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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

Religion and Gender maintains the strictest demand for highest academic quality. Therefore, following an initial assessment by the editors, submitted articles (including literature reviews and concise research papers) go through a process of double blind peer review, in which the article is anonymously assessed by at least two referees with relevant expertise. On the basis of the reviews, the journal editors make a decision about the submission and communicate this, with motivation and the referees’ comments, to the author.

In case of a special issue, the guest editor(s) will handle the peer review process. However, the journal editors have the right to demand additional revisions or eventually to decide not to publish an article when it does not meet the journal’s quality standards.

The editors are committed to keep the review process as short as possible, but therefore they depend on the availability of reviewers. As a general indication, you should expect the review process to take about three months.

As acknowledgement of the important contribution reviewers make to the quality of the journal, Religion and Gender publishes biannually a list with names of referees.

The journal makes use of research-active academics with relevant expertise as referees.  Please contact the managing editor with an indication of your research interests and expertise if you want to be included in the journal’s reviewer database.

Guest editorials, professional or personal essays, discussion papers, and book reviews are not subject to anonymous peer review but are reviewed by the journal editors.

The journal editors reserve the right to refuse an article after submission in any stage of the editing process.

Review criteria

Referees receive a review form by email asking them to comment on the following questions:

  • Does the article explore, in ways that are appropriate to the subject of the article, the intersections between religion and gender?
  • Does the article make an interesting (empirical) analysis? 
  • Does the article say something new about existing material/make a contribution to an existing debate?
  • Does the article make a theoretical contribution? 
  • Does the article discuss interesting (new /innovative) data?  
  • Does the article have an important/relevant topic?   
  • Is the article clearly written?
  • Is the article written in grammatically and stylistically correct English?
  • Is the article accessible to a non-specialist reader?

 

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Literature Survey

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Concise Research Papers

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Responses

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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