Journals

This page features open source journals that are available on the internet. 
For proprietary journals, please search specialized databases.

Al-Fikr al-Islāmī al-Muʿāṣir (Contemporary Islamic Thought; previously published quarterly (1995-2020) as Islamiyyat al-Maʿrifah) is a double-blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal published in Arabic twice a year by the International Institute of Islamic Thought. It offers an open platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, with the aim to: (1) Facilitate methodological reform in Muslim thought by introducing and developing the concept and practice of ijtihad (creative intellectual reasoning on the basis of Islam’s principle sources) as a decision-making tool for the betterment of life in general; (2) Promote awareness, research, and education in Muslim societies; and (3) Formulate critical academic methodologies, tools, and policies which respond to the ongoing breakthroughs in human knowledge as a whole and which support and drive the revision and investment of Islamic knowledge.

American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS; previously published quarterly (1984-2020) as American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS)) is a double-blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world: anthropology, economics, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, and law. The journal welcomes all scholarship that pertains to the myriad ways in which Islam and human societies interact.

Chronology of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals in Arabic (1800-1900): this site provides a chronology of nineteenth-century periodicals in Arabic. It is meant to include all periodicals published in Arabic or in Arabic and in another language or in Arabic written in a different script during the period from 1800 to 1900, the chronology is incomplete. Numerous problems arise in dating and locating individual publications as well as identifying their owners, editors, or publishers. A common problem is that journals with different editors used the same title or the same editors published periodicals under different titles. Thus, the chronology is published as a working draft with the purpose of making this information available to the scholarly community [paraphrased from the site’s Introductory Notes]