Currents in Biblical Research
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Currents in Biblical Research


Senior Editor
Alan J Hauser Appalachian State University, USA
Editors
Jonathan Klawans Boston University, USA
Scot McKnight North Park University, USA
Associate Editor for New Testament
Drew Strait St Mary's Seminary and University, USA
Associate Editor for Ancient Judaism
Jordan Rosenblum University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Assistant Editor
Schuyler Kaufman Appalachian State University, USA
Associate Editor for Old Testament
Brad Kelle Point Loma Nazarene University, USA
Social Media Coordinator
Catherine Bonesho University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


eISSN: 17455200| ISSN: 1476993X|Current volume: 14|Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

"Currents in Biblical Research has handsomely fulfilled the vision we had for it when it was launched in 1993. It has become the most indispensable guide to recent biblical research. Its articles are always authoritative, its range is remarkable, and its bibliographies are carefully chosen. No library should be without it." David J. A. Clines, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

"Currents in Biblical Research is one of the most important research tools in biblical studies. No one is able to keep up with all of the publications in the different branches of biblical studies. The thorough and judicious articles in Currents provide invaluable orientation to the major elements of recent scholarly conversation. Whenever I need to catch up on developments in a particular area of biblical studies, I turn to Currents. I also strongly recommend it to my graduate students." Carol A. Newsom, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, USA

This peer-reviewed journal summarizes the spectrum of recent research on particular topics or biblical books. Each article provides an inclusive treatment of its subject, without in most cases being exhaustive. Articles cover specific biblical books or clusters of books, ancillary ancient literature, archaeology, historical studies, as well as new and developing areas of study. Jonathan Klawans was recently named a third editor of Currents in Biblical Research in the new area of ancient Judaism. Each article concludes with an extensive bibliography that provides a basic knowledge of significant articles and books on the topic being treated, and provides sufficient information to launch a thorough investigation of the topic.

Currents in Biblical Research is indispensable not only for those entering upon a career in biblical studies, but also for all scholars who wish to keep abreast of developments in fields adjacent to their own.

Note: Students may subscribe to CBR at 25% discount, submitting with their subscription the name and address of their institution.

Electronic Access

Currents in Biblical Research is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://cbi.sagepub.com

This peer-reviewed journal summarizes the spectrum of recent research on particular topics or biblical books. Each article provides an inclusive treatment of its subject, without in most cases being exhaustive. Articles cover specific biblical books or clusters of books, ancillary ancient literature, archaeology, historical studies, as well as new and developing areas of study. Each article concludes with an extensive bibliography that provides a basic knowledge of significant articles and books on the topic being treated, and provides sufficient information to launch a thorough investigation of the topic.

Currents in Biblical Research is indispensable not only for those entering upon a career in biblical studies, but also for all scholars who wish to keep abreast of developments in fields adjacent to their own.

Editorial Board
Albert Baumgarten Bar Ilan University, Israel
Philip Davies University of Sheffield, UK
Jeremy Punt University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Marvin Sweeney Claremont School Of Theology, USA
Duane F Watson School of Theology, Malone College, USA
  • ATLA Religion Database
  • Academic Search Premier
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Index To Jewish Periodicals
  • Index theologicus
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Religious and Theological Abstracts
  • Thomson Reuters: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Zeller Dietrich Bibliographische Verlage
    1. Aims and Scope
    2. Authorship
      2.1 Acknowledgments
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Peer Review
      3.2 Publication Ethics
      3.3 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.4 Open Access and author archiving
      3.5 Permissions
    4. Article types
    5. How to submit your manuscript
    6. Manuscript style
      6.1 File types
      6.2 Journal style
      6.3 Reference style
      6.4 Manuscript preparation
      6.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      6.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      6.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      6.4.5 English language editing services
      6.4.6 Fonts and Foreign Languages
    7. After acceptance
      7.1 Proofs
      7.2 E-Prints
      7.3 SAGE production
      7.4 Online First publication
    8. Further information

     

    1. Aims and Scopes

    Currents in Biblical Research summarizes the spectrum of recent research on particular topics or biblical books. Articles cover specific biblical books or clusters of books, ancillary ancient literature, archaeology, historical studies, as well as new and developing areas of study.

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    2. Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.1 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.1.1 Writing Assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communciations company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Currents in Biblical Research encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Peer Review

    Content for Currents in Biblical Research should be in the first instance discussed with the relevant subject editor.  See section 5 for editor contact details.  Once a paper has been submitted, papers will be sent for blind peer review before a decision is made.

