Marburg Journal of Religion is edited by a team consisting of the
General Editor, two Co-Editors and a Web Editor. In addition,
assistance is given by a number of Editorial Consultants contributing
For bibliographical purposes Marburg Journal of Religion is divided into annual "volumes". Since there are no obligatory printing and mailing routines, a volume may have one or more "issues". Reference should therefore always be made to year, volume and issue. As a security measure the complete contents of Marburg Journal of Religion are additionally archived on the website of the University Library of the University of Marburg, Germany (pdf files only). This is the formal location of ISSN 1612-2941. Once published, the contents are never changed.
Abstracting and indexing
Papers published in Marburg Journal of Religion are documented and abstracted in the bibliographical online database Index to the Study of Religions (www.brill.nl/isr), based on the bibliographical journal Science of Religion, now published by Brill Academic Publishers in Leiden (www.brill.nl/scor). The abstracts published in Marburg Journal of Religion itself may be published elsewhere on condition that full documentation of the article is provided.
Peer review policy
Articles for publication in the journal are "refereed" or "peer reviewed", that is, they are anonymously and critically considered by academics with appropriate expertise. In some cases editorial suggestions may then be made relating to content, style and language. Responsibility for the final text remains, of course, with the author. The final decision about publication rests with the General Editor in consultation with the Co-Editors. The only exception to this rule applies to some very early articles and occasional articles written by the editors themselves.
Acceptance and copyright
Overall copyright is assigned to Marburg Journal of Religion.
Copyright for individual contributions lies with the author, who also
remains responsible for any breaches of any law in any country
whatsoever. An author may give permission for an article published
here to be published elsewhere, provided that the source is indicated
in the form "First published in Marburg Journal of Religion, Volume 00
(year), Number 00". In addition, the General Editor reserves the right
to republish any articles published in Marburg Journal of Religion, in
which case the residual copyright of the author will of course be
The contents of Marburg Journal of Religionare in principle cumulative. The latest issue is always brought to the fore, but past issues will be directly accessible from the opening menu.