Nova Religio
DisciplineReligious studies
Edited byMarie Dallam, Joseph Laycock, Benjamin E. Zeller, Catherine Wessinger
Publication details
University of California Press (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Nova Relig.
ISSN1092-6690 (print)
1541-8480 (web)
OCLC no.36349271

Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions is a quarterly peer-reviewed[1] academic journal covering religious studies, focusing on the academic study of new religious movements. It was established in 1997 by Seven Bridges Press, initially published semi-annually, changing to tri-annually in 2003, and then quarterly in 2005.


It was established in 1997 by Seven Bridges Press,[2][3] initially published semi-annually, changing to tri-annually in 2003, and then quarterly in 2005. As of 2002 (volume 6), it is published by the University of California Press.[4]

As of 2001 it was one of only two English-language academic journals dedicated to NRMs and cults (the other being the Cultic Studies Journal).[5] Jolyon Baraka Thomas described it as the "flagship journal" of NRM studies.[2]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:


  1. ^ "Submit". Nova Religio. University of California Press. Retrieved February 11, 2024.
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Jolyon Baraka (March 25, 2019). Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan. University of Chicago Press. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-226-61882-1.
  3. ^ Gallagher, Eugene V. (2016). 'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective: New and Minority Religions. Routledge. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-317-15667-3.
  4. ^ "Nova religio: NR: The journal of alternative and emergent religions". LC Catalog. Library of Congress.
  5. ^ Zablocki, Benjamin; Robbins, Thomas (2001). Misunderstanding Cults: Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. University of Toronto Press. p. 515. ISBN 978-1-4875-9844-0.
  6. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Title and Product Update Lists". ATLA Religion Database. American Theological Library Association. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "NOVA RELIGIO: THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND EMERGENT RELIGIONS". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Source details: Nova Religio". Scopus Preview. Elsevier. Retrieved November 23, 2019.