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Open Access Peer Reviewed Journals in Religion, Bible, & Christian Origins
Peruse this curated list of open access, scholarly journals related to Bible, Christian Origins, Ancient Judaism, and cognate fields.
Directory of Open Access Journals: Philosophy, Psychology, & Religion
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Acta Theologica is a scholarly journal publishing articles in any applicable fields of scholarship within theology and religion.
Ancient Jew Review
The Ancient Jew Review is a non-profit web journal devoted to the study of Ancient Judaism. AJR incorporates scholarship from a wide range of fields, including Roman History, Persian History, Biblical Studies, Ancient Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, and the Second Temple.
Biblica is a research journal and appears four times a year.
It is dedicated to biblical studies on the Old and New Testament, and intertestamentary literature, and covers fields of research, such as exegesis, philology, and history.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
BMCR publishes timely open-access, peer-reviewed reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies (including archaeology).
HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies
HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies is an influential and frequently cited accredited peer reviewed, Open Access journal, published since 1942, that promotes multidisciplinary, religious, and biblical aspects of studies in the international arena.
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, journal established in 1996 to foster scholarly research on the Hebrew Bible, Ancient Israel’s History and cognate fields of studies.
Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting: From the First to the Seventh Century
Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting: From the First to the Seventh Century (JJMJS) is a peer-reviewed academic open access journal. The journal aims, uniquely, to advance scholarship on this crucial period in the early history of the Jewish and Christian traditions when they developed into what is today known as two world religions, mutually shaping one another as they did so.
Lectio Difficilior: European Electronic Journal for Feminist Exegesis
Lectio Difficilior focuses on feminist interpretation of biblical texts.
Marginalia Review of Books
The Marginalia Review of Books is an international, open access review of literature and culture in the nexus of history, theology, and religion.
Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies
Melilah is an interdisciplinary Open Access journal available in both electronic and printed form and concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras.
Relegere: Studies in Religion & Reception
Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception is an independent, open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of innovative research in reception history, broadly conceived, within and across religious traditions.
Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations
The Journal publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on the history, theology, and contemporary realities of Jewish-Christian relations and reviews new materials in the field. The Journal also provides a vehicle for exchange of information, cooperation, and mutual enrichment in the field of Christian-Jewish studies and relations.
Syndicate is home to burgeoning intellectual community working within the humanities. It is a rapidly expanding network of scholars who are interested in not merely reviewing one another’s work, but engaging it with substance. It is a discursive space where mutual inquiry and collaboration are encouraged and nourished. Current channels include: Bible, Literature, Philosophy, Theology.
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism
TC is a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to the text-critical study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts.
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Women in Judaism is an academic, refereed journal published exclusively on the Internet, and devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism.