The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

Bibliotheca Orientalis

Bibliotheca Orientalis (BiOr) is NINO's quadrimonthly journal containing reviews and bibliographical data on books published on the ancient and modern Near East.

Contents of this page

General information Publication schedule
Online version Information for publishers
Guidelines for authors Contact

 

General information

BiOr appears in three fascicles per year. Each fascicle contains 2-5 articles, in addition to reviews and short announcement of 50-60 books, and a list of books received. A separately printed year index is issued together with the final fascicle of the year. The subjects of articles and books reviewed regularly include: Egyptology incl. Pre-/Early Dynastic and Graeco-Roman Egypt, Coptic and Nubian studies, Assyriology, Hittitology, Semitica, Hebrew and Old Testament studies, archaeology of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Arabic/Persian/Turkish and Middle Eastern studies.

Editorial Board: J. Eidem, H. Gzella, R.E. Kon, A. van der Kooij, L. Limme, D.J.W. Meijer, M. Stol and W.J.I. Waal. Editorial secretary: C.H. van Zoest. Editorial assistant: O.T.C. Hoogzaad.

BiOr is a refereed journal.

Price per year = per volume = 3 fascicles: € 140.00 (excl. VAT and postage; incl. access to BiOr Online)
Back numbers available, prices on request.
Fascicles are softcover, 30 x 23 cm.

Online version

The online version of Bibliotheca Orientalis is maintained by Peeters Online Journals. Access to BiOr Online is free for subscribers; non-subscribers may download articles and reviews at a fee of € 14 per item.

New subscribers wishing to establish access to BiOr Online are kindly requested to send their details to NinoPublications@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Guidelines for authors

Articles: Authors are invited to submit articles to the Editorial Board, or to one of the Editors personally. After consideration by the Editorial Board, the Editor in charge of the appropriate section will inform the author of the Board's decision whether or not to publish the article.

Occasionally we will publish review articles: studies directly inspired by and reviewing one or more recent publication(s).

Reviews: As a rule, we approach authors for reviewing books received at our editorial office. A list of books received is published in every BiOr issue. We occasionally honour requests from authors to review a specific book mentioned in these lists, or to request and review an important book that was not previously received.

Publication schedule

(approximate; no rights may be derived from this information)

  1/2 3/4 5/6
deadline for submission of reviews and articles 1 January 1 May 1 September
correcting of print proofs by authors February-March July-August October-November
publication of fascicle (printed and online);
fascicle sent to subscribers
ca. 15 May ca. 15 October ca. 15 February
(incl. year index)
digital offprints sent to authors and publishers early June early November early March

 

Information for publishers

We welcome review copies of monographs and edited volumes on topics concerning the Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, Semitic studies, Arabic/Persian/Turkish and Middle Eastern studies; philology and text editions as well as material culture and archaeology.

Publishers wishing to have their (recent) publication reviewed in BiOr are welcome to send a review copy to:

NINO / Bibliotheca Orientalis
P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA  Leiden
The Netherlands

Books on subjects that fall within our scope will first be listed as "book received" and subsequently reviewed, usually within 12-18 months.

We do not review journal issues; however, the first issue of a relevant new journal may be discussed in a short announcement.

Contact

Editorial matters: BiOr@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Subscriptions: NinoPublications@hum.leidenuniv.nl