Journal of Religious History

The Journal of Religious History was established by a group of historians at the University of Sydney in 1959. The first issue appeared in 1960.  The Journal is now published on behalf of the Religious History Association by Wiley whose web site includes information on current issues, the editorial board and guidelines for submissions. The current Editor-in-Chief is :






Dr Joanna Cruickshank


CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST in Position of Co-Editor for the Journal of Religious History:

Expressions of interest are sought in the post of Co-Editor for the Journal of Religious History, working alongside Dr Joanna Cruickshank, and taking over from Dr Jason Taliadoros, who is stepping down from this role. The position would run for a three year period, with potential for renewal for a second three year term, if so desired. The JRH is published by Wiley and engages an Editorial Assistant Anna Haunton) to work on practical matters relating to the journal, as well as benefiting from Wiley staff in Singapore.

The tasks involved in editing JRH vary considerably from week to week – some weeks we are only required to answer a few emails, other weeks require a full day’s work making decisions on articles and proofreading. On average, each editor probably spends 4-6 hours per fortnight on the role. The main tasks involved are:

  • working with the Editorial Assistant (Anna Haunton) to make initial decisions about sending articles for review
  • keeping the database of reviewers updated
  • making decisions on each article based on the reviewers’ recommendations
  • corresponding with authors about these decisions
  • checking revisions made by authors
  • proofreading articles for Early View
  • proofreading and approving each issue (which has been copyedited by a professional copyeditor)
  • approving the table of contents
  • selecting an image for the cover

If you are interested in finding about this position, contact Prof. Constant Mews, President of the RHA. Applications (a letter and a brief CV) close on 5pm 27 July 2018.


Style Guide for submissions: The Journal of Religious History follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Contributors may also refer to Kate L. Turabian’s short guide to the Chicago style, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations, 6th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).

Spelling: The Journal of Religious History publishes in British English. For word usage and word division, please refer to the Oxford Concise English Dictionary.

Abbreviations should follow the Oxford Classical Dictionary.

Authors wishing to submit to the Journal of Religious History please refer to our  Guidelines for Submissions  for more information at:

FOR BOOK REVIEWS please contact our Book Review Editors Ian Tregenza at email: [email protected] and Peter Edwell at email: [email protected]


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TheRHA. Newsletter of the Religious History Association

TheRHA carries news of the Association and reports from state and international representatives about publications, grants and events. Submissions for consideration in TheRHA should be sent to the editor:

Anna Haunton
JORH Editorial Administrator
TheRHA Editor,
RHA Membership & Web Administrator
The Journal of Religious History
Studies in Religion
School of Letters, Art & Media
A20 – John Woolley Building
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Email: [email protected]


Elna Lim and Abby Cabela at John Wiley & Sons Singapore Production team (images taken 2017)


Back issues of RHesiS: Newsletter of the Religious History Society (1999-2010), and TheRHA

RHesiS 1 (1999) – 2 (2001) – 3 (2003) – 4 (2004) – 6 (2006) – 7 (2007) – 10 (2008)11 (2009) – 12 (2010)

TheRHA 13(2011) [New Series]: 1 (2012)  –  2 (2013) –  3 (2014)  –  4 (2015)

 No 5 – 2016   No 6 – 2017       No 7 – 2018 Pending