Religious Studies in Japan is an online peer-reviewed journal edited and published by the Japanese Association for Religious Studies (Nihon Shūkyō Gakkai, Current President: Yamanaka Hiroshi). Religious Studies in Japan was launched in 2011 to publish academic research in various fields in the study of religions. This journal aims to share scholarly research by members of the Japanese Association for Religious Studies with international colleagues, and to promote discussion between scholars in Japan and abroad.
Editor(s): Hoshino Seiji, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
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Submission of an English translation of an article written in Japanese and previously published in 『宗教研究』 or any other academic journal, or published as a book chapter, will be accepted on the condition that the details of the previous publication be mentioned in an appropriate part of the submitted article. We are unable to accept submissions from authors who have published in the latest volume of the journal.
An article reviewing several books or articles on a specific subject, of approximately 6000-8000 words, will be considered for publication after being peer reviewed by members of the editorial board. Shorter reviews that review a specific book, or those that review a few books or articles on a specific subject, of approximately 1500-3000 words, will be considered for publication after being peer reviewed by members of the editorial board.