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Anthropology of the Middle East

Information for Authors

Download the AME Submission Guidelines and Style Guide (PDF) here.

General Instructions

The Editorial Board welcomes submissions for publication in English or French. Electronic submissions are preferred, but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will take place via e-mail.

Please send e-mail submissions and complete contact information to the Editor in Chief:
Soheila Shahshahan |

Mailed submissions must include a disk or CD and three printed copies of the article:
Dr Soheila Shahshahan, Editor in Chief
Anthropology of the Middle East
Shahid Beheshti University, B.P. 19585-193
Tehran, Iran

Further correspondence, including inquiries about book reviews, may be directed to Dr Birgit Pour Ramazan, Managing Editor, at

Research articles should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words, although longer papers may be considered. Contributions for the “Notes from the Field” section should include works in progress or works pending funding in the range of 1,500 to 4,000 words. Book reviews should be 500 to 1,500 words, and reports on conferences, films and announcements should be 150 to 700 words in length.

An abstract of no more than 100 words and 5 to 8 keywords must be included, along with a biographical note. The abstract should summarize or paraphrase the content of the article, with exact duplication being avoided. The abstract, keywords and biographical note for French articles must be submitted in English.

Submitted articles must be prepared as Word or RTF files at the A4 paper size standard with 2.5 cm (1-in) margins on all sides. Both main text and notes should be double-spaced in a 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman.

Articles, notes and reviews should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the AME style may be rejected or returned to the author for amendment. Upon acceptance, authors are required to submit copyright agreements and all necessary permission letters for reprinting or modifying copyrighted materials. The author is fully responsible for obtaining all permissions. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted at proof stage.

Style Guide

The AME Style Guide is based on The Oxford Guide to Style (OGS), with some deviations for house preferences. The journal uses British punctuation and spelling, following The Oxford English Dictionary (OED). In-text citations should follow the author-date system with full documentation in the reference section. Please follow the standard rules of the Academie Francaise for articles in French. Authors may also refer to Regles Typographiques.

Ethics Statement

Authors published in Anthropology of the Middle East (AME) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete AME Ethics Statement.

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