Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

From June 2019, Relegere is primarily a book review journal in the sub-field of reception history within the disciplines of Religion and Biblical Studies.

Relegere was established in 2011 as the first online journal to publish articles on reception history in the disciplines of Religion and Biblical Studies, and the only journal then active and current in the sub-field of reception history within those disciplines. To this end, Relegere has published a number of innovative studies on the transmission, reception, and effect of religious ideas, narratives, and images - including but not limited to literature, drama, poetry, film, television, digital media, politics, history, and science. Since 2011, a number of other publishers have introduced their own specialist journals in reception history, within Biblical Studies in particular. Given the number of alternative avenues for publication in this sub-field which now exist, the editors decided in 2018 to continue primarily as a reviews-only journal. 

Relegere was founded on the conviction that the study of reception and religion must not limit itself to a mere cataloguing of influence or a simple recounting of the trajectories of foundational religious texts across time. Beyond this basic research, reception history needs to be more thoroughly understood on a conceptual and theoretical level; reception history must actively interrogate the taken-for-granted idea that foundational texts are somehow fixed, that their essential natures can be distinguished from their subsequent reception.

Please direct all questions to the editors at relegere.journal@otago.ac.nz.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Re-Readings

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Essays

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to Relegere will undergo a double blind peer-review process.

 

Publication Frequency

Two numbers are published in each calendar year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Indexing

This periodical is indexed in the ATLA Religion Database ® (ATLA RDB®), a product of the American Theological Library Association, 300 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606, USA. Email: atla@atla.com, www: http://www.atla.com.