Instructions for Authors

General information

AGATHEOS: European Journal for Philosophy of Religion accepts research articles and book reviews. All research articles must be anonymized for double-blind peer review. Book reviews are reviewed by the editorial team.

By proceeding with a submission, the author confirms that the following criteria are met:

Exclusivity: The manuscript is not currently under review or accepted for publication elsewhere. This ensures the exclusivity of the material for AGATHEOS.

Originality: The submitted work is their own original creation and has not been published previously or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submissions are to be made in Word format and anonymized for blind review. Always include a separate document with the title of your paper along with your title, full name, affiliation, and email address.

To ensure the highest standard of linguistic clarity and expression, we encourage authors whose primary language is not English to have their manuscripts professionally proofread before submission.

If your manuscript is accepted, meticulously adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your final submission:

Style Guidelines for all Manuscripts

Remarks regarding style and grammar:

  • American English or European/British English spelling may be used according to the custom of the author, except in quoted material, which should not be altered.
  • Use one space after a period and a colon.
  • Periods and commas precede closing quotation marks. Colons and semicolons follow closing quotation marks. Question marks and exclamation points follow closing quotation marks unless they belong within the quoted matter.
  • En-dash is used between numbers.
  • No space is used before or after Em-dash. (With Num lock enabled, in Word you can use Ctrl+Minus to create an En-dash, Ctrl+Alt+Minus for an Em-dash.)
  • In general, in non-technical contexts, spell out numbers zero through nine. All numbers beginning a sentence are spelled out.
  • The possessive of a singular noun is formed by adding “’s” on the end, even for nouns or pronouns ending in s (e.g., “Lewis’s”), except in special cases.

Guidelines for Research articles

Prepare your research article according to the following guidelines:

  • Prepare the manuscript for double-blind review by excluding author details.
  • The manuscript should be no more than 9000 words (including abstract and references).
  • Include an abstract of about 150
  • Include 4-5 key words.
  • The manuscript should be double-spaced.
  • The manuscript should be set in 12-point font, Times New Roman.
  • Section headings should be bold and centered.
  • subsection headingsshould be in italics and centered.
  • Long quotes should be indented and set in 10-point font.

Citing references

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Here are some examples:

Research on religious diversity cuts across various disciplines (Thompson, 1990, p. 12).

Similar points have been made by Penner and Lougheed (2015).

This subject matter has been widely studied (Abbott, 1991; Barakat et al., 1995; Kelso & Smith, 1998; Medvec et al., 1999).

List of references

  • Reference entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
  • Journal names and book titles should be italicized.
  • If available, please always include DOIs as full DOI links.

List books as follows:

Nagel, T. (1997). The Last Word. New York: Oxford University Press.

List articles as follows:

Metz, T. (2000). Could God’s Purpose Be the Source of Life’s Meaning? Religious Studies, 36(3), pp. 293–313. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0034412500005278

List chapters in edited volumes as follows:

Draper, P. (2002). Seeking But Not Believing: Confessions of a Practicing Agnostic. In D. Howard-Snyder, & P. Moser (Eds.), Divine Hiddenness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.197–214.

Guidelines for Book Reviews

Book reviews should be submitted via the journal’s online submission system as Word files, using 12-point font and double spacing, and not exceed 2000 words. Please type your name in bold and professional affiliation in italics. Add bibliographic information single spaced and flushed left at the top of the review, in this format:

Last Name, First Name of Author, or Editor. Title of Book: Subtitle. Publisher, Year, xxx pp.

Publishers are encouraged to send books for review to Agatheos. Please address them to Lina Langby at Uppsala University, Box 511, 751 20 Uppsala, Sweden.