Editorial Policies


  • Authors of manuscripts and reviewers of the same manuscript must not be close colleagues, family members, work on the same research project, or otherwise have a close collaboration.
  • Reviewers should only accept to assess manuscripts that fall within their own subject area.
  • Reviewers should respond to invitations without delay and submit completed reviews within a reasonable time.
  • Reviewers' comments must not be influenced by the author's nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or commercial interests.
  • Reviewers' comments must not contain hostile or provocative language and must not include personal attacks, slander or other derogatory comments.


Authors contributing to the Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok have agreed to publish their articles under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which allows third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format on condition that clear acknowledgment is given to the author of the work and that a link to the license is provided. The material may not be used for commercial purposes. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. The author(s) retain copyright to the work.


Each author (and any co-authors) must meet the following criteria:

  1. They must have made a significant contribution to the design of the study, the collection of data or the analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. They must have contributed significantly, either by writing or by helping to process the manuscript, to the design of the manuscript’s intellectual content;
  3. They must have approved the submitted manuscript.

Each author should be able to take responsibility for part of the content of the article and be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for the remaining parts.


The journal's editors recommend authors not to circulate earlier drafts of manuscripts in the event that the manuscript has been accepted for publication in SEÅ.


The journal's editors strongly recommend that authors submitting manuscripts register an “Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier ”or ORCiD.

This registration provides a unique and stable digital author identity that ensures that the article is attributed to the correct person and improves the searchability of all the author's publications. This helps to ensure that the author receives recognition for their work. As a person's ORCiD remains the same as long as the account exists, any name changes, change of employment, department affiliation or research field do not affect the searchability of previous publications. This facilitates correspondence between research colleagues.

The journal's editors encourage all authors to include ORCiD along with other author information when the manuscript is registered in the system. If the article is accepted, this will be published with the article.


As research funders' and universities' demands for open research data become increasingly common, some authors may be obliged to make their collected empirical material open and available to everyone.

In cases where this applies to the journal's authors, the journal's editors encourage that the material be made available according to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).

The material thus made available must be linked to within the submitted manuscript under a special heading. Research data should then be made public when the article is published. Empirical material obtained from other researchers must be referenced in the same way as other scientific sources. For further questions about guidelines for handling open data and guidelines about how data should be handled and published, please contact your university.


The journal's current and future content, beginning when the journal joins Publicera, is made available via Publicera and stored long-term on a secure and central server at the National Library of Sweden.

The journal's owner and the National Library of Sweden aim for the journal's archive to be transferred and made available via Publicera, and thus the archive will also be stored long-term on a secure and central server at the National Library of Sweden.

In the event that the journal ceases operations, the journal's content on Publicera will remain archived at the National Library of Sweden.


The conditions for publication with permanent identifiers such as DOI include that the published object is final and does not change without the reader being clearly informed.

Articles published in the journal can thus not be changed without an erratum or a change notice being published and linked to the original article.

If a factual error in an article is discovered, this should be reported to the Editor-in-Chief, who decides on further action and any corrections.


In the case of formal complaints, disputes, or appeals, authors should contact the Editor-in-chief, who is responsible for ensuring that a fair, deliberative, and thorough investigation is conducted.


The journal follows the ethical guidelines and best practices set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All cases of ethical misconduct will be dealt with in accordance with COPE's recommendations and guidelines.