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The International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) publishes original research on politics, society, and culture in the Middle East from the seventh century to the present day. The journal also covers Spain, southeast Europe, parts of Africa, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union, as well as other regions, for subjects of relevance to the Middle East. Contributions are welcome from across disciplines, including anthropology, comparative religion, cultural studies, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, politics, sociology, and theology. 

The Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES) is the Middle East Studies Association’s online journal of review, available through Cambridge Journals Online. 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. 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. 


Issues in Middle East Studies (IMES) appears biannually in April and October. IMES includes annual meeting highlights, reports from committees on interesting matters, graduate student activities, updates from sister organizations, trends in the field, pedagogical issues, etc. 

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