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Journal of the Religious Communication Association

The Religious Communication Association publishes The Journal of Communication and Religion (JCR). JCR is a journal addressed to the concerns of the religious communicator and the communication scholar and includes reviews of current publications in the field of religious communication. The journal is semi-annual. Your membership includes a subscription to both the journal and the Association's Newsletter. The journal mails to approximately 325 subscribers; the acceptance rate is approximately 17%.

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JCR Call For Papers


The Journal of Communication and Religion publishes original articles that advance theory and research about communication in religious contexts. Articles are expected to use rigorous theory and methodology in developing insightful arguments that will further knowledge, understanding, and care about the intersections of communication and religion. The journal accepts articles dealing with communication within the purview of any religion.

Manuscripts should show strong scholarship, exemplary in its research type (either quantitative or qualitative). Writing should be clear, aesthetically pleasing, and effective. Its style should be gender sensitive. At best, articles will contribute to the stock of knowledge in communication and religion, offering insights that can lead to positive religious, social, and cultural change.

Each article is blind-reviewed by two members of the editorial board and/or readers, as well as the editor. Any suggestions for revision will keep issues of argument, style, and contribution to the area of communication and religion in mind. The editor makes final publication decisions.

Please submit articles as Microsoft Word attachments to an email addressed to Two files should be sent. One should contain a cover letter to the editor, with all of the author's contact information, current institutional affiliation, and the previous history of the manuscript. The second should contain a 100 word abstract and the manuscript itself, with nothing on it that identifies the author. Article formatting and citation should conform to the most current MLA or APA standards, depending on which is most appropriate for the type of article submitted. The papers should contain fewer than 40 double spaced pages, including notes and citations. Manuscripts submitted to The Journal of Communication and Religion should not be under review at another journal. Authors can expect an initial decision within four months; the editor will notify authors of editorial progress.

If you have ideas for book reviews, please send them to Dr. David A. Frank, The Journal of Communication and Religion's book editor. His email address is:

Thank you,

Ronald C. Arnett, Editor of The Journal of Communication and Religion.

Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
340 College Hall
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Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

David A. Frank
Book Review Editor, The Journal of Communication and Religion
David A. Frank
Professor of Rhetoric
Robert D. Clark Honors College
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403