ASDIWAL. Revue genevoise d'anthropologie et d'histoire des religions is an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Multilingual, ASDIWAL is published in printed form as well as online in open access on the website www.asdiwal.ch through the Perseus portal (www.persee.fr/collection/asdi). Since its founding in 2006, the journal has become an important reference in the field of the study of religion. The journal adopts a critical and comparative approach applied to the history and anthropology of religions. ASDIWAL welcomes studies that articulate rigorous historical or ethnographic analysis with theoretical and/or methodological issues, without restriction in terms of period or context.
The journal is published once a year and welcomes submissions from both young researchers and established scholars. All submissions accepted by the editorial board are subject to a double blind peer review. The journal does not solicit any financial contribution from authors (no APC, "Article Processing Charge"). Each volume is freely accessible on the Perseus portal after one year (www.persee.fr/collection/asdi, under CC BY-NC-SA license).
The Ethical Statement is based on the recommendations of the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) Good Practices drafted in 2011.
The intellectual content of submitted manuscripts is evaluated regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, and/or political philosophy of the authors.
All manuscripts are treated with full confidentiality. They are disclosed only with the permission of the editorial board. Managers and editorial staff are prohibited from disclosing information about the manuscript submitted to anyone except the author, reviewers and potential reviewers.
Unpublished data contained in submitted manuscripts are not used by editors or reviewers in their own research without the explicit consent of the author.
Asdiwal is an open access journal. The journal does not ask authors to contribute to the publication costs (no APC “Article Processing Charge”). Articles are published in open access on the Perseus portal (www.persee.fr/collection/asdi, under CC BY-NC-SA license), one year after the publication of each printed volume.
The editorial board acts against breaches of research ethics and does not tolerate plagiarism. It systematically takes steps to detect plagiarism (expert proofreading, verification using computer tools).
If necessary, the editorial board will consider publishing corrections or clarifications for an article, withdrawing the article or publishing an apology, according to the guidelines formulated by COPE (2019 guidelines: https://publicationethics.org/retraction-guidelines).
Reviewers assist the editorial board in making decisions and may also assist the author in improving the quality of their manuscript.
When an invited reviewer does not feel competent enough to evaluate the research presented in the manuscript, or if s/he finds her/himself unable to provide a report in time, s/he must inform the editorial board without delay in order to give the board time to contact other reviewers.
Reviewers’ reports must be objective. Personal remarks and criticisms directed at the author or hurtful remarks directed at the text content are not eligible. The opinion of the reviewer must be clear, reasoned, and respectful of the author.
The reviewer must identify appropriate publications not cited by the author. Any such indication must be accompanied by an appropriate comment. The reviewer should draw the editors’ attention to any similarity, any overlap between the manuscript and previously published texts or data.
Information and ideas obtained through anonymous review are confidential and should not be used for the personal benefit of the reviewer. Reviewers should not accept reviewing manuscripts where this may result in a conflict of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with an author.
The information contained in manuscripts submitted for publication must present the results of the authors’ research as well as an objective discussion of these results and their importance. The underlying data must be presented correctly. Fraudulent and consciously inaccurate information is considered unethical and unacceptable.
Research not produced by the author must always be clearly attributed. Authors should cite the publications that influenced the study in question.
Authors must ensure that they have written a completely original study, and if they have used other people’s published works or statements, these must be properly cited.
An author should not submit manuscripts representing the same study to more than one journal (or book). Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is unethical and unacceptable.
ASDIWAL accepts articles originally published in languages other than French. In this case, the author must provide the reference of the original publication and must ensure that it is free from the copyright of the original publisher.
Only authors who have made a significant contribution to the study in question are considered authors. All those who contributed to the study must be present in the list of authors. If other people have been involved in some aspects of the research project, they must be mentioned in the acknowledgments.
The lead author must ensure that all co-authors are included in the list of authors of the manuscript, that the co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript, and that they have agreed to the submission of the manuscript.
All authors must indicate, after their biographical information, any conflicts of interest that may affect their proposed publication. Funding for research projects that made the study possible must be indicated.
If the author discovers an important error or an inaccuracy in its published version, s/he must quickly inform the editors and to consider, in agreement with the person in charge, the withdrawal of the article or the publication of information concerning the error.