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Der Islam

Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East

Ed. by Heidemann, Stefan / Hagen, Gottfried / Kaplony, Andreas / Matthee, Rudi

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.189
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.579
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.105

Aims and Scope

The journal aims at providing a critical scientific forum for the presentation of research pertaining to the history and culture of the Islamic world in both pre-modern and modern times. Der Islam encourages the exchange of ideas from all scholarly perspectives and is not committed to any particular methodological or ideological viewpoint. The contributions reflect the most current state of research on Islam.

Corresponding book series "SME" (Studies in the History and Culture of the Middle East):

Supplementary Information

German, French, Arabic, English
Type of Publication:
Islamic World/History; Islamic World/Culture

Instructions for Authors

Please send all manuscripts, correspondence, and review copies directly to the editorial office. The editors request that manuscripts for publication in 'Der Islam' only be sent to the editorial office after an agreement in writing has been reached with the editor. All other correspondence (business, requests, and orders) should be sent to the publisher. The responsibility for contributions rests solely with the authors.

S. Heidemann, Hamburg University; G. Hagen, University of Michigan; A. Kaplony, LMU Munich; R. Matthee, University of Delaware.

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Founded By

Carl Heinrich Becker

Editor in Chief

Stefan Heidemann, Hamburg


Gottfried Hagen, Ann Arbor (MI)
Andreas Kaplony, München
Rudie Matthee, Newark (DE)

Editorial Office

Universität Hamburg
Redaktion „Der Islam“
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 - Ost
20146 Hamburg
phone: +49 (0)40 428 38-56 91
fax: +49 (0)40 428 38-56 74

Review Editor and Editorial Manager:

Amke Dietert

Editorial Advisory Board

Frédéric Bauden, Université de Liège
Thomas Bauer, University of Münster
Michael Cook, Princeton University
Suraiya Faroqhi, Istanbul Bilgi University
Maribel Fierro, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Nelly Hanna, The American University in Cairo
Benjamin Jokisch, University of Hamburg
Benjamin Kedar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Geoffrey Khan, Cambridge University
Alastair Northedge, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Jürgen Paul, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Christian Robin, Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Mansour Sefatgol, University of Tehran
Florian Schwarz, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Maya Shatzmiller, University of Western Ontario

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