Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions
An upcoming special edition of Nova Religio will be dedicated to the theme of neo-Yoruba religions. English-language articles of original research are invited on any expression of Yoruba religions that may be defined as new, emergent, or alternative. Submissions may address new manifestations of Yoruba religions within West Africa, such as Ijo Orunmila or Reformed Ogboni Fraternity, or within the African Diaspora, such as Candomblé or Santería. Submissions are invited across disciplines.
The guest editors of the edition are Dr. Joel E. Tishken of the History Department at Washington State University and Dr. Akintunde Akinyemi of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida. The editors may be contacted at
Abstracts are due to the guest editors by 15 May, 2009, and full papers will be due 31 Dec. 2009.
The preferred length of articles is around 8,000 words, including endnotes, with a maximum length of 10,000 words including endnotes. Submission of photographs or other graphics is encouraged when they can substantively enhance an article.
Accepted manuscripts must follow the Chicago Manual of Style and should be submitted according to these style guidelines. All references should be in endnotes, numbered throughout the manuscript with the auto-numbering feature of the word processing program.
If the paper is accepted for publication, the editors reserve the right to edit for length and clarity, with the agreement of the author. The editors also reserve the right to edit for usage and style.
Each paper submitted will be subjected to peer review. Authors of papers accepted for publication will receive a pdf file of their article and two free copies of the issue in which the article appears.
Additional information on Nova Religio may be found here.
Thursday, May 07, 2009