Arab Studies Quarterly

Arab Studies Quarterly is a quarterly peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Pluto Journals on the Arabs, their culture, history, and institutions. Print ISSN: 0271-3519 / e-ISSN: 2043-6920. The editor of ASQ, Professor Ibrahim G. Aoudé, invites you to join the newly founded ASQ Membership club, in collaboration with Pluto Journals, the Journal’s publisher and distributor since 2010. 



Arab Studies Quarterly


About the Journal

Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ) was established in 1979 by the late Professors Edward Said and Ibrahim Abu-Lughod. They envisioned the Journal to be a platform for academic research to counter anti-Arab propaganda veiled by academic jargon. Since its inception, ASQ has been a refereed academic journal that publishes articles on the Arabs, their history and social and political institutions.


Aims & Scope

ASQ publishes original articles, review essays and book reviews on the Arabs, their history, culture and institutions. The Journal is intended for academics, students and individuals interested in Arab and Middle Eastern affairs.


Journal Information

The Journal is published quarterly in February, May, August and November. The print Journal is archived at East Michigan University, East Lansing and the electronic Journal is archived in Portico. The Journal is indexed in Scopus and the Emerging Sources Citation Index.



Editorial Board


Ibrahim G. Aoudé, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, Honolulu

Associate Editor:
Liana M. Petranek, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, Honolulu

Book Review Editor:
Salam Mir, Independent Scholar, U.S.A.

Assistant Editors:
Tahrir Hamdi, Arab Open University, Jordan
Rami Siklawi, Independent Scholar, Lebanon

Board of Editors:
Janice J. Terry, Eastern Michigan University, Emeritus, Chair
Salam Al-Rawi, AAUG
Ibrahim G. Aoudé, University of Hawai‘i-Manoa, Honolulu
William W. Haddad, California State University, Fullerton
Fouad Moughrabi, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Jamal R. Nassar, California State University, San Bernardino
Ahlam Muhtaseb, California State University, San Bernardino
Ghada Talhami, Lake Forest College, Emeritus, Chicago



Advisory Board:

Nabeel Abraham, Henry Ford Community College
Baha Abu-Laban, University of Alberta
Jaqueline Ismael, University of Calgary
Tareq Ismael, University of Calgary
Jamil E. Jreisat, University of South Florida
Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
Afaf Mahfouz, Society for International Development and the Washington Psycho-Analytic Society
William Quandt, University of Virginia



Instructions for Authors


Please see the submission guidelines here.

To submit your manuscript to Arab Studies Quarterly, ensure that your manuscript meets our criteria in the “submission guidelines” and then click on the “Submit a manuscript” button above. All authors are required to have an ORCID and be registered on the ScienceOpen platform ( to submit their manuscript. In the submission form you will be asked to upload a pdf document of your manuscript for peer review. You will provide important data such as title, co-authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords, discipline information. After submission the editors will assess your manuscript and make a decision whether it is suitable to move forward to the peer review process at which point you will be notified about the status of your submission.


Contact Information


Editorial Office: Ibrahim G. Aoudé,
Department of Ethnic Studies,
University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa,
Honolulu, HI 96822.

Books for Review: should be sent to the Book Review Editor, Salam Mir, at

Publisher: Pluto Journals, 


ASQ Membership Club

The editor of ASQ, Professor Ibrahim G. Aoudé, invites you to join the newly founded ASQ Membership club, in collaboration with Pluto Journals, the Journal’s publisher and distributor since 2010. As we aim to reach more people and continue to offer cutting edge critical scholarship, we have created a membership club to support the journal. As founding members of the Arab Studies Quarterly Membership Club, you can help us to develop the Journal for the next 50 years.

The ASQ membership club keeps members in touch with ASQ on multiple levels and is open to individuals, students and institutions. Institutions, such as Arab research centers, paying their institutions’ annual fee, can offer ASQ membership advantages to all their own members.

There are 3 levels of membership; member, student member and institutional member. We invite you to choose the one you are most comfortable with

The ASQ membership club will provide and offer the following for members:

  • the table of contents for each latest issue with links to articles, book reviews, or books in brief.
  • a special quarterly newsletter with topic discussions, special sections, book reviews and Letters to the Editor.
  • a special 40% discount on selected Pluto Books every quarter, including its backlist.
  • the option of free registration for our biennual conference.
  • access to backlist-published articles by Edward Said and prominent intellectuals.
  • special, occasional selections of old ASQ articles printed in book form and made available to members at a 40% discount.




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