Leiden – 19 June 2024


Brill is delighted to enter into a partnership with the Hassan Bin Mohammed Center for Historical Studies for the publication of a new diamond Open Access journal in Ancient Arabia Studies: Athīrat: Journal of Ancient Arabia. With the support of the Center, all author charges will be waived. The journal will start publishing as early as 2025 and will welcome submissions shortly. Journal articles are accepted in English and Arabic, and are subject to peer review.

Diamond Open Access partnerships are a cornerstone of Brill’s Open Access program and help drive Open Access publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, fields that rely on limited funding and are traditionally bibliodiverse.

The journal is part of Brill’s growing Open Access presence in the Near and Middle East which we are excited to develop further. If you are interested in contributing to this new journal, please contact Abdurraouf Oueslati, Acquisitions Editor Middle East and Islamic Studies at Brill. For more information on Brill’s Open Access program visit


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