Vedic Studies and Hindu Studies

Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies    (open access)

“This journal is open to all bona fide scholars in Vedic Studies. It is monitored for style and content by the Editor-in-Chief. Our aim is to disseminate our work quickly. There is copyright but with automatic permission to publish anywhere else later on when the author wishes to do so.”

International Journal of Hindu Studies (subscription/paid access)

“The International Journal of Hindu Studies offers a scholarly exploration of topics in Hindu studies, fostering new work in neglected areas, alternative perspectives, and the exchange of information. The Journal supports critical inquiries, hermeneutical interpretive proposals, and historical investigations into all aspects of Hindu traditions.”

Journal of Hindu Studies (subscription/paid access)

“The Journal of Hindu Studies is committed to a critical approach to Hindu Studies, focusing on themes that address overarching issues within the field, publishing the proceedings of research projects and conferences, and providing a forum for peer-reviewed articles. The journal aims to create a forum for constructive interdisciplinary discourse by linking the wider community of scholars in an exploration of key questions, through the lens of their own research. This fully refereed journal is published on behalf of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.”

South Asian Religious Studies

Religions of South Asia (subscription/paid access)

ROSA publishes papers by internationally respected scholars on some of the most vibrant and dynamic religious traditions of the world. It includes the latest research on distinctively South Asian or Indic religions – Hindu, Jaina, Buddhist and Sikh – religions which continue to influence the patterns of thought and ways of life of millions of people. These are traditions which are integral not only to the development of the cultural identities of India and South Asia, but to those of many diaspora communities globally. The Journal also includes papers on those religions originating from outside the sub-continent – Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Zoroastrian traditions and newly emerging religions like the Baha’i tradition, which are developing a significant presence in South Asia.”

South Asian Social and Political Studies

South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (open access)

“The South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to social science research on South Asia. It specializes in the publication of comparative thematic issues as well as individual research articles, review essays, and book reviews. Committed to disseminating rigorous scientific research to the widest possible audience, SAMAJ is fully and freely accessible on line.”

Economic and Political Weekly (open access)

“The Economic and Political Weekly, published from Mumbai, is an Indian institution which enjoys a global reputation for excellence in independent scholarship and critical inquiry.[…It] publishes both research in social sciences (in the ‘Special Articles’section) and informed comment on current affairs (in the ‘Commentary’ section). In this manner it appeals to both the reader looking for analysis of contemporary issues and the researcher looking for new developments in her field.”

Asian Studies

Modern Asian Studies (subscription/paid access)

Modern Asian Studies promotes original, innovative and rigorous research on the history, sociology, economics and culture of modern Asia. Covering South Asia, South-East Asia, China, Japan and Korea, the journal is published in six parts each year. It welcomes articles which deploy inter-disciplinary and comparative research methods. Modern Asian Studies specialises in the publication of longer monographic essays based on path-breaking new research; it also carries substantial synoptic essays which illuminate the state of the broad field in fresh ways. It contains a book review section which offers detailed analysis of important new publications in the field.”

Asian Medicine

Asian Medicine – Tradition and Modernity (subscription/paid access)

Asian Medicine -Tradition and Modernity is a multidisciplinary journal aimed at researchers and practitioners of Asian Medicine in Asia as well as in Western countries. It makes available in one single publication academic essays that explore the historical, anthropological, sociological and philological dimensions of Asian medicine as well as practice reports from clinicians based in Asia and in Western countries. [… It] will be of relevance to those studying the modifications and adaptations of traditional medical systems on their journey to non-Asian settings. It will also be relevant to those who wish to learn more about the traditional background and practice of Asian medicine within its countries of origin.” Online version of journal. Special Yoga Issue (2007): Volume 3, Number 1.

Religious Studies

Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions (subscription/paid access)

“Fondée en 1956 sous l’égide du CNRS, Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions est désormais publiée par les Éditions de l’EHESS. La revue s’assigne trois objectifs: promouvoir une perspective comparative, élargie à toutes les religions, et à toutes les aires culturelles; favoriser une coopération de toutes les sciences sociales aux fins d’éclairer les facettes multiples du phénomène religieux; accueillir l’exposé des réflexions méthodologiques et théoriques sur les objets de la recherche. [… Elle] publie alternativement des numéros thématiques et des synthèses bibliographiques. Elle accueille – en français, en anglais, et en espagnol – des articles témoignant des recherches les plus avancées en ce domaine, en France et à l’étranger.”

Marburg Journal of Religion    (open access)

“The purpose of Marburg Journal of Religion is to publish articles on empirical and theoretical studies of religion. There are no restrictions on the particular historical or contemporary fields which may be considered. As regards methodology, editorial policy is also broadly conceived. However, the journal does not carry theological discussions within the frame of reference of any one religion, nor does it promote any particular religion. Contributions which help in some way to develop the identity of the study of religions as a discipline (Religionswissenschaft) are particularly welcome. The journal is international in character.”

Numen: International Review for the History of Religions (subscription/paid access)

Numen publishes papers representing the most recent scholarship in all areas of the history of religions. It covers a diversity of geographical regions and religions of the past as well as of the present. The approach of the journal to the study of religion is strictly non-confessional. While the emphasis lies on empirical, source-based research, typical contributions also address issues that have a wider historical or comparative significance for the advancement of the discipline. Numen also publishes papers that discuss important theoretical innovations in the study of religion and reflective studies on the history of the discipline.”

Religion Compass (subscription/paid access)

Religion Compass is an online-only journal publishing original, peer-evaluated, state-of-the-art surveys of current research from across the entire discipline. Religion Compass guides students, researchers and non-specialist scholars through the accumulating body of literature, and navigates the field by laying out the territory, describing divisions and subdivisions of Religious Studies and identifying the major issues within those sections.”

New Religions and Charismatic Movements

Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions (subscription/paid access)

Nova Religio presents scholarly interpretations and examinations of emergent and alternative religious movements”, including new religions; new movements within established religious traditions; neo-indigenous, neo-polytheistic and revival movements; ancient wisdom and New Age groups; diasporic religious movements; and marginalized and stigmatized religions. It aims at “understanding unconventional religions in their particularities and in relation to the larger social contexts in which they are situated”. Quarterly publication by the University of California Press.


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