of their fields,
  2. creative artists to formulate the issues which influence their work,
  3. specialists in religion and the arts to develop the principles of their approaches, especially where these illuminate works of art in some detail.

We also welcome proposals for review essays and other ways of assessing the field of religion and the arts.

Manuscripts should follow the MLA Style Manual

Religion and the Arts has recently implemented Editorial Manager (EM), an online submission and peer review tracking system used worldwide by over 3000 journals. This means that from now on all articles for the journal should be submitted online at You will be directed to register as an author; once you do so EM will provide you with instructions for how to format and upload your submission. 

For now, we will also continue to accept submissions sent by mail or email to the addresses listed below:

James Najarian, Editor
Religion and the Arts
Boston College, Carney Hall 446
140 Commonwealth Ave. 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3806

We also accept electronic submissions to

Individual authors are responsible for obtaining reproduction rights for all images to be published. Prior to publication, authors must provide written permission for reproducing each image or proof of public domain. Authors are responsible for all reproduction right fees.

Figures should be submitted as digital files (either TIFF or jpg) by e-mail or on a CD. The resolution must be at least 300 dpi and the width at least 5 x 5 in.

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