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Instructions for contributors

Instructions for contributors

AJS Review publishes scholarly articles and book reviews covering the field of Jewish studies. From biblical and rabbinic textual and historical studies to modern history, social sciences, the arts, and literature, the journal welcomes articles of interest to academic audiences around the world. A substantial portion of each issue is devoted to reviews of recent scholarly books, including review essays. Reviews of non-book material, such as digital resources, films, and other media are also published on occasion.

As a journal covering the field of Jewish studies broadly, AJS Review places particular emphasis on publishing scholarly articles that not only make an original contribution to scholarship in a one subfield or area but also have a potential to make a contribution to other fields and have a broader impact on scholarship. We welcome articles in all areas of Jewish studies in both English and Hebrew.

Manuscript submission

All submissions should be submitted through the AJS Review online submission system, which can be found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.c...  Submission instructions and requirements will be provided as you submit. 

The main body of articles should not exceed 10,000 words in length, not counting notes, tables, and charts. Notes, tables, and charts should not exceed an additional 5,000 words, except in unusual cases. If the article has a lengthy appendix, please consult with the editors in advance of submission. Articles should conform to Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.

Hebrew articles should also conform to Chicago Manual of Style, ed. 17 in all respects, including citation style. Hebrew articles are subject to the same word limits as articles in English.

To facilitate the double-blind review process, authors should avoid any identifying references in their submissions. In the main body of the article and in the footnotes, avoid references to “my work”; “as I address elsewhere” and similar phrases. Footnotes should exclude acknowledgements and references to forthcoming articles for the purposes of anonymous review.

A full guide to the journal's style is available online at


Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors must obtain written permission for material for which they do not own the copyright, including figures, charts, tables, photographs, or excerpts of text. As the author it is your responsibility to obtain this permission and pay any related fees. Please see this link for guidance on obtaining permissions.. A Copyright Transfer Agreement, with certain specified rights reserved by the author, must be signed and returned to the Editors by senior authors of accepted manuscripts, prior to publication. This is necessary for the protection of both author and the Association under copyright law.

Hebrew transcription chart


א - alef '
בּ - bet b
ב - vet v
ג - gimmel g
ד - dalet d
ה - heh h
ו - vav-consonant v
ו - vav-vowel o, u
ז - zayin z
ח - het
ט - tet t
י - yod-consonant y
י - yod-vowel i
כּ - kaf k
כ - khaf kh
ל - lamed l
מ - mem m
נ - nun n
o - samekh s
ע - ' ayin
פּ - peh p
פ - feh f
צ - tsadi z
ק - kuf k
ר - resh r
ש - shin sh
שׂ - sin s
ת - tav t

Vocalizations may be represented by the English vowel sounds a, ai, e, ei, i, o, u.

Color charges

Charges apply for all color figures that appear in the print version of the journal. At the time of submission, contributors should clearly state whether their figures should appear in color in the online version only, or whether they should appear in color online and in the print version. There is no charge for including color figures in the online version of the journal. If you request color figures in the printed version, you will be contacted by CCC-Rightslink who are acting on our behalf to collect Author Charges. Please follow their instructions in order to avoid any delay in the publication of your article.

Open Access Policies

Please visit Open Access Publishing at Cambridge for information on our open access policies, compliance with major finding bodies, and guidelines on depositing your manuscript in an institutional repository.