Journals in Iranian Studies

Dec 17, 2020 in Persian Language

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While people more usually learn about the significant advances and progress in both sciences and humanities from introductory books, encyclopedias (mainly online), and blog posts, the central part of the primary and in-depth research is available in periodical academic journals. Thus, anyone interested in their field's most recent progress refers to various journals.

We decided to publish this list of the most popular periodicals specializing in Iranian Studies (and Near/Middle Eastern studies in general) to help students navigate through and access dozens of journals that may be useful for their research.

The journals presented below may be grouped into two categories: a) journals specializing only in Iranian studies (Iranian studies, Dabir), and b) journals specializing in Near Eastern and Oriental studies in general (BSOAS, JRAS).

However, it is necessary to note that this list does not cover all the relevant periodicals and journals that may be useful for Iranian studies students. The two major reasons for this are, firstly, that many relevant articles are published in journals not specializing in Iranian studies (such as those dedicated to General Linguistics, Sociology, Ancient History, etc.), and, secondly, that articles relevant to the field in question may be published in periodicals specializing in Islamic or Near Eastern studies.

Currently, this list only presents the journals published outside the Islamic Republic of Iran primarily in English, German and French. Our next update will be introducing the Iranian studies journals published in Iran and journals in other languages. We will appreciate it a lot if you could help us in updating the list. Please send your suggestions about any Iranian Studies journals (or in related fields) that are not presented in this list to [email protected]

1. Iranian Studies

Website || Institution || All Volumes*

The Iranian Studies Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of Iran. It is published by the Association for Iranian Studies, established in New York, the United States, in 1967. It covers almost all Iranian studies areas, including history, culture, philology, religion, politics, etc. Less stress is put on linguistics since other journals cover that field. It covers all periods of Iranian history, from ancient to modern Iran.

Sussan Siavoshi (Trinity University, USA) is the editor-in-chief of the journal. You can find the long list of associate editors and members of the editorial board on the journal's main page.

First published: 1967 
Country: USA
Affiliation: Association for Iranian Studies, New York, USA
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Publishing House
Issues per year: 6 (in 1967-2006 4 issues per year; in 2007-2010 5 issues per year)
Scope: Iranian studies, history, culture, philology, religion, politics,
Languages: English
Editor-in-Chief: Sussan Siavoshi (Una Chapman Cox Professor of International Affairs, Political Science)
Submission instructions
Submit an article
*Note: Iranian Studies Journal is available on JSTOR (Volumes 1 (1968) - 45 (2012).

2. Iran and the Caucasus

Website || Institution || All Volumes* (see Website)

Published by the Caucasian Center for Iranian Studies in Yerevan, Iran and the Caucasus publishes articles in Iranian studies since 1997. It is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal, which contains numerous important articles for Iranian and Caucasian studies.

Iran and the Caucasus is published in four issues per year. Its main goal is to promote original and innovative research on the history (ancient, medieval, and modern), culture, linguistics, literature (textology), folklore, social and cultural anthropology, and politics of these two tightly connected regions - (Greater) Iran and the Caucasus.

Articles are accepted in English, French, and German, allowing scholars from various universities of the US, Europe, and other parts of the world to make their valuable contributions to this field. Iran and the Caucasus promotes path-breaking studies, synoptic essays, as well as book reviews and book notes that highlight and analyze the important aspects of this field. 

Garnik Asatrian (Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan, Armenia) is the editor-in-chief of the journal. His areas of interest include Iranian languages (ancient and modern), ancient Iran, Kurdish studies, ethnography of Iranian peoples (Kurds, Yezidis, Talyshis).

First published: 1997 
Country: Armenia
Affiliation: Caucasian Center for Iranian Studies
Publisher: Brill Publishing House
Issues per year:
Scope: Iranian languages, history, mythology, folklore, religion; Ancient, Medieval & Modern Iran, Persian literature, ethnology, Kurds, Yezidism.
Languages: English, French, German
Editor-in-Chief: Garnik Asatrian
Submit an article: All manuscripts, editorial correspondence, and books for review should be emailed to [email protected] or sent to Garnik S. Asatrian, Editor Iran and the Caucasus, Caucasian Centre for Iranian Studies.
*Note: Iran and the Caucasus is available on JSTOR (Volumes 1 (1997) - 20 (2016). 

3. Indo-Iranian Journal

Website || Institution || All Volumes

The Indo-Iranian Journal was founded by a group of Indologists in Leiden in 1957, though the idea has existed since 1952. Jan Willem de Jong and Franciscus Bernardus Jacobus Kuiper started publishing the journal to facilitate the publication of articles related to Indian studies, though its scope also included Iranian studies. As a rule, the published articles focus on Indo-Iranian linguistics and philology, and various studies dedicated to the study of the language and literature of Sanskrit and Avestan appear very frequently. Archaeological and historical studies are not published as a rule.

Papers on Indian studies dominate, though Iran's student will find here much that will be useful for him, especially in connection with Ancient Iranian linguistics.

First published: 1957
Country: Netherlands
Affiliation: The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)
Publisher: Brill Publishing House
Issues per year: 4
Scope: Indo-Iranian languages (linguistics and literature): Sanskrit, Avestan, Middle Iranian, and Middle & New Indo-Aryan; ancient Iranian religion, Indian religions.
Languages: English, also French, German
Editors: Peter Bisschop (Professor of Sanskrit and Ancient Cultures of South Asia, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies); Jonathan Silk (Professor of Buddhist Studies, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies).
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: Submissions to the journal should be sent by email to the Editors-in-Chief:
Peter C. Bisschop: [email protected]
Jonathan Silk: [email protected] 

4. Iran

Website || Institution || All Volumes

The Iran Journal is the British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) journal founded in 1961 in London, UK. It has been published since 1963 and is one of the major peer-reviewed scholarly journals specializing in Iranian studies since then. The establishment of BIPS followed Queen Elizabeth II's official visit to Iran in 1961 in Tehran, where it became one of the Iranian studies' major centers. Its main focus has been directed towards archaeological studies of historical importance sites in Iran, and thus many articles published in Iran have reflected this tendency. Nevertheless, the editors have made sure that articles published in their journal will encompass the research also from other fields.

The editor's list included Laurence Lockhart, Georgina Herrmann, C. Edmund Bosworth, and Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis.

First published: 1963
Country: Great Britain
Affiliation: British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Publishing House
Issues per year: 1 (1963-2015); 2 (2016-now)
Scope: Arts, archaeology, history, literature, linguistics, religion, and philosophy of Iran and the Persianate world.
Languages: English.
Editors: Lloyd Ridgeon (Reader in Islamic Studies, University of Glasgow); Cameron Petrie (Reader in South Asian and Iranian Archaeology, University of Cambridge).
Submission instructions 
Submit an article: ScholarOne Manuscripts (*Note: Iran Journal uses the ScholarOne Manuscripts portal for all submissions, for which you have to create a separate account). 

5. Journal of Persianate Studies

Website || Institution || All Volumes

The Journal of Persianate Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published by The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS). The Association is registered in the United States. The journal publishes articles on the cultural and civilizational aspects of the Persianate societies of Iran proper, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Asia Minor, India, etc. 

First published: 2008
Country: USA
Affiliation: The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS)
Publisher: Brill Publishing House
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Culture and civilization of the Persianate world (Safavids, Ottomans, Mughals); Islamic Iran; Persian literature; Sufism; Modern Iran.
Languages: English
Editor: Saïd Amir Arjomand (Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, the State University of New York at Stony Brook)
Submission instructions (PDF).
Submit an article

6. International Journal of Persian Literature

Website || Institution || All Volumes

The International Journal of Persian Literature (IJPL) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on New Persian literature (classical and modern) and philology. It is published in the USA and is associated with Pennsylvania State University.

First published: 2016
Country: USA
Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University (in association with the Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Publisher: Penn State University Press.
Issues per year: 1
Scope: Modern & Classical Persian literature, philology
Languages: English
Editor-in-Chief: Alireza Korangy, American University of Beirut
Editor: Homa Katouzian, University of Oxford
Submission instructions (PDF).
Submit an article
E-mail: [email protected] (Alireza Korangy).

7. DABIR

Website || Institution || All Volumes

DABIR is an open-access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Iranian studies. It is published by the UCI (University of California, Irvine) Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture. Its founder and editor-in-chief is Touraj Daryaee, a specialist on ancient Iranian history.

