Call for Papers
There are many reasons why writing for Arab Media & Society is a worthwhile and exciting project for academics. Read more here.
Whether you are established in your field or a graduate student with new insights on the contemporary
We have an anonymous peer review mechanism in place which ensures that your work will be valued and recognized by other academics. Our editorial board is comprised of some of the most respected experts in the field bringing a diverse range of interests to the review process. Unlike print-only journals that sometimes require months to publish your work, our editorial board can respond quickly to get your work out as early as possible. Our ongoing association with the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College Oxford and the
When published, your work will be clearly marked as peer-review content with this symbol and archived indefinitely in a peer review folder on the site. And for academics accustomed to reading your work on paper, there will always be a pdf file for them to download and print.
There will be much more to the Arab Media & Society site.
We welcome submissions from academics of all disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, political science, media and film studies, history, and sociology. So as long as your article reflects on the role media play in shaping Arab societies and the broader Muslim World, you are submitting to the right journal. We believe this versatility is both exciting and valuable to readers and researchers alike.
Being an online journal, we can publish far more illustrative material than print journals with a minimum of fuss—including images, sound files, or video. The technology and economics of print journals obviously preclude the publication of such materials.
As an academic you will want colleagues and students to read your work. They can access Arab Media & Society anytime online for free. Print-only journals are far less readily available to researchers around the world. Increasingly they are owned by academic journal conglomerations which may make pdf versions of their print content available by subscription. If your institution's library does not subscribe to these publications your article will be available only at exorbitant rates. Researchers and students are increasingly using Google to explore their area of interest. Consequently, you can rest assured that in Arab Media & Society your work is available to the widest audience possible at no cost to readers anywhere.
Finally, the Internet allows you to interact with readers. When your work is published, readers can add comments and ask questions beneath your article. Not only does this show that your work is being read, it can also help you further your research and hone your ideas.
How to Contribute
Send your article, with an abstract of no longer than half a page, to Stephanie Thomas, managing editor, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or Arab Media & Society c/o Center for Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, The American University in Cairo, AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt.
Submissions should be no longer than 8,000 words, including footnotes, and should ideally conform to The