In 2018, Dr Scharnick-Udemans, in her capacity as managing editor of the Journal for the Study of Religion, negotiated an agreement between the University of Cape Town and the Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa (ASRSA) to host the JSR on the UWC Open Journal System. This agreement is a significant step in how the study of religion is developing in the country as it now means that the only two accredited journals from South Africa that are dedicated to the study of multiple religious traditions, are now housed on the same platform, which will bring about a greater visibility and accessibility.
The JSR is a publication of the Association for the study of religion in Southern Africa (ASRSA). TheJSR is the primary academic journal for religious studies in Southern Africa. The current editor is Prof Johan Strijdom from the University of South Africa. In her capacity as managing editor Dr Scharnick-Udemans has facilitated the migration of the journal to the UWC OJS system and as a result the Centre works closely with the editorial team to ensure that the journal is open access and widely distributed. At the next ASRSA conference discussions about how to develop the relationship between the Centre and the association will take place.
The Managing Editor