Nova Religio and the World Religions and Spirituality Project
Nova Religio and the World Religions and Spirituality Project (formerly the New Religious Movements Homepage Project) have established a partnership to support the publication of Field Notes and Update essays and descriptive profiles of religious movements that further the respective missions of the journal and the website.
Articles on religious movements may be published in the journal and/or on the website in the two following ways.
1. Authors may submit papers on new religious movements to Nova Religio for possible publication as Field Notes essays or Update essays (3,000 to 5,000 words including endnotes). Prior correspondence with the journal co-general editors to receive guidelines for Field Notes essays or Update essays in Nova Religio is recommended. Field Notes essays should be based on original research that includes participant-observation and interviews. Update essays should be based on original research that may, but does not necessarily, include fieldwork. Although shorter than a regular Nova Religio article, a Field Notes essay and an Update essay should articulate a thesis and provide citations in Chicago Manual of Style format. The journal’s primary interest is in groups in a variety of cultural and national contexts about which there is limited scholarly information. Authors whose Field Notes essays and Update essays are accepted by Nova Religio may be invited to write a profile of the new religious movement for publication on the World Religions and Spirituality website.
2. Authors may propose to the website editor profiles for publication on the World Religions and Spirituality website. The website’s primary interest is in expanding and broadening its coverage of religious groups, with a focus on North America. Authors whose profiles are accepted for publication on the website may use the website profile as a proposal to Nova Religio’s co-general editors to determine interest in a Field Notes essay or an Update essay prepared according to the journal’s requirements.
In the event that Field Notes/Update essays and profiles are accepted for publication by both the journal and the website, their format and content will differ to reflect the requirements of the two publications.
For more information on the World Religions and Spirituality Project, go to http://www.has.vcu.edu/puwrs or email David G. Bromley, editor of the World Religions and Spirituality website, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on submitting Field Notes essays, Update essays, or full-length papers to Nova Religio, go to http://www.novareligio.org or email Joel E. Tishken, co-general editor of Nova Religio, email@example.com.