Journal of the Religious
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.
membership includes a subscription to both the journal and the Association's Newsletter. The journal mails to approximately 675 subscribers;
the acceptance rate is approximately 18%.
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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
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. Craig Mattson, The Journal of
Communication and Religion's book editor. His email address is:
Ronald C. Arnett,
Editor of The Journal
of Communication and Religion.
Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
340 College Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Craig E. Mattson
Book Review Editor, JCR
Department of Communication Arts
Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL 60445