New Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion

Special Editor: Jonathan D. Jacobs

Deadline for Submission: November 1, 2017

Prize: $3,000

Call for Papers

Res Philosophica invites papers on the topic of new frontiers in philosophy of religion for the 2017 Res Philosophica Essay Prize and a special issue of the journal. The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of $3,000, and the paper will be published in the associated special issue of the journal on the same topic. Submissions for the prize will be automatically considered for publication in the journal's special issue unless otherwise requested.


Submissions addressing any of the many philosophical questions along new frontiers in philosophy of religion are welcome. Papers at the intersection of philosophy of religion and, for example, new work in feminist philosophy or philosophy of disability or philosophy of race, or papers that address underexplored or underappreciated topics, including contributions to philosophy of religion from historical figures, are encouraged. But these are only a few of the many topics papers might address. Papers that address other topics along new frontiers in philosophy of religion are welcome.


Submissions will be triple anonymously reviewed. (First, authors do not know the identity of the referees, second, referees do not know the identity of the authors, and third, editors do not know the identity of the authors.) Please format your submission so that it is suitable for anonymous review. (Instructions are available here.)

We do not normally publish papers longer than 12,000 words long (including footnotes).

We prefer submissions in pdf format, though we will Microsoft Word documents. Papers may be submitted in any standard style, but authors of accepted papers will be required to edit their papers according to the journal’s style, which follows The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Style instructions are available here.

Please use the online submission form for submitting your essay, available here.