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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor has it been submitted to another publisher for consideration.
  • The text adheres to the Author Guidelines as stated on this website.
  • The text does not exceed the standard word limit of 8000 words.
  • The submission file format is either .doc, .docx, or .rtf.
  • All authors are strongly recommended to use their Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) or register an account.
  • All URLs (web addresses) are checked and marked with a date of last access.
  • Where available, DOI-signifiers have been provided for works cited.
  • All author identification information has been removed from the submission file(s), as well as from the document’s properties. No versions of the paper are available online. (Any risk of breach of the blind review should be avoided.)
  • The author remains responsible for proofreading incl. citation accuracy and for all statements of fact or opinion.
  • The research meets guidelines on publication ethics and malpractice in the research field.

Author Guidelines

Professional proofreading services are provided for submissions accepted for publication.

Manuscripts should be written in English and submitted to the Chief Editors Minna Opas and Sofia Sjö. All manuscripts undergo peer review. Articles should not exceed 8.000 words and they should be accompanied by keywords and an abstract of no more than 200 words. Temenos has no publishing fees.

Authors should submit their manuscript as an electronic file in rtf-format via this website. If the article includes any special characters, fonts or linguistic signs, a printed version of the article should also be sent to the editors to the address mentioned in the "About" section.

It is the author's responsibility to obtain a written permission to reprint any material under copyright law and to supply such permission when submitting the manuscript. 

The publisher keeps regular electronic records of the key review information and documents related to the manuscripts accepted for the review process.

Review Articles
Manuscript for review articles should be submitted to the Chief Editors Minna Opas and Sofia Sjö. A Review article should not exceed 5.000 words. 

Book Reviews
Proposals for book reviews should be addressed to the Review Editor Alexandra Bergholm. The optimal length of a book review is 1300 words. Email:

Author's contact information
All texts submitted should be accompanied by the contact information of the author including author's name, title, academic affiliation, postal address, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address.

• Only two levels of subtitles should be used. The subtitles are not numbered.
• Abundant use of footnotes is not encouraged.
• Tables, figures and photographs should be of professional quality. All illustrations should be presented on separate sheets, titled, numbered and cited in the text.
• If special fonts / characters are used in the text, a proper font should be submitted to the editor with the manuscript.

References to publications should be included in the text, not in the footnotes. They should include the name of the author, year of publication and page number(s), e.g. (Blacker 1976, 17–18) or (Blacker 1976).

The bibliography should be listed in full at the end of the manuscript and conform to the following model:

Anthony, Dick & Thomas L. Robbins
1978 The Effect of Detente on the Growth of New Religions. – Jacob Needleman & George Baker (eds), Understanding the New Religions, 80–100. New York: The Seabury Press.

Blacker, Carmen
1976 The Catalpa Bow. London: Allen and Unwin.

Gothóni, René
1982 Modes of Live of Theravada Monks. A Case Study of Buddhist Monasticism in Sri Lanka. Helsinki: Societas Orientalis Fennica. (Studia Orientalia 52.)

Rothstein, Mikael
1988 Religion er så meget – religiøs selvforståelse i Unification Church. – Chaos 9, 18–43.

Sperber, Dan
1996 Why Are Perfect Animals, Hybrids, and Monsters Food for Symbolic Thought? – Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 8 (2), 143–69.


Publication ethics and malpractice

The author is committed to following ethical guidelines in his or her research field, for general instructions see "Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland" issued by Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity.


Temenos is a Nordic journal, which means our primary focus is on Nordic topics and researchers. Secondary aims are to publish articles from outside the Nordic context which deal with central methodological and theoretical themes, articles based on presentations given at conferences organised in the Nordic countries and special thematic issues.

Manuscripts should be written in English and submitted to the Chief Editor Måns Broo through this website. All manuscripts undergo peer review. Articles should not exceed 8.000 words and they should be accompanied by keywords and an abstract of no more than 200 words.

Book Reviews

The journal welcomes proposals concerning newly published books in the field of religion to be reviewed. Scholars who want to submit reviews to the journal should contact the book review editor Sofia Sjö.

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