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Information for Authors

New for 2010 – Please note that the journal now encourages authors to complete their copyright licence to publish form online

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

Cynthia Eller, Editor

Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
150 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711 USA

Authors must submit their manuscripts via our online submission system. Instructions can be found here. Papers should be roughly 8,000 words in length (including references and footnotes). An abstract of not more than 150 words must accompany each manuscript. Authors must provide full contact information, including e-mail address, with manuscripts. All manuscripts accepted are subject to editorial modification. Authors may find the style sheet here.

The journal encourages the submission of suitable illustrations. Prepare your figures at print publication quality resolution, using applications capable of generating high-resolution .tif files (600 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for color and halftone artwork). Figures should be set at 4.5 inches wide. The printing process requires your figures to be in this format if your paper is accepted for publication. For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, go to Please also prepare a second version of your figures at low-resolution for use in the review process; these versions of the figures can be saved in .jpg, .gif, .tif, or .eps format. Video and/or audio clips may also be submitted and will be published with the online version of the article. Supporting materials — including artwork, video, or audio clips — should accompany your original submission.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reprint extracts and reproduce illustrations, , and disseminate audio and video clips of subjects. The permissions forms should be supplied with the final manuscript. All necessary credits and acknowledgments should be included in the figure legends.

Manuscripts must be clearly written in English. If you would like additional help with the quality of your written English, including grammar, spelling, and language usage, visit Oxford Journals Language Services. There will be a charge for this service.

VAT Charges for Offprint Orders. Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from elsewhere in the EU, you or your institution should account for VAT by way of a reverse charge.  Please provide us with your or your institution’s VAT number.

Books for review should be sent to the book review editor:

Cynthia Eller

Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
150 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

The Journal does not guarantee review of unsolicited books.

The Journal does not publish book reviews from graduate students nor does it publish unsolicited book reviews. In light of the many books submitted for review, the editorial office will not be able to field queries concerning potential coverage of submitted books in the journal.

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright License to Publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the e-mail address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.