Academic & Scholarly Journals

Please note that while some electronic resources are freely available, others are subscription services provided by the Cornell University Library, so remote access may be necessary when accessing from off-campus.

Jourrnal Tables of Contents

JournalTOCs JournalTOCs is a free and searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). It contains TOCs for over 14,000 journals collected from over 500 publishers.

Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies - Google Scholar Metrics Top publications - Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies

Arab Impact Factor published by the Union of Arab Universities

Ranking report of scholarly  Arabic journal


How To Read a Scholarly Journal Article

Indexes to Journals & Periodicals In Islamic/Middle East Studies

Index Islamicus. 1906- ."Produced by an editorial team based at the London School of Oriental and African Studies, this database covers European-language books, articles, conference proceedings, and reviews of works dealing with all facets of Islam and the Islamic world. Coverage begins with 1906; the database is updated quarterly." [Guide to Reference]. Indexing before 1906: Wolfgang Behn's Index Islamicus 1665-1905: A Bibliography of Articles on Islamic Subjects in Periodicals and Other Collective Publications (Olin Reference Z 7835 .M6 P35) "provides retrospective coverage back to 1665 that is not available through the online Index Islamicus. Behn lists over 21,000 articles from journals, conference proceedings, and collected works in a variety of European languages." [Guide to Reference].

موقع أرشيف المجلات الأدبية والثقافية العربية Archives of Arabic cultural and literary journals

Digitization Project "Translatio"  from the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn

Islamic Studies and the Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies

Alphabetical List of Open Access Historical Newspapers and Other Periodicals in Middle East

Arabic Newspapers of Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine  A digitization project from the National Library of Israel which has digitized 27 .

Directory of Free Arab Journals (DFAJ) : DFAJ  collects journals issued in Arabic, English, and French languages in all branches of human knowledge.newspapers from 1908-1948. Project URL:

ارشيف المطبوعات السورية | Syrian Prints Archive

Documenting and archiving new Syrian prints (newspapers, magazines, and periodicals) issued after the outbreak of the Syrian Revolution. Making all Syrian prints available on one website, obviating the need to search and surf through tabs of websites and social media webpages. Providing basic information about Syrian prints, including contact info.  Classifying and categorizing the Syrian prints according to place of issuance, periodicity of issuance and affiliations. Correcting misprints related to dates of issuance, in addition to converting Hijri calendar to western calendar to enhance the search. Providing surfing, sharing, rating, downloading, and printing features. Providing search within a specified time frame and within texts in PDF files.'

Archive of Kurdish Periodicals: Arşîva Kurd offers numerous Kurdish periodicals from 1898 to the present.

جرائد Jarāʾid: A chronology of nineteenth-century periodicals in Arabic (1800-1900). [A Research Tool] Periodicals published in Arabic or in Arabic and in another language (like the usual pair of Arabic and Ottoman Turkish) or in Arabic written in a different script (like Judeo-Arabic) during the period from 1800 to 1900. “We chose to present the core data as a table containing information on titles, dates of first and last issue published, place(s) of publication, names of publishers and editors, language(s) of publication, and available collections. In addition, we provide various indexes of publishers and locations, as well as a bibliography of the most important secondary sources and available union catalogues. To search any part of the website, the browser's search function should be invoked (Ctrl-F for Windows, Cmd-F for Mac OSX). Please keep in mind that unicode symbols adhering to the IJMES transliteration must be used.”

DergiPark Akademik *  TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM provides academic journals published in Turkey with online hosting services and an editorial work flowmanagement system for  via DergiParkplatform.  DergiPark supports national academic journals to gain presence in accordance with international standards and increase their visibility. DergiPark does not interfere with the management of peer review system and content of the journals. It only provides infrastructure and "technical support" for the use of the system. Authors should contact  the editor of the journal for any topic regarding their publication.

Academic Journals (General & Multidisciplinary)

Below is a list of English language journals available  in paper or electronically. Click on the titles to view the catalog record. If you are off campus you are required to login to view online subscriptions;  remote access.

