Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies

A muraqqa' by the Istanbul-born calligrapher Yedikuleli Seyid Abdullah (d. 1144/1731).

ISSN: 0806-198X

Editors: Lutz E. Edzard and Stephan Guth, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo, Norway
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Send an electronic copy of your article to one or both of the current editors: or

Do not send a hard copy of the article. All submissions should be preceded by a header containing the title of the manuscript and certain information about it, the name(s) of the author(s), any affiliations, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.

Please also include an abstract in English of around 100-200 words after the header, along with 6 keywords which relate to the subject areas of the article.

Depending on the opinion of the editors or external evaluators, articles will be either approved for publication without alteration, or approved subject to modification, or declined.

Submission criteria

Articles should contain a significant element of original research. They must not be under review with another journal. They must not have been published elsewhere (including online or in a different form or different language). Articles must be in a complete form at the time of submission, including full bibliographical references.

Diacritics, language(s) and use of scholarly conventions

Diacritics should be marked correctly throughout and made entirely in a Unicode-compatible font, preferably Arial Unicode MS (Microsoft Word), Times New Roman (for Vista) or Lucida Grande (AppleMac).

We welcome articles written in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

The text must conform to accepted scholarly conventions for the field in which you are writing. For further details, please consult the Journal's style sheet.

Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, the MLA (Modern Language Association), or other standard guidelines, and should preferably be submitted in a fully formatted word processor version in accordance with the style sheet.

Greek, Cyrillic, and other non-Latin characters may be transliterated. Authors planning to use an Arabic font other than Baghdad on the Macintosh should consult one of the General Editors. Please avoid using decorative fonts. Depending on the nature of the submission, the computer platform, and the program and fonts used, the editors may also require a PDF file or hard copy highlighting the special fonts included in the document.

Further guidelines

Scholarly manuscripts pertaining to any of the areas mentioned in the Journal's Editorial Policy are welcome. The Journal will also consider publishing review articles concerning software, communications, book reviews, and software reviews, although such material will not normally be solicited, and books and software will not be distributed for review. (The policy of publishing submissions of these kinds is currently being reassessed.) Any software reviews submitted to the Journal should discuss primarily the relevance of the software for applications in the field of Arabic and Islamic studies rather than technical issues.

Papers will be subject to peer review by appropriate members of the Editorial Board or external evaluators selected at the Editor's discretion.

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