The Religion and Gender editorial team welcomes proposals for special issues.
A special issue should address a cutting-edge theme that is relevant to the study of religion and gender (see here the statement about the journal's focus and scope). The volume will contain 4 a 5 high quality articles and an introductory editorial article. Preferably, a special issue also includes a review article surveying the literature and discussing the key issues in the field. A special issue is preferably interdisciplinary in scope, publishing contributions from the humanities and the (conceptual) social sciences.
Anyone interested in guest editing a special issue is invited to contact the Religion and Gender editors with a proposal containing the following information:
- An brief description of the issue theme.
- The names, affiliation and background of the editors.
- The names of the authors and the abstracts of the papers (when available) and a rationale of the selection and the coherence of the articles.
- An indication of the planning.
Proposals can be submitted to one of the editors or to the editorial email-address.
As guest editor(s) you are responsible for soliciting, developing and distributing papers for peer review. There are two formats for support from the R&G editorial team: either one of the R&G editors will be the contact person for your queries, or one of the R&G editors actively contributes to the above mentioned tasks and thus is one of the co-editors of the special issue (and is mentioned as such).
The policy of Religion and Gender is that all articles published in the journal have gone through a two-phase peer review process. This also applies to papers that have been presented at conferences or that have been reviewed by the guest editors. In the first phase, the guest editors of a special issue arrange blind peer review for each submission by at least two external referees with relevant expertise. In the second phase, after the guest editors have submitted the special issue to the journal, the managing editors of Religion and Gender will subject the articles to a general assessment and may demand additional revisions or eventually decide to reject an article for publication.