Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. Once you have registered please follow the guidelines listed below. Please click here to watch a video on how to submit an article through the website.

Submissions must conform to the following guidelines

  • 1 - Be the author's original research. Simultaneous submissions to other journals, as well as previous publication in any format and language, are not accepted.
  • 2 - Be between 7,000 and 10,000 words in length; book reviews and conference reports must be between 1500 [max] words; Forum articles around 3000 words;
  • 3 - Include a 250 word (max) abstract at the top of the paper;
  • 4 - Cite all bibliographical information in endnotes. Provide full biographical information (e.g., full name(s) of author(s), complete title of the source, place of publication, publishing company, date of publication, and the specific page being cited) when the source is mentioned for the first time. Include DOI citations of journal articles if available. For subsequent citations of the same source, list the author's last name, abbreviate the title, and give the relevant page number(s). Do not use footnotes or a bibliography;
  • 5 - Avoid putting the author's name in headers or footers, and avoid any personal references in the body or the endnotes that might betray their identity to referees;
  • 6 - Include a separate cover sheet with the author's full name, current university or professional affiliation, mailing address, phone/fax number(s), and current e-mail address. Provide a two-three sentence biography;
  • 7 - Transliterate Arabic words according to the style in AJISS, which is based upon that used by the Library of Congress;
  • 8 - Submit complete paper by clicking the "Submit Manuscript" button on the top right of the screen.
  • 9 - All submissions should be in MS-Word, double-spaced, and on single-sided numbered pages;
  • 10 - AJISS does not return manuscripts to authors.

Guidelines For Book Reviews
The review should give the reader a good idea of what the book is like. This includes form as well as substance. Please note the following guidelines as a framework for your review:

  • 1 - The review is intended as a critical précis of 1500 [max] words (approx. 3-4 double spaced pages).
  • 2 - Indicate the discipline or specialization to which the book belongs and the audience(s) it addresses.
  • 3 - Provide a summary of the book’s main argument or theme, and how the various chapters/sections relate to the main argument. If the book is an edited collection describe how each chapter contributes to the overall theme.
  • 4 - Appraise the book, noting strengths and weaknesses (i.e. integrity of main argument, evidence to support argument(s), organization of material, etc).
  • 5 - Point out the significance of the book to the field and its relation to other works, including how the book can be used and in what aspects.
  • 6 - Mention any contribution or relevance to Islamic thought.
  • 7 - Provide page numbers for quotations.
  • 8 - Give no citations. If a book/article needs to be referenced, include the bibliographical details in the text.
  • 9 - Where relevant, note all contents of the book, i.e., sections, chapters, and their titles, as well as photographs, maps and illustrations, if any.
  • 10 - Indicate bibliographical information i.e., no. of pages or, where relevant, indices and appendices.
  • 11 - Sign and return book review contract.
  • 12 - Please click here to watch a video on how to submit an book review through the website.