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Working with us

We work hard to support the researchers who publish articles with Oxford Biblical Studies Online (OBSO). This page provides information for those considering whether to contribute to OBSO, as well as valuable services for authors who have already published with us.

Opportunities to Publish Your Work

Along with encyclopedia-style articles and translations of the Bible, OBSO also contains a number of tools to help our users explore the text and history of the Bible. We recruit authors throughout the year for the following types of content:

Focus On

Written by leading scholars, these featured essays are designed to stimulate thought and to explore in depth topics of interest in the field of Biblical studies.

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans highlight the teaching resources available on OBSO, helping educators from the high school to the graduate school level to bring online learning into the Biblical studies classroom.

Thematic Guides

A general introduction on popular topics in Biblical studies including research methods, people and places, books of the Bible, and more.

Photo Essays

Photos, maps, diagrams, and works of art provide background information on important topics in the field, while links guide the user to relevant reference articles and Biblical passages in OBSO.


Question-and-answer sessions with some of the most important figures in the field of Biblical studies.

Online-only articles (starting in 2015)

To supplement our material, we will commission scholars to submit reference articles on given themes, including reception history, gender, archaeology, and art.

Do you have an article idea, or wish to suggest revisions, additions, and updates to existing articles? Is there a way that OBSO can help you to share your latest research or publication? If so, please reach out to our project editor Robert Repino at robert.repino[at]oup.com.

Spread the Word

Simply by mentioning OBSO to a colleague or student, you can play a significant role in boosting enthusiasm for trusted, academic online resources.

Update Your Faculty page

The easiest way to help promote your work in OBSO is to link from your university webpage to your article. You might also include a link to your article from your personal webpage or blog.

Does your institution have a subscription?

Subscriber services and technical support can be found here. We are happy to provide you with a free trial subscription. If you are interested, please contact us at onlinesubscriptions@oup.com.

Tweet, Post, Share

Oxford’s Twitter and Facebook feeds (@OUPAcademic) feature the latest news about our editors and contributors. Go social and follow Oxford’s channels—or, talk to your editor about writing an article for Oxford’s academic insights blog (blog.oup.com).

Stay in Touch

We hope you will stay involved with the project. We are very interested in your feedback, and open to your ideas for improving OBSO. We encourage you to maintain contact with your editors. Our authors play an important role in shaping this resource as it continues to grow over time. At minimum we ask that you help us to keep your article current.

Do you have a question?

If you have a query about your article, making a correction, or how to obtain a subscription to OBSO, you may find it in our list of frequently asked questions. If not, please feel free to contact us directly here.

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