JIBS is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to publishing cutting edge articles that embody interdisciplinary, social justice-oriented, feminist, queer, and innovative biblical scholarship. We welcome submissions that challenge canonical and/or disciplinary norms and boundaries or that query the field of biblical studies’ relationship to the broader investigation of human religion, culture, and literature. JIBS will publish two issues a year in summer and in winter.
Peer Review Policy
JIBS has a double-blinded peer review process. Editorial staff examine submitted manuscripts in the first instance before sending them on to two independent experts for review. Editors do not disclose the identity of the author to the reviewers, nor is the reviewers’ identity revealed to the author at any stage in the process. Comments by reviewers may be passed on to authors in addition to editorial feedback.
Copyright and Licensing
The author(s) retain copyright on work published by JIBS unless specified otherwise. Author(s) of work published by JIBS are required to grant JIBS the non-exclusive unlimited rights to publish the definitive work in any format, language and medium, for any lawful purpose. JIBS requires journal authors to publish their work in open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. The authors retain the non-exclusive right to do anything they wish with the published article(s), provided attribution is given to the applicable journal with details of the original publication, as set out in the official citation of the article published in the journal. The authors specifically have the right to post the article on the authors’ or their institution’s websites or in institutional or other repositories. Articles published before volume 3 use a different license.