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Ilahiyat Studies: A journal on Islamic and Religious Studies

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Author Guidelines

The papers submitted to Ilahiyat Studies should make some noticeable contribution to Islamic studies.

Not Published Anywhere

The papers will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.

Process of Reviewing Articles

Since Ilahiyat Studies sends all papers for review, a copy should be submitted in a form suitable for sending anonymously to the reviewers. Manuscripts are evaluated by anonymous peer review, therefore, authors must remove all identifying information from the their texts. Authors should refer to themselves in the text and citations in the third person. For example, instead of writing "I argue (Nasr 2007)...", write "Nasr (1997) argues..."
Later corrections can be accepted only at the Editor's discretion and may incur a charge to the author. Authors will receive page proofs.
All submissions are assessed by referees, but the Editorial board reserves the right to decide what articles will be published.
Unsolicited book reviews may not be published.

Author's Personal Information

Full name(s) of author(s) must be listed, along with university or professional affiliation, address, city, state, country, phone/fax number(s), and email address where you can be reached. Provide a two-sentence biography that we can use in your article. Current information only.


All papers must include an abstract of no more 150 words.

Length of Articles

It is strongly advised that the length of the article should not exceed 8000 words. Book reviews and conference reports must not exceed 1000 words. All pages should be numbered consecutively.

Contents of Articles

All papers should have an introductory section in which the objectives and methodology of the article are explained and a final section, which summarizes the main points, discussed and the conclusions reached.

Formal Features of Articles

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on one side of the A4 only. Tables, graphs and figures should be on separate pages. All submissions should be in MS-Word (97-2003 or 2007) format. Leave margins of at least 4 cm on top, bottom, and sides.


References should be below the pages in the following style:

Journal Article & Entry:

Eichner, Heidrun, "Dissolving the Unity of Metaphysics: From Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī to Mullā Ṣadrā al-Shīrāzī", Medioevo, 32 (2007), 139-197.
Buckley, J. Jacobsen and Albrile, Ezio, "Mandaean Religion", trans. from Italian by Paul Ellis, Encyclopedia of Religion: Second Edition, (editor in chief: Lindsay Jones; USA: Thomson Gale, 2005), VIII, 5634-5640.


Kātib Chalabī, Ḥājī Khalīfa Muṣṭafá b. ʿAbd Allāh, Kashf al-Zunūn ʿan asāmī l-kutub wa l-funūn, 2 vols., (ed. M. Serefeddin Yaltkaya and Kilisli Rifat Bilge; Istanbul: Maarif Matbaası, 1941-1943).

Michot, Yahya M., Ibn Sīnā: Lettre au Vizir Abū Saʿd: Editio princeps d'après le manuscrit de Bursa, traduction de l'arabe, introduction, notes et lexique (Sagesses Musulmanes, 4), (Beirut: al-Burāq, 2000).

Book Chapter:

Janssens, Jules, "The Reception of Avicenna's Physics" in O ye Gentlemen: Arabic Studies on Science and Literary Culture in honour of Remke Kruk (Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Science, 74), (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2007), 55-64.

Online Citation:

Rudolph, Kurt, "Mandaeans: ii. The Mandaean Religion" Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition, 20 January 2010, available at

Page references to works referred to in the text should take the following form: (Touraine, 1995: 9-10).

The verses of the Qurʾān (also Old and New Testament) should carry chapter name and number, and verse number (al-Baqara 2:23).

Text and references must follow the format outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition

Arabic words should be transliterated according the the style used by the Library of Congress.