Journals

Scholarly and semi-popular journal publications are the lifeblood of the Ancient Near East research community, providing a variety of articles that can include preliminary excavation reports, detailed specialist studies, discussions, book reviews and community announcements. These allow both scholars and laypeople alike to plug into the history, archaeology, language and religion of the ancient Near East and Egypt.

online journals

In line with the burgeoning field of electronic publication, a number of online journals are now freely available – an exciting development.

American Journal of Archaeology
Journal of the American Institute of Archaeology

Archaeology
An Official Publication of the American Institute of Archaeology

Arkamani
Sudan Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology : A review of of current field and theoretical research in the Sudan

ARTA (Achaemenid Research on Texts and Archaeology)

Assemblage
The Sheffield University Graduate Journal of Archaeology

Biblica
Published since 1920 by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Biblica is a research journal and appears 4 times a year. It is dedicated to Biblical studies on the Old and New Testament, and intertestamentary literature, and covers fields of reseach, such as exegesis, philology, and history.

British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan

Bulletin d’information archéologique (BIA)

Cuneiform Digital Library Bulletin (CDLB)

Cuneiform Digital Library Journal (CDLJ)

Geoarchaeology – an International Journal
An interdisciplinary journal presenting work at the methodological and theoretical interface between archaeology and the earth sciences. (NB: extremely high subscription rates).

Internet Archaeology

Internet-Beiträge zur Ägyptologie und Sudanarchäologie (IBAES)

Isis – Boletín Español de Investigación Egiptológica

Journal of Achaemenid Studies and Researches (JASR)

Journal of Biblical Studies

Journal of GIS in Archaeology
A cross-disciplinary publication that includes articles from the regional archaeologies of the ancient Near East and Egypt

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

Journal of Near Eastern Studies
Published by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, JNES has now appeared online in an Electronic Edition with Volume 62.1 (January 2003). Established in 1884 by William Rainey Harper, JNES remains the only periodical in the USA devoted exclusively to an examination of the ancient and medieval civilizations of the Near East. Appearing in its pages are contributions from scholars of international reputation on archaeology, art, history, literature, linguistics, religion, law, and science. Old Testament and Islamic studies are also featured.

Journal of North West Semitic Languages

Journal of World Systems Research

Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry

PalArch
Netherlands Scientific Journal of Palaeontology and Archaeology

Revue Internationale des Droits de l’Antiquité (RIDA)

Seshat – Revista Española de Divulgación Egiptológica

Studi Epigrafici e Linguistici sul Vicino Oriente Antico (SEL)

TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism

Transoxiana

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal

Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (ZPE), Digitalisierung

print journals

An increasing number of print journals concerning the Ancient Near East and Egypt are making the transition to online access, usually subscription-based (details available on the respective webpages). Their primary method of dissemination, however, remains in hard copy printed formats for the meantime. The listings below allow access to publication and subscription information, conveniently allowing preview of past, current and upcoming volumes’ tables of contents in most cases.

Akkadica

Anadolu / Anatolia, Ankara

Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Antiquity

Arabian Art and Archaeology

Archaeology Odyssey

Archéologie du Nil Moyen

Archaeometry
An international research journal covering the involvement of the physical and biological sciences with archaeology and art history. The topics covered include dating methods, artefact studies, mathematical methods, remote sensing techniques, conservation science and the study of man and his environment. Publisher’s page.

Bible Review (Biblical Archaeology Society)

Biblica

Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR)

Biblische Notizen (BN)
Beiträge zur exegetischen Diskussion (scroll down page)

Boletín de la Asociación Andaluza de Egiptología (BASADE)

Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR)

Bulletin of Nabataean Studies (BNS)

Cambridge Archaeological Journal

Egyptian Archaeology (EA)
Published by the Egypt Exploration Society, London.

Enchoria
Zeitschrift für Demotistik und Koptologie

Geoarchaeology – an International Journal
An interdisciplinary journal presenting work at the methodological and theoretical interface between archaeology and the earth sciences. (NB: extremely high subscription rates).

