Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ilahiyat Studies is an international, peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing scholarly articles on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim peoples and on religious studies. Available in print and online and published in English twice a year, the journal aims to become one of the leading platforms in the world for new findings and discussions of all fields of Islamic and religious studies. The language of Ilahiyat Studies is English.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Essay Reviews

Editors
  • Kadir Gömbeyaz
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Editors
  • Kadir Gömbeyaz
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Opinion and Perspectives

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letter to Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Reflections

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Obituaries

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Conference and Symposium Reports

Editors
  • Kadir Gömbeyaz
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submissions first go through an internal peer review process, and most go through an external peer review process. Each submission is reviewed by the assigned editor who makes an initial decision to send the manuscript out for peer review or to reject without external review. Articles can be rejected at this stage for a variety of reasons such as similarity with a recently published article, the topic is outside of the scope of the Journal, little new information is provided, important flaws in the scientific validity, or an unprofessional presentation. If the editor believes the article may be of interest to our readers, it is then sent out for external peer review.


In the external peer-review process, editor identifies potential reviewers. Potential reviewers are contacted about their availability and interest in reviewing. Inquiries to reviewers are sent via RR automated E-mail messages, which include the manuscript abstract and the assignment deadline. When prospective reviewers agree to serve, they are permitted access to the manuscript and reviewing instructions. Reviewers send their critique back to the Ilahiyat Studies (IS) using the RR system. Once a sufficient number of thoughtful reviews are obtained, the editor assigned to the manuscript makes a judgment that takes into consideration the critiques and recommendations from the peer reviewers. We also take into account the number of manuscripts in the queue to be published as well as our impression that the paper can be suitably revised. Editors consult with one another as needed. Frequent reasons for rejection after peer review are based on an assessment that the paper doesn't provide enough new information, or if the message is too complex or too narrow.

 

Publication Frequency

Ilahiyat Studies is published biannually: June and December

 

Archiving

Ilahiyat Studies is currently indexed in and abstracted by:
ATLA Religion Database®,
Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science),
Humanities International Index,
Humanities International Complete,
Humanities Source Ultimate,
Index Islamicus,
Religious and Theological Abstracts,
Scopus,
TR Dizin [Turkish Index].

 

Ilahiyat Studies

Ilahiyat Studies is an international, peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing scholarly articles on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim peoples and on religious studies. Available in print and online and published in English twice a year, the journal aims to become one of the leading platforms in the world for new findings and discussions of all fields of Islamic and religious studies.



A Journal on Islamic and Religious Studies, 2009-2019 eISSN 1309-1719

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