BBR Instructions for Contributors


All essays and book reviews submitted to the Bulletin for Biblical Research must conform to the guidelines of the SBL Handbook of Style (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999), which is readily available from bookstores and internet resellers, including

The electronic manuscript, including the footnotes, must be double-spaced and include page numbers; please submit as a “.pdf” attachment to an email sent to the editor (, omitting the author's name and any other identifying information. If accepted, final papers should be submitted in a Microsoft Word® “.doc” (not “.docx”) as well as in a “.pdf” file and should include abstract and key words in the format found in published BBR articles. Manuscripts that fail to conform to these guidelines will be returned to the author for revision.

Please note: if the submitter does not yet have their PhD, s/he must have a letter of recommendation from their dissertation supervisor noting that the supervisor has read the article and approves of its submission for our peer review process.