Welcome to Academic Publishing, Inc
The goal of our academic journals is to provide forums in which researchers can stay abreast of developments in their respective fields. We focus on providing interesting and relevant articles in the field of religion, as well as recent and relevant book reviews, essential for helping professionals efficiently keep up to date in their fields.
Introducing the Wuhan Journal of Cultic Studies (WJCS) is an international, open-access journal organised by the University of Wuhan. This new journal brings together eastern and western scholarship in the new religious movements (NRMs) field. It features articles, book reviews and review essays covering topics from Scientology to the New Age; Western Esoterism to neo-Shamanism; from popular religion in Japan to new religions in Korea, we aim to cover the field at the most comprehensive level. The WJCS also includes studies of new movements within traditional religions, such as the Charismatic movement in Christianity, Guru movements in Hinduism, so-called Xie Jiao in China and millenarian movements in indigenous societies. Additionally, the WJCS publishes articles and reviews books on certain quasi-religious phenomena, such as implicit religion, yoga, qi-gong, UFO societies and spiritual healing.
Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review (ASRR), is an academic resource on the ever growing list of new titles in the new religious movement and spirituality fields. In addition to scholarly articles, we feature book reviews, review articles and bibliographies in the wide-reaching NRM and spiritual genres. Only three decades ago, the number of new religious movements (NRM) specialists could be counted on one's fingers, and everything that had been published in the field could be read in about one month. Since that time, the field has expanded radically, even giving birth to a number of sub-specialties (e.g., Pagan studies and new age studies). The explosive growth of NRM studies has been matched by the number of new publications. Major academic presses, from Brill to Oxford University Press, continually publish new NRM titles. We focus on reviews of these books to enable both scholars and university libraries to stay abreast of the latest releases in this important new field.
Academic Publishing created the first journal in the field of religion and violence. Bringing together top scholars in the arena, it is a scholarly publication devoted to the interdisciplinary study of religion and violence. It publishes analyses of contemporary and historical religious groups involved in violent incidents, as well as original work on sacrifice, terrorism, inter- and intra-religious violence, mass suicide, war and religion, and religiously-legitimated violence against women. It was established in response to the interest in religion and violence that emerged after tragic events in recent decades.
In 2017, Philosophy Documentation Center took over the journal and continues to publish it today.