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Review of Religious Research

Published in Association with Religious Research Association
eISSN: 22114866 | ISSN: 0034673X | Current volume: 66 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
The Review of Religious Research (RRR) journal aims to publish manuscripts meeting these six scope criteria: (1) reports empirical research; (2) attends to religiosity and spirituality topics; (3) identifies religious groups and their adherents; (4) engages in interdisciplinary social science research practices; (5) describes methods and analytical techniques; and (6) applies research with relevance for practitioners.

Aims & Scope:

The Review of Religious Research (RRR) journal aims to publish manuscripts meeting these six scope criteria: (1) reports empirical research; (2) attends to religiosity and spirituality topics; (3) identifies religious groups and their adherents; (4) engages in interdisciplinary social science research practices; (5) describes methods and analytical techniques; and (6) applies research with relevance for practitioners. Criteria are described below.

 

Empirical Research

Manuscripts meet the empirical social science research scope criteria by reporting on observable behaviors, actions, orientations, and more of social groups. The goal is to understand and analyze rather than seeking to propagate a religion, proselytize, evangelize, or in other ways directly represent a religious view. Valuing the goal of replicability and peer review, empirical research typically includes a methods section that explains how data were collected, why, using what procedures, under which conditions, and toward what types of analysis.

 

Relevant Topics – Scroll below for an expanded list of specific topics.For a full list of topics please click here.
 

  • Religious leaders, services, programs, participation, practices, beliefs, organizations, changes, movements
  • Religion & civics, family, gender, sex, race, youth, education, science, poverty, crime, attitudes, wellbeing
  • Spirituality, spiritual practices, spiritual communities

Applied Practitioners

The journal is particularly interested in publishing applied research with implications for:

  • Clergy, pastoral leaders, lay leaders, other religious leaders
  • Professionals, staff, volunteers in faith-based organizations, NGOs, INGOS, international networks
  • Grantmakers, funders, grant program officers
  • Fundraisers, major gifts officers, donor prospect researchers
  • Volunteer coordinators, social movement community engagers
  • Service providers, program delivery coordinators

 

Religious Groups
 

1. Islam, Muslims

2. Buddhism, Buddhists

3. Hinduism, Hindus

4. Judaism, Jewish

5. Confucianism, Confucians

6. Sikhism, Sikhists

7. Daoism, Taoism, Daoist, Taoists

8. Catholicism, Catholics

9. Christianity, Christians

10. Protestantism, Protestants

11. Evangelicalism, Evangelicals

12. Mainline Protestantism, Protestants

13. Pentecostalism, Pentecostals

14. Orthodoxy: Eastern, Catholic, Judaism, Christianity

15. Folk religions: Chinese, African; Ethnoreligious

16. Spiritism, Spiritists

17. Bahá'í, Bahaism, Bahá'ís

18. Jainism, Jainists

19. Shintoism, Shintoists

20. Zoroastrianism, Zoroastrians

21. New religions, new religious movements

22. Atheism, Agnosticism, Atheists, Agnostics

23. Religious unaffiliated, disaffiliated, non-affiliated, or religious “nones”
 

Interdisciplinar

Valuing multiple approaches in the empirical study of religion, the journal typically publishes research from disciplines such as: sociology, psychology, social psychology, political science, economics.

 

Methods & Analysis

 

1. Surveys

2. In-depth interviews

3. Ethnographies

4. Case studies

5. Quantitative analysis

6. Qualitative analysis

7. Content analysis

8. Mixed methods analysis

 

Editor-in-Chief
Patricia S. Herzog Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Book Review Editor
David E. Eagle Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Editorial Board
Gabriel A. Acevedo Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Amy Adamczyk John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, New York, NY, USA
Feyza Akova University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
Christopher D. Bader Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA
Joseph O. Baker East Tennessee State University, USA
John P. Bartkowski University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Kraig Beyerlein University of Notre Dame
Alex Bierman Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, Canada
Matt Bradshaw Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA
R Khari Brown Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Tricia C. Bruce University of Notre Dame, USA
Ryan P. Burge Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA
James Cavendish University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Deborah L. Coe Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, IL, USA
Katie Corcoran West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Melinda Denton University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Di Di Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Paul A. Djupe Dennison University, Granville, OH, USA
Erica Dollhopf Center for Analytics, Research and Data (UCC), Cleveland, OH, USA
Christopher Ellison University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Todd Ferguson University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Belton, TX, USA
Tom Gaunt Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA
Kerby Goff Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA
Conrad Hackett Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C., USA
R David Hayward Ascension St. John Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
Terrence D. Hill University of Arizona
Becky Y. Hsu Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA
Jong Hyun Jung Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Courtney Ann Irby Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, USA
Blake Victor Kent Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Mark P. Killian Whitworth University, USA
Kristina I. Lizardy-Hajbi University of Denver, USA
Kyle Longest Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
Annette Mahoney Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, PA, USA
Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber Boston School of Theology, Boston, MA, USA
Loren Marks Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Gerardo Martí Davidson College, Davidson, NC, USA
Brandon C. Martinez Providence College, Providence, RI, USA
Matthew May Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA
Jennifer M. McClure Samford University, Birmingham, AL, USA
Paul K. McClure University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA, USA
Amy D. McDowell University of Mississippi
Stephen M. Merino Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO, USA
Mark Mulder Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Ann W. Nguyen Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Stephen Offutt Asbury Theological Seminary, Wheaton, IL, USA
Oneya Okuwobi University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Daniel V. A. Olson Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Jenell Paris Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
Samuel L. Perry University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
Miray Philips University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Aida Ramos University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX, USA
Roberta Ricucci University of Torino, Italy
Christopher P. Scheitle West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Cyrus Schleifer University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
Landon Schnabel Cornell University
Jason Shelton University of Texas, Arlington, USA
Darren E. Sherkat Southern Illinois University, USA
Corwin E. Smidt Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Jörg Stolz University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lisa Weaver Swartz Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, USA
Kati Tervo-Niemelä University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Joel Thiessen Ambrose University, Calgary, AB, Canada
Scott Thumma Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT, USA
Joshua Tom Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, USA
Jeremy Uecker Baylor University, USA
Laura Upenieks Department of Sociology, Baylor University, USA
Meredith Withnah Westmont College, USA
Patricia Wittberg SC, Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Washington, D.C., USA
Stuart A. Wright Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA
Xiaohe Xu The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Fenggang Yang Purdue University, USA
Miriam Zimmer Leitung Kompetenzzentrum Pastorale Evaluation, Bochum, Germany
  • Clarivate Analytics: Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
  • EBSCO
  • ProQuest
  • Scopus

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