Secularism and Nonreligion, the “world’s first journal dedicated to the study of the nonreligious and the secular,” recently announced its launch and is now accepting submissions.

Secularism and Nonreligion is an interdisciplinary journal published with the aim of advancing research on various aspects of ‘the secular.’ The journal is interested in contributions from primarily social scientific disciplines, including: psychology, sociology, political science, women’s studies, economics, geography, demography, anthropology, public health, and religious studies. Contributions from history, neuroscience, computer science, biology, philosophy, and medicine will also be considered. Articles published in the journal focus on the secular at one of three levels: the micro or individual level, the meso or institutional level, or the macro or national and international levels. Articles explore all aspects of what it means to be secular at any of the above levels, what the lives of nonreligious indivduals are like, and the interactions between secularity and other aspects of the world. Articles also explore the ideology and philosophy of the secular or secularism.

The journal is sponsored by the Non-religion and Secularity Research Network and the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture; it will be edited by Ryan T. Cragun, Barry Kosmin, and Lois Lee. It also bears noting that Secularism and Nonreligion will provide free access to its content “on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.”

For information on submitting articles, see here.