Login or Register to make a submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format and is accompanied with an exact PDF-copy.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is the sole responsibility of the author. Language editing is not offered by the editorial board.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • All hyperlinks must appear in notes and in black, following the template.
  • Figures and illustrations have a high digital quality and are useful in the layout.

Author Guidelines

Refer to our downloadable sample file to ensure that your submission meets our formatting requirements: MS Word stylesheet and template

Submission types

Articles should be no longer than 8,000 words, inclusive of tables, figure captions, footnotes, but exclusive of bibliography.

Short papers are short articles intended to announce significant findings of international relevance, present ground-breaking research ideas, or summarize PhD dissertations. These articles may be subjected to peer-review depending on the editors' decision. A short paper should be no longer than 2,500 words, inclusive of tables, figure captions, footnotes, but exclusive of bibliography.

Conference papers must have been delivered and well-received on significant international conferences. They do not usually undergo peer-review unless deemed necessary by the editors. A conference paper should be no longer than 8,000 words, inclusive of tables, figure captions, footnotes, but exclusive of bibliography.

Style guidelines

Submissions should typically be in English, following British or American spelling conventions. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Punctuation should follow common conventions of the language used. We recommend linguistic revision before review.

The Chicago author-date style is preferred for references, although other systems may be accepted.

Unless spelled out and explained in their first use, abbreviations are to be avoided in general in both the main text and in footnotes. Exceptions are standard systems of abbreviations for citation of Scripture and cognate literature commonly cited in biblical scholarship, see the SBL style sheet.

Texts in ancient languages, such as Hebrew, Greek, and Syriac, should be written in their original characters, but we also welcome various systems of transliteration, and they should be should be set in Unicode fonts. An English translation should be provided for all passages in ancient languages running to more than a few words.


Please submit the first version of your article in two digital versions, an editable version (MS Word or a preapproved alternative) and a “camera-ready” version (PDF or a pre-approved alternative).

You must avoid any reference to your name, institution, or email in your article in order to guarantee a fair Peer Review. The co-editors will make sure that this secrecy is maintained in any evaluation. Instead, provide your institutional information, mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number separately in your submission. Simply register as a new user, follow the instructions, and submit your paper.

In terms of document layout, please follow the accompanying HIPHIL Novum paper template. Acceptance usually depends on the author’s adherence to the template.

We will evaluate your submission on the basis of the advice of our Peer Reviewers. If your submission is accepted, it may be accepted as is or with proposed changes. We may accept a paper on condition that the template is used. You will then be asked to submit a second version in electronic format at a mutually agreed date (MS Word or a pre-approved alternative).



Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.