How to get published in a Middle East journal

28 April 2021

Are you interested in getting your research published in a leading peer-reviewed journal focused on the Middle East? Join us for a conversation with the editors of four prominent international journals who will share their perspectives and advice on how to get your research published. Our panellists will share their insights on the publishing process and provide tips for what they are looking for in their submissions.

We will be joined by Joel Gordon, Editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies; Noha Mellor, Associate Editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies; and Salim Tamari, Editor of Jerusalem Quarterly. The event will be chaired by Sarah Irving, Editor of CBRL’s journal Contemporary Levant.

This is the first of CBRL’s skills sessions, which offer practical advice and support on a range of academic topics that are particularly relevant to postgraduate students and early career researchers. We will be hosting a variety of events this year to equip scholars, focused on or based in the Levant, with the knowledge and skills to help them get ahead in their research and careers. If you have ideas on subjects you would like us to cover, please get in touch.


About the speakers:

Joel Gordon is Editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies and a Professor of History at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He is a political and cultural historian of modern Egypt and the Middle East/Islamic world. He teaches and writes about political change, the intersections of public and popular culture, historical memory and nostalgia, and religious and secular crosscurrents, with emphases on cinema, music and mass media. He is the author of three books on the era of Gamal Abdel Nasser and numerous articles, book and film reviews.

Noha Mellor 
is a Professor at the University of Bedfordshire and an Adjunct Professor at Stockholm University. She is the author of several books about Arab media including The Making of Arab News (2005), Modern Arab Journalism (2007), Arab Media (2011), Reporting the MENA Region (2015), and Voice of the Muslim Brotherhood (2017). She has recently co-edited the first comprehensive Handbook on Arab Media (2020). She is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and a member of the editorial board of Arab Media & Society, International Journal of Press/Politics, Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, and Journalism Studies.

Salim Tamari 
is Professor of Sociology (Emeritus) at Birzeit University; Research Associate at the Institute for Palestine Studies; and Editor of The Jerusalem Quarterly. He has previously been the Editor of the Heritage and Society Journal, the Birzeit Social Science Review and Afaq Falastiniyya. Salim is the author of a number of publications including: Mountain Against the Sea: A Conflicted ModernityThe Storyteller of JerusalemThe Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh (with Issam Nassar); and Year of the Locust: Erasure of the Ottoman Era in Palestine. He was the winner of the 2018 Middle East Monitor prize for his book Great War and the Remaking of Palestine and won the 2017 State of Palestine Prize for Lifetime Achievements in the social sciences and humanities.


About the chair:

Sarah Irving is Editor of the CBRL journal Contemporary Levant and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Edge Hill University in Lancashire, researching a social history of the 1927 earthquake in Mandate Palestine. She has worked in and on the Levant region, particularly Palestine, since 2001 and has written and edited a number of academic and trade books on its culture and history. Most recently these include Cultural Entanglement in the Pre-Independence Arab World, edited with Tony Gorman of Edinburgh University and published by IB Tauris, and articles in Jerusalem QuarterlyContemporary Levant and Revue d’histoire culturelle on aspects of the intellectual and social history of Mandatory Palestine.

Webinar recordings

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