  • Afkar: The Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies

  • AION (filol.) Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" Founded in 1979 by the Dipartimento di Studi del Mondo Classico e del Mediterraneo Antico, AION Sezione di Filologia e Letteratura Classica is currently published on behalf of the Dipartmento di Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo of the Università di Napoli. [ olin P9  .A375]
  • Alif : Journal of comparative poetics. No. 1 (spring 1981)-  [Cairo : Dept. of English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo, 1981-  [American University in Cairo Press] Individual issues have distinctive titles.
  • The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences  paper 1985-present * Olin Library BP1 .A51 [online The American journal of Islamic social sciences 1985- <2016> Silver Spring, Md. : Jointly published by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists; International Institute of Islamic Thought, 1985-
  • American journal of Islamic studies
  • Annales Islamologiques Les Annales islamologiques sont une revue pluridisciplinaire annuelle, publiant en français, anglais et arabe, des études originales dans tous les domaines relatifs à l’Égypte et au monde arabo-musulman, du VIIe siècle à nos jours : histoire, histoire de l’art, archéologie, conservation et restauration, linguistique, littérature, droit, religion, histoire des sciences, ethnologie. Chaque numéro comprend un dossier thématique et des varia.

  • Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) by Dr. Pedram Khosronejad (Chief Editor) A peer-reviewed journal devoted to the anthropological study of all societies and cultures in the Middle East and Central Eurasia. The journal publishes original research by social scientists not only in the area of anthropology but also in sociology, folklore, religion, material culture and related social sciences. It encompasses all areas of modern and contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China), including topics on minority groups and religious themes.

  • Anthropology of the Middle East  -   Online ISSN: 1746-0727 - Print ISSN: 1746-0719.  This peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for scholarly exchange between anthropologists and other social scientists working in and on the Middle East. The journal's aim is to disseminate, on the basis of informed analysis and insight, a better understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and thereby to achieve a greater appreciation of Middle Eastern contributions to our culturally diverse world. Anthropology of the Middle East (AME) is published twice a year, in the spring and autumn. Issues are often themed and on occasion guest edited. Each issue contains articles on specific research projects and outcomes on Middle Eastern topics. A section titled "Notes from the Field" features research in progress. Book reviews and shorter reports on books, films and conferences are also included.

  • Arab Studies Journal a peer-reviewed, independent, multi-disciplinary forum in the field of Arab and Middle Eastern studies. It is published by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and is affiliated with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

