Mission Statement

“Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education” aims at promoting research and academic discourse in the field of religious education.

The journal publishes contributions on all aspects of religious education, all locations of religious education and on theoretical issues of the academic discipline of religious education. Articles published in the journal should refer to the practice of religious education and should be academic in character, reflecting empirical research, hermeneutical analyses or theoretical discourse. The journal includes regular book reviews. For English-speaking readers every issue offers an "Editorial and Summary in English".

“Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education” is the official publication organ of the German Association of Religious Education Scholars “Arbeitkreis für Religionspädagogik e.V.” (AfR).

The AfR is an association of all Protestant academics working in the field of religious education at universities and research institutes in German-speaking countries. The AfR conducts its annual conference every September and its contributions are documented in “Theo-Web” for further discussion.

“Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education” is a fully accepted academic online journal with peer-review and has been published since 2002.“

Theo-Web” is published biannually on June 1 and December 1. It is an open-access journal and charges no fees. It is, however, an officially registered journal with an ISSN-Number (ISSN 1863-0502). Its volumes are regularly archived and its longevity is guaranteed. Articles published in the journal are wholly suitable for quotation in academic contexts. The journal is part of academic journal rankings. Since 2010 the journal’s quality assurance measures include double-blind peer review (except for thematic editorial issues and conference documentations, which are both reviewed by at least two editors).

“Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education”, is free of charge, it can be subscribed to.

If you would like to receive regular emails informing you about the publication of the newest issue  with a direct link to it, you can subscribe to the journal by sending an email to: julia.spichal@univie.ac.at.

“Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education” invites anyone to submit contributions.

Please note our “guidelines for manuscripts” and send your text to the responsible managing editor martin.rothgangel@univie.ac.at or, preferably, to the editor responsible for English-language contributions: manfred.pirner@ewf.uni-erlangen.de
Please submit your manuscripts by February 1 for the June issue and by October 1 for the December issue.