The Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (JISASR) is a peer-reviewed and open-access (free, online) publication that showcases academic research on religions carried out by scholars based in Ireland or by researchers exploring religions in Ireland. The editorial team consists of General Editor Dr James Kapaló, and Assistant Editor Miriam Müller.

The journal was launched on Friday, 23 May 2014 at the Society’s annual conference in Belfast. Its second issue was launched on Monday, 11 May 2015 at the Society’s annual conference in Dublin.

The Journal’s homepage can be viewed here and the current issue is available here.


For the next issue of the Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (JISASR) ( we would like to invite paper submissions from postgraduate students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from Irish universities. Papers from all areas of the academic study of religions including empirical, ethnographic, historical, textual, and theoretical studies of religions will be considered. Papers may be concerned with religions both in Ireland or globally.

Submissions can be full research papers (of 5,000 to 8,000 words) or shorter research or field reports (of 2,000 to 5,000 words) that reflect on methodological, ethical, or theoretical questions.

Please submit proposals of 200 words to by the 1st of April 2021, along with a letter of recommendation from an academic supervisor or a member of the ISASR Committee. The deadline for submission of the full text will be the 1st of July 2021.

All papers will go through the usual JISASR peer-review process.

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