AMEWS Association for Middle East Women's Studies


The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies is the official publication of the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies, and is sponsored by Harvard University’s Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program. The first volume was published in 2005. In 2015, JMEWS won the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Award for Best Journal Design. This interdisciplinary journal advances Middle East gender, sexuality, and women’s studies through the contributions of academics, artists, and activists from around the globe in the interpretive social sciences and humanities. JMEWS is a venue for region-specific research informed by transnational feminist, gender, and sexuality scholarship. Editors encourage submission of work that employs historical, ethnographic, literary, textual, and visual analyses and methodologies. The editors are committed to formative and efficient expert review. All published articles undergo double blind expert review. JMEWS also publishes book reviews and review essays (focused on art exhibits, panels of significance, films, two or more scholarly books, fiction, or state of the field) that highlight theoretical innovation in region-focused gender and sexuality studies. The Third Space section offers a forum for 500 to 2,000 word artistic, intellectual, and activist interventions of relevance to the field. The journal is published in three issues annually. Subscription includes membership in the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies.

Rights and Permissions: Author and third party requests to reprint or reuse published JMEWS material should be submitted to Duke University Press.

JMEWS is indexed/abstracted in the following: EBSCO Current Abstracts, EBSCO Current Citations Express, EBSCO Education Research Complete, EBSCO Education Research Index, European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH Plus), Feminist Periodicals, Humanities Index, Index Islamicus, Index to Jewish Periodicals, Project Muse, ProQuest Genderwatch, ProQuest Research Library, Sociological Abstracts, Thomson Reuters Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition, Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index, Wilson Omnifile.

2016 Article Acceptance Rate: 8.33 percent (96 manuscripts)

2015 Article Acceptance Rate: 20 percent (100 manuscripts)