Journal of Southern Religion Submissions Policy


Manuscript submissions: Submissions to JSR are fully peer-reviewed by members of the editorial board and their designees. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit via email to the editors. Authors wishing to submit paper manuscripts should contact the editors before sending three double-spaced copies to:

Luke Harlow, editor, Journal of Southern Religion
Department of History
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309


Michael Pasquier, editor, Journal of Southern Religion
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Louisiana State University
102 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

General Information: All manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Please use endnotes that have been separately typed (i.e., not generated by word processing software); endnotes will be linked to the text and can be descriptive as well as documentary. Unsolicited manuscripts should fit broadly into one or more of the categories outlined by the journal's editorial policies. Materials submitted to JSR must not have been previously published nor submitted for publication elsewhere while under review by JSR editors. Inquiries should be directed to the Editors, Luke Harlow and Michael Pasquier. All submissions should be accompanied by the author's name, current institutional affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses. Paper manuscripts will not be returned. In most cases, authors will be notified within ninety days whether or not their submission has been accepted.

Electronic publication allows for the addition of images and other visual or auditory aids, and the editors encourage authors to include such with articles when appropriate. Authors should make certain that all submitted materials are clear of copyright claims or that they obtain permission as required by law. JSR reserves copyright privileges for all materials published.

Acceptance: If a submission is accepted, the author will sign a contract with JSR assigning copyright to The Journal of Southern Religion. After making corrections and revisions, the author should submit the accepted manuscript via email to the editors as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx). Please include at the top of the first page of the manuscript, the title, your name, your current academic rank (or equivalent), and your institutional affiliation. The revised manuscript will be copyedited and uploaded to the JSR site for the succeeding annual issue, usually published in the fall. At the present time, JSR does not provide authors with offprints of published materials, but we will notify you by email when your manuscript is published online.

Solicited essays should conform to the same criteria but are not restricted by word length requirements. 

Book reviews should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but we have no formal limit. Scholars interested in submitting book reviews to JSR should contact Book Review Editor Art Remillard. Book reviewers should consult the Book Review Style Sheet before submitting reviews

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