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Middle Eastern Studies: Interdisciplinary Journals

Library and Research Guide

Interdisciplinary Journals

Acta orientalia Academiae scientiarum Hungaricae is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest, Hungary).

Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭá: The Journal of Middle East Medievalists is a peer-reviewed, open access journal since 2015, published by the Columbia University Libraries. It defines the medieval Middle East expansively to include all geographies with prominent Muslim political, religious, or social presences between the rough parameters of 500-1500 CE.

Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean is a peer reviewed, international journal covering all aspects of Mediterranean societies and cultures from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries CE.

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Routledge on behalf of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES). It was established in 1974 as the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. Bulletin, obtaining its current title in 1991.

Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies is the leading interdisciplinary journal on Asia, Africa and the Middle East and has been an outlet for research in the arts and humanities since 1917. It carries unparalleled coverage of the languages, cultures, textual traditions, and civilizations of these regions from ancient times to the turn of the twentieth century.

Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, published by Duke University Press, brings region and area studies into conversation with a rethinking of theory and the disciplines.

Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies provides a forum to develop intellectually innovative perspectives on and through key political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of the contemporary Middle East/West Asia and North Africa.

Der Islam: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on the history and culture of the Middle East founded in 1910. The journal is now published by Walter de Gruyter.

Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 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 elsewhere in the world.

Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies is a triennial peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal which advances Middle East gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. It is published by Duke University Press for the Association for Middle East Women's Studies.

International Journal of Middle East Studies is a scholarly journal published by the Middle East Studies Association of North America, focusing on the area encompassing the Middle East and adjacent geo-cultural regions from the seventh century to the present.

Journal of Near Eastern Studies is an academic journal published by the University of Chicago Press, covering research on the ancient and medieval civilizations of the Near East, including their archaeology, art, history, literature, linguistics, religion, law, and science.

Journal of the American Oriental Society is published quarterly by the American Oriental Society. The first volume (1843-49) set the tone for all time in the broad scope of subject matter and the solidity of its scholarship. It included studies of Arab music, of Persian cuneiform, and of Buddhism in India.

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient publishes original research articles in Asian, Near, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies across history. The journal promotes world history from Asian and Middle Eastern perspectives, and it challenges scholars to integrate cultural and intellectual history with economic, social and political analysis.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society has been published by the Society since 1834 and is distinguished not only by its longevity but by its consistency in providing a forum for scholarly articles of the highest quality on South Asia, the Middle East (together with North Africa and Ethiopia), Central Asia, East Asia, and South-East Asia. It publishes articles on history, archaeology, literature, language, religion and art, and reviews of books in these fields.

Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to disseminating original research on migration from, to, and within the Middle East and North Africa. It is published by the North Carolina State University Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies.

Middle East Policy provides an influential forum for a wide range of views on U.S. interests in the region and the value of the policies that are supposed to promote them. Since its inception in 1982, the journal has been recognized as a valuable addition to the Washington-based policy discussion.

Middle Eastern Studies publishes research on the history and politics of Arabic-speaking countries, specifically from the modern Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Iran, and Israel.

Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes publishes articles and reviews in the field of ancient oriental philology religious, Near Eastern archeology and art history, Arabic studies, Islamic studies, Iranian Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Art History, Semitic Studies, and Turkology.

Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering Oriental studies, published by Harrassowitz Verlag on behalf of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft. It was established in 1847 and the editor-in-chief is Florian C. Reiter.