The German Association for Religious Studies (Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft), which is the German branch of the International Association for the History of Religion, has concluded an exclusive contract with De Gruyter for the publication of its academic journal, titled Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft. The journal, which has appeared bi-annually in print since 1993, has made a significant contribution to the reputation enjoyed by German scholarship in religious studies. Beginning this year, the journal will be published by De Gruyter in print and electronic form.
"This contract to publish the Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft is an important step in the expansion of De Gruyter's religious studies portfolio," Dr. Anke Beck, Vice President of Publishing at De Gruyter, said. Dr. Albrecht Döhnert, Editorial Director for Religious Studies, added: "The journal, which will be supervised in part by our Boston office, adds the German voice in religious studies to our internationally oriented collection of publications."
The Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft is a forum for the discussion of important methodological and theoretical topics and theories across the entire spectrum of religious studies as well as in neighboring subfields of the humanities and social sciences. The journal presents articles that undertake a comparative assessment of historical and contemporary issues, both European and non-European, in religious history and contemporary culture. The journal is edited by Christoph Auffarth (Bremen), Max Deeg (Cardiff), Bärbel Beinhauer-Köhler (Marburg), Christel Gärtner (Münster), and Jörg Rüpke (Erfurt).
"We are pleased for numerous reasons to cooperate with the German Association for Religious Studies. The collaboration represents a solid confirmation of our strategy to build partnerships with the most important academic journals in the humanities and social sciences," Dr. Anke Beck concluded.