First published: 2015
Country: USA
Affiliation: Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture
Publisher: Jordan Center for Persian Studies
Issues per year: 3
Scope: pre-modern Iran (from ancient Iran until the Safavids); art history, archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, manuscript studies, numismatics, philology, and religion.
Languages: English
Editor-in-Chief: Touraj Daryaee (Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies & Culture, History; University of California, Irvine).
Submission instructions
Submit an article (via email): To submit a paper, please append author and professional affiliation as a separate paragraph to the end of your document and email the submission as an attachment.
Email: [email protected]  

8. Iran-Nameh 

Website || Institution || All Volumes

Iran-Nameh was a quarterly open-access journal dedicated to Iranian studies. It was published in the USA in 1982-2016. Its articles' primary focus was Persian literature, philology, and the modern Iranian state & society. The articles published are written in both Persian and English. 

The Foundation for Iranian Studies (بنیاد مطالعات ایرانشناسی) was the institution that published the journal.

First published: 1982
Last volume: 2016
Country: USA
Status: Inactive
Affiliation: Foundation for Iranian Studies
Publisher: Foundation for Iranian Studies
Issues per year: 4
Scope: Persian language and literature (classical & modern), philology, culture; Modern Iran, Iranian society. 
Languages: Persian, English.
Editor: Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi (University of Toronto, Canada)

9. Parthica 

Website || Institution || All Volumes

Parthica is an Italian academic journal dedicated to the study of ancient Iran. Its primary focus is the Parthian period and archaeological research related to that period. 

First published: 1999
Country: Italy
Affiliation: Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali
Publisher: Fabrizio Serra editore, Pisa - Roma
Issues per year: 1 volume
Founder: Antonio Invernizzi
Scope: Intercultural relations between East and West; Iran in the Parthian period; the ancient world, numismatics, history, archeology.
Languages: English, Italian
Editor-in-Chief: Carlo Lippolis
Contact: Carlo Lippolis ([email protected])
Submission instructions: Not available.
Submit an article: see Contact. Submit via email.
*Note: Electronic versions of the volumes and articles are available on the publishers' website, linked above. However, the majority of the issues of Parthica may also be found on Torossa.

10. Iranica Antiqua

Website || Institution || All Volumes (see Website)

Iranica Antiqua is a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to pre-Islamic archaeology and the study of ancient Iran. It was founded by the renowned archaeologists Roman Ghirshman and Louis Vanden Berghe. It is published in Belgium and is connected to the Department of Archaeology of Ghent University. Until 2016, the late Ernie Haerinck (Emeritus Professor, University of Ghent) and Bruno Overlaet were its editors. It has two other editors, besides B. Overlaet: Jan Tavernier & Elynn Gorris (see below).

First published: 1961
Country: Belgium
Affiliation: The Department of Archaeology of Ghent University
Publisher: Peeters Publishers, Leuven (Belgium)
Issues per year: 1 volume
Scope: pre-Islamic Iranian archaeology, history, numismatics, religion (in relation to archaeology)
Languages: English, French, and German
Editors: Jan Tavernier (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Elynn Gorris (Université, Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Bruno Overlaet (Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, Belgium)
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: For submitting articles, please contact the editorial board (see above).
Email for correspondence:
[email protected] 

11. Studia Iranica

Website || Institution || All Volumes

Studia Iranica is a French biannual academic journal dedicated to Iranian studies in general. The journal is currently published by the Association pour l'Avancement des Études Iraniennes (AAEI), founded on 15 January 1970 in Paris.

First published: 1972
Country: France
Affiliation: Association pour l’Avancement des Études Iraniennes (AAEI), Paris
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Iranian studies (in general); ancient, medieval & modern Iran, history, religion, linguistics.
Languages: French, English, German, Italian
Editors: Marcel Bazin (emeritus professor, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne); Rémy Boucharlat (Director of Research, CNRS, Lyon)
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: Manuscripts (electronic version) and correspondence should be sent to the editors or the Studia Iranica editorial board by email.
Email: [email protected] 

12. Persica

Website || Institution || All Volumes (see Website)

Persica is the official journal of the Genootschap Nederland-Iran (Netherlands-Iran society), founded in Leiden, Netherlands. It is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to Iranian studies in the broad sense of the word. It covers both the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods of Iranian history, and it also covers the topics related to the broader Persianate world, where Persian had been a language of high cultural and political importance. The journal is open to articles in linguistics, literature, and (religious and cultural) history.

First published: 1980
Country: Netherlands
Affiliation: Genootschap Nederland-Iran (Dutch-Iranian Society); Dept. of Persian Studies, University of Leiden.
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Issues per year: 1 volume
Scope: Iranian studies (in general); the Persianate world; history, literature, linguistics.
Languages: English, French, German.
Editors: Johnny T.L. Cheung (INALCO, Paris); Ashgar A. Seyed-Gohrab (Senior University Lecturer Persian Language and Literature, University of Leiden).
Submit an article: Contact via email.
Email address: [email protected] 

13. The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (JRAS)

Website || Institution || All Volumes

JRAS is one of the well-established and authoritative academic journals on Oriental studies in general, and Iranian studies in particular. It is the journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, founded in 1827 as “Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society”, which later (in 1834) changed into the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (of Great Britain and Ireland).

JRAS covers areas related to the study of North Africa, South and South-East Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Central Asia, Middle East, and, of course, Iran. During its almost bicentennial existence numerous important and groundbreaking articles have been published in this journal.

First published: 1834
Country: Great Britain
Affiliation: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Issues per year: 4
Scope: Oriental studies; Middle East; Iranian studies; history, archaeology, literature, philology, cultural studies, religion, art.
Languages: English
Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Ansari (Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London) 
Submission instructions (also in PDF format)
Submit an article: In order to submit your article to JRAS you need to have an account on the ScholarOne Manuscript (JRAS) platform.

14. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (BSOAS)

Website || Institution || All Volumes

The Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (BSOAS) is one of the authoritative journals dedicated to Oriental studies which also focuses on the study of Iran and Iranian peoples. It focuses on the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, covering the “languages, cultures and civilizations of these regions from ancient times to the present”.

First published: 1917
Country: Great Britain
Affiliation: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Issues per year: 3
Scope: Oriental studies; Asia, Africa, and the Middle East; languages, cultures, and civilizations, from ancient to modern.
Languages: English
Editor-in-Chief: Ayman Shihadeh (Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies, SOAS)
Submission instructions (also in PDF format)
Submit an article: You have to submit your article via the ScholarOne Manuscripts (BSOAS) online platform.
Email: [email protected] 

15. Der Islam

Website || Institution || All Volumes

Der Islam, the Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East, is a peer-reviewed biannual academic journal published by the University of Hamburg since 1910. Its founder was Carl Heinrich Becker, a renowned German Orientalist, and politician in Prussia. The journal focuses on the study of Islamicate societies in their different cultural, religious, literary, and political aspects. C.H. Becker perceived the name “Islam/Islamic” “as a term denoting the history, culture, and civilization of the societies of the Islamic Empire and all its successor states until the present”. As such, it is also an interesting source for the study of Iran and Iranian peoples in relation to Islamicate civilization.

First published: 1910
Country: Germany
Affiliation: University of Hamburg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Islam, Islamicate societies; North Africa, Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia; culture, religion, politics, literature.
Languages: German, English, French
Editor-in-Chief: Stefan Heidemann (Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg)
Submit an article: All manuscripts, correspondence, and review copies should be sent directly to the editorial office. The editors request that manuscripts for publication in 'Der Islam' only be sent to the editorial office after an agreement in writing has been reached with the editor.
Email: [email protected] 

16. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes (WZKM)

Website || Institution || All Volumes

WZKM is an Austrian peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Vienna. It publishes studies dedicated to Oriental studies, mostly focusing on the ancient and modern Near East (including Egypt and Northern Africa) and the religions, cultures, languages, and literature of the people living in or stemming from that area.