  • Babylon: Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier  ISSN: 2535-3098  Babylon - Nordic Journal of Middle Eastern Studies is the Nordic region's leading scientific journal of contemporary Middle East. The journal publishes academic articles, book reviews and reviews in the subject field. Contributions are mainly written in Scandinavian languages, but in certain cases, Babylon expresses English-language contributions from non-Scandinavian authors.
    • Babylon– Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier er Nordens ledende vitenskapelige tidsskrift om samtidens Midtøsten. Tidsskriftet publiserer akademiske artikler, bokessay og anmeldelser innenfor fagfeltet. Bidragene er i hovedsak skrevet på skandinaviske språk, men Babylon trykker i utvalgte tilfeller engelskspråklige bidrag fra ikke-skandinaviske forfattere.
  • British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), Taylor & Francis / 1974 General info: Covers language, literature, history, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, and the religions and cultures of the region. Pub cycle: 3 issues/yr Language of submissions: UK English
  • British Journal of Middle Eastern studies e-journal 1991-
  • Ensani : Portal jami' ulum insani پرتال جامع علوم انسانیThis portal [in Persian only]  offers free search and access to journal articles in social sciences and humanities fields (literature, economics, history, education, geography, law, psychology, linguistics, social sciences, Islamic science, political science, library science, philosophy and logic, management, women studies, art studies). Most articles are available as full-text and can be freely downloaded.
  • International journal of Islamic and Arabic studies
  • The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) is intended for those interested in urban design and planning, architecture, and landscape design in the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. 
  • Ilāhīyāt-i taṭbīqī = Comparative Theology = Journal of Comparative Theology. Published : Isfahan, Iran : Dānishgāh-i Iṣfahān,
    Date: 2010-  ISSN 2322-3421 - In Persian and English
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies [paper 1970-2006 e-journal 1970-present] Middle East Studies Association of North America, Cambridge University Press / 1970 General info: Publishes original research on politics, society and culture in the Middle East from the seventh century to the present day. Particular attention to the history, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, literature, and cultural studies of the area and to comparative religion, theology, law, and philosophy. Pub cycle: Quarterly  Language of submissions: English.
  • Iran journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies BIPS encourages research in all academic fields of activity, but it has traditionally supported archaeology, ancient history, Persian literature (poetry and prose), linguistics, religion, medieval and the modern history of the Persianate world. This list is not exclusive, and IRAN would be happy to consider other subjects for inclusion within the journal.
  • Islamic Perspective  Journal The Journal of Islamic Perspective published by the London Academy of Iranian Studies (LAIS) is a peer-reviewed Journal of the Center for Humanities and Sociological Studies, affiliated to the London Academy of Iranian Studies (LAIS).
  • Islamic Quarterly - Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque
  • Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal * Sponsored by New York Law School.
  • Israel affairs (Online) Israeli history, politics, literature, art, strategic affairs, economics, the Arab–Israeli conflict, Israel–diaspora relations ...  articles and reviews ... an international multidisciplinary journal.
  • al-Istighrab logoal-Istighrab/Occidentalism للمركز الإسلامي للدراسات الإستراتيجية published in Lebanon ; aims at understanding the "Occident" critically

  • Journal of Islamic studies paper 1990-2009 -e-journal 1996-present
  • Journal of Islamic Studies  Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies / 1990 General info: "Scholarly study of all aspects of Islam and of the Islamic world. Particular attention is paid to works dealing with history, geography, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, law, literature, religion, philosophy, international relations, environmental and developmental issues, as well as ethical questions related to scientific research."  Pub cycle: 3 issues/yr  Language of submissions: English
  • Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World "Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World (MCMW) aims to be a new reference for field archaeologists, (art) historians, anthropologists, curators, and scholars and students of the (art) history, archaeology, architecture, anthropology & ethnography of the Muslim world. This readership represents a new broader definition of material culture that includes not only artefacts, architectural structures and monuments, but also crafts. The journal also aims to inform (other) disciplines and historiographies, by including (unreviewed) archaeological field surveys for example.    The journal focuses on un(der)explored Muslim regions outside of the Middle East and Nord Africa: sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, India, South-East Asia and Europe. 
  • Journal of Medieval and Islamic History (in Arabic حولية التاريخ الإسلامي والوسيط) is an annual peer-reviewed journal. Published by: Seminar of Medieval and Islamic History, History Dept., Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University.  Date: 2000-       Articles in Arabic, English or French, with added t.p. in Arabic.

  • Nīrū-yi sivvum (Third Force), was the official daily newspaper of the Third Force, a prominent member of the pro-Mossadegh alliance between 1951 and 53. It was one of the strongest pro-Mossadegh parties and was active up until the day of the August 1953 coup against Mossadegh. This daily provides exceptional insight into the activities of the Third Force and enables close analysis of the circumstances which led to the coup.

  • Nashriyah: digital Iranian history آرشیو آنلاین نشریات دانشگاه منچستر These newspapers and periodicals, many of which have been only partially accessible inside Iran, cover the defining moments from the following three eras: The premiership of Mohammad Mossadegh and the August 1953 coup d'état against his government (1950-53)- The 1979 Revolution; and Containing more than 12,000 pages, the collection is freely accessible without restriction.- The late 1990s/early 2000s ‘reform era’ of former President Mohammad Khatami.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article  (Interactive webpage that highlights and describes common components of a scholarly article.)

Open Access Journals (Aggregated)

Universität Bonn: Translatio digitization project. 

E-journal & Periodicals [alphabetically]

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