Call for Papers and Special Issues: International Journal of Hindu Studies (Springer)

Jan 18, 2024 | Positions, jobs, grants, fellows, calls for applications

Call for Papers and Special issues

Now in its twenty-eighth year of publication, the International Journal of Hindu Studies (Springer) is committed to publishing excellent scholarship on well-established topics in Hindu Studies (or Indian religions in ways that will connect with Hindu texts or traditions), to fostering new work in neglected areas, and to stimulating alternative perspectives as well as exchange of information on a wide range of issues. The Journal supports critical inquiry, hermeneutical interpretive proposals, and historical investigation into all aspects of Hindu traditions. While committed to publishing articles that will advance scholarship in any discipline relevant to Hindu Studies, the Journal is especially interested in areas of research that have cross-disciplinary relevance or new implications for this emerging field of scholarly interest. Submissions of a comparative or theoretical nature in every discipline in the humanities and social sciences will receive serious and respectful consideration.

Each submission to the Journal receives double-blind review.

Remember that the aims of the International Journal of Hindu Studies can be met only if we are able to think about its title “Hindu Studies” in a broadly civilizational way rather than in some parochial or narrowly religious way. There is no need to think in terms of the religious versus secular dichotomy when referring to things Hindu. No need to restrict articles or other contributions to the realm of “religion.” Don’t hesitate to send us an article “because the Journal doesn’t publish in my discipline”; we may not yet have received a publishable article in your discipline.

And send us your best articles! Two important points will encourage you to do so. First, we no longer have the backlog that characterized the Journal for some time. Once accepted in final form, an article will go into the next issue. Second, we make every effort to give you a rapid response — within 4 to 6 weeks.

We also welcome proposals for special issues on topics that fall within the scope of the Journal.

Correspondence regarding material for possible publication (including Special Issues) and editorial matters should be addressed to Sushil Mittal at :