Bibliotheca Orientalis (BiOr) is NINO's quadrimonthly journal containing reviews and bibliographical data on books published on the ancient and modern Near East.
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BiOr appears in three fascicles per year. Each fascicle contains 2-5 articles, in addition to reviews and short announcements 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. 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. ISSN: 0006-1913.
Click here to view recent BiOr issues on our website (with abstracts of published articles and reviews sections in each issue).
Subscriptions are per year = per volume = 3 fascicles. Fascicles are in softcover, 30 x 23 cm.
The subscription fee includes access to BiOr online (available online are issues 1997-present) for as long as the subscription is valid. It does not include VAT and postage. Please navigate to our BiOr info and subscriptions page to view the current subscription fee and to subscribe.
Looking for a review of a specific book? Download the BiOr indexes 1943-2017 (pdf, ca. 30 MB) and use the search function in your pdf viewer.
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).
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.
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|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|
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
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.
Editorial matters: BiOr@hum.leidenuniv.nl