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Spotlight on Religions

This month, we’re taking a look at one of MDPI’s most unique journals, Religions, and look at its growth over the years, going all the way back to its launch in 2010.

A history of Religions

The inaugural issue of the journal was published in 2010, and started life as a quarterly publication. Prof. Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman was the Editor in Chief of the journal at the time, and he served through to 2018. Since 2019, two co-Editor in Chiefs, Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann and Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing have shared the responsibilities of helming Religions.

It was indexed in Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) in 2013, and in Scopus (Elsevier) the following year.

In 2015, Religions was indexed in ATLA Religion Database and in the following year, Religions moved to a monthly publication schedule. In addition to being indexed in Religious and Theological Abstracts (R&TA) the journal announced the first edition of its Travel Awards.

2020 saw remarkable growth in the journal and the introduction of three new sections,

  • Religions and Theologies;
  • Religions and Humanities/Philosophies;
  • Religions and Health/Psychology/Social Sciences.

The journal also announced the first edition of the Outstanding Reviewer awards as well as the first edition of the Young Investigators award.

Want to learn more about Religions?

This journal is an international, peer-reviewed and open access journal publishing  international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal on religions and theology, published monthly online by MDPI. For more information, please see the journal’s page.

Thinking of submitting your manuscript to Religions?

The journal is committed to publishing innovative and quality research. Authors thinking of submitting manuscripts to the journal can access the list of requirements for submission on the webpage. Religions is dedicated to ensuring research integrity and high quality manuscripts.

Authors are encouraged to read the submission instructions specific to each journal prior to submission. Authors looking to publish their work in this journal can submit manuscripts online at susy.mdpi.com. Templates for articles are provided here in both LaTex and Microsoft Word formats. In case you are unsure, the submitting author is generally the corresponding author and is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. To submit your manuscript, register and login to the submission website.

Once you have registered, click here to go to the submission form. All co-authors can see the manuscript details here. To do so, they must register and log in using the same e-mail address used for manuscript submission.

Future research

The journal is always looking to publish new and innovative research. For a more extensive list of research topics, have a look through the journal’s About section.