Arab Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed, independent, multi-disciplinary forum in the field of Arab and Middle Eastern studies. It maintains no editorial position on issues. Submissions will be evaluated on their scholarly probity and not on their theses.
ASJ seeks submissions that focus on the area encompassing the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, and Israel, from the seventh century to the present. Articles and reviews on communities or politics in other regions of the world that had or have strong Middle Eastern ties or contexts, or on relations between those regions and the Middle East, are strongly encouraged. Submissions may fall within the disciplines of history, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, literature, art and architecture, religion, and law. ASJ does not accept technical or highly specialized material, policy pieces, nor does it publish work in the areas of administration or training. Please look at past issues for further information on what ASJ publishes.
To ensure consistency in matters of grammar, usage, mechanics, and formatting, we follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition; for consistency in transliteration, we follow the IJMES system. All material submitted to ASJ must follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, and the ASJ Styleguide (also see IJMES Common Word List). Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned.