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Brill Publishes New Open Access Journal on Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 20 December 2019

The Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society is a new full Open Access journal in Brill’s journal portfolio. It is published jointly by Brill and its German imprint Ferdinand Schöningh, and sponsored by the University of Vienna.

The Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (JRAT) is an interdisciplinary, international, online Open Access journal with a double-blind peer-review process. It was established in 2015 with the aim of promoting the research topics of the Research Centre “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society” (RaT, University of Vienna) in an international scope. Every issue has a distinct thematic focus which is approached from different disciplines. The journal aims at investigating the contribution of religion to the cultural, political, juridical, and aesthetic dynamics in present-day pluralistic societies. Vice versa, it examines the influence of the contemporary processes of social transformation on religion and religious expressions.

The journal will be published in two issues per year, in print and online in Open Access. Publication of the 5th volume is planned for December 2019 and all previous volumes of the journal will become available on the Brill website simultaneously.

For more information on the journal visit www.brill.com/jrat or contact the Acquisitions Editor Martin Illert via [email protected]. The Calls for Papers for forthcoming issues and more information about the Research Centre RaT can be found on the website of the institute: https://www.religionandtransformation.at/en/.

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Languages & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 300 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit brill.com.

About Ferdinand Schöningh
The publishing house Ferdinand Schöningh offers a forum for innovative scientific publications and well-founded books on public debates - and this with the reliability of a company that has been established for more than 150 years: Founded in 1847, the publishing house became one of Germany's most renowned publishing houses in the humanities within just a few years. Milestones in the company's development were the co-founding of the textbook series Uni-Taschenbücher (UTB) in 1970 and the takeover of the Munich-based Wilhelm Fink Verlag in 1974. In 2017, Ferdinand Schöningh and Wilhelm Fink became imprints of Brill Germany. The publishing house has its main focus on history, theology and literary history as well as scientific pedagogy. For further information, please visit www.schoeningh.de.

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