Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
A title history is the publication history of a journal and includes a listing of the family of related journals. The most common relationship is to a previous and/or continuing title, where a journal continues publishing with a change to its official title. Other common relationships include a journal that is a supplement to another journal, a journal that is absorbed into another journal, a journal that splits into two or more new journals, or two or more journals that merge to form a new journal. For each of these related journals, the title history lists the dates published.
The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (JSSR), the quarterly publication of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, has published research on religious phenomena for over forty years. Drawing on a rich interdisciplinary cross-section of scholarship -- including religion, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, and history -- the journal offers scholarly analysis of the role of religion in society. Examples of topics covered include patterns of church membership and growth, the relationship between religion and health, the relationship between religion and social attitudes, the rise of fundamentalism, secularization and sacralization, and new religious movements. JSSR is an important publication for those who desire to keep current with scholarship on the role and impact of religion in today's world.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
Arts & Sciences VII Collection,
Religion & Theology Collection