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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submitted article or other type of publication has not been previously published or sent for review to another journal. In case of a different situation, please provide information in the “Comments for the editor” textbox.
  • The article adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the “Author Guidelines”, with the full bibliography provided at the end of the article. Please pay particular attention to the following points:
    a. The submitted text should be sent in Microsoft Word (preferable), in doc or docx format, Times New Roman font, 12p, double spaced in the text and footnotes.
    b. If the article contains a font other than Roman type (e.g. Hebrew, Greek, Coptic, etc.), or complex tables or graphics, a PDF file should also be attached.
    c. Please use Unicode Greek, Hebrew and other non-Roman fonts whenever possible.
    d. Final bibliography containing the publications cited in the article is necessary.
  • When submitting an article to the section of a peer-reviewed journal, make sure that the rules ensuring the author’s anonymity (deletion of the author’s personal data in the article) were followed.
  • I declare that all information about the contribution of other persons and institutions participating in the drawing up of the text has been provided and I exclude any “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” in the present submission. I am also aware of the legal and scientific consequences of a false disclosure concerning ghostwriting and guest authorship.
  • The author provided his/her individual ORCID number in the registration form.
  • The author declares that he / she has the right to dispose of the materials placed in the manuscript, such as, texts, photos, maps, graphics, etc., and that their use does not infringe any rights of third parties.

  1. An article submitted for publication in The Biblical Annals should conform to the requirements set forth here. If a manuscript departs from these instructions in major ways, it may be returned to the author for corrections before it is considered for publication. 
  2. The article should not be submitted simultaneously to another journal, periodical, or edited volume. It also should not be available online, in the same or a different language. Articles that have appeared or are to appear elsewhere generally will not be considered for publication, unless there are exceptional circumstances that allow it.
  3. The author should register on the journal’s website and provide as complete the required data as possible, which will facilitate contact and further cooperation. Due to the current publication standards, please provide an individual ORCID number in the registration form. You can get an ORCID by completing a simple online form: If you forgot your ORCID number, you can find it at

    Note, when providing the ORCID number in the form, it must be preceded by

  4. The entire process of submitting an article to the journal, the process of review and editing takes place online through the author’s account set up on the journal’s website. The author’s name, address and affiliation should be removed from the article, as well as electronic metadata allowing identification of the author.
  5. The article is expected to be submitted in its final form. It should contain an abstract in English, not exceeding 1000 characters (without spaces) and key words in English, referring to the content of the article.
  6. Suggested character limits for the submitted texts with footnotes:

    Article – 70 000 characters including spaces

    Review article – 65 000 characters including spaces

    Review – 16 000 characters including spaces

    Report – 60 000 characters including spaces

  7. The article structure should include the following elements:
    a. the title in the language in which the article was written and the title in English
    b. an abstract in English
    c. keywords in the language in which the article was written and in English
    d. the presentation of problem together with a discussion of previous attempts to solve it made in the scientific literature (status quaestionis)
    e. a proposal for solving a given problem and indication of the research method
    f. discussion taking into account the latest and most important scientific literature for the problem
    g. conclusions
    h. final bibliography
  8. Both the text of the article and footnotes should be prepared in Times New Roman 12 font, double space, normal margins. Preferred text editor - Microsoft Word. If the article contains material difficult to edit (tables, photos, other graphics) and a font other than Roman type (Hebrew, Greek, Syrian, Coptic, etc.), please also send the text in PDF format.
  9. Footnotes with Arabic numerals should be used.
  10. The final bibliography containing all the articles and publications cited in the text is required.
  11. Multiple notes in one sentence should be avoided; when citing different authors, if bibliographical references concerning each one of them are necessary, they should be placed in the same footnote at the end of the sentence.
  12. Quotations of five or more lines in any language should appear as a separate indented paragraph, in smaller type than that used in the body of the article, and with the omission of all quotation marks.
  13. When citing biblical and related texts in the original languages, authors are asked to use Unicode fonts.
  14. When quoting Hebrew or Aramaic texts, a consonantal text should be given, the vocalization should be given only when it is important for the discussed issue.
  15. The articles submitted for publication should follow the norms given in S. Bazyliński, A Guide to Biblical Research (Rome: Gregorian & Biblical Press, 2009). In a form adapted to the requirements of the journal, they are available here.
  16. Exact bibliographic references should be used, specifying the pages. References such as n., nn. or f., ff. should be avoided.
  17. The rules concerning the citation of ancient texts and their abbreviations can be found in The SBL Handbook of Style, 2nd edition (2014).
  18. In cases where transliteration seems appropriate, the academic style specified in The SBL Handbook of Style (2014) can be used.
  19. The abbreviations of journals, periodicals, reference works, and serials are listed in The SBL Handbook of Style (2014).
  20. The texts submitted to the journal are checked for their originality with the iThenticate anti-plagiarism program.
  21. If the article will be qualified for the publication, it takes about 180 days from the submission of the text. These deadlines may be extended due to the number of texts submitted to the journal.