The last twenty years have witnessed some remarkable achievements in the study of early Jewish literature. Given the ever-increasing number and availability of primary sources for these writings, specialists have been producing text-critical, historical, social scientific, and theological studies which, in turn, have fuelled a growing interest among scholars, students, religious leaders, and the wider public. The only English journal of its kind, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha was founded in 1987 to provide a much-needed forum for scholars to discuss and review most recent developments in this burgeoning field in the academy.
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://jsp.sagepub.com
The last twenty years have witnessed some remarkable achievements in the study of early Jewish literature. Given the ever-increasing number and availability of primary sources for these writings, specialists have been producing text-critical, historical, social scientific, and theological studies which, in turn, have fuelled a growing interest among scholars, students, religious leaders, and the wider public. The only English journal of its kind, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha was founded in 1987 to provide a much-needed peer-reviewed forum for scholars to discuss and review most recent developments in this burgeoning field in the academy.
|Francis I Andersen||Brisbane|
|Randall D Chesnutt||Malibu, CA|
|John J Collins||New Haven, CT|
|Sidnie White Crawford||Lincoln, NE|
|Phillip R Davies||University of Sheffield, UK|
|Thierry Lagrand||University of Strasbourg, France|
|John R Levison||Seattle, WA|
|Liv Ingeborg Lied||Norwegian School of Theology, Norway|
|Doron Mendels||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Carol Newsom||Atlanta, GA|
|Eileen Schuller||Hamilton, Ontario|
|David Shepherd||Trinity College Dublin, Ireland|
|Michael E Stone||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|David Winston||Berkeley, CA|
|Benjamin G Wold||Trinity College Dublin, Ireland|
|Archie T Wright||Regent University, USA|
- Article types
- Editorial Policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing Policies
3.1 Publication Ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open Access and author archiving
- How to submit your manuscript
- Manuscript style
5.1 File types
5.2 Journal style
5.3 Reference style
5.4 Manuscript preparation
5.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
5.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
5.4.5 English language editing services
- After acceptance
6.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
6.3 SAGE production
6.4 OnlineFirst publication
- Further information
The last twenty years have witnessed some remarkable achievements in the study of early Jewish literature. Given the ever-increasing number and availability of primary sources for these writings, specialists have been producing text-critical, historical, social scientific and theological studies which, in turn, have fuelled a growing interest among scholars, students, religious leaders, and the wider public. The only English journal of its kind, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha was founded in 1987 to provide a much-needed forum for scholars to discuss and review most recent developments in this burgeoning field in the academy.
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha publishes original research articles and reviews that match the journal’s aims and scope.
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha adheres to a peer review process in which the reviewer's name is routinely withheld from the author unless the reviewer requests a preference for their identity to be revealed.
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.
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.
2.3.1 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.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the
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
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
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.
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 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.
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
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.
All manuscripts submitted for publication in JSP should be in grammatical, idiomatic English, consistently employing gender-inclusive language. They should be delivered as a Microsoft Word file (or, if in WordPerfect, in RTF), using the prescribed fonts (see below for more information) for any text in Hebrew or Greek or transliterations of these languages.
Files should be complete, including all necessary bibliographical details, illustrations, maps, charts and tables and the text double-spaced.
Submitted articles should be sent as email attachments to Loren.Stuckenbruck@lmu.de, or posted on a Diskette, zip disk or CD-Rom to Prof. Dr. Loren Stuckenbruck, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München, GERMANY, addressed to The Editor, JSP. A short abstract of 50-150 words and up to five keywords MUST be supplied with your article.
You should ensure that you are consistent in their scheme of levels of headings.
We normally have three levels of headings and we ask that authors should follow this, where possible.
Either British spelling (for British and non-American contributors) or American spelling (for American contributors only) should be used. Please do not mix spelling conventions.
Note also the following conventions: judgment, acknowledgment, abridgment,
etc.; -ize rather than -ise, except in the case of certain words that must be spelled (in British spelling) with -ise e.g. advertise, compromise, enterprise, prise, advise, exercise.
True abbreviations should end with a full-stop (period), but contractions should not: e.g. repr.; but edn, Mr, Jr, etc. Plural abbreviations are not regarded as contractions. Thus: chs., eds., etc. Common abbreviations such as ms, rsv, bc, ad, should not be punctuated (we prefer BCE, CE). State names are PA, CT, etc. A reference list of house style abbreviations for journals and for biblical and non-biblical sources can be found on this web page.
When quoting biblical references, please give full chapter and verse numbers (do not use ff.).
Gen., Exod., Lev., Num., Deut., Josh., Judg., Ruth, 1 Sam., 2 Sam., 1 Kgs, 2 Kgs, 1 Chron., 2 Chron., Ezra, Neh., Ps., (pl Pss.), Prov., Eccl. (or Qoh.), Song (or Cant.), Isa., Jer., Lam., Ezek., Dan., Hos., Joel, Amos, Obad., Jon., Mic., Nah., Hab., Zeph., Hag., Zech., Mal.
