About the Journal
The journal was created in 2019 by St. Mary’s College, the School of Divinity for the University of St Andrews.
Focus and Scope
Bible and the Contemporary World addresses a number of themes that reflect important aspects of our contemporary world and about which various Christian traditions have something to say, as well as how social, political or cultural issues shape the way that Christians interpret their own tradition.
School of Divinity, St. Mary’s College, University of St Andrews
Editorial review process. The initial review will be done by the Editor in Chief or his/her designee, who will then, if the submission is tentatively acceptable, refer the submission to one or more reviewers, at least one of whom will be a member of the editorial board.
Copyright is retained by authors.
Open Access Policy
Unless otherwise noted all content published by Bible and the Contemporary World is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0), which allows liberal reuse of the final published work as long as appropriate attribution is made. For more information please follow this link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Privacy and Consent Policy
The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.
This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.
Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having their personal information stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.
Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.
All users whose details are stored in the University’s OJS installation can exercise their rights of the individual, as they are detailed in the GDPR. If you have a user account and wish to have it deleted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org