The journal, Thinking About Religion,
provides a platform for members of the North Carolina Religious Studies
Association (NCRSA) to publish in digital form peer reviewed manuscripts
presented at the annual meeting. Likewise the journal is open to
submissions from scholars who may wish to develop topics of interest to
Articles submitted should contribute to the study
of religion in the academy broadly understood. To determine appropriate
subject matter contributors should consult past issues of the journal or
members of the editorial board. The General Editor and Technical Editor
retain the right to refuse to publish submissions not in keeping with
the mission of the journal.
Review Procedure and Submission Guidelines
Submissions shall undergo blind (peer) review by a
board of referees with the assistance of the general editor.
Contributors receive a review form from their referee that contains one
of three judgments: (a) accepted as is or with minor revisions; (b)
accepted pending revisions; (c) not accepted. Articles accepted for
publication shall require the approval of two members of the review
board. The Program Chair of the annual meeting of the NCRSA or a
designee of that officer may cast one vote for a manuscript previously
included in the annual program. Submissions from individuals not
participating in the annual conference must receive favorable reviews
from two members of the board of referees to be considered for
Style and Format
Authors are encouraged to consult the Chicago
Manuel of Style regarding style and documentation. Previous volumes
of the journal provide examples of acceptable style.
Manuscripts should be prepared for blind review.
Submissions sent as Microsoft Word documents or RTF files are
Manuscripts should average 2,500 to 3,500 words
excluding references and notes.
Authors grant first rights to the journal for the
publication of their articles.
Proposals for book reviews should be introduced
during the business meeting at the annual conference.
Manuscripts may be sent to any member of the
publication board for forwarding or sent directly to the general editor:
P. Eddy Wilson, General Editor for Thinking
About Religion, the on-line journal of the NCRSA