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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  • Lindsay B. Carey
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.732 (2021)
Impact factor
2.639 (2021)
Five year impact factor
58 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
734,384 (2021)

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Volume 61

Issue 5, October 2022

Mental Health, Islam, Clinical Issues and COVID-19

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  • Call for Papers: Religion, Spirituality and Suicide

    In this call for papers for the Journal of Religion and Health (JORH), we seek to renew our commitment to the study of religion, spirituality, and suicide by asking for theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and/or empirical manuscripts that address and advance our understanding of suicide. 

    Submission Deadline: April 15, 2023
    Edited By: Terrence Hill, Lindsay Carey

  • Journal of Religion and Health "Articles of the Year 2021"

    We are happy to announce the following articles have been awarded by the JORH Editors as "JORH Articles of the Year 2021". Congratulations to the authors and their affiliated institutions.

    Tomás, C., & Rosa, P. J. (2021). Validation of a scale of religious and spiritual coping (RCOPE) for the Portuguese population. Journal of Religion and Health60(5), 3510–3529.

    Feng, J., Li, Y., Sun, Y., Wang, L., Qi, W., Wang, K. T., & Xue, Y. (2021). The Chinese spiritual coping scale: Development and initial psychometric evaluation. Journal of Religion and Health60(1), 458-474.

    These articles were deemed the most noteworthy of all those published across the six issues of the Journal of Religion and Health 2021 volume-year.

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