Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSR) is an interdisciplinary, international, peer-viewed, annual series, which publishes new and innovative research within the social scientific study of religion or belief. Contributions span a range of theoretical orientations, geographic contexts and research methods, though most articles are reports of original quantitative or qualitative research related mainly to the sociology and/or psychology of religion.
RSSR usually includes a guest-edited special section that allows networks of researchers to report studies in areas that are of current interest or which are innovative and expanding the discipline into new areas.
Submitting Proposals: We invite proposals for the next edition of the RSSR. We welcome proposals from academics at all levels of their career, including early career researchers and final year PhD students. Please submit a title and abstract of no more than 300 words together with names and short biographies (150 words), institutional affiliation/s (if relevant), and contact details.
Manuscripts for both the main and special sections should be sent to the editors, Ralph Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (email@example.com). For more information and submission guidelines please see the Call for Papers under Downloads on this webpage, or contact the editors.
The series has published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Ralph W. Hood, Jr., Ph.D. (1968), University of Nevada, Reno, is Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A former president of Division 36 of the APA, he is author of numerous books in the psychology of religion.
Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Ph.D. (2010), University of Gloucestershire, is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University where she also leads the Faith and Peaceful Relations group.