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The 2023 Brill Online Journal Collection Middle East & Islamic Studies gives access to the online content available back to the year 2000 of Brill´s 2023 Middle East & Islamic Studies journal program.

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2021 Impact Factor: 0,250
5 Year Impact Factor: 0,278

The journal presents a scholarly account of studies of individuals and societies in Africa and Asia. Its scope is to publish original research by social scientists in the area of anthropology, sociology, history, political science and related social sciences about African and Asian societies and cultures and their relationships.

The journal focuses on problems and possibilities, past and future. Where possible, comparisons are made between countries and continents. Articles should be based on original research and can be co-authored.

From 1966 to 2001 African and Asian Studies was published under the name of Journal of African and Asian Studies.

The Clarivate Analytics Journal Citations Report for 2020 ranks African and Asian Studies with an Impact Factor of 0.310.
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The Annali, sezione Orientale are being published since 1929. The scope includes the languages, literatures, arts, history and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. The time period covered ranges from the Ancient Near East to the modern period. Full-size articles and smaller research notes are accepted in English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish.

The Annali, sezione Orientale are published by Brill since 2016.
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Individuals are eligible for free access to Contemporary Arab Affairs until 31 December 2024, using access token JCAA4U. Click here for more information.

The journal was established in 2008, was published by University of California Press through 2022, and is published by Brill starting in 2023.

Contemporary Arab Affairs is the international quarterly journal of the Centre for Arab Unity Studies (CAUS) in Beirut, Lebanon. It is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality and original research from and on the Arab region. Contemporary Arab Affairs publishes work by specialists, policy experts, and scholars from the Arab world or those who have academic interest in the region. Drawing on the expertise of CAUS, a well-established publisher of research in Arabic, Contemporary Arab Affairs publishes both original English-language research and studies and works originally produced in Arabic by Arab researchers and intellectuals for a global international audience with the aim of promoting constructive dialogue on Arab political, socio-economic, and cultural affairs.

The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:
- Research articles (7,000-10,000 words; majority of submissions)
- Commentaries (maximum 3,000 words; exceptions can be made)
- Interviews (maximum 2,000 words)
- Book reviews (maximum 3,000 words)
- Proceedings of select conferences organized by CAUS (maximum 7,000 words)
- Synopses of recent Arab-language publications (maximum 3,500 words)

For editorial and book review queries and proposals, please contact the CAA/CAUS Editorial Office.

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Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World
Hawwa publishes articles from all disciplinary and comparative perspectives that concern women and gender issues in the Middle East and the Islamic world. These include Muslim and non-Muslim communities within the greater Middle East, and Muslim and Middle-Eastern communities elsewhere in the world. Articles dealing with men, masculinity, children and the family, or other issues of gender shall also be considered. The journal strives to include significant studies of theory and methodology as well as topical matter. Approximately one third of the submissions focus on the pre-modern era, with the majority of articles on the contemporary age. The journal features several full-length articles and current book reviews.
The majority of Hawwa's articles are in English. However, articles submitted in French will also be considered. The Hawwa is an international peer-reviewed journal.
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The Index Islamicus consists of the following publications:
Index Islamicus Online, the full-text searchable electronic database.
Index Islamicus, the annual journal (print edition in 1 yearbook, previously 4 single issues).
Index Islamicus Yearbooks , the annual yearbook (print edition available individually or as set).
Supplements to the Index Islamicus, specialized bibliographies in print.

The Index Islamicus is the international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world from 1906 onwards until present day. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. The Index Islamicus is edited by Gregor Schwarb, Heather Bleaney, Pablo García Suárez and Susan Sinclair.

Presently, Index Islamicus contains over 575,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. It includes material published by Western scholars in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, specialist area- and subject-based areas, and by Muslims writing in European languages. Publications recorded are in the form of articles, books and book chapters. All essays and papers contained in multi-author volumes are recorded, classified and indexed separately.

Over 3,000 journals are surveyed for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs and multi-authored works. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level. Newspapers, news magazines, and government or official “grey” literature are excluded.

Requests for inclusion of a publication need to be made via this link.

The well-known Index Islamicus classification scheme, uniquely and carefully geared to the field of Islamic Studies, allows one to quickly find all literature headed under a particular, broader subject area (e.g., Education, Philosophy, Shīʿism, Sudan, Palestine, Israel, as well as their subcategories).

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Those who prefer more specific queries, have in the print edition at their disposal two elaborate indexes, facilitating quick and effective searches: the subject index guides the user to material on specialised subjects not covered by the classification scheme (e.g. Al-Azhar, mawlids, railways), and also to items relevant to one subject but classified under another. The name index lists not only authors, but also editors, translators, reviewers and personal subjects. So researchers interested in, for instance, Ibn Khaldūn or Muhammad Iqbal or the Ayatollah Khomeini can quickly find publications both by and about them. The online edition offers a full text and advanced search opportunities.

The Editorial Offices are located in the Aga Khan Library, London, and the Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo (CCHS, CSIC) in Madrid.

Users who would like to bring a missing item to the attention of the editors are invited to send a file with complete metadata in BibTeX, RIS, Zotero RDF, Mendeley or any other commonly used citation format to ixis[at] Inclusion of submissions is at the discretion of the editors.
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Islamic Law and Society provides a forum for research in the field of classical and modern Islamic law, in Muslim and non-Muslim countries. The Islamic Law and Society has established itself as an invaluable resource for the subject both in the private collections of scholars and practitioners as well as in the major research libraries of the world. The Islamic Law and Society encourages discussion on all branches of Islamic law, with a view to promoting an understanding of Islamic law, in both theory and practice, from its emergence until modern times and from juridical, historical and social-scientific perspectives. The Islamic Law and Society offers you an easy way to stay on top of your discipline.
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مجلّة الدراسات الإسلاميّة
This is a Diamond Open Access journal. Articles are published in Open Access at no cost to the author.
Islamic Studies Journal (ISJ) is a peer-reviewed Islamic Studies journal published by Mohamed Bin Zayed University in collaboration with Brill. It uses modern research methods to study all issues related to the study of Islam, its civilization and its cultures throughout history. ISJ also covers Qurʾānic studies, its sciences, origins, interpretations, ḥadīth, fiqh and its social variables, past and present. Additionally, the journal offers future visions of Islamic Studies in the modern world. Research methods used in the journal include interdisciplinary and comparative studies, historiography, critical approaches to religious and cultural trends and reviews of major books on civilization and cross-cultural communication. The journal has a special interest in renewing religious discourse.
ISJ publishes research in both Arabic and English. The journal only publishes original content that has not been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
مجلة الدراسات الإسلامية هي مجلّة محكّمة عن جامعة محمّد بن زايد بالتعاون مع دار النشر العالميّة بريل. تعتمد المجلة على المناهج الحديثة في البحث، وتعالج سائر القضايا المعنية بدراسات الإسلام وحضارته، وثقافاته، في التاريخ والحاضر، بما يشمل دراسات القرآن وعلومه، والتفسير والحديث، والفقه وأصوله، ومتغيرات المجتمعات في الماضي والحاضر والمستقبل، وعروض رؤى الإسلام ودراساته في العالم المعاصر وللمجلة اهتمام خاص بتجديد الخطاب الديني.
تنشر المجلّة الأبحاثَ باللغتين العربيّة والإنكليزيّة. وتشترط في الأعمال الواردة إليها ألّا تكون قد نُشرت سابقًا أو قُدِّمت للنشر في مطبوعات أخرى.
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The Journal of Abbasid Studies (JAS), published by Brill, the Netherlands, is a platform to discuss the political, cultural, social, economic, religious and intellectual life of the Abbasid Caliphate. The journal’s time span, from c. 700 – c. 1250 A.D., is demarcated by the formative period of early Islam on the one end and the invasion of the Mongols on the other. Coverage of the Fatimid Caliphate and al-Andalus, for instance, is restricted to their relations with the Abbasids.

