The Journal of European Baptist Studies (JEBS) was founded in 2000 by the International Baptist Theological Seminary (IBTS) in Prague, Czech Republic, to provide a means for promising new Baptist researchers to publish the results of their reflections on theology.

In 2014, the International Baptist Theological Study Centre (IBTS Centre) Amsterdam was founded in the Netherlands. Publication of the journal was transferred from IBTS to IBTS Centre in 2015.

The primary focus of the journal is on the implementation and application of research and reflection. Most of the contributions are from new or established researchers from within the European Baptist Federation region. Many but by no means all of the contributors are researchers connected with the International Baptist Theological Study Centre, Amsterdam. Issues of JEBS contain:

  • Research papers based on completed studies or work-in-progress; 
  • Scholarly articles exploring understandings of issues relating to the three main areas of study at IBTS Centre: Baptist History and Identity; Missiology and Practical Theology;
  • Editorials and essays designed to highlight current issues in these three areas;
  • Book reviews of recent publications relating to the three areas;
  • Conference reports and calls for papers in relation to relevant events and upcoming themed issues of the journal.

All our articles (from 2019) will be published in open access. The author owns the copyright and license us to publish and distribute the article. We publish two issues annually, one in Spring and one in Autumn.

This journal is indexed in the ATLA Religion Database® and included in the full-text ATLASerials® and ATLASerials PLUS® collections. Both are products of the American Theological Library Association, 300 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606, USA, | 

Abstracts are available through Religious & Theological Abstracts, PO Box 215, Myerstown, PA 17067, USA, |