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. Manuscripts that fail to conform to these guidelines will be returned to the author for revision.

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