New journal

Announcing the inaugural issue of the British Journal of Mormon Studies: The British Journal of Mormon Studies is a British based internationally focussed, peer-reviewed online and printed scholarly journal, which is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary scholarship by publishing articles and reviews of current work in the field of Mormon studies. With high quality international contributors, the journal explores Mormon studies and its related subjects. In addition, BJMS provides those who submit manuscripts for publication with useful, timely feedback by making the review process constructive. To submit a manuscript or review, including book reviews please email them for consideration in the first instance to The journal will be published semi-annually.The journal is freely accessible online and we welcome your feedback.

ISSN 1753-6189

Contents of the inaugural issue:


Can There be a “Second Harvest”? : Controlling the Costs of Latter-day Saint Membership in Europe, Armand L. Mauss

The Tide of Mormon Migration Flowing Through the Port of Liverpool, England, Fred E. Woods

An LDS Soundworld for the Twenty-First Century: A Thesis Revisited, Warrick N. Kear

The Patterns of Missionary Work and Emigration in Nineteenth Century Buckinghamshire, England, Ronald E. Bartholomew

A Finnish Mormon Temple or ‘America in Karakallio’? The Activation of a Stereotype at an Encounter of Cultures, Kim B. Östman

The Rhetoric of the Gathering and Zion: 1831-1920, David M. Morris

Book Reviews

On the Way to Somewhere Else: European Sojourners in the Mormon West, 1834-1930 (Kim B. Östman)

Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History, Volume 7: The British Isles (David M. Morris)


  1. Good for you.

  2. You don’t have subscription information.

  3. You guys rocks.

  4. Credit goes to David Morris.

  5. Totally brill, mate. Mazel tov!

  6. Would BJMS be interested in a duel over divine anthropology? If so, I may just challenge Stapley to a print encounter.

  7. Sweet.

  8. Must one read the journal with a disarmingly handsome British accent in order to fully appreciate it’s contents?

  9. I’d pay money for the Stapley/smb divine anthropology smackdown. What’s the Mormon Studies equivalent of live on pay-per-view?

  10. sol,
    Read Kim’s article with a Finnish accent and you’ll be fine.

  11. Well done. I pray that your submission box runneth over with good manuscripts!

  12. Thanks for publicising the journal Ronan – o answer a couple of the questions:

    2. Subscription at this stage will be an open access policy in order that more people might gain access to these articles. There is a limited print run which will be extended as the journal picks up speed.

    3. Thank You.

    4. As they say behind a good British scholar… another good British scholar :)

    6. Only if we walk ten paces and shoot

    8. Oh Yes!

    10. You do need the Finnish accent and standing on one foot to appreciate it —

    11. Very kind Nate —- we look forward to receiving articles of an international nature….of course the U.S. is international…

    Thanks for all of your comments — You can always count on the three musketeers of European scholarship, Ronan, Kim and me.

  13. David,
    I prefer three stooges. At least EMSA features Douglas Davies and Wouter van Beek to make us look good…

  14. David, why don’t you tell us about yourself?
    Also, what would we do to get a copy from the limited print run (or is shipping like $50)?

  15. Kevin Barney says:

    Congratulations! I just now read over the Mauss piece, and enjoyed it very much. Actually, I’d like someone to talk about lowering the costs of membership right here in the good ol’ US of A…

  16. Congratulations!!

  17. >>David, why don’t you tell us about yourself?

    Seriously, you do not want to ask!

  18. David M. Morris says:

    14. I shall certainly introduce myself shortly but until then we have found the best way to distribute printed copies at near cost price is through

    Ensure you check your country settings on the order as this will allow your order to be produced and delivered locally, overcoming some of the postage costs that would have made it prohibitive.

    You can also download free of charge the journal from the same site.

    We are also welcoming submissions that you would like to offer, preferably dealing with issues of the worldwide church, which of course includes the US.

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