Arab Studies Quarterly

Arab Studies Quarterly

Arab Studies Quarterly is a quarterly peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Pluto Journals on the Arabs, their culture, history, and institutions. Print ISSN: 0271-3519 / e-ISSN: 2043-6920

About the Journal

Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ) was established in 1979 by the late Professors Edward Said and Ibrahim Abu-Lughod. They envisioned the Journal to be a platform for academic research to counter anti-Arab propaganda veiled by academic jargon. Since its inception, ASQ has been a refereed academic journal that publishes articles on the Arabs, their history and social and political institutions.

Aims & Scope

ASQ publishes original articles, review essays and book reviews on the Arabs, their history, culture and institutions. The Journal is intended for academics, students and individuals interested in Arab and Middle Eastern affairs.

Journal Information

The Journal is published quarterly in February, May, August and November. The print Journal is archived at East Michigan University, East Lansing and the electronic Journal is archived in Portico. The Journal is indexed in Scopus and the Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Ibrahim G. Aoudé, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, Honolulu
Associate Editor:
Liana M. Petranek, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, Honolulu
Book Review Editor:
Salam Mir, Independent Scholar, U.S.A.
Assistant Editors:
Tahrir Hamdi, Arab Open University, Jordan
Rami Siklawi, Independent Scholar, Lebanon
Board of Editors:
Janice J. Terry, Eastern Michigan University, Emeritus, Chair
Salam Al-Rawi, AAUG
Ibrahim G. Aoudé, University of Hawai‘i-Manoa, Honolulu
William W. Haddad, California State University, Fullerton
Fouad Moughrabi, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Jamal R. Nassar, California State University, San Bernardino
Ahlam Muhtaseb, California State University, San Bernardino
Ghada Talhami, Lake Forest College, Emeritus, Chicago

Nabeel Abraham, Henry Ford Community College
Baha Abu-Laban, University of Alberta
Jaqueline Ismael, University of Calgary
Tareq Ismael, University of Calgary
Jamil E. Jreisat, University of South Florida
Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
Afaf Mahfouz, Society for International Development and the Washington Psycho-Analytic Society
William Quandt, University of Virginia

Please see the submission guidelines here.

Editorial Office: Ibrahim G. Aoudé,
Department of Ethnic Studies,
University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa,
Honolulu, HI 96822.

Books for Review: should be sent to the Book Review Editor, Salam Mir, at

Publisher: Pluto Journals,  

The journal is published Open Access and is available on JSTOR.

You can see the table of contents for latest issues of the journal on our website here.

Recent articles available to read online from the Journal:

‘Rifts, Ruptures, and Fractures: The (Ir)relevance of Postmodern Conceptual Frames from the Point of View of Palestine’s Poet Mahmoud Darwish’, AbdelKarim Daragmeh and Ahmad Qabaha, Vol. 42, No. 3 (2020).

‘US Media Darlings: Arab and Muslim Women Activists, Exceptionalism and the “Rescue Narrative”’, Ahlam Muhtaseb, Vol. 42, N0. 1-2 (2020). 

‘The War of Words: Language as an Instrument of Palestinian National Struggle’, Loubna Qutami and Omar Zahzah, Vol. 42, No. 1-2 (2020).