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Author Guidelines

Authors interested in publishing their work in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS) should submit article manuscripts using the journal's online submission system. Manuscripts should be submitted in MS-Word format, along with a short abstract. If possible, authors should include a PDF of the manuscript as well.

Please note : all authors are solely responsible for the contents of their articles and reviews.

Authors of manuscripts submitted to JHS will:

  • Ensure that the manuscript is a work of entirely original research, and that the work adheres to the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical practice; this includes (but is not restricted to) appropriately citing all sources of information.
  • Ensure that the manuscript is not being considered for publication in another venue.
  • Alert editors of any potential conflicts of interest related to the manuscript and/or research.
  • Assign to JHS the right to publish the text both electronically and in any other format and to make it available permanently in an electronic archive. The journal’s deposit policy is listed in the Sherpa Romeo catalogue of open-access publications.
  • Read and approve the journal’s Publication Agreement. Authors must download a copy of the Publication Agreement, complete and sign it, and then send the signed copy to the journal’s editors (a scanned copy sent via e-mail is acceptable). By submitting a completed and signed Publication Agreement, authors accept the proofs they have received.

Manuscript Formatting and Style

Language: English. Please note : Upon receipt of a manuscript, the editors will examine it to ensure that the English is fluent and meets academic standards. The editors reserve the right to reject the manuscript before peer review if the English is not fluent and does not meet academic standards.

Fonts:

  • Please ensure that all fonts are Unicode.
  • For Greek and Hebrew, please use SBL Fonts.
  • For transliteration, please use Gentium Plus.

For all abbreviations and scholarly references, please follow the SBL Handbook of Style (2d edition).

When referring to page ranges, biblical chapters and verses, or the like, please use en-dashes between numbers (e.g., 93–111; Num 6:24–26; cols. 1–3; etc.).

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