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Research Support: Complementary Journal

  1. Journal for the Study of Spirituality is a peer-reviewed journal which creates a unique interdisciplinary, inter-professional and cross-cultural forum where researchers, scholars and others engaged in the study and practices of spirituality can share and debate the research, knowledge, wisdom and insight associated with spirituality and contemporary spirituality studies.
     
    The British Association for the Study of Spirituality (BASS) organises a biennial international conference and welcomes enquiries about membership from those interested in the study of spirituality in the UK and worldwide.
     
    The journal is concerned with what spirituality means, and how it is expressed, in individuals’ lives and communities and in professional practice settings; and with the impact and implications of spirituality in, and on, social policy, organizational practices and personal and professional development. The journal recognises that spirituality and spiritual values can be expressed and studied in secular contexts, including in scientific and professional practice settings, as well as within faith and wisdom traditions.
     
    Thus, Journal for the Study of Spirituality particularly welcomes contributions that:
     
    identify new agendas for research into spirituality within and across subject disciplines and professions;
     
    explore different epistemological and methodological approaches to the study of spirituality;

    introduce comparative perspectives and insights drawn from different cultures and/or professional practice settings;

    aim to apply and develop sustained reflection, investigation and critique in relation to spirituality and spiritual practices;

    critically examine the values and presuppositions underpinning different forms of spirituality and spiritual practices;

    incorporate different forms of writing and expressions of spirituality.
    Journal for the Study of Spirituality includes:
     
    Research papers based on completed research or substantial work-in progress (epistemological and methodological approaches should be clarified for the benefit of readers from different disciplines and cultures);

    Scholarly articles exploring understandings of spirituality, including within professional practice settings;

    Critically reflexive and/or autoethnographic accounts of the experience or practice of spirituality;

    Critique/discussion papers designed to generate debate from one issue to the next;

    Book reviews of recent publications;

    Occasional review essays focussing on established texts in the field;

    Reports of recent relevant conferences;

    Brief summaries of completed doctoral theses in the field (online only).
     
    Editor-in-Chief:
    Cheryl Hunt (University of Exeter, UK) c.hunt@exeter.ac.uk
     
    Book Review Editor:
    Josie Gregory (Foundation for Workplace Spirituality, UK) jgregory124@btinternet.com
     
    Executive Editors:
    Chris Cook (Durham University, UK)
    Margaret Holloway (University of Hull, UK)
    Linda Ross (University of South Wales, UK)
    John Swinton (University of Aberdeen, UK)
    Editorial Board:
    Carl Becker (Kyoto University, Japan)
    Cecilia Chan (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
    Paul Dearey (University of Hull, UK)
    Leola Furman (Augsburg College, USA)
    Peter Jarvis (University of Surrey, UK)
    Ursula King (University of Bristol, UK)
    David Lorimer (Wrekin Trust, UK)
    Wilfred McSherry (Staffordshire University, UK)
    Aru Narayanasamy (University of Nottingham, UK)
    Martyn Percy (Dean of Christ Church College, University of Oxford, UK)
    Barbara Pesut (University of British Columbia, Canada)
    Christina Puchalski (George Washington University, USA)
    Julian Stern (York St. John University, UK)
    Elizabeth J Tisdell (Penn State University, USA)
    Harald Walach (European University Viadrina, Germany)
    John Watters (Living Leadership, UK)