What is ZjR?
"ZjR" is a student academic journal specifically devoted to the Study of Religions
which offers both undergraduates and postgraduates the opportunity to
share their ideas concerning religion and religions. It is called a "young"
journal not only because young scholars are encouraged to contribute, but because ZjR aims to support new methods and theories.
Please see also our Aims and Scope for further information about how we imagine ZjR to be like.
The potential author...
... is anyone exploring the complex phenomena of religion/s and the academic discipline of the Study of Religions and who has not yet received a PhD at the time of article submission.
What kind of study will be considered?
Analysis of concrete religious phenomena will be considered as well as material relating to methodological discourse.
Reviews and travelogues are welcome as well.
All articles submitted must be based upon a perspective grounded in the methodologies of the academic study of religions. Therefore, ZjR is not interested in either philosophical or
What else has to be taken into account?
Articles may be submitted in German or English and must not exceed 7,000 words.
Articles submitted in other languages may also be considered after consultation.
All manuscripts should conform to the ZjR formatting guidelines found here.
Please send your article as an ODT, SXW, DOC or RTF (no DOCX!) file to
submission [æt] zjr-online.net.
Articles are published online at irregular intervals.
"Copyleft" and Licence:
All articles published in "Zeitschrift für junge Religionswissenschaft" (ZjR)
are licenced under a Creative Commons Licence. Zjr uses the following
||Attribution: You must give the original author credit.
||Non-Commercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
|No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform or build upon this work.
Alternatively, authors may choose their own Creative Commons licence.
For instance, the third option "No Derivative Works"
might be substituted by the "Share Alike" option.
||Share Alike.If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a licence identical to this one.
Your fair use and other rights (e.g. copyright) are in no way affected by these conditions.
A Creative Commons licence may be altered by the article's author at any time.
Further information on CreativeCommons are to be found at
"ZjR" cannot be held responsible for unsolicited manuscripts.
The final decision about inclusion rests with the editors.
However, articles published do not reflect the opinion of any ZjR Board.
Authors remain responsible for their articles and any breaches of any law.
If an article is to be republished elsewhere, it is expected that the source will be indicated
in the form "First published in ZjR, Volume/ Number (year)".
The editors also reserve the right to republish any articles published here as hard copy in any form