Special Issue "Religion and Food in Global and Historical Perspective "
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: Religion and Food; Religion in North America; New Religious Movements
The past decade has seen the expansion of research projects, presentations, and publications on topics related to religion and food. This journal issue intends to bring together a diverse set of topics within the field, spanning multiple spatial and cultural locations. We solicit articles that consider either historic and contemporary case studies, thematic approaches to religion and food, and critical theoretically-oriented approaches. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the study of religion and food, we welcome research projects employing the full range of methodologies appropriate to religious studies and food studies. Authors should be acquainted with and engage existing research and publications in the field.
Please find attached to this email the call for papers for a special issue of the journal Religions, on the topic of religion and food. Religions is a peer reviewed open access journal, meaning publications appearing in the journal go through the normal pre-publication process, but are available online free of charge upon publication. Lest one might by concerned that this is some sort of predatory setup, the journal is edited by well-regarded church historian Peter Kaufman and many of our colleagues have published in it. As an example of the sort of work they publish, you can see a past special issue on the theme of religion and violence, edited by John Esposito, here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/ ReligionViolence. Note that for invited contributors, there is no open access publication fee.
I have agreed to serve as guest editor for this special issue. I have identified you as a colleague working in this field, either because I know you or your work directly, or through citations of your research. If you are working on a project that is ready for publication, please consider submitting.
Prof. Dr. Benjamin E. Zeller
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.