About the Journal

Scope of the journal

HIPHIL Novum publishes articles that investigate biblical linguistics to advance exegesis and translation. It welcomes contributions from new and established scholars. Submissions are welcome in any of the following categories:

  • papers with introductions to their topic and novel findings - maximum 8,000 words inclusive of tables, figure captions, footnotes, but exclusive of bibliography.
  • short¬†papers intended to announce significant findings of international relevance, present ground-breaking research ideas, or summarize PhD dissertations. A short paper should be no longer than 2,500 words, inclusive of tables, figure captions, footnotes, but exclusive of bibliography.
  • conference papers that have been delivered and well-received on significant international conferences. A conference paper should be no longer than 8,000 words, inclusive of tables, figure captions, footnotes, but exclusive of bibliography.

Papers are welcome in any area of biblical linguistics, for example:

  • translation issues,¬†textual variants and emendations, scribal habits, textual history
  • language use in extra-biblical texts, dialects and language development, comparative linguistics, intertextualit
  • syntax analysis, cognitive linguistics, rhetorical-structural analysis, functional-discourse analysis, stylometry, comparative syntax
  • verbal aspect, metaphors, idioms, semantic ranges, contextual markers, morphological nuances and ambiguities, comparative semantics
  • evaluating new and established methodologies, new AI-based techniques, computational linguistics, creating or investigating datasets

Peer-review process

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by an editor. If found suitable for further consideration, papers undergo double-blind peer review by one or two independent experts. Short papers and conference papers may be subjected to peer review if deemed necessary by an editor. Submission is only accepted through the online system via the journal webpage.

Publication Frequency

Articles are published continously as they are ready. Articles are organised in yearly volumes. Conference proceedings are published in separate volumes.

Open Access (OA)

HIPHIL Novum provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors are encouraged to provide substantiating data sets (if any) to be published in full along with the article in accordance with the FAIR Principles.

Licence Terms

Counting from volume 9 (2024), articles published in HIPHIL Novum are licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). The editorial board may accept other Creative Commons licenses for individual articles, if required by funding bodies e.g. the European Research Council. With the publication of volume 9, authors retain copyright to their articles and give HIPHIL Novum the right to the first publication. The authors retain copyright to earlier versions of the articles, such as the submitted and the accepted manuscript. Authors and readers may use, reuse, and build upon the published work, use it for text or data mining or for any other lawful purpose, as long as appropriate attribution is maintained.

Articles in volumes 1-8 are not licensed under Creative Commons. In these volumes, all rights are reserved to the authors of the articles respectively. This implies that readers can download, read, and link to the articles, but they cannot republish the articles. Authors may post the published version of their article to their personal website, institutional repository, or a repository required by their funding agency as a part of a green open access policy.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

HIPHIL Novum does not have any article processing charges.


HIPHIL Novum is published by the editorial board and registered at Fjellhaug International University College Copenhagen. The journal is hosted at tidsskrift.dk by the Royal Library. Tidsskrift.dk is a part of the national strategy for Open Access, supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science


HIPHIL Novum continues HIPHIL which was founded in 2003 and stored at https://www.see-j.net/index.php/hiphil