Mt., Mk., Lk., Jn, Acts, Rom., 1 Cor., 2 Cor., Gal., Eph., Phil., Col., 1 Thess., 2 Thess., 1 Tim., 2 Tim., Tit., Phlm., Heb., Jas., 1 Pet., 1 Jn, 2 Jn, 2 Jn, Jude, Rev.
Punctuation and Style
The opening paragraph under a heading should begin flush with the left margin.
Quotations should be enclosed in single quotation marks, double quotation marks being used for quotations within a quoted sentence. A closing quote comes before the closing punctuation of a sentence unless the sentence began within the quotation. For example, Jones maintains that 'there is no case for a "Son of Man" title in Judaism. It rests on a misunderstanding.' Quotations should follow the exact form of the original, including, for example, spellings, punctuation and style of citation for biblical texts even if they deviate from SAP house style. Any material inserted into the quotation by the author citing the material is to be included within square brackets, round brackets (parentheses) being reserved for parenthetical material within the quotation itself.
For possessives of proper names ending in s or another sibilant, add 's, e.g. Childs's Introduction, Jones's views (exceptions: ancient and modern names ending in an 'eez' sound, such as Sophocles').
Roman numerals should normally be used only for volume numbers of modern books (numbers of journal issues should be Arabic).
Foreign words and phrases, except very common ones, should be italicized: thus redaktionsgeschichtlich, enfant terrible, but e.g., per se, etc.
In sequences of biblical and bibliographical references, chapter and book divisions should be marked by a semi-colon:
Gen. 3.1, 7, 8; 14.6; 24.4; Exod. 3.17; etc.
The words chapter and verse in biblical references are abbreviated to ch. (chs.) and v. (vv.), except at the beginning of a sentence, where they should be written out in full.
Fonts and Foreign Languages
Please use the fonts available on the SBL website (ftp:/ftp.sbl-site2.org/fonts/).
These are SPTiberian for Hebrew, SPIonic for Greek, SPAtlantis for transliteration and SPEdessa for Syriac. These fonts are free, publicly available and suitable for either Macs or PCs.
A consistent policy regarding Hebrew and Greek should be employed: i.e. either transliteration according to house style or the use of Hebrew and Greek fonts. Please keep any use of Hebrew/Greek/Syriac words to the minimum necessary. Greek should be accented, but Hebrew does not need pointing unless this is vital to the sense. Check for quotations from other languages (e.g. German, French): if these are in the main text, a translation is needed, either to replace the original, or as a footnote where the original is retained.
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Please submit MS Word for Windows format files only.
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha uses footnotes Social-science style is to be employed, and information must include the place and name of publishers, complete page numbers of articles, subtitles of books, and any series to which a book belongs. Bibliographical references in the body of the essay should not be footnoted but included in the main text:
e.g. (Brown 1995)
(Brown 1995: 23-25)
(Brown 1995: 230 n.2)
(Brown 1995: Pl.10)
(Brown 1995: Ch.3)
(Brown 1995: II, 231)
(Brown 1995: vol.2) [if the whole volume is being referred to]
(BDB, 61) [no colon is used if no date is given]
Several works by the same author are cited by date only, the dates being separated by commas; when the page numbers are given, the year dates are separated by semicolons:
(Jones 1963, 1972a, 1986)
(Jones 1963a: 10; 1972; 1986: 123)
(Jones 1963a; 1972a: 156; Smith 1982)
Footnotes may be used in author-date style, especially if there is too much material to include conveniently within the text without breaking up its flow.
The example below shows the form of the footnote if the author-date reference is included in a sentence:
Smith (1982: 145) should be consulted for details.
Bibliographical layout is as follows:
Jones, A. 1980 On Consistency (Harvard Bibliographic Series, 9; 2 vols.;Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2nd edn).
Second Thoughts on Consistency (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
1986a'Second Thoughts: An Addendum', Journal of Bibliographic Research 30: 12-21.
1986b'Second Thoughts: A Further Addendum', Journal of Bibliographic Research 30: 332-45.
Green, W.S. (ed.) 1981 Approaches to Ancient Judaism (BJS, 9; Chico, CA: Scholars Press).
Lichtenberg, H., and P. Smith 1980 'Atonement and Sacrifice in the Qumran Community', in W.S. Green (ed.), Approaches to Ancient Judaism (BJS, 9; Chico, CA: Scholars Press): 159-71.
Charlesworth, James H. (ed.) 1983, 1985 The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (2 vols.; London: Darton, Longman & Todd).
The order of entries is by year; if there is more than one item from the same year, the dates are labelled a, b, c, etc. (e.g. 1963a, 1963b).
The original date of publication of a volume may be included in square brackets after the new date, e.g.: Weiss, Meir 1984  The Bible from Within: The Method of Total Interpretation (Jerusalem: Magnes).
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.
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.
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.
If there are any illustrations to be used, please ensure that these are always provided in electronic copy. Graphics other than tables should not be embedded in the document, but sent in a separate file (such as an eps or tif at 300 dpi resolution). The responsibility for securing (and paying for) copyright permission is the author's, who must supply the proper copyright permission details should the article be accepted for publication.
The Press will then require a letter of permission from the copyright holder.
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.
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha does not currently accept supplemental files.
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.
We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.
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.
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 Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha with SAGE.
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.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows: