The Great Commission Baptist Journal of Missions (GCBJM) (ISSN: 2831-7777) is the missionary journal of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. The journal is practitioner-driven and peer-reviewed. It provides a platform for missionaries on the field and missiologists to engage in conversations about a variety of topics related to the missionary task.

The journal’s primary audience is missionaries on the field, though missionaries-in-training, missionary trainers, and churches participating in missions will also benefit.

Each issue of the journal will include a feature article, several articles addressing a common theme, resource reviews, and a Q&A with field practitioners. Articles will be written by field missionaries and mission partners. Reviews will be of resources that have particular value to missionary work and life. 

Publication Frequency

GCBJM publishes issues twice a year. 


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Copyright and Licensing 

GCBJM publishes in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC-BY-NC International 4.0). By granting a CC-BY-NC license in their work, the author retains the ownership of the work but gives others explicit permission to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and copy the work as long as GCBJM and the author are properly cited and the use is for non-commercial purposes. No permission will be required from the International Mission Board (IMB) or the author.

The author grants the IMB first publication, display, and distribution rights in the work. The author further grants the IMB a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, and sublicensable right to reproduce, administer, and store the work in GCBJM and other publications prepared by or on behalf of the IMB in any media including by means of third-party online information providers or repositories. The author retains all rights, including copyright ownership, of their work and grants the IMB the right to edit the work to prepare it for publication and develop abstracts, summaries, abridgements, and translations of the published work.

The author confirms he or she is the sole author of the work, and the work does not infringe on the copyright or property right of another and is not defamatory or otherwise unlawful. It is the responsibility of the author to secure necessary copyright permissions if their work reproduces any textual or graphic material that is the property of another where permission is required. The author is required to obtain written copyright permission from the copyright owners, give proper credit to the original source in the work, and retain the copyright permission in his or her files to be retrieved when necessary.

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