Call for Papers — Mathal/Mashal: Journal of Islamic and Judaic Multidisciplinary Studies (JIJMS)

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Mathal/Mashal: Journal of Islamic and Judaic Multidisciplinary Studies (JIJMS)

Facts and Information about the Journal

Identifying information: JIJMS uses a blind submission process. In order to ensure an impartial review of your submission, please do not identify yourself in your manuscript. You will be required to submit an anonymous main document and a separate title page with acknowledgments.

Integrity and Transparency: The journal relies on established scholars in the appropriate areas of expertise to judge submissions. For each article, three experts will independently submit reviews. An article will be considered for publication only if at least two out of the three reports are positive. Currently, the acceptance rate is 6.72%. The review process is double-blind, neither the author nor the reviewers’ identity is revealed.

Fast turnover: Your article will be handled through an automated system that is programmed to send gentle reminders to the authors, reviewers, and editors to keep deadlines.

Fast publication: Traditional print journals take more than two years between article submission and publication. JIJMS publishes articles immediately after the review and revisions processes conclude. That way, your work is shared with the community of scholars before it is outdated.

No length restrictions: Since your article is published online, there will be no restriction on the length of the file or the kind of data you use (color photos, tables, graphics, videos, audio, etc.).

Access: As university’s struggle to manage their budgets, libraries are cancelling subscriptions to print journals and subscription-based online publications. JIJMS is available to all libraries around the world for free.

Format and Editing: Before submitting your final (and even your pre-review draft of your) manuscript, you may want to have it professionally edited, particularly if English is not your first language. The Journal does not have the resources to edit submissions. But it is in the best interest of authors that there work is presented to the readers in the best form and style possible. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood. Published articles are automatically formatted and converted to various formats, which would allow for wider distribution via new technologies such as Kindle, iPad, and new and emerging platforms.

Distribution: JIJMS is the only journal (in Islamic and Judaic studies) with a multidisciplinary focus, which means that your work will be seen by scholars beyond any particular discipline, area of expertise, or language.

Scope: JIJMS is a multidisciplinary publication. The Journal publishes works of scholars in Arts and Art History, Comparative Literature, Geography, History, Law and jurisprudence, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

Proofs: Authors will receive a PDF proof of their article by email and it is essential that a current email address is supplied with all articles. Authors will receive a free URL link to their published paper online.

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Carl W Ernst

Reuven Firestone
Hebrew Union College

Michael Fishbane
University of Chicago

Michael Gomez
New York University

William A. Graham
Harvard University

Linda Kerber
University of Iowa

Andrew Rippin
University of Victoria

Lawrence Rosen,
Princeton University

Marina Rustow
Johns Hopkins University

Abdulaziz Sachedina
University of Virginia

Raymond Scheindlin
Jewish Theological Seminary

Günter Stemberger
University of Vienna

Giuseppe Veltri
University of Halle-Wittenberg

Steven M. Wasserstrom
Reed College

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Malika Zeghal
Harvard University

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