Göttinger Miszellen (GM)
Founded in 1972, GM publishes shorter contributions on Egyptological, Coptological and related subjects. Its philosophy is to facilitate the fast and economical publication of new finds and hypotheses and to be a forum for scholarly discussions.

Graeco-Roman Memoirs (GRM)
Published by the Egypt Exploration Society, London.

Iranica Antiqua
Since 1961, the sole international journal dealing exclusively with all aspects of pre-Islamic Iran, presenting studies on the civilization of pre-Islamic Iran in its broadest sense. This annual publication contains preliminary excavation and survey reports, contributions on archaeological topics and problems, studies on different aspects of history, institutions, religion, epigraphy, numismatics and history of art of ancient Iran and its neighbours.

Iraq
Journal of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq

Israel Exploration Journal (IEJ)
Journal of the Israel Exploration Society.

Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC)
Changchun, China

Journal of Cuneiform Studies (JCS)

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (JESHO)

Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (JEA)
Published by the Egypt Exploration Society.

Journal of Field Archaeology

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology

Journal of Near Eastern Studies (JNES)
Established in 1884 by William Rainey Harper, JNES remains the only periodical in the USA devoted exclusively to an examination of the ancient and medieval civilizations of the Near East. Appearing in its pages are contributions from scholars of international reputation on archaeology, art, history, literature, linguistics, religion, law, and science. Old Testament and Islamic studies are also featured.

Journal of North West Semitic Languages

Journal of Roman Archaeology (JRA)
Includes research and review articles, many relating to the ancient Near East and Egypt during the Roman period. Also publishes a variety of relevant supplements.

KADMOS – Zeitschrift für vor- und frühgriechische Epigraphik

KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt

Levant
Levant is the annual of  the Council for British Research in the Levant (formerly the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem and the British Institute at Amman for Archaeology and History). It is a fully refereed journal, devoted primarily to the archaeology of Palestine, Transjordan, Syria and Lebanon but the range of cognate disciplines and the geographical coverage is interpreted more widely.

Lingua Aegyptia
Journal of Egyptian Language Studies – Studia Monographica

Maarav
Published twice yearly, the emphases of this journal are in Northwest Semitic studies with a special interest in philology and epigraphy.

Mediterranean Archaeology

Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry

Near Eastern Archaeology (NEA)
Published by the American Schools of Oriental Research, NEA (previously entitled Biblical Archaeologist) publishes semi-popular articles which reflect the interests of the ASOR membership.

Orientalia Suecana
An international journal of Indological, Iranian, Semitic and Turkic Studies, published in Uppsala with the aid of grants from the Swedish Research Council.

Paléorient
Revue pluridisciplinaire de préhistoire et protohistoire de l’Asie du Sud-Ouest – Pluridisciplinary review of the prehistory and protohistory of southwestern Asia

Palestine Exploration Quarterly
Typical cover for the Palestine Exploration Quarterly (PEQ)The twice-yearly journal publication the London-based Palestine Exploration Fund (first published in 1869). Publishes research articles and reviews treating the history, archaeology and geography of the Levant.

Radiocarbon
Not exclusively Near Eastern in content, Radiocarbon publishes the results of analysis and any methodological improvements in radiocarbon dating and associated technologies.

Revue Biblique (French version)

Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur (SAK)

Tel Aviv (TA)
Journal of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, University of Tel Aviv, Israel

Ugarit-Forschungen
Primarily concerned with the publication of articles relevant to the study of Ugarit (Ras Shamra) and its texts, UF also seeks to include other papers relevant to the wider north-west Semitic world, its literatures, languages and cultures.

World Archaeology

Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins (ZDPV)

Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (ZAW)

Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie (ZA)
ZA veröffentlicht Aufsätze und Rezensionen auf dem Gebiet der altorientalischen Philologie, der Religions-, Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte sowie der Vorderasiatischen Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte.

Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (ZPE)


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