Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies publishes original, scholarly work and reviews a range of recent books in Judaica. Shofar has been published quarterly since 1981.

Eligible submissions undergo a rigorous, double-blind peer review process.

Shofar is indexed widely, by the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Thomson Reuters), Scopus (Elsevier), ERIH, and several others. Shofar can be accessed on Project MUSE and JSTOR and by subscription.

Article and Review Essay Submissions

Please use the Submit Article link to upload your submission to Shofar. Shofar uses double-blind peer review, which means that reviewer identities are concealed from the author, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Please ensure that your manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away your identity.

Also, please read the information about style, formatting, images, and permissions at the Guidelines for Article and Review Submission link before submitting. Image files can be uploaded after the article is submitted, on the screen that follows.

Before you begin, be sure to have the following items:

  1. a 150-200 word abstract
  2. a 150-200 word contributor's brief, including your name, title, institution, research interests, and recent or important publications.

Book Review Submissions

Before uploading your book review, please check the Book Review section at the Guidelines for Article and Review Submission link to make sure that you have included the necessary information.

As you work through the upload screens, please note that you do not need to fill in the Contributor Information field or the Abstract field, but we do need your mailing address. Please type your last name in the Title field.