Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe
Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe (RASCEE)

Please submit your contributions for the next issue by 1 December 2011
to Peter Torok at

Aim and Scope

Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe (RASCEE) is an
open-access peer-reviewed biannual (published in June and December)
academic electronic journal reflecting critical scholarship in the study
of religion in the region.

As an interdisciplinary venture, the journal publishes scholarly papers
on different aspects of religion in Central and Eastern Europe
(sociological, anthropological, cultural, political, legal, historical,
psychological, geographical, etc.). RASCEE welcomes theoretical and
empirical articles, research-in-progress papers, book reviews and short


Aleš Črnič

Péter Török

Malina Voicu

Book Review Editor:

Olaf Müller

Executive Editor:

Branko Ančić

Board Members:

Milda Ališauskienė

Eileen Barker

Irena Borowik

Dinka Marinović Jerolimov

Daniela Kalkandjieva

Briane Turley

David Vaclavik

Siniša Zrinščak

Submission Policy

Articles submitted to Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe
are fully, i.e. double-blind peer-reviewed. All submissions must be
submitted electronically.

In order to be accepted for publication, manuscripts must

· be previously unpublished both electronically and in print,

· not be simultaneously submitted to other journals.

Guidelines for authors: All articles should be written in English. The
Chicago Manual of Style should be used. Footnotes can be linked to the
text and can be descriptive as well as documentary, but should be used
exclusively for commenting and supplementing the text.

Theoretical and/or empirical articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000
words long (inclusive of footnotes, tables, abstract, references, short
biographical note etc.). Research-in-progress papers can be shorter.

Submissions must include an abstract (up to 200 words), key words (up to
5 words) and a short biographical note (up to 200 words, giving
institutional affiliation, area of specialization, up to three most
significant publications and e-mail address).

Electronic publication allows for the addition of images, maps, tables,
and other visual or auditory aids, and the editors encourage authors to
include such with articles when appropriate.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that all submitted materials are
free of copyright claims or that they have obtained permissions as
required by law. Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe
reserves copyright privileges for all materials published.

Book-reviews should be between 600 and 1,500 words long. The following
information should appear at the top of the review:

Author. Full title of the book. Place of publishing: publisher, date of
publication. number of pages. Price for hardcover / paperback (if
available). Reviewed by name of reviewer, affiliation.

All the relevant information about the reviewed book should be indicated
at the beginning of the text. The reviewer should set the author's
argument within a broad context of scholarly analysis. A critical
analysis should follow (criticism should be made only in a courteous and
constructive manner).

Reviewers should supply page numbers for all quoted passages; also the
publication dates of any books or articles mentioned in the review.

Reviewers should proof-read the text of the review carefully before

All articles go through a rigorous peer-review process after initial
screening by the editor. In most cases, authors will be notified about
the editorial decision within ninety days. Authors receive proofs of the
typeset text electronically, and they usually have one week to make any
corrections. At this stage, the text may no longer be significantly
changed and major modifications affecting the typesetting may not be

If a submission is accepted, the author will sign a contract with
ISORECEA, the publisher of RASCEE.

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the
authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue
of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free for
use, with proper attribution (citation), in educational and other
non-commercial settings.

Privacy Statement:  The names and email addresses entered on this
journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this
journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any
other party.

Eileen Barker
Professor Emeritus of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of
London School of Economics
Houghton St
London WC2A 2AE

Tel & Fax: +44 (0) 20 8902 2048
Date: 2011-07-29