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  • The submission has not been previously published in any language, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • The text is double-spaced and uses a 12-point font; all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • All material in lanuages using non-Roman alphabets has been transliterated.
  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.



Preparation of Manuscripts


1. Double-space all copy—including notes and extracts. Section headings should be brief subtitles in bold. Quoted matter of more than 50 words should be set off from the text without quotation marks as indented extracts.


2. Please follow The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., 2010) for all matters of punctuation, capitalization, and quotation.


3. Text should be in Word; any illustrations must be tiff format.


4. Illustrations may be included only at the discretion of the editors. If illustrations or any other copyrighted materials are reproduced in an article, the author will bear all responsibility for (a) preparing the illustrations according to the publisher’s specifications, (b) obtaining in writing the necessary permissions for reproduction from the copyright holder prior to publication, and (c) covering all costs and fees associated with these requirements.


5. Submissions should generally be between 10,000 and 15,000 words, including notes.


Format of Notes


1. Try to keep notes as brief as possible, retaining only those that are absolutely necessary for documentation. Discursive notes are best converted to brief parenthetical comments in the text.


2. Note numbers in the text should be one continuous series of numerals in superscript with no preceding spaces.


3. Each title should be cited in the language of the edition that you used for research. Citations of works in Hebrew should be transliterated according to Encyclopaedia Judaica usage.


4. Note form follows the Chicago Manual of Style. Publishers’ names are not required. Second and later references to a previously cited work should be referred to by the author’s last name and a short title (containing the key words from the main title). Use ibid. only when referring to a single work in the note directly above; do not use op cit. For articles, cite inclusive page numbers, as well as the specific page from which a direct quotation has been taken. Examples:



  1. Benjamin Harshav, The Meaning of Yiddish (Berkeley, 1990), 27–51.

  2. Ibid., 28.

  3. Amos Funkenstein, “Gershom Scholem: Charisma, Kairos, and Messianic Dialectic,” History and Memory 4 (1992): 123–40, esp. 139. 

  4. Harshav, Meaning of Yiddish, 50. 




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