Call for Guest Editor


The governing objectives of the Religious: Jurnal Studi Agama-Agama dan Lintas Budaya [Journal of Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies] for submission with respect to a Special issue are (a) scholarly excellence, (b) relevance to Religious, and (c) newness and significance of the topic.

Subject Areas

Religious: Jurnal Studi Agama-agama dan Lintas Budaya [Journal of Religious and Cross-cultural Studies] promotes interdisciplinary approaches to any of the world's religious/spiritual traditions, and invites contributions from scholars in various fields, notably:

  • theology
  • comparative studies in religion and politics
  • theoretical or methodological discussions
  • thoughts, ideologies, and philosophies
  • Religion and Tourism
  • philosophy of religion
  • psychology of religion
  • history of religions
  • sociology of religion
  • role of religion in culture and society
  • religious ethics
  • religion and literature
  • religion and art
  • religion and media
  • religion and linguistics
  • religion and health


Proposals concerning any topic of Religious will be welcome for consideration by the Editor-in-Chief. In order to arrive at a decision with respect to a proposal for a Special Issueor Symposium, the Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the Editorial Board at the journal, will review the submitted proposal and may recommend (a) acceptance, (b) revisions, or (c) rejection of the proposal.

Proposals should be submitted to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief:

Guest Editor Responsibility

We appreciate collaborations with scholars all over the world. Special issues are normally edited by a Guest Editor who invites colleagues from the same research field to contribute an article on a topic within their expertise. The Guest Editor works together with the Editorial Office to prepare a description and keywords for the special issue webpage. We aim for at least ten articles published per special issue. Often, the Guest Editor will also write an editorial paper for the special issue. The Guest Editor usually makes decisions on the acceptance of manuscripts submitted to his or her special issue (depending on the journal’s policy—in some cases they may make a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief). Papers belonging to a special issue are published online in the journal immediately after acceptance and collected together on the special issue webpage. This means that there is no delay for authors who submit their work: it will appear shortly after acceptance, even if other papers in the special issue are still being processed.

Rules for submitting a Proposal

The proposal should be submitted as a word document with the Call for Papers embedded or attached and should clearly indicate whether it is a proposal for a Special Issue.


  • The name and contact details of the Guest Editor(s)
  • The title of the Special Issue
  • Abstract or summary of the proposed topic
  • Justification for why the Special Issue is needed
  • Explanation of the suitability of the topic for Religious
  • A copy of the Call for Papers
  • Backgrounds of the proposed Guest Editor(s) (including visibility on the topic in question and editorial experience).
  • A list or description of indicative scholars who might submit to the Special Issue or Symposium.
  • A list of proposed ad hoc editorial board members/reviewers (including email addresses or affiliations) for the Special Issue or Symposium.
  • A strategy for promoting the call for papers.

Upon approval by the Editor-in-Chief, the Call for Papers should be circulated widely by the Guest Editor(s) for Special Issues in venues besides Religious website.

For further information, please contact +62 898 614 3832