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 4-6 high quality articles and an introductory editorial article. 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.
- An indication of the contribution you can make to the publishing costs.1
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 are blind reviewed by two peer reviewers. This also applies to papers that have been presented at conferences or that have been reviewed by the guest editors.
In the final stage, after the guest editors have submitted the articles of the special issue, the managing editors of Religion and Gender will subject the articles to a general assessment. The editors always reserve the right to demand additional changes or to reject an article for publication.
1 Religion and Gender is an open access journal, meaning that all publications are free accessible online. This means that the publishing costs are not covered by the traditional subscription fees. The publication costs of a special issue with 4 à 5 articles are between € 1100 and 1500.