Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR)


Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR)

Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 13, 2020

Editors: Andrew Village & Ralph Hood

Publisher: Brill

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR) is an interdisciplinary and international annual series which disseminates original reports of research related mainly to the sociology and/or psychology of religion. Contributions span a range of theoretical orientations and research methods, though most articles are reports of original quantitative or qualitative research in the field.

Most volumes include a guest-edited special section on topics within the fields covered by the series. This allows networks of researchers to report studies in areas that are or current interest or which are innovative and expanding the discipline into new areas. 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.

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.

• Deadline for abstracts: 5pm on Monday 13th January 2020
• Notification of acceptance of paper: 30th January 2020
• If accepted full papers will be due by 5pm Friday 31st April 2020

Manuscripts for both the main and special sections should be send to the editors, Ralph Hood ( & Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor ( For more information and submission guidelines please visit the Instructions for Authors document on, or contact the editor.


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