MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Review of Middle East Studies

The Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES) is the Middle East Studies Association’s online journal of review, available through Cambridge Journals Online ( journals/review-of-middle-east-studies). Published twice a year, each issue includes research articles, essays, brief reports on emerging topics and issues, and approximately fifty reviews of books, films, music, software, and exhibitions relevant to Middle East studies. Those interested in writing book reviews for RoMES should submit a CV and a list of areas of expertise to the editorial office (

The focus of RoMES is the state of the craft in all fields of Middle East studies, including Islamic and cultural studies, with an emphasis on new and evolving topics and issues in scholarship, including research methods, ethical issues, and pedagogy. RoMES addresses primarily the modern period but also publishes scholarship on premodern topics of interest to a wider audience of Middle East scholars.

RoMES is served by an editor, managing editor, and multiple associate editors representing different topic areas in Middle East studies.

MESA members have access to RoMES as a benefit of their membership.

RoMES is accepting banner advertisements on its Cambridge University Press site. Information about advertising is available here.

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