Jewish Social Studies

Jewish Social Studies plays an important role in advancing the understanding of Jewish life and the Jewish past. Key themes are issues of identity and peoplehood, the vistas opened by the integration of gender as a primary category in the study of history, and the multiplicities inherent in the evolution of Jewish societies and cultures around the world and over time. Regular features include work in anthropology, politics, sociology, religion, and literature, as well as case studies and theoretical discussions, all of which serve to rechart the boundaries of Jewish historical scholarship.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: triannually
  • ISSN: 0021-6704
  • eISSN: 1527-2028
  • Keywords: Anthropology, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Identity, Jewish Culture, Jewish Literature, Jewish Peoples, Jewish Studies, Political Movements, Social Science
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1994)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Jewish Social Studies
c/o Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Building 360, Room 362H
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2190 USA

  • Elissa Bemporad
  • Julia Phillips Cohen
  • Ari Kelman
Managing Editor
  • Amanda Davis Bledsoe
Editorial Board
  • Elisheva Carlebach
  • Mitchell Cohen
  • Nathaniel Deutsch
  • Hasia Diner
  • Lois Dubin
  • Todd Endelman
  • David Fishman
  • Charlotte Fonrobert
  • Peter Gordon
  • Mitchell Hart
  • Marion Kaplan
  • Fran Malino
  • Barbara Mann
  • Benjamin Nathans
  • Derek Penslar
  • Ada Rapoport-Albert
  • Aron Rodrigue
  • Marsha Rozenblit
  • Marina Rustow
  • Jonathan Sarna
  • David Sorkin
  • Scott Spector
  • Francesca Trivellato
  • Steve Zipperstein
  • Ronald Zweig

Submission Info

Authors may view the journal's style guide and submit manuscripts for consideration via the journal's online submissions portal: Inquiries concerning manuscript submission should be directed to the editorial staff at

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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Jewish Social Studies (JSS) is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and JSS does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting articles to JSS affirm that manuscript contents are original.

The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the AACE guidelines, which are in turn based on the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the AACE and SITE submission guideline policies.

Duties of Editor

Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

Review of Manuscripts: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. Following desk review, the manuscript will be sent out for blind peer review, which the editors will use to determine whether to accept, reject, or request revisions for the manuscript.

Fair Review: The editors must ensure that each manuscript received by JSS is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editors must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editors of JSS will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research without written consent of the author.

Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Originality: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.

Duties of Reviewers

Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice.

Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.