Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal will be open to scholarly contributions of any length relating to any aspect of the history of the Jewish book in all of its forms.  For purposes of the journal, the Jewish book will be defined as works written or published in Hebrew characters, in any language (Hebrew, Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, Judeo-Persian, etc.).  Contributions may relate to scrolls or codices (or fragments thereof), in manuscript or printed.  Contributions relating to the next stage in the history of the Jewish book--electronic publishing--are also invited. Studies that appear in this new journal will explore authorship, scribal matters, versions, book production, readership, book markets, the book as artifact, the sociology of the book, and so forth.  They will also explore the relationship between Jewish books and Jewish society, and the impact that books have always had on that society. 


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Quntres is a refereed journal.  A board of editors will evaluate submissions for their scholarly quality and contributions to the field. Outside readers will be invited to evaluate submissions in their particular fields of expertise. Those who submit articles for consideration may expect a response in two months or less.


Publication Frequency

Quntres will appear once each year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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