Published and Forthcoming work

Published and Forthcoming work


Please see the following call for authors for approximately 25-35 entries between 1000-5000 words in length for articles on LDS in Latin America for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. I received this from David Stewart; please respond directly to at Please spread the word to colleagues who might be interested in contributing. Dr Stewart’s initial email included two attachments giving further details about the project which cannot be uploaded here because they are PDFs (not image files). Feel free to contact him or if you’d like to see these attachments.

I have been tasked as a section editor for the Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions, an upcoming work to be published by Springer as part of its Major Reference Works (MRW) portfolio.  This is to be first major reference work offering detailed treatment of all religions in Latin America.  Matt Martinich and are reaching out to a number of contacts, but also thought that you might have suggestions or recommendations regarding qualified individuals who may be interested in participating in this project.

Approximately 25-35 entries between 1000 and 5000 words in length are sought on the Latter-day Saint faith in Latin America, including one entry on each of 25 countries covered (Central and South America, plus Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico), and several additional entries to be recommended by the authors (Book of Mormon, Third Convention, etc.) Our timeframe is to identify authors for each entry in March and April, to receive completed submissions by August 1, 2017, and to complete a review and editing process by October or November for a target publication date in early 2018. The project manager at Springer is Sylvia Blago and the editor-in-chief is Henri Gooren.

We are committed to accuracy and fairness in representing different faiths.  I believe that scholars from within the LDS community are best qualified to provide information regarding the Mormon experience in Latin America.  We are also in the process of identifying authors for entries on the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Additionally, we have been asked to come up with 20-30 entries outside of our section on topics relevant to other aspects of religion in Latin American.

Although Springer does not offer remuneration for authors, all entries will be attributed and can be listed in authors’ academic resumes.  More importantly, this work will be an important reference on religion in Latin America, including on the LDS Church.  You are welcome to forward this email to any contacts who you feel may be interested.  I have also attached guidelines for authors and a long sample entry from Springer (most of the encyclopedia entries will be of shorter length).

David Stewart, M.D.
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