A Strong & Growing Publishing Program

The AAR publishes print and online publications to serve members and the field of religious studies, including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR); five academic book series published by Oxford University Press; Reading Religion (RR); Religious Studies News (RSN); and online special topic publications. The AAR's scholarly publications program is coordinated by the Publications Committee.


Journal of the american academy of religion (jaar)

Published quarterly by Oxford University Press (OUP), JAAR is widely recognized as the preeminent religious studies journal in the United States. Given the diversity of research areas of the AAR’s membership—as well as JAAR’s audience—articles in the journal explore questions of broad and fundamental interest to readers. AAR members have access to JAAR in print and online.


AAR-OUP book series

The breadth of scholarship produced by AAR members is expansive and deep, and the AAR partners with Oxford University Press in the publication of five book series that represent the diversity of the field as well as the AAR's commitment to early-career development and excellence in pedagogy. AAR members receive a 30% discount on all books from the AAR-OUP series.

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reading religion (RR)

Launched in 2016, Reading Religion is a book review website published by the AAR that provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields. With new reviews being posted almost daily, RR makes it easy for scholars to stay informed by sending a biweekly newsletter with links to the latest books reviewed and received. 


religious studies news (RSN)

Religious Studies News is the AAR's online magazine, designed as a platform for students and professionals involved in the teaching and scholarship of religion. RSN communicates the important events of the field and examines critical issues in education, pedagogy (especially through the Spotlight on Teaching), theological education (through the Spotlight on Theological Education), research, publishing, and the public understanding of religion.