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.

See Submission Guidelines.

Call for Submissions: Genitalia

JIBS announces a special issue dedicated to genitalia in biblical literature and religions of the ancient Mediterranean, broadly defined. Topics might include medical, social, ritual, and/or metaphorical ways that genitalia feature in ancient literature, material culture, and historical and contemporary reception of the Bible. 

Editors welcome notes (1000-5000 words) or full articles (max 8000 words) related to this topic, by 15 January 2024. Articles will be published on a rolling schedule as soon as they have passed peer review.

Article submissions should be anonymised to remove identifying statements or references. Please follow SBL Handbook of Style v2 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 require non-Roman script to be transliterated (SBL General Purpose Style) alongside translations where necessary.

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 is an open access journal, therefore it requires journal authors to publish their work under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. 

As always, JIBS is committed to publishing articles that embody interdisciplinary, social justice-oriented, feminist, queer, trans-inclusive and innovative biblical scholarship.

Submit your article via this form.