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The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies


The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (BJMES) is published five times a year and is currently under the editorship of Dr Llloyd Ridgeon of the University of Glasgow. Founded in 1974 as the BRISMES Bulletin, BJMES assumed its present title in 1991 reflecting its growth into a fully-fledged scholarly journal.

The editors aim to maintain a balance in the journal’s coverage between the modern social sciences and the more traditional disciplines associated with Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. They welcome scholarly contributions on all aspects of the Middle East from the end of classical antiquity and the rise of Islam to the present day.

Articles on the language, literature, history, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, philosophy and the religions and cultures of the region are encouraged. BJMES also includes a review section covering publications on all subjects connected with the Middle East. This incorporates a wide range of reference and bibliographical material seldom reviewed elsewhere. Author guidelines and instructions on submitting articles are available here.

The journal has a Policy on Territorial or Land Acknowledgement. This policy applies to submissions to BJMES by authors from occupied or colonised land.

BJMES Editorial Board

Books for review should be sent to the Book Reviews Editor, Dr Alam Saleh at the following address: 

Dr Alam Saleh
3 Oatland Court

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The Journal is administered for the Society by Taylor and Francis. BRISMES Members receive all issues of BJMES published during a calendar year (assuming that subscriptions have been paid in full). Members are also able to access the Journal online via the Members' Section of the BRISMES website. If you have any queries about accessing the journal online or would like to stop receiving print copies of the journal, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Other journals of interest published by Taylor and Francis include: