Aims & Scope


The primary aims of the Journal of Islamic and Religious Studies are:

  • Scholarly Advancement: To Foster rigorous research and critical discussions to advance the field of religious studies.
  • Multidisciplinary Exploration: To Encourage a comprehensive understanding of religious subjects by embracing various subfields within religious studies.
  • Cultural and Regional Inclusivity: To Embrace the diversity of religious traditions across different contexts and regions.
  • Interfaith Engagement: To Promote dialogue and understanding among scholars and practitioners from diverse religious backgrounds.
  • Global Collaboration: To Facilitate international collaboration, fostering a global exchange of ideas and knowledge within religious studies.


The scope of the Journal of Islamic and Religious Studies is defined as follows.

  • Geographic and Temporal Diversity: The journal welcomes research from diverse geographic regions and historical periods, facilitating a broad exploration of religious traditions.
  • Comprehensive Thematic Focus: Encompassing a wide range of topics within religious studies, including psychology of religions, philosophy of religions, pluralism, gender studies, and contemporary issues.
  • Inclusive and Diverse Contributors: Welcoming scholars from diverse religious backgrounds and perspectives to ensure a comprehensive view of religious subjects.
  • Methodological Plurality: Embracing various research methods, encouraging a broad spectrum of scholarly approaches to religious studies.
  • Global Accessibility and Collaboration: Committed to open access principles, making research and knowledge accessible to a diverse global audience, and promoting international collaboration among scholars and institutions in religious studies.