Focus and Scope

Jewish Social Studies recognizes the increasingly fluid methodological and disciplinary boundaries within the humanities and is particularly interested both in exploring different approaches to Jewish history and in critical inquiry into the concepts and theoretical stances that underpin its problematics. It publishes specific case studies, engages in theoretical discussion, and advances the understanding of Jewish life as well as the multifaceted narratives that constitute its historiography.

Peer Review Process

The journal's editors review submissions to decide whether to send them out for peer review. If an article is sent out, it goes to 1–3 reviewers who are selected from the journal's editorial board and from the wider community of established scholars in Jewish Studies. The review process typically takes two to three months. Editorial decisions based on these reviews fall into one of three categories: accept, reject, or revise and resubmit.

Publication Frequency

Jewish Social Studies publishes three issues per year: fall, winter, and spring/summer.