Call for inaugural volume for the new book series on New Religious Movements.

De Gruyter Open, part of De Gruyter publishing group, invites book proposals for the inaugural volume of the new Open Access book series on New Religious Movements.

The series welcomes written or edited monographs and anthologies on New Religious Movements (NRMs) and alternative spiritualities – both empirical and theoretical with interdisciplinary approaches. Of particular interest are those that combine perspectives and methods drawn from all social sciences and humanities on the present, historical and newly emerging NRMs, as well as research methods, issues and problems, and new directions in study of NRMs. More information about the series can be found at

Authors interested in submitting their proposals for the inaugural volume are asked to fill in the New Book Proposal Form (which can be found at…/subj…/theology_religious_studies/) and send it to the series editor Dr. Rasa Pranskeviciute at, together with a sample from the book (introduction, chapter or subchapter). Authors of ready manuscripts are welcome to attach the whole text of the book.

The proposed book should be written in English, contain at least 100,000 words and must not have been published before in any language. The date of submission of the entire manuscript must be no later than November 2015. Earlier date of the submission will be an additional asset.

The author(s) of the inaugural volume(s) will benefit from:
— scrupulous peer-review
— free language edition done by native speakers in English
— no publication fees
— complimentary copies
— royalties from print sales
— unrestricted access to the book for all readers, helpful to reach audiences on a global scale

Our Open Access Books are available through De Gruyter’s publishing platform, libraries, full text repositories and distributors such as Amazon. Each title is also offered as a print version.

Submissions are due by February 15, 2015.

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