An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World

Gülru Necipoğlu
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Founded by Oleg Grabar in 1983, Muqarnas is the first academic journal devoted to art, architectural history, archaeology, as well as all aspects of Islamic visual and material cultures, historical and contemporary. Full-length articles are accompanied by shorter submissions grouped under a separate section titled “Notes and Sources,” for which we particularly welcome studies that introduce textual and visual primary sources. Muqarnas is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The first two volumes of Muqarnas were published by Yale University Press. For more information, see

Related series: Muqarnas, Supplements.

The series published an average of 1,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Submissions and Submission Guidelines:
Manuscripts should be submitted by email to the Managing Editor of Muqarnas at deadline is March 1 for publication in November of the following year. A complete submission includes five elements:

1. Microsoft Word document of the main text file. Submissions should be double-spaced throughout in 12-point typeface. Use endnotes rather than footnotes; no bibliography is required. Articles should be no longer than 50 pages (not including endnotes).

2. Images. All submissions must be accompanied by images, with an upper limit of approximately 30. Low-resolution images are acceptable for initial consideration, with the expectation that authors will provide high-resolution TIFFs or JPEGs (at least 300 dpi at 4 x 6 inches) and secure all necessary permissions if the article is accepted for publication.

3. Captions file. Each image should be clearly labeled and have a corresponding caption that provides identifying information and appropriate image credits.

4. Abstract and keywords. Submit a 150- to 200-word abstract and 12 keywords for publication in the online version of the journal.

5. CV, stating the author’s institutional affiliation (if any), mailing address, phone number, as well as academic status and a list of publications.

Any submission that does not include these five elements will be returned to the author, as will articles that do not conform to the Muqarnas style sheet.

Articles must present original research that has not been published in any language previously. Authors must properly credit previous scholarship on the subject and cite the source of each quotation, with full bibliographic details given in the endnotes.

All articles are subject to review by the Editorial Committee and anonymous external readers, whose comments will be sent to the author only if the article is accepted for publication. Authors may be expected to make revisions based on the feedback of the readers and editors.

Muqarnas follows the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. For further specifications on preparing text and images for publication, see the Muqarnas style sheet:

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Volume 39
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoğlu
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Volume 38
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Volume 37
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Volume 36
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Volume 35
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Volume 34
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Volume 33
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoğlu and Karen Leal
Muqarnas 32
Gazing Otherwise: Modalities of Seeing In and Beyond the Lands of Islam
Volume 32
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Volume 31
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu and Karen Leal
Muqarnas, Volume 30
Celebrating Thirty Years of Muqarnas
Volume 30
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoğlu
Muqarnas, Volume 29
Volume 29
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoğlu
Muqarnas, Volume 27
Volume 27
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoğlu
Muqarnas, Volume 26
Volume 26
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 28
Volume 28
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoğlu
Muqarnas, Volume 25
Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture: Essays in Celebration of Oleg Grabar's Eightieth Birthday. The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Thirtieth Anniversary Special Volume
Volume 25
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 24
History and Ideology: Architectural Heritage of the "Lands of Rum"
Volume 24
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 23
Volume 23
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 22
Volume 22
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 21
Essays in Honor of J.M. Rogers
Volume 21
Muqarnas, Volume 20
Volume 20
Muqarnas, Volume 19
Volume 19
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 18
Volume 18
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 17
Volume 17
Muqarnas, Volume 16
Volume 16
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Muqarnas, Volume 15
Volume 15
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Muqarnas, Volume 14
Volume 14
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Muqarnas, Volume 13
Volume 13
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Muqarnas, Volume 12
Volume 12
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Muqarnas, Volume 11
Volume 11
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 10
Essays in Honor of Oleg Grabar
Volume 10
Editor(s): Gülru Necipoglu
Muqarnas, Volume 9
Volume 9
Editor(s): Oleg Grabar
Muqarnas, Volume 8
K. A. C. Creswell and His Legacy
Volume 8
Editor(s): Grabar
Muqarnas, Volume 7
Volume 7
Editor(s): Grabar
Muqarnas, Volume 6
An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture
Volume 6
Muqarnas, Volume 5
An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture
Volume 5
Editor(s): Grabar
Muqarnas, Volume 4
Volume 4
Editor(s): Grabar
Muqarnas, Volume 3
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Editor(s): Grabar
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