Hebrew Union College Press is devoted to putting the finest scholarship across the entire spectrum of Jewish Studies, ancient and modern, into as many hands as possible. We are internationally recognized for the selectivity of our publications, and all of our imprints involve a rigorous peer review process.
We continue to celebrate the permanence of the printed book and its place in Jewish culture while at the same time fully embracing the searchability and ease of access that digital publication brings. Authors of books and journal articles will thus enjoy wide distribution of their work in print as well as digital media through JSTOR and ATLA Serials. We offer a variety of formats to fit any project, including articles, short books, and full-length books. Our authors will work with a dedicated and experienced editorial team, with proficiency in Hebrew as well as English.
We publish books in any area of Jewish Studies, with special attention to historical monographs and bilingual editions that present Hebrew or Yiddish texts along with English translations. We welcome manuscripts of full-length monographs (150 printed pages and up) as well as short books (85-150 printed pages).
Our flagship journal, the Hebrew Union College Annual, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly treatments of all aspects of Jewish and Cognate Studies in all eras, from antiquity into the contemporary world. Unlike most journals, we particularly encourage large studies that will yield between 25 and 85 pages in print. We also welcome the publication of primary sources in most European and Semitic languages, as long as they entail commentary and are translated.
Articles submitted in modern Hebrew will henceforth be read for consideration in a competitive new program, made possible by a generous gift, that will enable the translation of a limited number of worthy studies from Hebrew to English.
Publishing with HUCA entails the widest possible distribution of your research. Print subscriptions to the Hebrew Union College Annual are held by hundreds of research libraries and individuals worldwide. Additionally, all volumes (since 1924) are available through JSTOR and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) databases. Future volumes will be available through Project MUSE’s digital content.
preparing and submitting your manuscript
Manuscripts for books and journal articles must be submitted in both Word and PDF, along with a copy of your CV containing full contact information (mailing address, phone, email), to our Acquisitions Editor. Journal article submissions (whether in Hebrew or English) must include an English abstract. If you wish to ensure a blind reading of your submission, please prepare your manuscript appropriately by omitting your name, removing first-person references to your work from the body text and footnotes, and stripping metadata from your Word file (go here to learn how).
We are delighted to discuss projects in the preliminary stages of development.
Our Manuscript Preparation Checklist (below) is designed to make the process of preparing your submission as easy as possible. We encourage you to devote one pass through your manuscript for each checkbox. Some passes will be quick, while others will take more time, but we recommend this strategy as the best way to avoid the frustration and error that often result from trying to focus on too many things at once. Please use the Checklist alongside The SBL Handbook of Style, 2nd edition. Consult the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style for guidance on how to handle issues not covered in either of these resources.
Manuscript Preparation Checklist