Journal of Religion and Health explores the most contemporary modes of religious and spiritual thought with particular emphasis on their relevance to current medical and psychological research. Taking an eclectic approach to the study of human values, health, and emotional welfare, this international interdisciplinary journal publishes original peer-reviewed articles that deal with mental and physical health in relation to religion and spirituality of all kinds. Founded in 1961 by the Blanton-Peale Institute, which joins the perspectives of psychology and religion, the journal provides a scholarly forum for the discussion of topical themes on both a theoretical and practical level for scholars and professionals of all religious faiths and backgrounds.

  • Explores the most contemporary modes of religious thought with particular emphasis on their relevance to current medical and psychological research.
  • Presents articles that deal with mental, and physical, health in relation to religion and spirituality of all kinds.
  • Covers both theory and practice.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Curtis W. Hart
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.253 (2018)
Impact factor
1.413 (2018)
Five year impact factor
191 days
Submission to first decision
299 days
Submission to acceptance
214,380 (2018)
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1573-6571
Print ISSN
0022-4197
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