Journal History

New Middle Eastern Studies (NMES) is a refereed journal which brings together original research on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MENA covers a wide region, extending from Morocco to Pakistan, including all the Mashreq and Maghreb countries.

We welcome contributions on all aspects of MENA from the following disciplines and fields: political science, anthropology, sociology, history, literature, international relations, political economy and religious studies.

NMES publishes original research articles, review articles, "quick studies" and book reviews. Moreover we welcome unsolicited proposals from Guest Editors for special issues (4 to 10 articles) or shorter special sections (4 articles).

NMES was founded in 2011 and has published double-blind peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and quick studies ever since. It grew out of a series of discussions that started in 2004 in the graduate section of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and between 2011 and 2018 the journal was hosted on the BRISMES website.

The founding General Editor was Andrew Patrick, then at the University of Manchester and now at Tennessee State University. He was assisted by a small group of founding editors: Alexander Key (Stanford University), James E. Baldwin (Royal Holloway, University of London), Edward Wastnidge (Open University), Sara Bazoobandi (Regent's University London), Will Smiley (Reed College), and Rick Oakes (University of Edinburgh).

In 2018, Oguzhan Goksel (Istanbul 29 Mayis University), Omer Tekdemir (University of Leicester), Fabio Vicini (Istanbul 29 Mayis University) and Michelangelo Guida (Istanbul 29 Mayis University) took over the editorship and relaunched the journal - now hosted by University of Leicester Open Journals.

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