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Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies


The Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies annually offers a forum for innovative, national and international research in the field of ritual and liturgical studies. As with the book series Liturgia Condenda, the rationale of this journal is that liturgy and ritual are complex, multidimensional research objects that are to be investigated both contextually (in past and present) and from a variety of (sub)disciplinary perspectives. This rationale gives this journal a distinct multidisciplinary, societal and cultural oriented profile.

Since 1996 the Yearbook is co-published by IRiLiS and the Centre for Religion and Heritage at Groningen University. In 2009, the English subtitle of this multilingual series was added to its official Dutch title Jaarboek voor Liturgieonderzoek. As of 2017, the Yearbook will no longer appear in print, but online via University of Groningen Press (Open Access).

The Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies is ranked as a B-journal according to the most recent Dutch DGO-list.

Editorial board

The editorial board consists of prof. dr. Marcel Barnard (editor in chief, Amsterdam/Stellenbosch), dr. Martin Hoondert (Tilburg), dr. Andrew Irving (Groningen), dr. Mirella Klomp (Amsterdam), dr. Justin Kroesen (Bergen), dr. Mary E. McGann (Berkeley, CA), prof. dr. Paul Post (Tilburg), prof. dr. Thomas Quartier (Nijmegen/Leuven/Rome), prof. dr. Gerard Rouwhorst (Utrecht/Tilburg), prof. dr. Eric Venbrux (Nijmegen).

Advisory board

Members of the advisory board are prof. dr. Sible de Blaauw (Nijmegen), prof. dr. Joris Geldhof (Leuven), prof. dr. Bert Groen (Graz), prof. dr. Benedikt Kranemann (Erfurt), dr. Jan Luth (Groningen), prof. dr. Peter Jan Margry (Amsterdam), prof. dr. Keith Pecklers (Rome/Boston), dr. Susan Roll (Ottawa), prof. dr. Martin Stringer (Swansea), prof. Teresa Berger (New Haven, CT).

Ordering back volumes of the Yearbook

Should you like to have a printed copy of back journals (volumes up until no. 32), please send an e-mail to the Centre for Religion and Heritage, Groningen University, e-mail: crh

Submitting articles and annual deadline

You are kindly invited to submit a manuscript for publication in the online journal Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies by sending an email to irilis The deadline for submissions is annually on May 1st.


Articles should not normally exceed 8,000 words in length, including any notes, and should be submitted ready for publication. Illustrations (provided that they are free of rights) may separately be sent along. Summaries of dissertations (normally published in the language of the thesis) should not exceed 5,000 words. These should not contain any notes or illustrations.


The Yearbook prefers receiving manuscripts written in English. You can also submit texts written in Afrikaans, Dutch, French or German. In case of an article written in a language other than the author's mother tongue, the text must be corrected at native speakers level before submission. IRiLiS is not responsible for the quality of the correction, nor can cover its costs.


When preparing your manuscript, please use the style sheet with editorial and bibliographical instructions.

Anonymizing your manuscript

Manuscripts should be anonymized by the author prior to submission. If your submission is not anonymized, the editors may return it to you and request you to remove any identifying information before the manuscript can be reviewed.

Peer review

All submitted articles are subject to peer review. If a manuscript is not rejected when first received, it is sent out for review to (a minimum of) two peer reviewers who are part of the series’ academic cadre of reviewers. Review by associate editors or staff may compliment this process. This is done according to a doubleā€blinded review procedure, in which the reviewer's identities are withheld from the authors and vice versa. Once reviewers return their reports and recommendations, the editor-in-chief makes a decision (either on his own or in consultation with other editors) on whether to reject the manuscript (either outright or with encouragement to resubmit), to withhold judgment pending major or minor revisions, to accept it pending satisfactorily completed revisions, or to accept it as written. Once a manuscript that is not rejected has been revised satisfactorily, it will be accepted and put into the production process to be prepared for publication.

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