About the Journal

Established in 1984, the American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS) is a biannual (April and October), double-blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide.

In the year 2020, the journal got its new name, American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS), replacing the older title, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS). Now in its thirty-seventh year, the journal has evolved along with the scholarly landscape and our global community of readers. The new name reflects an expansion of the journal’s scope, which has in fact already reflected in the articles it has featured for years. This change signals that social sciences and humanities are interrelated and that an Islamic engagement with one requires examining the other; we, therefore, wish to underscore that we welcome all scholarship that pertains to the myriad ways in which Islam and human societies interact. Furthermore, in order to optimize our resources and further improve the quality of the content, the journal will henceforth be published bi-annually rather than every quarter.

Open Access

AJIS is committed to the wide dissemination of knowledge and research. Therefore, in keeping with what is now standard good practice in academic publishing, AJIS has become open access (OA). This means that everyone has free and unlimited access to the full text of all articles published in AJIS.

AJIS will continue to be free of charge for authors and will require no fees for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials.

Print subscriptions for individuals and institutions are still available (at the rates provided below). 

2021 AJIS Subscription Rates:

Volume 38, 2 print issues per subscription

Institution:               USD125.00*

Individuals**:           USD 65.00*

Past issues:              USD19.95*/each (plus Shipping and Handling)

 *(plus 6% tax for sales inside the United States). For tax exemptions, please provide a copy of any reseller or sales tax exemption certificate)

 ** Individual subscriptions:

 Individual rates are applicable only when a subscription is for individual use and are not available if delivery is made to a corporate address. Orders for personal rate subscriptions from subscription agents or booksellers will not be accepted.

Payment Method:

The following methods of payment are accepted:

 1- Credit Card by calling 1-703-230-2847

 2- Check withdrawn on a US bank made payable to ‘The International Institute of Islamic Thought’ and mailed to AJISS, P.O. Box 669, Herndon, VA 20172, USA 

 3- Email  AJIS@IIIT.org for more information.

 An additional guide to payments:

  • All subscriptions are entered on a calendar year basis running from January to December.
  • Full pre-payment in USD ($) is required for all orders
  • All orders are regarded as firm and subscription payments are not refundable after the first issue has been dispatched or online access has been activated.
  • All prices shown above are exclusive of any taxes and include standard delivery.
  • An Institutional or Corporate subscription may be used by multiple individuals within an organization. A Personal subscription may only be used by the individual subscriber for personal use.

Discount to agents:

Agents may deduct 10% of all institutional and corporate prices quoted online. Orders from subscription agents for personal rate subscriptions are not entitled to discounted rates.


All prices include standard delivery. Please allow at least 15 working days for delivery within the USA and 21 working days for the rest of the world.

Claims policy:

All claims for missing print issues should be made within six months of publication or date of order (whichever is later). Claims can be submitted to AJIS@IIIT.org.

Cancellation policy:

50% refund if the written cancellation request is received prior to the release of the first issue.


Opinions expressed in AJIS are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or publishers.

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