JIBS maintains an open call for submissions on any aspect pertaining to interdisciplinary biblical studies. We will occasionally issue specific calls for submissions for dedicated issues; we also encourage proposals for special issues by potential guest editors.
We welcome articles of 6000-8000 words including references. We also welcome short notes of 1000-5000 words including references for briefer discussions.
Article submissions should be anonymised to remove identifying statements or references. Please follow SBL Handbook of Style formatting using footnotes and bibliography. Submissions should be formatted in both .docx and .pdf. Images used should be open access or Creative Commons licensed. For accessibility reasons, we strongly encourage authors to keep non-English quotations to a minimum, and to use transliteration (SBL General Purpose Style) alongside translations where necessary.
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies is dedicated to publishing scholarship oriented toward issues of social justice. Sexual violence of any kind is a scourge, and when it is allowed a place at any table, it works against the seeking of justice. Papers and submissions that insist on uncritically citing the publications of known sexual predators will not be considered for publication in JIBS. This includes but is not limited to the work of Jan Joosten and Richard Pervo.
JIBS is an open access CC-BY-NC-ND journal; authors retain copyright of their work. There is no fee to publish with JIBS.
If you are interested in publishing a more substantial piece of scholarship, please visit our SIIBS book series information page.