The Society of Biblical Literature was founded in 1880 to foster biblical scholarship.
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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Open-Access Policy

SBL Press has responded to the changing practices of modern international scholarship by developing a publishing program that provides books in multiple digital formats and books and journals in library databases for convenient one-stop researching. In addition, SBL Press publishes two open-access book series through its International Cooperation Initiative program: Ancient Near Eastern Monographs and International Voices in Biblical Studies. The ICI Online Book initiative also provides to students and scholars in ICI-qualifying countries free electronic access to many SBL Press publications as well as the publications of partner publishers.

Now SBL Press, through the careful review of the Research and Publications Committee, has developed a Green Open Access Policy for authors who contribute to the SBL Press.

The general policy states the following:

SBL Press endorses a Green Open Access (GOA) policy. This policy allows the author to post or archive a PDF file of the postprint manuscript in specified types of open-access locations–the author’s institutional repository (IR) and the author’s personal or institutional website–following an eighteen-month embargo from publication date. The complete article citation must be provided as specified by SBL Press.

See complete policy details here or find a permission request form here.

 
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