Call for Papers for the Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies

Call for Papers for the Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies

Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies (IJIS)

Call for Papers

Authors are cordially invited to submit scholarly articles concerned with Islamic Studies to the Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies (IJIS), which will officially launch in March 2020. IJIS is a quarterly journal of The University of Religions and Denomination (URD). This journal will also submit applications for Web of Science and Scopus after its two first issues get published.

 About the Journal

The Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies will be devoted to the scholarly study of all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Special attention will be paid to works on Islamic theology and philosophy, Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and ethics, and history, politics and sociology of the Muslim world. The Journal equally seeks to promote mutual understanding, dialogue, and peaceful coexistence among various Muslim denominations and schools of thought.

 URD already publishes the journal of Religious Inquiries, which is covered in Web of Science. For more information on this journal, follow this link:

 For more information on URD follow this link:

 Manuscripts submitted to this journal will be deemed as they have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of scholarly excellence. Our review process allows the authors and researchers an opportunity to use their expertise in a number of significant ways. Please note that IJIS uses Crossref™ to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to this journal you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes.

 We are busy putting up a website to get the articles for blind peer review; yet, until then, this journal accepts articles by direct email. Please send your submission to Ahmad Amid, the Managing Editor; email:

 Finally, I would like to ask you to help us receive more scholarly articles for the journal by disseminating this call for papers or the following link to your contacts via email and social media:

With Warm Regards,

 Ahmad Amid

Managing Editor of the Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies



    Instructions for Authors


 About the Journal

The Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies is a multidisciplinary publication devoted to the examination of all aspects of Islam and the Islamic world. Special attention has been paid to works on history, politics, sociology, philosophy, international relations, as well as ethics. This journal primarily seeks to help promote mutual understanding and dialogue among the Islamic Denominations so as to prepare the ground for peaceful coexistence. It is concerned to place Islam and Islamic tradition as the main focus of academic research and to pay attention to its various aspects; to create a context for the study of Islam and Muslim societies in their global context; to encourage interdisciplinary studies in the Muslim world that are international and comparative. To promote dissemination, exchange and discussion of research findings.


 IJIS accepts articles by direct email. Please send your submission to: Dr. Seyyed Abolhasan Navvab; email:

 Submissions should be double-spaced, set in 12-point Times New Roman font, and saved in the Word document format, preferably .docx. Submissions in excess of 10,000 words are disfavored. Book reviews should be between 1,500 and 2,500 words. 

Articles should be submitted without the author’s name or other identifying information; without acknowledgements; and without reference to the author’s previous work. Authors will be asked to provide: (1) the author’s name, title, and affiliation; (2) an abstract not to exceed 250 words; and (3) a minimum of five keywords.

 Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission from the relevant copyright owner for reproduction of any material included in the submission, for which the contributor does not hold the copyright. Contributors are also responsible for including proper acknowledgments and attributions.

 All submission queries should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Seyyed Abolhasan Navvab; email:


 The author is responsible for ensuring that the article is fully and accurately cited and for ensuring that citations are in the proper format.


 All citations should appear in footnotes. To further the interdisciplinary goals of the Journal, articles should be cited following the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).

 Book Reviews

Footnotes citing external sources are generally to be avoided for single-book reviews. Footnotes for multi-book review essays should be used sparingly, but should otherwise follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Parenthetical page cites, rather than footnotes, should be provided for citation to books under review in both single- and multi-book reviews. Parenthetical page citations in multibook reviews will be understood to refer to the book under discussion in a particular section or paragraph, but reviewers may use (author name, page) for clarity where the texts are not discussed seriatim. Citations to books and sources other than the books under review should be done as footnotes.


 Articles submitted to the IJIS are first evaluated internally for fit with the journal’s mission and readiness for external review. Those submissions that do not fit the journal’s mission or that are not yet ready for external review, will be returned to the author.

 A minimum of two external reviews are required for an editorial decision. External review is double-blind, and where appropriate an interdisciplinary work will be placed with external reviewers in different disciplines. Book review content, including multi-book review essays, are not peer-reviewed.