About the Journal


AGATHEOS – European Journal for Philosophy of Religion is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the profound exploration of the philosophy of religion. Our mission is to foster exceptional scholarly contributions that delve into the realms of religions and worldviews, embracing a spectrum of philosophical perspectives. Proudly published quarterly, the journal operates under the auspices of the Nordic Society for Philosophy of Religion, in collaboration with the University of Gävle and Uppsala University, both situated in Sweden.

While the journal maintains a commitment to impartiality and inclusivity, welcoming papers across various philosophical methods and orientations, we particularly value contributions that pose clear philosophical inquiries, defend distinct theses, and articulate well-supported arguments.

AGATHEOS serves as a dynamic platform for the examination and assessment of crucial philosophical concepts and theories intertwined with diverse facets of religion, as well as secular and post-secular worldviews. We actively encourage submissions that showcase innovative and unique perspectives within the expansive field, contributing to the richness and diversity of philosophical discourse.


The intended readership for AGATHEOS is academic scholars in Philosophy of Religion.


The journal publishes four issues per year.


The journal does not charge any publication fees.


All submitted manuscripts are first assessed by an editor who decides whether the manuscript is suitable to be sent for peer review.

Manuscripts deemed suitable for further review are sent to two or more experts who are tasked with highlighting the manuscript's general and specific merits and shortcomings.

The journal uses a double-blind review procedure before acceptance/rejection of manuscripts, which means that authors and reviewers are anonymous throughout the review process.

The review process is expected to take 4 to 6 weeks but may vary.

Based on the review, the editor then compiles a recommendation to a) accept the manuscript for publication b) ask the author to revise the manuscript or c) reject the manuscript.

The overall publishing responsibility rests with the journal's editor-in-chief, who has a qualified editorial board for support in various issues regarding the publication of individual manuscripts, the journal's development, etc.

Original articles are externally peer-reviewed, but reviews are approved by the editors without external peer review.

In cases where a manuscript’s author is in some way associated with the editorial team, they will be removed from all editorial tasks for that article. An independent editor will be tasked with organizing the peer-review process. The author's affiliation with the journal will also be indicated in the final publication of the article.

The journal accepts manuscripts that have previously been uploaded for review as preliminary versions, on personal websites, presented at conferences, or made available through other informal communication channels. However, authors must hold copyright for the text in question. Authors are also encouraged, when available, to include links to previous versions of the article in the final version of the article published in the journal.

Duplicate publication, also called "redundant publication" or "dual publication", is not permitted. This refers to the publication of the same article in more than one journal or to the publication of a document that is substantially similar to one already published without reference to the original publication.

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