Conference publication

A special issue based on selected papers presented at the Summer School “Religion and Social Change” will be edited for the peer-reviewed open access journal Approaching Religion, published by the Donner Institute for Research in Religion and Culture, Åbo Akademi University, Finland in co-operation with the Polin Institute for Theological Research. Guest Editor: to be announced.

You find the journal website at:

The website of the Donner Institute:

 AR is open access and has a wide readership among academia (download rates at best over 1000 per article). It is indexed in some of the largest scientific databases in the world (DOAJ, EBSCO, ATLA, ERIH Plus, Web of Science), as well as Google Scholar. Thus, the journal articles are searchable at more than 90 % of the world’s universities. AR is primarily a channel for publishing presentations given at conferences that DI has been involved in, and scholars from a wide range of fields have published with us – not just scholars of religion as the title might suggest.

After the workshop, we cordially invite you to submit manuscripts for this special issue (Vol. 11/2), to be published in the summer issue of 2021.

The submissions will undergo peer review. You find editorial policies, guidelines for authors as well as information on the review and publication processes at the journal website. If you do not wish to submit a full-length research article, we also welcome shorter reflections from the workshop, review articles and book reviews.


Submission of articles for peer-review: 20.11.2020

Response from reviewers: 20.1.2021

Final submission: 20.3.2021

Publication: 20.5.2021

We hope you will keep this publication option in mind when preparing for the workshop and look forward to receiving your manuscripts.