Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies

ISSN: 0806-198X

- Editors -

Lutz Edzard and Stephan Guth


This is the Journal's old website, not updated any longer. After having appeared in print from 1995 to 2002 (Edinburgh University Press), JAIS is now published electronically only on its primary site, hosted by Oslo University. Since 2019, this primary site is the University's portal for Open Access journals, FRITT. All previous content has been migrated there.

Pre-2019 articles will, for the time being, remain available from the current site, while any new issue will be displayed in FRITT only.

Pre-2013 articles, i.e., those having appeared in vol. 1 (1996) - 12 (2012), are accessible in html and pdf from the Journal's previous website at Lancaster University

- About the Journal -

The Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (JAIS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal. It is also the world's most widely read journal in the field of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

The main aim of the journal is to promote the study of history, language, literature and culture through the publication of research articles. It was founded in 1995 by Joseph N. Bell (then U Bergen, Norway) and Petr Zemánek (Charles University, Prague). The current editors are Lutz Edzard (FAU, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) and Stephan Guth (Oslo University, Norway).

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Editorial Board

  • Aziz al-Azmeh

  • Frédéric Bauden
  • Michael G. Carter
  • Kinga Dévényi
  • Antonella Ghersetti
  • Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila
  • Carole Hillenbrand
  • David A. King
  • Pierre Larcher
  • Stefan Leder
  • Wilferd Madelung
  • Alex Metcalfe
  • Juan Quesada Martos
  • James E. Montgomery
  • Ute Pietruschka
  • Paul G. Starkey
  • Juan A. Souto
  • John O. Voll
  • Petr Zemánek