JAS brings scholars together who work on the classical Islamic world and who are active in different disciplines which only rarely “talk” to one another — in this way the Journal hopes to achieve a holistic contemplation of the Abbasid era.

JAS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles in English as well as Arabic editions with English translations of short texts. Alongside two issues per year, monographs and/or collected volumes will occasionally be published as supplements to the journal.

The editors of JAS invite submissions from established and early career scholars. For more information, please email Dr. Monique Bernards at
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The Journal of Digital Islamicate Research (JDIR) is a peer-reviewed journal covering the field of Middle Eastern and Islamicate Digital Humanities (DH). It aspires to adjust the computational, visualization and big data methods for the exploration of contemporary and historical cultures (also known as Cultural Analytics, CA) to the emerging field of Middle Eastern and Islamic Digital Humanities, and apply these methods to it. This would enhance the distant and close readings of massive amounts of cultural data (written material, as well as visuals and audio) in Middle Eastern languages in order to derive culturally-relevant insights from it. The Journal also aims to promote the study of Arabic-language and other Arabic-script DH work (e.g., Persian, Ottoman, Urdu), and non-Muslim DH in Islamicate lands (e.g. the Geniza researchers that are moving into DH), in addition to Islamicate materials that are digital-born or digitally-reformatted. This will bring forth innovative tools and develop new technical research methods for a refreshing analysis of Middle Eastern and Islamic languages, literatures, cultures, and history in a computer-supported way. The Journal is a leading initiative in the Digital Humanities of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies that provides an online platform for the cross fertilization of different academic traditions, fields, and disciplines.

مجلة البحوث الإسلامية الرقمية مجلة محكمة تغطي الإنسانيات الرقمية في مجال الدراسات الشرق أوسطية والإسلامية. وهي تطمح إلى الإفادة من الأدوات الحاسوبية التي تطبق عدة مناهج وتقنيات (منها معالجة اللغة البشرية وتحليل شبكات الاتصال وإعداد التقنيات البصرية واستخراج البيانات) في دراسة المكونات الثقافية بطريقة مفيدة للأبحاث في العلوم الإنسانية ولاستكشاف الثقافات المعاصرة والقديمة (وهو المبحث الأكاديمي الموسوم بالتحليل الثقافي). وهذا من شأنه أن يعمق القراءات الآلية والبشرية لكميات هائلة من المنتجات الثقافية (المواد المكتوبة والمرئية والصوتية) باللغات الشرق أوسطية لاستخلاص رؤى ثقافيّة أصيلة وجديدة من خلالها. وتهدف المجلة كذلك إلى تعزيز دراسة اللغة العربية وغيرها من المنتجات الثقافية المكتوبة بالحروف العربية (كالفارسية والتركية العثمانية والأردية)، والمنتجات المتعلقة بغير المسلمين في الأراضي الإسلامية (هذا يشمل على سبيل المثال الدراسات البحثية حول وثائق الجينيزا التي تتحول إلى الإنسانيات الرقمية)، بالإضافة إلى المواد الإسلامية التي ولدت رقميًا أو أعيد تنسيقها رقميًا. وبذلك تسهم المجلة في تقديم أدوات مبتكرة وتطوير طرق بحث تقنية جديدة تساعد في تقديم تحليلات رصينة للغات الشرق الأوسطية والإسلامية والآداب والثقافات والتاريخ بطريقة مدعومة حاسوبيا. وبذا تمثل المجلة مبادرة رائدة في الإنسانيات الرقمية في مجال الدراسات الشرق أوسطية والإسلامية، إلى جانب طرح منصة عبر الإنترنت لإحداث تلاقح وتمازج ما بين الحقول البحثية والمجالات الأكاديمية المختلفة. تُعنى المجلة بنشر مقالاتٍ باللُّغة العربية أو باللُّغة الإنجليزية.
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