First published: 1887
Country: Austria
Affiliation: Department of Oriental Studies, University of Vienna
Publisher: Department of Oriental Studies, University of Vienna
Issues per year: 1
Scope: Egyptology, ancient Near Eastern philology (languages: Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Hurrian, Elamite, etc.), religious, legal, economic and social history; Near Eastern archeology and art history; Arabic Studies; Islamic Studies; Iranian Studies; Judaism; Islamic Art History; Semitic Studies; Turkology; ancient, medieval & modern.
Languages: German, English, French
Editors: Michael Jursa (Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna), Yavuz Köse (Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna), Rüdiger Lohlker (Professor of Islamic Studies at the Oriental Institute, University of Vienna), Stephan Procházka (Faculty Member, Institut für Orientalistik Department, University of Vienna).
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: A Microsoft Word version of the article (including a pdf-version) and any additional images in electronic form should be sent to the editors (Prof. Dr. Ellen Rehm) via email. Reviews should be sent to Elvira Wakelnig.
Email of the editors: [email protected] 

17. Die Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (ZDMG)

Website || Institution || All Volumes

The Die Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (“Journal of the German Oriental Society”) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published in Germany. Articles published in ZDMG focus on the different aspects and areas covered by Oriental studies, though many articles concerning Iranian studies can also be found. The volumes published between 1847-2013 have been archived and are available online for free.

First published: 1847
Country: Germany
Affiliation: Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG)
Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Oriental studies; Ancient Near East; Iranian studies; Indian studies; China; literature, history, religion.
Languages: English
Editor-in-chief: Prof. Dr. Florian C. Reiter (Professor of Premodern Chinese Culture Management, Sinology, Humboldt University of Berlin).
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: In order to submit an article, you should send your paper in Microsoft Word (if possible also in PDF) to the editor-in-chief.
Email: [email protected] 

18. Die Welt des Islams

Website || Institution || All Volumes (1913-2017 on JSTOR; 1951- on Brill)*

Die Welt des Islams (International Journal for the Study of Modern Islam) is a German peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the culture, history, religion and literature of the Islamic societies since the 18th c. Its geography extends to include the areas stretching from the Iberian peninsula to Indonesia, and beyond. The DWI was founded in 1913 by Martin Hartmann, a leading German orientalist, whose research focused primarily on Islam. This implies that articles have also been published on the different aspects of Islam in contemporary Iran.

First published: 1913
Country: Germany
Publisher: Brill Publishing House
Issues per year: 4
Scope: Islam; Modern Islamic societies; religious studies; culture, history, literature.
Languages: German, English, French
Editor: Rainer Brunner (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France).
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: In order to submit an article you need to have an online account on Brill’s Editorial Manager platform.
Note: Volumes published between 1913 and 2017 are available on JSTOR, and volumes published from 1951 on are available on Brill’s website (see Website above).

19. Journal of the American Oriental Society (JAOS)

Website || Institution || All Volumes

JAOS is one of the oldest American journals dedicated to Oriental studies. It is published by the American Oriental Society, which was founded in 1842. It publishes articles on the history, literature, languages, religions, archaeology and art of the ancient and medieval Near East, South and East Asia, and Central Asia. 

First published: 1843
Country: USA
Affiliation: American Oriental Society
Publisher: American Oriental Society; Lockwood Press (available on JSTOR)
Issues per year: 4
Scope: Oriental studies; Iranian studies; Ancient Near East; Central Asia; South and East Asia; history, culture, languages, religion, archaeology, art.
Languages: English
Editor-in-Chief: Peri Bearman (Harvard University)
Submission instructions
Submit an article: Article manuscripts should be sent both as a Word document in a Unicode font and in PDF format to the appropriate JAOS Sectional Editor (Ancient Near East: Gary Beckman; Islamic Studies: Peri Bearman).
Emails of the editors: Ancient Near East: Gary Beckman: [email protected]; Islamic Studies: Peri Bearman: [email protected] 

20. Journal Asiatique

Website || Institution || Recent Volumes*

Journal Asiatique is an authoritative, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Société Asiatique (founded in 1822) of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (in France). Its first editor was the renowned Armenologist and orientalist Antoine-Jean Saint-Martin

The journal focuses on Oriental studies in general, and it covers an area stretching from North Africa to Japan, from ancient times to modern. 

First published: 1822
Country: France
Affiliation: Société Asiatique 
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Issues per year: 2
*Archived/Free access: Journal Asiatique volumes published in 1822-1940.**
Scope: Oriental studies, Ancient and Medieval Near East; South and East Asia; Iranian studies; history, philology, languages, literature, art, religion.
Languages: English, French
Editor-in-Chief: Jean-Marie Durand 
Submission instructions: None
Submit an article: All submissions should be sent to editors via email. The editor responsible for The Near and Middle East section is Grégory Chambon (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales).
Email: Grégory Chambon [email protected] 
**Note: I failed to find the electronic versions of the volumes published between 1940-1984, (whether open or limited access on the web). Those interested can apply to their local libraries or buy a copy from the volume in question. For further inquiry you can contact the journal via this email: [email protected] 

21. Transeuphratène

Website || Institution || All Volumes* (see below)

Transeuphratène is an academic journal focusing on the research on Transeuphratia in the Achaemenid period (550-330 BC), published by the Association pour la recherche sur la Syrie-Palestine à l’époque perse (ASPEP). Transeuphratia was a province of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, including Phoenicia, Syria, Palestine and Cyprus. It contains valuable research on the history of the Achaemenid empire.

First published: 1989
Country: France
Affiliation: Association pour la recherche sur la Syrie-Palestine à l’époque perse (ASPEP)
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Issues per year: 1 volume
Volumes: Here is the list of the titles of all articles published between 1989-2011, without an electronic copy or DOI. Here is the list of articles in Index Theologicus, and also the page of Transeuphratène on the same website. Here is the list of the volumes from 1989 to 2009, on Google Books.
Scope: Transeuphratia (Phoenicia, Syria, Palestine and Cyprus); Achaemenid Empire (); Israel; Bible; history, philology, archaeology.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Editor: Josette Elayi (CNRS, Paris)
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: Manuscripts, books for review and editorial correspondence should be addressed to the editor (Josette Elayi).
Email: [email protected] 

22. Journal of Sufi Studies

Website || Institution || All Volumes (see Website)

Journal of Sufi Studies is a journal dedicated to Sufi studies in the Islamic world, from Nigeria to Indonesia, from the medieval period up to modernity. Articles published in the JSS focus on the different aspects of Sufi mysticism, philosophy, literature, ethics, etc.

First published: 2012
Country: Netherlands
Affiliation: None
Publisher: Brill
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Sufism, Islam, religious philosophy; Sufi poetry; Iranian studies.
Languages: English, French
Editor: Alexandre Papas (CNRS, Paris)
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: Articles for publication in the Journal of Sufi Studies can be submitted online through Editorial Manager.
Email: Alexandre Papas [email protected] 

23. Middle Eastern Studies

Website || Institution || All Volumes

Middle Eastern Studies is a peer-reviewed journal founded by British historian Elie Kedourie in 1964. It focuses on the history and politics of the modern Middle East.

First published: 1964
Country: Great Britain
Affiliation: None
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issues per year: 6
Scope: Modern Middle Eastern studies (19th-18th cc.); Arab nationalism, Israel, Palestine, Iran; political studies.
Languages: English
Editors: Saul Kelly (Reader at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London) and Helen Kedourie
Submission instructions
Submit an article: You need to have an account on ScholarOne Manuscripts (MES) website.

24. International Journal of Middle East Studies

Website || Institution || All Volumes (JSTOR, 1970-2015)

First published: 1970
Country: USA
Affiliation: Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Issues per year: 4
Scope: Islamic Middle East; Medieval and Modern Middle East; politics, society, culture, history, religion.  
Languages: English
Editor: Joel Gordon (Department of History, University of Arkansas, USA)
Submission instructions
Submit an article: You need to have an account on ScholarOne Manuscripts (IJMES) website.

25. Digest of Middle East Studies

Website || Institution || All issues

The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) is a peer-reviewed, biannual journal that focuses on the modern Middle Eastern and North African studies. Its focal points of interest are the politics, society, religion, and economy of the Middle East and North Africa. 

First published: 1992
Country: USA
Affiliation: Policy Studies Organization
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Modern Middle East; Turkey; Iran; Israel; politics, economy, society, religion.
Languages: English
Editor: A.Kadir Yildirim (Fellow for the Middle East, Rice University's Baker Institute, USA)
Submission instructions 
Submit an article: ScholarOne Manuscripts (DOMES)

26. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Website || Institution || All Volumes

First published: 1974
Country: Great Britain
Affiliation: British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BSMES)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issues per year: 5
Scope: Middle East; medieval and modern; language, literature, history, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, philosophy, religions and cultures. 
Languages: English
Editor: Lloyd Ridgeon (Reader in Islamic Studies,Theology & Religious Studies, University of Glasgow)
Submission instructions
Submit an article: You need to have an account on ScholarOne Manuscripts (BJMES) website.
JSTOR

