About the Journal:
The Journal of Vaishnava Studies (JVS) was founded in 1992 by Steven J. Rosen and is a biannual, interdisciplinary refereed publication dedicated to the in-depth study of Vaishnava traditions of India, from ancient times to the present. It is the official publication of the Institute for Vaishnava Studies.
The JVS is the longest running academic journal in the field of Hindu studies in North America, with almost three decades of unbroken publications. In serving the academic community, it has published nearly 900 scholarly articles (a small percentage of which are book reviews), contributed by field experts from around the world.
Researchers from around the world reference articles published by JVS in their works, which are published by leading academic publishing houses including Oxford, Chicago, Columbia, Princeton, California, Yale, Harvard, Delhi University, JNU, Kolkata University, Sophia University (Japan) etc.
The Journal of Vaishnava Studies is a biannual publication (June/December), each issue of which has all of its articles focused upon an aspect of the declared theme in the call-for-articles announcement made prior to its submission deadline.
Peer Review Policy:
All entries are reviewed by at least two (anonymous) qualified scholars in the field prior to publication. However, more importantly, they are reviewed as to how they contribute to the theme of the issue. Our editorial board consists of the following members:
Editor-in-Chief - Steven J. Rosen
Senior Editors - Graham M. Schweig (Graduate Theological Union), Christopher Newport University); Krishna Abhishek Ghosh (The Institute for Vaishnava Studies)
Consulting Editorial Board -Guy L. Beck (Tulane University), Edwin F. Bryant (Rutgers University), Gerald T. Carney )Hampden-Sydney College), Ravi M. Gupta (Utah State University), Barbara A. Holdrege (University of California, Santa Barbara), E. H. Rick Jarow (Vassar College), June McDaniel (College of Charleston), Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida), Jonathan Edelmann (University of Florida)
The Journal of Vaishnava Studies follows the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors, summarized below:
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All manuscript submissions should be sent in electronic format, both in Microsoft Word and as a PDF file. Authors should also send a working title, provide keywords, an abstract and a one paragraph bio to accompany the article. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Support this noble cause and Expansion efforts:
We have successfully completed massive digital efforts. All the past 30 years of JVS issues are now available online. In addition, we have upgraded the quality of printing massively. Help us reach wider audiences. Please donate for this noble cause. Please contact Nandini Kishori at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Praise for JVS
"The Journal of Vaishnava Studies is a unique vanguard for establishing Vaishnavism amongst the educated." Tamal Krishna Goswami
"A fine volume of interfaith reflection that covers fifteen years of Vaishnava/Christian dialogue positively on the contribution the journal has made to Hindu scholarly publishing." - Dr. Francis Xavier Clooney, Harvard School of Divinity.
"A truly nonpartisan enterprise that highlights contemporary research by major scholars not only of the Chaitanya tradition but also of Vaishnavism in general" - Dr. Edwin Bryant, Rutgers University.
How To Subscribe:
Our journal thrives because of our readers who regularly subscribe to it, encouraging us to provide the latest cutting edge research in the field of Vaishnava Studies.
We offer a yearly subscriptions at $80/year.
For more information or to subscribe, please email firstname.lastname@example.org