Monograph Series

The Brown Judaic Studies Monograph Series is distributed by the Society of Biblical Literature.

Mission Statement

Brown Judaic Studies is a peer-reviewed monograph series that publishes high quality, specialized books aimed primarily at a scholarly audience. We welcome submissions in any historical period from antiquity to the present. We are particularly interested in historical, literary and philosophical studies. On occasion, we publish collections of essays such as Festschriften.


David C. Jacobson
Maud Mandel
Saul M. Olyan
Rachel Rojanski
Michael L. Satlow
Adam Teller

Editorial Board

Arnold J. Band, University of California, Los Angeles
Athalya Brenner, University of Amsterdam
Vicki Caron, Cornell University
John J. Collins, Yale University
Wendell S. Dietrich, Brown University
Martin Goodman, Oxford University
Christine Hayes, Yale University
Hayim Lapin, University of Maryland
Martin Lockshin, York University
Peter Richardson, University of Toronto
Raymond Scheindlin, Jewish Theological Seminary
Baruch Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David Stern, University of Pennsylvania

Procedure for Submitting Materials for Consideration

If you wish to have your work considered for publication in Brown Judaic Studies, please submit the following items to the editors, Brown Judaic Studies, c/o Program in Judaic Studies, Brown University, Box 1826, Providence, RI 02912:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  2. A book proposal, with a table of contents
  3. A sample chapter (if available)
  4. A statement explaining why you think BJS is the most appropriate venue to publish your book

After reviewing these items, the editors will be in touch about whether or not we wish to proceed with a full review of the manuscript. We will do our best to get back to authors within four weeks. All manuscripts that we send out for review will be evaluated by two expert readers in the author's area. As with proposals, we will make every effort to provide a timely decision; evaluations of manuscripts generally take between one and three months to complete. A manuscript cannot be under consideration elsewhere when we send it out for review.