In 2024, the University of Pennsylvania Press will become the publisher of the journal Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, the official journal of the Association for the Academic Study of New Religions, Inc. (AASNR). The journal is hosted on Project MUSE.
Nova Religio began publication in 1997 and presents scholarly interpretations and examinations of emergent and alternative religious movements. Original research articles, field notes, perspectives on the study of new religions, reviews and review articles, keep scholars well informed on a wide range of topics including: new religions; new movements within established religious traditions; neo-indigenous, neo-polytheistic and revival movements; ancient wisdom and New Age groups; diasporic religious movements; and marginalized and stigmatized religions.
The journal publishes quarterly and is edited by Marie W. Dallam, professor of religious studies in the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma; Joseph P. Laycock, associate professor of religious studies at Texas State University; Catherine Wessinger, Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. professor of the history of religions at Loyola University New Orleans; and Benjamin E. Zeller, professor of religion and chair of the Religion Department at Lake Forest College, and president of AASNR. The reviews editor is Rebecca Moore, professor emerita of religious studies at San Diego State University.
“Nova Religio is excited to begin our partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Press. The Press’s mission to disseminate and advance scholarship so as to understand and inform is aligned with our goal to better understand often contentious and complicated subjects. We look forward to collaborating to expand access to this critical scholarship,” said Benjamin E. Zeller, President of AASNR.
“We are pleased to partner with Nova Religio. The journal’s commitment to interdisciplinarity and diverse global perspectives has made it the top home for scholars publishing in new religious movements,” said Mary Francis, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Nova Religio joins the growing list of Penn Press journals in religion: AJS Review, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Jewish Quarterly Review, and Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. Penn Press will begin publication of Nova Religio with volume 27, issue 3.
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