Religion & American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation

 Edited by Julie Byrne, Tracy Fessenden, Philip Goff, Laura Levitt, Matthew Avery Sutton, Peter J. Thuesen, and Judith Weisenfeld, this semiannual publication explores the interplay between religion and other spheres of American culture. The journal embraces a diversity of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives. Although concentrated on specific topics, articles illuminate larger patterns, implications, or contexts of American life. Religion and American Culture is devoted to promoting the ongoing scholarly discussion of the nature, terms, and dynamics of religion in America.

Submission Guidelines for Religion & American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 

The editors of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation welcome submission of articles that deal with religion in its American contexts from diverse methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives. Although articles may deal with specifically focused topics, events or persons, they should be written in a way that casts light on broad patterns or implications of American life. Articles should be fully documented and contain a clear thesis or argument. Articles should be based on original research and must contradict, complicate, or significantly extend our current understanding of the relationship between religion and other aspects of American culture.

Manuscripts will not be considered for publication that are currently under consideration by other journals or presses or if they have been published, or are soon to be published, elsewhere. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, its appearance in Religion and American Culture must precede publication elsewhere.

All manuscript submissions should conform to the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Endnotes are preferred to footnotes. Do not use parenthetical citations.

All articles submitted to Religion and American Culture must include an abstract, no longer than 250 words, on the first page of the manuscript. The abstract should not merely tell what the article is about. It should also state the problem being addressed, the thesis being argued, and the type of evidence being employed.

Manuscripts generally should be 25-35 pages in length, double-spaced.

Because submissions are double-anonymously evaluated at several levels, the abstract, pages (including title page), and notes should not include author identification.Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reprint extracts and reproduce illustrations. The permissions must be supplied with the final manuscript, if accepted for publication. All necessary credits and acknowledgments must be included.

R&AC accepts only electronic submissions in Word format.

Please address all queries and editorial correspondence to:

Religion & American Culture