The Bible Translator

The Bible Translator is the leading academic journal dedicated to the theory and practice of Bible translation. It exists firstly to serve those directly involved in Bible translation, aiming to encourage sharing of the results of their research and records of their practice. It also provides a forum for a wider community of scholars and students.

For the past 40 years it has appeared in two series – Technical Papers in January and July, and Practical Papers in April and October. Beginning with the April 2013 issue, TBT now appears three times a year, and contains both practical and technical papers.

Executive EditorDr Stephen Pattemore (United Bible Societies, New Zealand)
Reviews EditorDr Marijke H. de Lang (United Bible Societies, Netherlands)
Managing EditorSarah Lind (United Bible Societies, USA)

Current issues

The Bible Translator is currently published through SAGE Publications. For subscriptions, submissions and to search the full archive, go to SAGE (subscription to SAGE Publications required).

Historical archived issues

The first 50 years of The Bible Translator are available for all, for free here in the archive.

Contributing to the Bible Translator

Manuscripts may be submitted for publication at the journal’s website on SAGE. Please review the TBT style guide.

Reviews of new publications in biblical studies and translation and related areas may be sent to the Reviews Editor, Dr Marijke H. de Lang, at