I am a tenure-track faculty member, or
I am a graduate student trying to gain an academic position:
Why would I submit an article to SHERM Journal?
It is true, on initial review, a journal dedicated to the socio-historical study of religion or the socio-historical study of ministry appears to be a niche publication with too small of an academic market, possibly making the publication a low-impact journal. There are simply far too many other psychological and sociological journal options out there for academics to submit their qualitative research and quantitative studies. But a socio-historical examination of religion and ministry is almost unheard of as a sub-discipline in religious studies. So, who practices that?
The answer is: just about everybody who studies religion. Let us explain.