1. It is a quarterly independent journal and is the oldest, longest-running English- and French-language journal dedicated to the study of North Africa and Islamic culture and religion.
       For nearly half a century, the review has published articles by distinguished scholars from the US and the UK, from the Maghreb and from many European and Middle Eastern countries in fields ranging from archaeology and anthropology, to politics and economics, to history, literature, art, women’s studies and religion. The editorial board of The Maghreb Review is drawn from academic institutions in no less than ten different countries. Since its foundation in 1976, The Maghreb Review has devoted itself entirely to the study of the Maghreb countries (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia) and Islamic culture and religion. But this focus on the territorial state might be seen as an aberration from longer-term patterns in the Maghreb. One might also argue that the Maghreb can play a unique and dynamic role in a global age. Perhaps the remarkable characteristic of the region is that, while it sustains intense local traditions; it has long been a crossroads with links to sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Further, it is misleading to call the states of the Maghreb national since they all share a common Berber, Arab and Islamic heritage.
       As we enter the twenty-first century, therefore, we would like to encourage more attention to the Maghreb’s crossroads character – to its interaction through migration, trade, travel and cultural-education links with other regions. We would also like to promote theoretically informed comparison with neighbouring regions, including sub-Saharan Africa, the Iberian peninsula, southern France, Italy and the former Ottoman lands, the Middle East, and with more distant areas that share related historical experience, such as Central Asia, Southern Africa or South and Central America. The Maghreb Review is politically unbiased.
  2. The journal, invites original, well-authenticated articles on any topic related to the areas described above from the earliest times to the present day (history, ethnography, economics, politics, Islamic culture, philosophy and science in the Islamic world, linguistics, literature, agriculture, sociology, anthropology, ethnomusicology, and relevant medical issues in our fields).
  3. Submitting a paper to The Maghreb Review will be held to imply that:
    (a) it is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work;
    (b) it has not previously been published in full or in a shorter version, either in print or on the internet;
    (c) it is not under consideration for publication either in full or in a shorter version in any other publication, or in any other language elsewhere;
    (d) it contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, fraudulent, or illegal;
    (e) if the paper is accepted, at least nine months will elapse between publication in The Maghreb Review and re-publication of the paper, or any significant part thereof, in another work;
    (f) the authors will participate in the anonymous peer-review process;
    (g) authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes;
    (h) authors must identify any financial support they have received.
  4. Authors alone are fully responsible for the opinions expressed in their papers.
  5. To reduce editorial processing time the following guidelines should be adhered to:
    Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor, The Maghreb Review, at the address below. They should be received 30 days before going to press and are accepted on the assumption that they are not being considered for publication elsewhere.
    Manuscripts are subjected to an elaborate (and expensive) copyediting and to an anonymous peer-review procedure.
    No major editing is undertaken or published without the author’s approval. The Editor cannot promise to publish all material supplied. Manuscripts, in English or in French, are normally up to 8,000 words. The average is 5,000 words. However, we can consider longer articles up to 20,000 words.
  6. ARTICLES must be typed (two copies), double-spaced on one side only of A4 paper with ample margins for editorial markings. Please retype any page on which complicated corrections have been made. Contributions should be carefully revised, as alterations in print cannot be accepted. Manuscripts should be submitted on virus-free CD-ROM, in Word format. You may also send copy by email in Word format, but articles with Arabic transliterations must also be submitted in hard copy by post showing all accents in place.
  7. BOOK REVIEWS OR REPLIES to articles which The Maghreb Review has published are welcome on the understanding that these have not been submitted for publication elsewhere. The length should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words.
  8. TITLES should clearly and succinctly reflect the contents of the text to assist indexing and information retrieval services.
  9. AUTHOR’S NAME. Since manuscripts are sent out anonymously for evaluation, the author’s name and affiliation should appear only on a separate covering sheet.
  10. ABSTRACTS. An abstract of 150 words describing in general terms contents and conclusions should be provided for each article summarising the essential points.
  11. ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, DIAGRAMS, AND TABLES. A limited number of illustrations can be included. Normally up to four black-and-white may be used in each article. Photographs should have a glossy finish.
       It would assist production of the journal if photographs could be printed 84 mm wide (single column width) or 178 mm wide (double-column width).
       All illustrations, photographs, maps and diagrams should be copied to a CD-ROM (or emailed) in uncompressed TIFF or JPEG formats in individual files. These should be prepared in black-and-white.
       TABLES should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data.
       The figure number and the title of the article should be written on the back of each illustration. The figure number should reflect the order of citation in the text. Captions for all illustrations should be listed on a separate page.
       Authors should indicate in their manuscript the approximate position of text figures. Although every care is taken, no responsibility is assumed by The Maghreb Review for any damage to original works submitted for reproduction.
    (a) Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and placed at the foot of the page.
    (b) References, which should include only the works cited in the text, should be submitted in alphabetical order (with the date in brackets after the name) and placed at the end of the article.
    (c) INTERNET REFERENCES may be out of date by the time articles are published. It can also be difficult, if not impossible, for some readers to access the internet. Therefore such references should be kept to a minimum. Whenever they are cited they should be accompanied by the date of access by the author and the author is responsible for making sure these references are correctly cited.
  13. PROOFS. The Editor corrects all printer’s proofs, therefore no proofs are sent to authors. However, if the author wishes to correct his/her proofs, please inform the Editor when submitting your contribution. The author must return corrected proofs within 10 days of receipt.
    (a) Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, exclusive copyright in the paper shall be assigned to The Maghreb Review. In return for this, 2 copies of The Maghreb Review in which the paper has appeared will be sent to the author. In case of joint authorship, The Maghreb Review will send 1 copy to each contributor.
       When a paper is received the copyright assignment form will be sent to the author and must be filled in and returned to us on receipt. Even if the copyright form is not returned, the full exclusive copyright in the paper remains with The Maghreb Review.
    (b) The Maghreb Review will not put any limitation on the personal freedom of the author to re-publish (translated or not) the paper in other works. However, the author should obtain the written consent of the Editor, and any republished version, either in full or in a shorter form, in any language should mention that the material was originally published in The Maghreb Review, giving volume and page references. This applies also to illustrations, photographs and maps.
    (c) You must not make the contribution available on the internet, or other public network, (including websites such as for free access or download. You may make the abstract available along with mention that the contribution was originally published in The Maghreb Review, giving volume and page reference.
    (d) All requests we receive to reprint all or part of a contribution in another publication will be subject to the author’s approval. All requests received will be sent to the last address of the contributor we have in our file. The author must reply within 20 days of receipt or approval will be assumed.
    (e) The above copyright procedures are aimed only at protecting our authors’ rights and those of the journal.
  15. REMUNERATION. The Maghreb Review does not pay for articles and other contributions.
  16. FEES. The Maghreb Review does not charge authors fees for manuscript processing or publishing.
  17. The Maghreb Review receives no grant or other assistance from any organization. Its survival depends entirely on its subscribers and their recommendations.

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