Guide for authors
Papers in the following categories will be considered for publication:
- Theoretical or applied articles dealing with interdisciplinary subjects on science and religion.
- Research articles that have relevance
to interdisciplinary dialogue, studies, or advanced research in one of
the following interdisciplinary domains:
- Systematic Theology, Hard and Natural Sciences
(fields: Systematic Theology, Mathematics,
Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics,
Geophysics, Ecology, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Neuroscience, Cognitive
Psychology, Philosophy of Science)
- Religious Anthropology, Hermeneutics and Human/Socio Sciences
(fields: Religious Anthropology, Anthropology,
hermeneutics, social psychology, sociology, cultural studies, theories
of arts, media sciences)
- Religious Ethics, Bioethics and Medical Sciences
(fields: Medical Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Personal Development Sciences, Bio-ethics, Law, Genetics, Neurology).
- Reactions to current or past journal articles.
- Reviews of relevant books from the field of psychology and theology.
submitted manuscripts will be acknowledged promptly and processed as
quickly as possible. The initial review process generally requires a
minimum of three months. The time span between initial submission and
appearance in print of accepted manuscripts is approximately six
months, or as forthcoming article backlog allows.
- Send three typewritten, double-spaced hard copies of the manuscript or a computerized
copy in Microsoft Word, which can be mailed on a floppy disk to the address (see
contact). The author should also sent the papers as an e-mail attachment to
- A standard font such as Times New Roman 12 should be used.
- Two of the three copies should delete
the author’s name on the title page, etc., for purpose of blind
review. All 3 copies should have an abstract of no more than 150 words
(summary of the thesis and major findings); number all subsequent
- If accepted, the author will be
required to submit a computerized copy in Microsoft Word, which can be
mailed on a floppy disk to the above address, or sent as an e-mail
attachment to email@example.com
- Authors should use endnotes. Each note must have a unique number.
- Spell out all authors' first and last
names at first mention. In the References (Bibliography), provide
authors' last name, first name and middle initial. For books, provide
City and Publisher. For edited volumes, indicate also name of the
editor. For essays in edited volumes, provide inclusive page numbers.
Foreign-language titles should have English translation in brackets.
For journal articles, indicate Volume Number, Issue Number and
inclusive page numbers (from - to). For magazine or newspaper articles,
indicate dates (day, month, and year), and pages.
- Avoid submitting a manuscript which
has been published previously or is being considered simultaneously for
publication in other journals. If the manuscript is rejected by the
Journal, it may then be submitted to another journal.
- Limit the manuscript to 20 double-spaced pages excluding tables, figures, and references or 6000 words excluding endnotes.
- Include an abstract (if typewritten, please include it on a separate sheet of paper.)
- Articles should be in Microsoft Word,
and should be in English, French or German. The articles in English
should have their abstract in French or in German, while the articles
in French or German should have their abstract in English.
- Include the following current vita
information for each author: address, title, degree(s) and
institution(s) where earned, and specialization(s).
- Include telephone number, fax number, and electronic mail address if available.
- Tables, figures, and references should be at the end of the manuscript. Annexes should be add at the end.
- Figure captions should be provided as a list at the end of the manuscript text.
- Authors are required to also send the
tables and figures as individual electronic files (JPEG or TIFF format,
at least 300 dpi resolution).
- JIRRS editors encourage authors to build on, and connect with relevant ideas and articles in previous JIRRS volumes.
- Authors may also send their manuscript as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this case, 2 copies are required, one bearing and one not bearing
the name of the author, for the same purpose of blind review.
E-mails will be sent to all members of various professional
organizations alerting them to a new paper of special interest. All
registered users of the JIRRS web site will be notified whenever a new
paper is posted.
All articles will be copy-righted by JIRRS, but authors are granted the
right to reprint an article in whole or in part in any work written (or
coauthored) or edited (or co-edited) by them. Others than authors must
obtain written permission from JIRRS to reprint or electronically
distribute an article.