Guide for Authors

Instructions for Authors


Type of Articles Published

Religious Inquiries publishes research articles on religion, inter-religious relations, philosophy of religion, history of world religions, science and religion, theology, mysticism and religious experience, religious ethics, and more.

This journal provides a forum for dialogue between Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, and other religious traditions on a wide variety of religious issues.

Please note that Religious Inquiries uses Crossref Similarity Check to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to this journal you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes.


Necessary Forms

There are a few forms that authors have to make and upload it in the system:

1. Main Manuscript File (without authors' specifications)

2. Cover Letter (authors' specifications)

3. Original Persian file (if the main article is in Persian, it is necessary to upload its Persian file)

4. Author (s) Commitment Form (signed by all authors)

5. Conflict of Interest Form (signed by responsible author)

For estimating an article needs to send the five files and enter the correct specifications in the system.



Religious Inquiries uses the Sinaweb Journal Management System for online submission and peer review. Please submit your research article through the journal’s portal at

Submissions should be double-spaced, set in 12-point Times New Roman font, and saved in the Word document format, preferably .docx. Articles should not exceed 6000 words.

Articles should be submitted without the author’s name or other identifying information; without acknowledgements; and without reference to the author’s previous work. Authors will be asked to provide: (1) the author’s name, title, and affiliation; (2) an abstract not to exceed 200 words; and (3) a maximum of seven keywords.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission from the relevant copyright owner for reproduction of any material included in the submission, for which the contributor does not hold the copyright. Contributors are also responsible for including proper acknowledgments and attributions.

 All submission queries should be addressed to the Managing Editor, Dr. Mohsen Javadi; email:



The author is responsible for ensuring that the article is fully and accurately cited and for ensuring that citations are in the proper format. Religious Inquiries uses the author-date system of Chicago Manual of Style, which can be accessed online at



Articles submitted to Religious Inquiries are initially evaluated for compliance with the journal’s mission and readiness for external review. Those submissions that are not in line with the journal’s mission or are not yet ready for external review, will be returned to the author. At least, two external reviews are required for an editorial decision. External review is double-blind. Where the initial reviewers disagree on the merit of submission, the work will be sent to a third reviewer.