About the Journal

Aims & Scope

Established in 1984, the American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS) is an open-access, biannual, double-blind peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal with global reach, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide.

In 2020, the journal was renamed from the previous American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences to reflect the evolution of the scholarly landscape and a global community of readers interested in a wider range of topics pertaining to Islam’s role in society. The new name embodies an expanded scope for the Journal and reflects that the social sciences and humanities are interrelated and that Islamic engagement with one requires an examination of the other. The Journal, therefore, welcomes all scholarship pertaining to the myriad ways in which Islam and varied human societies interact.

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). 

2024 AJIS Subscription Rates:

Volume 41, 2 print issues per subscription + a special issue on the 40th Anniversary of AJIS

Institution:               USD160.00*

Individuals**:           USD 80.00*

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 2- Check withdrawn on a US bank made payable to ‘The International Institute of Islamic Thought’ and mailed to AJISS, P.O. Box 669, Herndon, VA 20172, USA 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

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.

Copyright and Licensing

© The International Institute of Islamic Thought p-ISSN 2690-3733 (previously published under 0887-7653); e-ISSN 2690-3741 (previously published under 2642-701X)

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