Religiographies | Guidelines for Authors

Religiographies an international, peer-reviewed, open-access online journal for the academic study of religious phenomena.

Authors are not charged any fees, and articles are available to all to read. In accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (, authors hold the copyright of their work, and readers may copy and distribute it freely, with attribution, for non-commercial purposes. Submissions that the editors consider suitable for the journal’s mission are subject to one or two blind peer reviews. Please follow these guidelines when submitting articles for consideration. Submissions may be in English, Italian or French. In special issues, only one language should be used. Contributors are responsible for their own language editing; submissions that are not acceptable in linguistic or stylistic terms will be returned for revision rather than sent for peer review.


Article structure


Abstract (between 150 and 200 words).

Keywords (between 4 and 6).

Author’s name, affiliation, and email.

Main text with full footnote references (max. 10,000 words)

Acknowledgements (max. 100 words).

Funding details and disclosure statement (max. 100 words).

Biographical note (200 words).



We prefer files in Microsoft Word document format: docx. We also accept Open Office document format or other formats, but in this case, please also provide a pdf. Use Times New Roman font in size 12 with double line spacing. Margins should be 2.5 cm.


Title and Headings

Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns. First-level headings should be in bold, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns. Second-level headings should be in bold italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns. Third-level headings should be in italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.


Tables and figures

Show clearly in the article text where the tables and figures should appear, for example, by writing [Table 1 near here]. It is mandatory that you have been given permission to use any tables or figures you are reproducing from another source before you submit.

Copies of permissions under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International ( should be submitted together with the article.


Language, spelling and punctuation

Articles and reviews should be submitted in English, Italian or French. Variations in language usage, such as British English or American English, are acceptable, but spelling should be consistent throughout the text. If quotations in languages other than that used for the main text are used, please provide a translation in a footnote. All punctuation and spelling within quotations should remain faithful to the source quoted, regardless of overall usage within the article.



Submitted manuscripts must follow the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition)

Notes style. No final bibliographical references.



Terms or quotations should always be enclosed by double quotation marks, except when a quotation is found within another quotation, where you will use the single quotation mark. Punctuation should be outside quotation marks, unless the language used is American English, in which case punctuation should be inside quotation marks


Review Process

Religiographies uses a single or double blind peer-review system. Once submitted, we will make every effort to have your submission evaluated in a timely manner. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review process, we need to make every effort to preserve the anonymity of authors and reviewers. Therefore, when preparing your manuscript for submission please 1) Remove your name entirely from the text. If you cite your own publications be sure to substitute the word “author”; and 2) author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.


Potential Conflict of Interests

Religiographies requires all authors to disclose to the editors any potential conflicts of interest that might affect the objectivity of their research, at the time of first submission of articles or reviews. Examples include, but are not limited to, funding or reimbursement of expenses received from an individual or group related to the subject of the research or personal affiliation with an individual or group related to the subject of the research.


Author details

All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations at the time that the research was conducted. Funding details. Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows: This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]. 2