Guide for Authors

Instructions for Authors

CONTENT GUIDELINES

Types of Articles Published

Islamic Inquiries is a multidisciplinary publication devoted to the examination of all aspects of Islam and the Islamic world. The journal is concerned with a  wide range of issues such as Islamic history, Islamic law and jurisprudence (fiqh), Islamic theology and philosophy, Islamic mysticism, Islamic ethics, Islamic politics, Islamic sociology and so on.

The journal aims to create a context for the study of Islam and Muslim societies in its global context, encourage interdisciplinary studies in the Muslim world that are international and comparative, and promote dissemination, exchange and discussion of research findings.

Please note that Islamic Inquiries uses Crossref Similarity Check to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to this journal you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes.

Necessary Forms

There are a few forms that authors have to make and upload it in the system:

1. Main Manuscript File (without authors' specifications)

2. Cover Letter (authors' specifications)

3. Original Persian file (if the main article is in Persian, it is necessary to upload its Persian file)

4. Author (s) Commitment Form (signed by all authors)

5. Conflict of Interest Form (signed by responsible author)

For estimating an article needs to send the four files and enter the correct specifications in the system.

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Islamic Inquiries uses the Sinaweb Journal Management System for online submission and peer review. Please submit your research article through the journal’s portal at http://is.urd.ac.ir/contacts?_action=loginForm.  

Submissions should be double-spaced, set in 12-point Times New Roman font, and saved in the Word document format, preferably .docx. Articles should not exceed 6000 words.

Articles should be submitted without the author’s name or other identifying information; without acknowledgements; and without reference to the author’s previous work. Authors will be asked to provide: (1) the author’s name, title, and affiliation; (2) an abstract not to exceed 200 words; and (3) a maximum of seven keywords.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission from the relevant copyright owner for reproduction of any material included in the submission, for which the contributor does not hold the copyright. Contributors are also responsible for including proper acknowledgments and attributions.

All submission queries should be addressed to the Managing Editor, Dr. Hamed Fayazi; email: h.fayazi@gmail.com.

CITATION GUIDELINES

The author is responsible for ensuring that the article is fully and accurately cited and for ensuring that citations are in the proper format. Islamic Inquiries uses the author-date system of Chicago Manual of Style, which can be accessed online at https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html 

REVIEW POLICY

Articles submitted to Islamic Inquiries are initially evaluated for compliance with the journal’s mission and readiness for external review. Those submissions that are not in line with the journal’s mission or are not yet ready for external review, will be returned to the author. At least, two external reviews are required for an editorial decision. External review is double-blind. Where the initial reviewers disagree on the merit of submission, the work will be sent to a third reviewer.