Journal of Religious Ethics

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Edited By: Aline Kalbian and Martin Kavka

Online ISSN: 1467-9795

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted online at Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Support can be contacted by phone (+1 434 817 2040 ext. 167) on weekdays between 3:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

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Manuscripts must represent original work that has not been previously published in any print or electronic medium. If the copyright to any previous version of the essay is held by any publisher, professional association, agency, or person other than the author, that fact should be brought to the attention of the editor when the essay is submitted. If any material copyrighted by another author or agency is extensively quoted or included in the manuscript (for example, a prose excerpt of more than 300 words from a published work, a poem, or a statistical table), it will be the author's responsibility to secure permission to republish the copyrighted material if the manuscript is selected for publication in the Journal of Religious Ethics. Manuscripts sent to the Journal of Religious Ethics should not be simultaneously under consideration by another publisher.

The Journal of Religious Ethics prefers essays under 10,000 words.  Because of space limitations, manuscripts exceeding 10,000 words (including text, references, tables and figures) will be considered only if authors provide adequate justification for the length.

Because the JRE review process is anonymous — referees are not supposed to know the identity of the author — authors must avoid writing their submissions (including notes) in a way that discloses their identity.

All submissions must also include an abstract of no longer than 140 words.

The JRE style guide may be requested from the journal's editorial office (

Online production tracking is now available for articles through Wiley Blackwell’s Author Services.

Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted — through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production so they don’t need to contact the production editor to check on progress.

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If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign.  The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

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If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: