About This Journal

The Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies is published annually by the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies, a scholarly society dedicated to the study of Hinduism and Christianity and their interrelationships. Through its annual meetings and the journal, the society seeks to create a forum for the presentation of historical research and studies of contemporary practice, for the fostering of dialogue and interreligious conversation, carried forward in a spirit of openness, respect and true inquiry.

The society was founded in November 1994 as a logical extension to the dialogue and scholarship being carried on in the Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin, which first appeared in 1988 under its founding editor, Dr. Harold Coward. Beginning in 2004, the Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin became the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies.

The aim of the journal is to create a worldwide forum for the presentation of Hindu-Christian scholarly studies, book reviews, and news of relevant past and upcoming events. Materials selected for publication will be balanced between historical research and contemporary practice and, where possible, will employ analytical and theoretical analysis set within the context of our shared contemporary experience. Contributions are invited and may be submitted here or e-mailed directly to the editors. Articles of roughly 4000 words are preferred, though occasionally shorter or longer pieces will be published. See Policies for Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies for style guidelines. The journal adopts a policy of non-gender-specific language where applicable. All articles are subject to review before acceptance and may be edited in the course of publication.

Discoverability and Preservation

  • The Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies is included in the world's major library catalogs and databases: OCLC Worldcat, ProQuest's Summon, Ex Libris's Primo, and EBSCO Discovery.
  • The journal is indexed in the ATLA Religion Database, published by the American Theological Library Association.
  • The entire run of the journal is preserved in the two leading preservation archives, CLOCKSS and Portico, which guarantee persistent access for the very long term.
  • Every article has its own Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from the CrossRef organization, providing a permanent and reliable link for citation, sharing, and discovery.

Subscription Information

Back issues are available for free download. The most recent two volumes are embargoed and available here only to subscribers (click here to subscribe). Subscribing institutions can get access for those on their network by supplying their institution's IP range. Individuals living and working in India can request a password for free access to the embargoed volumes by contacting the Internet Edition Editor, .

An annual subscription is included with membership in the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies. Since the society’s annual meeting is funded through membership dues, the society encourages those who are able to become members. Journal subscriptions (print and/or digital) are also available to non-members, however, at the rates below. Single copies of back issues are available for USD15. No other currencies can be accepted. Contact the editors to arrange payment for single back issues. To subscribe to the journal, or to become a member of the society, click here.

  Digital Subscription Digital & Print Subscription
Individuals in India Free $15
Individuals outside of India $10 $20
Institutions in India Free $20
Institutions outside of India $25 $35

As indicated above, membership in the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies includes a subscription to the journal. Rates are as follows:

  Membership + Digital Subscription Membership + Digital & Print Subscription
Individuals in India $15 $20
Individuals outside of India $30/year
$75/3 years
$100/3 years
Supporting Membership n/a $100/year
$250/3 years