Journal of Middle East Women's Studies


Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

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Journal Current volume: 17 Frequency: Three issues annually

Academic Editor(s): Soha Bayoumi, Sherine Hafez, Ellen McLarney

JMEWS is the official journal of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies.

This interdisciplinary journal advances the fields of Middle East gender, sexuality, and women's studies through the contributions of academics, artists, and activists from around the globe working in the interpretive social sciences and humanities. JMEWS publishes area-specific research informed by transnational feminist, sexuality, masculinity, and cultural theories and scholarship. It is particularly interested in work that employs historical, ethnographic, literary, textual, and visual analyses and methodologies. The journal also publishes book and film reviews, review essays, and dissertation abstracts that highlight theoretical innovation in gender and sexuality studies focused on the Middle East. JMEWS received the 2015 CELJ Award for Best Journal Design.

Watch a video about JMEWS with editor miriam cooke or check out our blog series about JMEWS.


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Editorial Office:
Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School
Andover Hall 306
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Soha Bayoumi, Harvard University
Sherine Hafez, University of California, Riverside
Ellen McLarney, Duke University

Review Editor:
Didem Havlioglu, Duke University

Managing Editor:
Joseph Vignone, Harvard University

Third Space Editors:
Angie Abdelmonem, Arizona State University
Susana Galán Julve, City College of New York

Editorial Board:
Diya Abdo, Guilford College
Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University
Attiya Ahmad, George Washington University
Nadje Al-Ali, Brown University
Yesim Arat, Bogaziçi University
Soha Bayoumi, Harvard University
Marilyn Booth, University of Oxford
Michaelle Browers, Wake Forest University
Mounira Charrad, University of Texas at Austin
Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona
Lara Deeb, Scripps College
Nadia El Cheikh, American University of Beirut
Hoda Elsadda, Cairo University and Women and Memory Forum
Hatoon al-Fassi, Qatar University/King Saud University
Ellen Fleischmann, University of Dayton
Farha Ghannam, Swarthmore College
Erdag Göknar, Duke University
Sherine Hafez, University of California, Riverside
Zeina G. Halabi, American University in Beirut
Mona Hassan, Duke University
Wilson Chacko Jacob, Concordia University
Amaney Jamal, Princeton University
Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis
Rebecca Joubin, Davidson College
Ranjana Khanna, Duke University
Lilia Labidi, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Salam Al-Mahadin, Al-Ahliyya Amman University
Ellen McLarney, Duke University
Farzaneh Milani, University of Virginia
Minoo Moallem, University of California, Berkeley
Valentine Moghadam, Northeastern University
Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington
Gul Ozyegin, College of William and Mary
Jale Parla, Bilgi University
Noor Al Qasimi, Exeter University
Fatima Sadiqi, University of Fez
Zakia Salime, Rutgers University
Hanadi Al-Samman, University of Virginia
Elyse Semerdjian, Whitman College
Nazanin Shahrokni, American University of Beirut
Judith E. Tucker, Georgetown University
Nadia Yaqub, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Editors Emeritae:
Frances S. Hasso (Duke University), vols. 11–14 (2015–2018)
miriam cooke (Duke University), vols. 11–14 (2015–2018)
Banu Gökariksel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), vols. 11–14 (2015–2018)
Marcia C. Inhorn (Yale University), vols. 7–10 (2011–2014)
Nancy Gallagher (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Sondra Hale (University of California, Los Angeles), vols. 3–6 (2007–2010)
Marcia C. Inhorn (University of Michigan), issue 1:3 (2005), vol. 2 (2006)
Marcia C. Inhorn (University of Michigan) and Mary N. Layoun (University of Wisconsin), issue 1:1–2 (2005)
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Article Submission Guidelines
All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through our online submission system. Editorial correspondence can be sent by e-mail to

Copyright and Originality
Manuscripts submitted to the journal must be based on original research and the careful analysis of primary and secondary source materials. Submission of an article implies that it has not been previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material under copyright. All use of or reference to published and unpublished material produced by others, whether quoted or paraphrased, must be attributed (with page numbers) using the author-date documentation system in the JMEWS style guide (see also The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., chap. 15). All manuscripts must include full bibliographic information.

Manuscript Preparation and Style
JMEWS uses a double-blind peer review process. Manuscripts should not include the author's name or other information that identifies the author in footers, headers, or a title page. Please note if you are referencing your own previously published or unpublished work in the Comments to the Editors box in the submission system. All references to authors' previous work should be cited in the third person.

Articles must be in English and run 7,500–10,000 words, including endnotes and references. Endnotes should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.).

The editors reserve the right to copyedit manuscripts to conform to the journal's style guide. Spelling will be edited to conform to American usage.

JMEWS does not use double dating. Use only Common Era (CE) dates unless quoting from an original source, in which case use the date as quoted (hijra, solar, etc.), with the CE equivalent in brackets.

Author names and titles must be spelled correctly and consistently.

Titles in non-Roman alphabets (Arabic, Cyrillic, etc.) must be transliterated and translated. Capitalize only the first word, proper names, and place-names in the original title. Example: Dirasa fi adab al-Rafi‘i (A Study of the Literary Work of al-Rafi‘i).

The place of publication should appear in its common English form (e.g., Cairo rather than al-Qahira). If the publisher's name is spelled in a non-Roman alphabet, it should be transliterated. If the publisher uses the Roman alphabet in publicity, that form of the publisher's name may be used (e.g., Rabat: El Maarif al Jadida).

Foreign Words and Transliteration
Words with accepted English spellings, such as place-names or the personal names of prominent figures, should be spelled in accordance with English norms.

Technical terms, personal names, place-names, books and article titles, and the names of political parties and organizations in languages using non-Roman alphabets must be fully transliterated.

Authors are responsible for the consistency and accuracy of their transliterations.

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Indexed/abstracted in the following: Academic OneFile, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, Academic Search Ultimate, Arab World Research Source, ArticleFirst, Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Book Review Index Plus, Current Abstracts, Current Contents, Education Research Complete, Education Source, Educator's Reference Complete, Electronic Collections Online, European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) PLUS, Expanded Academic ASAP, Feminist Periodicals (Online), Gender Studies Database, GenderWatch, General OneFile, Global Issues in Context, Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), Humanities International Complete, Humanities International Index, Humanities Source Ultimate, Humanities Source Index, Islamicus Online - EBSCO, Index Islamicus Online - ProQuest, Index to Jewish Periodicals (Online), InfoTrac Custom, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core, Jewish Studies Source, Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association), OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson), Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Political Science Complete, Professional ProQuest Central, ProQuest 5000, ProQuest Central, Research Library, Scopus, Social Science Premium Collection, Social Sciences Citation Index, SocINDEX with Full Text, SocINDEX, Sociological Abstracts (Online), Core - OCLC, Sociological Abstracts (Online), Core - ProQuest, Sociology Collection, Sociology Database, TOC Premier (Table of Contents), Ulrichsweb, Web of Science, Women's Interests Module, Women's Studies International, World History in Context, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Selective.
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ISSN: 1552-5864
e-ISSN: 1558-9579