Special Issue "Neuroscience and Religion"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. W.R. Klemm

Faculty of Neuroscience, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4458, USA
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Interests: Learning; memory; consciousness; brain electrical activity; neuroscience; religion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Special Edition announcement

This announcement is to invite scholars to submit a paper to a Special Issue on “Neuroscience and Religion” for the international, online, open-source journal, Religions.

Neuroscience is an umbrella discipline that has spawned important new areas of scholarship, such as neuroeducation, neuropsychology, neurophilosophy—and now, neurotheology. Scholars in this new field recognize that neuroscience and theology are inextricably entangled. Yet, historically, these two worldviews have not explored the ways in which each worldview can inform and enrich the other. Neuroscience can show religion new ways to consider creeds, doctrines, and spiritual counseling in the light of objective evidence. Religion can show neuroscience areas of human need and concern that experimental research could and should be exploring. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for scholars to point the way to develop the field of neurotheology.

Given the digital nature of the journal, there is no restriction on the length of manuscripts, if the text is concise and comprehensive. Deadline for the manuscript is September 1, 2019. If you are interested, please submit a tentative title and a one-paragraph synopsis of what you plan to write to the Guest Editor. The Guest Editor's role is to write a short introduction for the Special Issue, nominate/invite prospective authors, and coordinate the manuscript processing.

W. R. Klemm, Guest Editor

Senior Professor of Neuroscience, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4458

Email: [email protected]

Author: Triune Brain, Triune Mind, Triune World View, Brighton Publishing, in press

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. The Article Processing Charges (APCs) of 550 CHF (Swiss Francs) per published paper are partially funded by institutions through Knowledge Unlatched for a limited number of papers per year. Please contact the editorial office before submission to check whether KU waivers, or discounts are still available. 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.


  • neuroscience
  • religion
  • neurotheology
  • spirituality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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