International Journal for Religious Freedom

The International Journal for Religious Freedom (IJRF) is published twice a year and aims to provide a platform for scholarly discourse on religious freedom in general and the persecution of Christians in particular. It is an interdisciplinary, international, peer reviewed journal, serving the dissemination of new research on religious freedom and contains research articles, documentation, book reviews, academic news and other relevant items.

The IJRF is listed on the South African Department of Higher Education and Training “Approved list of South African journals” as effective from 1 January 2012.

Manuscripts submitted for publication are assessed by a panel of referees and the decision to publish is dependent on their reports.

The IJRF subscribes to the National Code of Best Practice in Editorial Discretion and Peer Review for South African Scholarly Journals.

The IJRF is available as a paid print subscription, and released later as a free online version on 1 March and 1 September respectively (, as well as via SABINET.


Guidelines for authors



Editorial Notice

The editorial team of IJRF is in the process of catching up with the current publication backlog.

The outstanding issues are scheduled to appear successively in the near future.

Some of the issues will have specific topics, such as “Secularism” and “Refugees and FORB”.

Submissions on these and any other relevant topics are welcome and will be processed. We thank our authors and subscribers for their patience.

Editorial Committee




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Editorial Board

How to order

P.O. Box 1336
7975 Sun Valley
Rep South Africa


Annual subscription fee for 2 issues (2016):

South African Rand 300
VAT and postage included
Click here for subscription form: DOC / PDF

For international payments or donations use:
International Institute for Religious Freedom Cape Town

(choose Rand as currency!)

Donate/Pay subscription by clicking here.

For South African transfers: (pay in Rand!)

International Institute for Religious Freedom Cape Town

Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Sea Point
Branch Code: 02 41 09
Account Number: 071 117 431

Subscription to get IJRF via email

To receive new issues of IJRF electronically on release, send an email to: subscribe-ijrf-fulltext-subscribe(at)

To receive an email notice about a new issue of IJRF available online, send an email to: subscribe-ijrf-notice-subscribe(at)

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