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Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft

Ed. by van Oorschot, Jürgen / Gertz, Jan Christian

Together with Grätz, Sebastian / Becker, Uwe

In cooperation with Davies, Graham / Heintz, Jean-Georges / Jeremias, Jörg / Kaiser, Otto / Köckert, Matthias / de Pury, Albert / Römer, Thomas Chr. / Sæbø, Magne / Schmitt, Hans-Christoph / Schwienhorst-Schönberger, Ludger / Segal, Michael / Van Seters, John / Wanke, Gunther / Waschke, Ernst-Joachim

4 Issues per year

Cite Score 2016: 0.20

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.177
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.294

351,00 € / $528.00 / £264.00*

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Aims and Scope

The Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, which is published in four issues of 160 pages each plus supplements, has been the leading international and interconfessional periodical in the field of research in the Old Testament und Early Judaism for over one hundred years. Open to various ways of posing the questions of scholarship, the journal features high quality contributions in English, German, and French. Through its review of periodicals and books, it provides fast and reliable information concerning new publications in the field.


German, English, French
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Submission of Manuscripts

Instructions for Authors

If you would like to submit an article to the journal for consideration, please adhere to the guidelines.

Please note that with submission of your article you accept the Copyright Transfer Agreement.

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Back Issues

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Abstracting & Indexing

Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft is covered by the following services:

  • ATLA Religion Database
  • Baidu Scholar
  • Bibliographie biblique informatisée de Lausanne - BiBIL
  • Brepols: L'Année philologique
  • Celdes
  • Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) - Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) - Current Contents/Arts & Humanities
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Gale/Cengage
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Theologicus
  • INIST Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique
  • J-Gate
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Linguistic Bibliography Online
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • ReadCube
  • Religious and Theological Abstracts
  • ResearchGate
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Editorial Information

Manuscripts and requests should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen van Oorschot
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Kochstr. 6
D - 91054 Erlangen


Prof. Dr. Jan Christian Gertz
Universität Heidelberg
Wissensch.-Theolog. Seminar
Kisselgasse 1
D - 69117 Heidelberg

For the journal review please refer to:

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Grätz
Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Fachbereich 01 – Evangelisch Theologische Fakultät
D - 55099 Mainz

For the book review please refer to:

Prof. Dr. Uwe Becker
Dekan, Lehrstuhl für Altes Testament
Theologische Fakultät
Fürstengraben 6
D - 07743 Jena


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