Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory is a peer-reviewed journal
devoted to both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship of a
cutting-edge nature that deals broadly with the phenomenon of religious and
cultural theory.† Subfields include,
but are not limited to, philosophical and
cultural theory, theological studies, postcolonial and globalization theory,
religious studies, literary theory, cultural studies, ethnic, area, and
gender studies, communications, semiotics, and linguistics.
Journal is FREE of charge, is published three times a year (Winter,
Spring and Fall).
institutional sponsors are the University of Denver, University of Central
Arkansas, York College of Pennsylvania, and Lebanon Valley College. For more
information about institutional sponsorship, contact the Senior Editor Carl Raschke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journal for Cultural and Religious
Theory no longer
reviews blind submissions.† If you have
an article you would like to consider for publication, you need to submit a 500-word abstract of the
article along with a curriculum vitae.† All articles must rigorously fit the mission of the JCRT.† No term papers, religious advocacy pieces,
unsolicited book reviews or opinion pieces, etc. will be considered.†† If you are interested in reviewing a book,
first contact David Hale, the journalís review editor.
redistribution or archiving of materials published in this journal is
strictly prohibited. Copyright for individual contributions are held by the
author(s). Rights and permission to reproduce must be obtained by the
author(s) and must acknowledge original publication in this journal.
journal is listed in various databases.
Publication Policy and Format
- Articles may be of any length.†† Please submit documents in MS Word
format. Authors should include a brief (3-4 line) biography, contact
information, and endnote citations in Documentation One (Chicago
Manual of Style) format.
- The JCRT invites proposals for book reviews.
Suggested texts in need of review can be found on the current list of Books for Review. If
you would like to review a book, please send an email to David
Hale, Review Editor..
the author and title of the book, the publisher, year of publication (JCRT
will not review books that are over a year old), and a short explanation of
why you think the book should be reviewed. Please include as well your postal
mailing address and a short bio, or attach a vita. If the editors decide to
commission a review, they will contact the publisher and have the title sent
directly to you.
We are listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, and the Serials Solutions
e-journal AMS database.
Submissions Policy for The Journal for
Cultural and Religious Theory
submitted, or revised, for publication must be in Microsoft Word format.† No hard copies of manuscripts will be
The Journal for
Cultural and Religious Theory uses the Chicago Manual of Style for
all published reviews and articles. The basic elements of the CMoS can be found at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/.
- All notes must be footnotes. Internal references,
i.e. page numbers for a previous footnote citation, are allowed.
- Citations should follow CMS, documentation
one. [See especially 15.83ff., 15.217ff.,
15.244.] The use of p. or pp. should be avoided. Here are some example
- Slavoj Zizek,
The Puppet and the Dwarf: The
Perverse Core of Christianity (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2003), 5.
- Carl Raschke, "Bataille's Gift," The Journal for Cultural
and Religious Theory 5.1 (December 2003), 7.
- Steven G. Smith, Review of Levinas
and the Philosophy of Religion, by Jeffrey L. Kosky,
Journal of the American Academy of Religion 71.2 (June 2003), 469.
- Bibliographies or lists of references should not be
used unless absolutely necessary. Citations in footnoting should be
written so as to be sufficient.
- All articles or reviews must have the title, first
and last name of the author, and institutional affiliation at the top of
the article - flush left.
- Do not in the body of the text give acknowledgements.
Do so in a footnote.
- All paragraphs must have a blank space between them
and start flush left without indentation. Paragraph numeration is no
longer necessary for the JCRT.
Once the article is accepted for
publication, it is the author's responsibility to resubmit the review or
article using the standard journal style within twenty days after
notification of acceptance. . At that time the author must also submit a
brief biographical sketch of themselves two or three sentences in length.
If the author
does not resubmit the article within the stipulated time period, or does not
observe the aforementioned formatting protocols, the journal reserves the
right not to publish the article
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for Cultural and Religious Theory.