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JIMS Article Submission Guidelines

JIMS will include four to six scholarly research papers in each issue with reflective and rigorous scholarship about Islam and Muslims from multidisciplinary perspectives.


Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically to the online article system. The online system is ONLY for academic articles. Prospective authors need to register as Author (not Reviewer) on online system.

  • Manuscripts must be author’s original research;
  • As a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal, avoid including author’s name in footers or headers, and avoid citing personal references in the text or endnotes as this will identify the author to the referees;
  • Submissions should include a separate cover sheet (for administration purposes) with name of author, email, telephone numbers (cell and home), and current university or professional affiliation;
  • Manuscripts should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words (excluding endnotes);
  • Use Chicago Style Manual(16th edition) as the style for citations, and basis for manuscript preparation;
  • Abstracts: between 250 – 300 words (max) to be included at the beginning of each article;
  • Submissions should be in MS-Word format (double-spaced);
  • Transliteration of foreign words (Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, etc) are based on The ALA-LC Romanization Tables:Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts, which is approved by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association. For transliteration charts visit
  • All bibliographical information and data to be cited in endnotes. Do not use footnotes or bibliography;
  • Author must guarantee that the submitted manuscript or similar version has not been submitted or published previously in any other journal or publication format, including websites;
  • If author wishes to submit article to another journal before the JIMS editors have acted on its acceptance, the author has to withdraw the article from consideration by JIMS;
  • JIMS and its sponsor, the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS), will not accept unsolicited book reviews, film reviews, or conference reports;
  • JIMS and its sponsor, the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS), reserve the right to reject materials submitted for publication that are not consonant with their goals and purposes, and mission statements; and
  • More details about submission guidelines and editorial style refer to