Contemporary Review of the Middle East

Contemporary Review of the Middle East

P R Kumaraswamy Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

eISSN: 23490055 | ISSN: 23477989 | Current volume: 4 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Call for Papers

Following would be the contents of the journal:

• Six-eight research articles
• Four-six book reviews
• Listing of recently-published books
• Oral history segment
• Election Watch, which will assess one of the recent elections in the region
• One thematic issue a year. This could be proceedings of an annual conference or a stand-alone special issue
• The Special Issue of the Journal will be published as an edited volume

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Contemporary Review of the Middle East, peer-reviewed flagship journal from the Middle East Institute, New Delhi seeks to publish original research articles that analyse contemporary Middle Eastern developments in the fields of security, politics, economy and culture. Though the Journal’s primary focus would be on contemporary developments, it would consider persuasive contributions on the region’s contemporary diplomatic and international histories that have evident bearings on the present.

Book Review and Oral History Editor
A K Ramakrishnan Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Associate Editor
Md Muddassir Quamar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India
Editorial Adisory Board
Anoushiravan Ehteshami Durham University, UK
Aswini Mahopatra Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Amin Saikal Australian National University, Australia
Arvind Gupta Former Director General, Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis, New Delhi, India
Avner Cohen Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
Efraim Inbar Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Israel
Girijesh Pant Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Gulshan Dietl Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, India
Irene Eber Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
James Onley University of Exeter, UK
Joseph Kéchichian King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
Koichiro Tanaka Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Mehmet Ögütçü Global Resources Partnership, UK
Moonis Ahmar University of Karachi, Pakistan
Rajendra Abhyankar Kunzru Centre for Defence Studies and Research, India
Robert O Freedman Baltimore Hebrew University, US
Sean Foley Middle Tennessee State University, US
Shireen T Hunter Georgetown University, USA
C Uday Bhaskar Association for Middle Eastern Studies, India
Yitzhak Shikhor Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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    1. All submissions will be electronic and in WORD format and should be sent to:

    2. Contributors must provide their affiliation, complete postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and telephone numbers with their articles. If there are two or more authors, then the corresponding author’s name and address details must be specified clearly.

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    4. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.

    5. No footnotes are not to be imbedded in the text, notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.

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    o Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.

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    o Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.

    o Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).

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    o Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

    In-text citations:

    o One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among the epidemiological samples..’.
    o One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..
    o One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].
    o Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).
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    o Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).

    If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.

    o Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)
    o Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)
    o Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003)
    o Films: (Name of the Director, Year of release)


    o Books:
    Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

    o Edited Books:
    Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.

    o Translated books:
    Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

    o Book chapters:
    Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.

    o Journal articles:
    Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]

    o Newsletter article, no author:
    Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from
    [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]

    o Newspaper article:
    Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

    o In-press article:
    Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from

    o Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
    Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.

    o Special issue or section in a journal:
    Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1-17.

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