Author Guidelines

Entangled Religions does not operate according to pre-established publication deadlines. Therefore, we offer our authors publication throughout the year. For more information about Entangled Religions' focus and scope, see the About section and/or the current Call for Papers

Proposal for Article or Special Issue

Authors are asked to submit abstracts of 150–250 words to er-contact@rub.de, indicating the original case study, geographic region, time period, and religious traditions in contact they would like to cover as well as the theoretical perspective/analytical concept they would like to employ. Please use our metadata sheet as a template for your porposed article submission. Abstracts will be checked by our editorial team, a member of which will get in touch with the author to arrange for the submission of a full article.

If you are interested in proposing a special issue for Entangled Religions, please contact the managing editor Julia Heinig (er-contact@rub.de) after reading our Guest Editor Guidelines

How to Submit a Manuscript

To submit a full article, please send the manuscript to the managing editor (as doc or docx and PDF file), including an additional anonymized copy (as doc or docx), i.e. remove all information from the paper, the reference list, and the paper’s metadata that could identify you as the author (for more details, see our anonymization guidelines).

Moreover, to guarantee a successfull pre-review process, please make sure to adhere to the journal's requirements regarding content and style (for more information, see the current call for papers). 

Manuscripts that do not follow these requirements will be sent back to the author(s).

Peer Review Process and Publication

After positive initial assessment, articles submitted to Entangled Religions will be subject to double-blind review by two qualified peer reviewers. Authors will receive their reviews and will be asked to submit a revised version of their article. After positive assessment of the revised version by the editorial board, articles will undergo editing and preparation for publication at the hands of the editorial staff of Entangled Religions. Authors will receive a finalized file of their contribution for approval before publication. Referees advise the editors, who alone are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Book reviews will be assessed and edited by the editorial staff of Entangled Religions alone. Authors will receive a finalized version of their book review for approval before publication.

Miscellaneous contributions and Editorials of Special Issues are reviewed by the editorial board of Entangled Religions and may be edited by the editorial staff. Authors will receive a proof of their contribution for approval before publication.

Along with a proof, authors will be sent a publication agreement to be signed before publication of their contribution.

Documentation of Image Rights of Use

Authors are responsible for obtaining written reproduction permissions and the corresponding authorized files for any copyrighted material contained in their contributions. These written permissions must specify clearance by the copyright holder for the files in question for publication in Entangled Religions under the CC-BY 4.0 International license. Authors must obtain such permissions at their own expense. Authors are expected to submit copies of these permissions to Entangled Religions before publication.

Author Identification

Authors may add a short biographical note to their manuscripts (max. 150 words). In case of publication, this text will be published alongside the abstract.

We highly encourage all authors to use an ORCID iD for all publication purposes. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors. Your ORCID iD will be added to the metadata of the contribution upon publication in Entangled Religions.