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