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Publication News

Birthrate Politics in Zion, by Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman, was published October 23, 2017

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Oriental Neighbors, by Abigail Jacobson and Moshe Naor, wins Shapiro Prize

Essential Israel: Essay for the 21st Century has just been published by Indiana University Press, March 2017



To Submit a Manuscript

Ilan Troen, troen@brandeis.edu
Chair, Publications Committee

To submit an article for publication in the journal Israel Studies:

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To submit An Israel Studies Book proposal:

Ilan Troen, troen@brandeis.edu
Chair, Publications Committee

Send a book prospectus rather than a full-length manuscript. This will allow us to quickly assess our interest in your work. Inform us if your manuscript is being considered simultaneously by another press. Manuscripts should be submitted in English.

Include a Cover Letter outlining:

  • The current state of the manuscript and expected date of completion
  • The contribution and innovation of your manuscript
  • How your book differs from others in the field. Include details of the most relevant titles, indicating their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Central themes, concepts and ideas that your manuscript develops
  • Total expected length of the manuscript

Review Process

If we decide that your project is appropriate for the new series we will seek, at a minimum, two external reviews. To allow for careful consideration of a project, we give our readers six to eight weeks, on average, to complete their evaluation. The review process typically takes three to four months, depending on the nature of the project and the availability of reviewers. When reviews are received, the editor may ask for the author’s response. We make every effort to ensure that editorial decisions are made in a timely manner.