27. Bibliotheca Orientalis

Website || Institution || All Volumes (since 1997)

First published: 1943
Country: Netherlands
Affiliation: The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (Leiden University)
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Issues per year: 3
Scope: Oriental Studies; Near East and North Africa; Egyptology; Iranian Studies; Jewish Studies; Assyriology, Hittitology, Hebrew and Old Testament studies; archaeology, languages, religions.
Languages: English, German, French
Editors: C. Waerzeggers, H. Gzella, R.E. Kon, A. van der Kooij, L. Limme, D.J.W. Meijer, M. Stol and W.J.I. Waal.
Submission instructions
Submit an article: Manuscripts should be sent to the editorial board via email.
Email: [email protected] 

28. Middle East Development Journal

Website || Institution || All Volumes

First published: 2009
Country: Egypt
Affiliation: Economic Research Forum
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Middle East and North Africa; Iran, Turkey, Saudy Arabia; economy, politics, sociology.
Languages: English
Editors: Lyn Squire (Economic Research Forum)
Submission instructions
Submit an article: You need to have an account at Taylor & Francis website.

29. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

Website || Institution || All Volumes (see Website; 1950-2015, JSTOR)

The Acta Orientalia is an important peer-reviewed academic journal published in Hungary. It focuses on research on the various branches of Oriental studies, including Iranian studies. It was founded in 1950 by the Hungarian Orientalist Lajos Ligeti

First published: 1950
Country: Hungary
Affiliation: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó
Issues per year: 4
Scope: Oriental studies; Turkic, Mongolian, Manchu, Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Indian, Iranian and Semitic philology, linguistics, literature and history of the pre-modern era.
Languages: English (currently). Formerly it accepted papers in German, French and Russian.
Editor-in-Chief: Gábor Kósa (Institute of East Asian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University)
Submission instructions (PDF)
Submit an article: You should register on the Akadémiai Kiadó website to make a submission.
Email: [email protected] 

30. Written Monuments of the Orient

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Written Monuments of Orient is a biannual academic journal covering research on the written heritage of the peoples of Asia. It has been published by the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 2015.

The journal is focusing on languages, history, religious and textual traditions of the Middle Eastern and Asian peoples.

First published: 2015
Country: Russia
Affiliation: Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Publisher: Vostochnaia Literatura
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Oriental studies; Sinology, Iranian studies; Turkic & Mongolian studies; Indology; Zoroastrianism; history, philology, literature.
Languages: English
Editor-in-Chief: Irina F. Popova (Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, Russian Federation)
Submission instructions
Submit an article: Registration and login are required for submitting items online

31. Eurasian Studies

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First published: 2015
Country: Italy
Affiliation: N/A
Publisher: Brill
Issues per year: 2
Scope: Oriental studies; from Balkans to Iran and Central Asia; from the spread of Islam to the outbrake of the WWI; history; unedited documents, sources and literary texts.
Languages: English
Editor-in-Chief: Michele Bernardini (University of Naples "L'Orientale"); Jürgen Paul (Orientalisches Institut, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
Submission instructions: N/A
Submit an article: Probably you should send an email to M. Bernardini.
Email: [email protected] 

32. Muqarnas

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Muqarnas (An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World) is a journal dedicated to the study of Islamic art and architecture. It is published yearly by the Aga Khan Program at Harvard.

First published: 1983
Country: USA
Affiliation: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University
Publisher: Brill
Issues per year: 1
Scope: Islamicate art; Iranian architecture; painting, 
Languages: English
Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu (Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art, Harvard University)
Submission instructions
Submit an article: Manuscripts should be submitted by email to the Managing Editor of Muqarnas.
Email: [email protected] 

33. Orientalia Suecana

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Orientalia Suecana is an international peer-reviewed, open-access journal edited at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University. It publishes contributions on languages and literatures in Iranian, Turkic, Indian, Chinese, and Semitic studies.

First published: 1952
Country: Sweden
Affiliation: Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University
Publisher: 
Issues per year: 1
Scope: Semitic, Iranian, Turkic, Indic, and Chinese studies
Languages: English
Editor: 
Submission instructions
Submit an article: Papers should be submitted via email.
Email: [email protected]