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  • Editorial Office:
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    Soha Bayoumi, Harvard University
    Sherine Hafez, University of California, Riverside
    Ellen McLarney, Duke University

    Managing Editor:
    Shireen Hamza, Harvard University

    Editorial Board:
    Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University
    Attiya Ahmad, George Washington University
    Nadje Al-Ali, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    Yesim Arat, Bogaziçi University
    Marilyn Booth, University of Oxford
    Mounira Charrad, University of Texas at Austin
    Nadia El Cheikh, American University of Beirut
    Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona
    Lara Deeb, Scripps College
    Hoda Elsadda, Cairo University and Women and Memory Forum
    Hatoon al-Fassi, Qatar University/King Saud University
    Ellen Fleischmann, University of Dayton
    Farha Ghannam, Swarthmore College
    Zeina G. Halabi, American University in Beirut
    Wilson Chacko Jacob, Concordia University
    Amaney Jamal, Princeton University
    Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis
    Lilia Labidi, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    Salam Al-Mahadin, Al-Ahliyya Amman University
    Farzaneh Milani, University of Virginia
    Minoo Moallem, University of California, Berkeley
    Valentine Moghadam, American University
    Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington
    Gul Ozyegin, College of William and Mary
    Jale Parla, Bilgi University
    Noor Al Qasimi, Exeter University
    Fatima Sadiqi, University of Fez
    Zakia Salime, Rutgers University
    Hanadi Al-Samman, University of Virginia
    Elyse Semerdjian, Whitman College
    Nazanin Shahrokni, American University of Beirut
    Judith E. Tucker, Georgetown University

    Editorial Collective:
    Diya Abdo, Guilford College
    Soha Bayoumi, Harvard University
    Michaelle Browers, Wake Forest University
    Erdag Göknar, Duke University
    Sherine Hafez, University of California, Riverside
    Mona Hassan, Duke University
    Rebecca Joubin, Davidson College
    Ranjana Khanna, Duke University
    Ellen McLarney, Duke University
    Nadia Yaqub, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Editors Emeritae:
    Frances S. Hasso (Duke University), vols. 11–14 (2015–2018)
    miriam cooke (Duke University), vols. 11–14 (2015–2018)
    Banu Gökariksel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), vols. 11–14 (2015–2018)
    Marcia C. Inhorn (Yale University), vols. 7–10 (2011–2014)
    Nancy Gallagher (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Sondra Hale (University of California, Los Angeles), vols. 3–6 (2007–2010)
    Marcia C. Inhorn (University of Michigan), issue 1:3 (2005), vol. 2 (2006)
    Marcia C. Inhorn (University of Michigan) and Mary N. Layoun (University of Wisconsin), issue 1:1–2 (2005)

  • Article Submission Guidelines
    All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through our online submission system. Editorial correspondence can be sent by e-mail to jmews@dukeupress.edu.

    Copyright and Originality
    Manuscripts submitted to the journal must be based on original research and the careful analysis of primary and secondary source materials. Submission of an article implies that it has not been previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material under copyright. All use of or reference to published and unpublished material produced by others, whether quoted or paraphrased, must be attributed (with page numbers) using the author-date documentation system in the JMEWS style guide (see also The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., chap. 15). All manuscripts must include full bibliographic information.

    Manuscript Preparation and Style
    JMEWS uses a double-blind peer review process. Manuscripts should not include the author's name or other information that identifies the author in footers, headers, or a title page. Please note if you are referencing your own previously published or unpublished work in the Comments to the Editors box in the submission system. All references to authors' previous work should be cited in the third person.

    Articles must be in English and run 7,500–10,000 words, including endnotes and references. Endnotes should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.).

    The editors reserve the right to copyedit manuscripts to conform to the journal's style guide. Spelling will be edited to conform to American usage.

    JMEWS does not use double dating. Use only Common Era (CE) dates unless quoting from an original source, in which case use the date as quoted (hijra, solar, etc.), with the CE equivalent in brackets.

    Author names and titles must be spelled correctly and consistently.

    Titles in non-Roman alphabets (Arabic, Cyrillic, etc.) must be transliterated and translated. Capitalize only the first word, proper names, and place-names in the original title. Example: Dirasa fi adab al-Rafi‘i (A Study of the Literary Work of al-Rafi‘i).

    The place of publication should appear in its common English form (e.g., Cairo rather than al-Qahira). If the publisher's name is spelled in a non-Roman alphabet, it should be transliterated. If the publisher uses the Roman alphabet in publicity, that form of the publisher's name may be used (e.g., Rabat: El Maarif al Jadida).

    Foreign Words and Transliteration
    Words with accepted English spellings, such as place-names or the personal names of prominent figures, should be spelled in accordance with English norms.

    Technical terms, personal names, place-names, books and article titles, and the names of political parties and organizations in languages using non-Roman alphabets must be fully transliterated.

    For transliteration of Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian characters, refer to the JMEWS romanization table. Note that transliterated Arabic and Persian text uses no diacritical marks except ayn (‘) and hamza (’). Refer to The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition, for information on Turkish (11.88–90) and for additional information on Arabic (11.96–101) and Hebrew (11.111–17).

    Ta marbuta is rendered -a, not -ah, except in Persian, where it should be rendered -ih; the adjectival -ya followed by ta marbuta is rendered -iyya (-iyyih in Persian); the letter l in al- is not assimilated to the following consonant.

    Authors are responsible for the consistency and accuracy of their transliterations.

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  • Description

    JMEWS is the official journal of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies.

    This interdisciplinary journal advances the fields of Middle East gender, sexuality, and women's studies through the contributions of academics, artists, and activists from around the globe working in the interpretive social sciences and humanities. JMEWS publishes area-specific research informed by transnational feminist, sexuality, masculinity, and cultural theories and scholarship. It is particularly interested in work that employs historical, ethnographic, literary, textual, and visual analyses and methodologies. The journal also publishes book and film reviews, review essays, and dissertation abstracts that highlight theoretical innovation in gender and sexuality studies focused on the Middle East. JMEWS received the 2015 CELJ Award for Best Journal Design.

    Watch a video about JMEWS with editor miriam cooke or check out our blog series about JMEWS.

    Abstractors and Indexers:

    Indexed/abstracted in the following: Academic OneFile, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, Arab World Research Source, ArticleFirst, Biography Index: Past and Present, Book Review Digest Plus, Current Abstracts, Current Contents - Social & Behavioral Sciences, Education Research Complete, Education Source, Electronic Collections Online, ERIH PLUS, Expanded Academic ASAP, Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents, Gender Studies Database, GenderWatch, General OneFile, Humanities Abstracts, Humanities Full Text, Humanities Index, Humanities International Complete, Humanities International Index, Humanities Source, Humanities Source Ultimate, Index Islamicus, Index Islamicus Online, Index to Jewish Periodicals, Jewish Studies Source, Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies, OmniFile Full Text Mega, OmniFile Full Text Select, Periodical Abstracts, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Political Science Complete, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Research Library, Scopus, Social Sciences Citation Index, SocINDEX, Sociological Abstracts, TOC Premier, Ulrichsweb, Women's Studies International, World Policy in Context.

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