    3.2 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.2.1 Plagiarism

    Currents in Biblical Research and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    3.3 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Open Access and author archiving

    Currents in Biblical Research offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.5 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Article types

    Currents in Biblical Research publishes original scholarly articles that match the aims and scope of the journal. Most content within the journal is commissioned by the journal editors, however proposals for articles are considered. Proposals should be sent directly to the editor responsible for that subject area, who will decide on whether the article should be published in the journal.

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    5. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Proposals for articles should be sent to the editors. No manuscripts should be submitted until the proposal has been discussed with the editors. The following are their contact details:

    Alan J. Hauser
    Senior Editor and Editor for Old Testament
    Department of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA
    hauseraj@appstate.edu

    Brad Kelle
    Editor for Old Testament
    Point Loma Nazarene University
    3900 Lomaland Drive
    San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    BradKelle@pointloma.edu

    Scot McKnight
    Editor for New Testament
    Northern Seminary, 600 E. Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    smcknight@faculty.seminary.edu

    Jordan Rosenblum
    Editor for Ancient Judaism
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison
    WI 53706, USA
    jrosenblum@wisc.edu

    Each article submitted must include four parts: a 150-word abstract together with 10 to 12 keywords arranged in alphabetical order; the text (subdivided under appropriate headings); a bibliography, which must include a complete entry for every work cited in text, and at least one work by every writer/scholar mentioned; and a list of all abbreviations used in text and bibliography, with definitions. Please double line space both the text and the bibliography, and use left justification only.

    When your article and bibliography are ready, please send an electronic copy to the appropriate editor, who welcomes submissions prior to the deadline. Submit your article, preferably in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). If your article contains unusual diacriticals and/or foreign fonts, we encourage you to also submit a .pdf file, as these files often better preserve these diacriticals and/or foreign fonts.

    Fonts and Foreign Languages

    For Greek and Hebrew fonts, please use the fonts available on the SBL website.

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    6. Manuscript style

    6.1 File types

    Please send articles by email to the appropriate editor, who welcomes submissions prior to the deadline. Submit your article, preferably in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). If your article contains unusual diacriticals and/or foreign fonts, we encourage you to also submit a .pdf file, as these files often better preserve these diacriticals and/or foreign fonts.

    6.2 Journal Style

    Please refer to the following documents for guidance on the specific journal style for Currents in Biblical Research:

    Currents in Biblical Research Detailed Stylesheet

    6.3 Reference Style

    References in Text: Every author and every work cited in text must have a complete entry in the bibliography.

    References in text point readers to appropriate entries in the bibliography and pages within the work. Use writer’s surnames only, or surname and first initial if two authors share a surname. Citations must include author’s surname, date of work, and page range, if necessary: (Hauser and Watson 2003: 2-53). If a work has more than three authors, use et al. after the first author’s name. Present more than one work by an author in chronological order, separated by semicolons: (Hauser and Watson 1994; Hauser and Watson 2003).

    Sample entries are:

    Book:
    Hauser, A.J., and D. Watson (eds.) 2003 A History of Biblical Interpretation. I: The Ancient Period (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans).

    Article in a Journal:
    Helmer, C. 2005 ‘Biblical Theology: Bridge Over Many Waters’, CBR 3.2: 169-96.

    Article/chapter in a volume:
    Baskin, J.R. 1992 ‘Rabbinic Interpretations of Job’, in L.G. Perdue and W.C. Gilpin (eds.), The Voice from the Whirlwind (Nashville: Abingdon Press): 101-10.

    Bibliographies:
    Include a complete entry for at least one major work of each author/scholar mentioned in text, and for every work cited in your text. You may include primary and secondary works not mentioned in your text, for readers to follow up on a topic.

    Foreign Terms:
    Italicize non-English words and terms not in common English usage.

    6.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    6.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    6.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    6.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    6.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    Currents in Biblical Research does not currently accept supplemental files.

    6.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    6.4.6 Fonts and Foreign Languages

    For Greek and Hebrew fonts, please use the fonts available on the SBL website.

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    7. After acceptance           

    7.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author for checking and correction. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author.

    7.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

    7.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Currents in Biblical Research with SAGE.

    7.4 Online First publication

    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    8. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process, including discussing proposals, should be sent to the editors at their email addresses:

    Alan J. Hauser
    Senior Editor and Editor for Old Testament
    Department of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA
    hauseraj@appstate.edu

    Brad Kelle
    Editor for Old Testament
    Point Loma Nazarene University
    3900 Lomaland Drive
    San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    BradKelle@pointloma.edu

    Scot McKnight
    Editor for New Testament
    Department of Religious Studies, North Park University, 3225 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    smcknight@faculty.seminary.edu

    Jordan Rosenblum
    Editor for Ancient Judaism
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison
    WI 53706, USA
    jrosenblum@wisc.edu

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