Mission Studies Journal

Mission Studies, journal of IAMS , enables the International Association for Mission Studies to expand its services as a forum for the scholarly study of Christian witness and its impact in the world, and the related field of intercultural theology, from international, interconfessional and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Mission Studies (ISSN 0168-9789) is published three times a year, in  March, July and November. Since January 2004 the journal has been published in cooperation with Brill Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome, particularly from IAMS members. To submit an article, please use the electronic submission system by following the link here. Please note the Style Guide.

Members of IAMS do not need to subscribe separately as Mission Studies is included in the membership fee.


Accessing the Journal (as IAMS member)

1. To access the journal, you will need to login to the member database here. You can also click on ‘Member Database‘ on the right to access the website.


2. Follow the instruction to log into your IAMS account.

3. After logging in, below ‘Edit Profile’ click Journal On Line to access the journal.



Norbert Hintersteiner
University of Münster, Germany

Assistant Editors

Dorottya Nagy, Protestant Theological University, Netherlands

Book review Editor

Atola Longkumer, South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), India

Editorial Assistant

Anja Heinz, University of Münster, Germany

Associate Editors

Paul V. Kollman CSC, University of Notre Dame, USA (IAMS President)

Aron Engberg, Lund University, Sweden (IAMS Secretary)

Valentin Kozhuharov, European Diocese of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Berlin, Germany (IAMS Treasurer)

Sarita Gallagher, George Fox University, USA (Convener, BISAM)

Johannes Knoetze, North-West University, South Africa (Convener, Children, Youth and Mission)

Marek Rostkowski OMI, Catholic Institute of Theology, Lviv, Ukraine (Convener, DABOH)

Lerato Kobe, University of Pretoria, South Africa (Convener, Gender and Mission)

Auli Vähäkangas, University of Helsinki, Finland (Convener, Healing/Pneumatology)

David Singh, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK (Convener, Interreligious studies and Mission)

Christof Sauer, Evangelical Theological Faculty (ETF), Leuven, Belgium (Convener, Religious Freedom)

Stephen B. Bevans SVD, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA (Convener, Theology and Mission, and Mission Studies Senior Contributing Editor)

Contributing editors

J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra, Ghana

Darren Cronshaw, Australian College of Ministries,  Sydney College of Divinity, Australia

Arun Jones, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, USA

Knud Jorgensen, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Norway

Jacob Kavunkal SVD, MCD University of Divinity/Yarra Theological Union, Australia

vanThanh Nguyen SVD, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA

Lalsangkima Pachuau, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA

Marie-Hélène Robert, Université catholique de Lyon, France

Cathy Ross, Ripon College Cuddesdon and Regent’s Park College, Oxford, UK

J. Jayakiran Sebastian, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, USA

Batara Sihombing, Abdi Sabda Theological Seminary, Indonesia

Emma Wild-Wood, Cambridge Theological Federation, UK

Henning Wrogemann, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal, Germany