of Religion and Film
for Article Manuscripts and Film Reviews
The Journal of
Religion and Film publishes articles on-line
through the Internet and invites manuscripts from its
readers. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and may treat
a wide variety of topics related to religion and film.
- religious themes or
traditions in film(s);
- religious values and
cultural values in film(s);
- how films approach
religions in general or particular religions;
- how films portray the
social consequences of religion;
- how films might be
used in teaching theology or religious studies;
- the appropriate
methodology for the critical analysis of films
from a religious perspective;
- what the relation is
between the nature of film and the character of
take the definition of religion to be very broad and
inclusive. (See the Journal's Policies Page (http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/policies.html.)
are also interested in a wide range of movies, from those
that are classic to those that are "popular"
and those also that few Americans will ever see, whether
they be foreign, independent, or simply not widely
that the articles will be of interest to a wide and
diverse audience. This includes people who have a
non-academic as well as those with an academic interest
in religion(s) or film. We want the articles not to be
excessively technical or academic, but to explain any
technical terms and suppositions that they include.
guidelines for authors apply:
Only articles submitted in English can be considered at this time.
manuscript should begin with a 100-word summary/abstract
of its content.
should be approximately 5000-7000 words in length. (In
selected cases, we will consider articles both
shorter and longer.)
should be submitted for consideration via the "Submit Article" at http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/.
Microsoft Word is
the best software for us to handle, but a limited number of others will be accepted.
- The Journal of Religion & Film uses the Chicago Manual of Style for formatting guidelines.
should be numbered in the text and listed at the
end of the manuscript (endnotes, not footnotes).
author should be willing to make response to
future questions from Internet readers regarding
are also asked to number their paragraphs, using
the following format:  New paragraph.....
- Place JRF as the first
characters in the subject line when submitting as an email
manuscripts may be submitted to by email (put JRF in subject line) at http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/.