Call for Social-Scientific Papers on Religion!

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM)
contact email: 

In partnership with Wipf and Stock Publishers, the peer-reviewed academic journal, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM journal), is now accepting article submissions from all qualified persons relating to any one of the following fields of study:

  • Religious History
  • Historical Theology
  • Historical Jesus
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religious Trends and Demographics
  • Issues in Contemporary Theology
  • Ancient, Medieval, and Contemporary Christian Literature
  • Patristic, Medieval, and Contemporary Exegesis
  • Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Writings
  • Ancient Israelite Religion and Second Temple Judaism
  • History and Literature of Contemporary Judaism
  • Hebrew Bible
  • New Testament
  • Textual Criticism
  • Islamic Studies
  • Mormon Studies
  • Native American Religion
  • Hinduism, Buddhism, and Other World Religions
  • Historical and Contemporary Religious Revivals and Sects
  • New Religious Movements (Cults)
  • Religious Violence
  • Religious Liberty
  • Freedom from Religion
  • General Religious Studies

SHERM is a biannual, free peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes the latest social-scientific, historiographic, and ecclesiastic research on religious institutions and their ministerial practices. SHERM is dedicated to the critical and scholarly inquiry of historical and contemporary religious phenomena, both from within particular religious traditions and across cultural boundaries, so as to inform the broader socio-historical analysis of religion and its related fields of study.

Also, SHERM is a 100% not-for-profit journal with independent funding, so we never ask our authors for money to publish their research with us.

For questions about the journal or suggestions for an upcoming issue, feel free to contact the General Editor, Darren Slade, at shermeditor@gmail.com or visit our website: shermjournal.org.