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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 URLs (web addresses) are checked and marked with a date of last access.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be written in English and submitted to the Chief Editor Måns Broo. 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. Email: temenos@utu.fi

Review Articles
Manuscript for review articles should be submitted to the Chief Editor Måns Broo. A Review article should not exceed 5.000 words. Email: temenos@utu.fi

Book Reviews
Proposals for book reviews should be addressed to the Review Editor Teemu Taira. The optimal length of a book review is 1300 words. Email: sofia.sjo@abo.fi

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.


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. It is published twice a year (one volume, two 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.

Articles in Temenos are indexed in Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Philadelphia), ATLA Religion Database published by the American Theologcial Library Association (Chicago), Index to the Study of Religions Online published by Brill (Leiden), MLA International Bibliography (New York) and Science of Religion: abstracts and index of recent articles (Amsterdam).

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 Teemu Taira.

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