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Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2014

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Al-ʽArabiyya, the journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, welcomes scholarly and pedagogical articles, and book reviews that contribute to the advancement of study, criticism, research, and teaching in the fields of Arabic language, linguistics, and literature. We also consider responses and comments on articles published in previous issues.

To be considered for the next issue, submissions are due August 15, by 8:00PM EST. We consider submissions year round and we may accept a submission for the following issue if received after August 15. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Please address correspondence regarding submissions to:

Karin C. Ryding, editor
Al-Arabiyya Journal
c/o Georgetown University Press
3240 Prospect St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

General guidelines
Authors are encouraged to present an original, scholarly contribution, a perceptive restructuring of existing knowledge, or a discussion of an idea with information and references on how to learn more about the topic. Previously published pieces or those being considered for publication elsewhere should not be submitted.

The journal welcomes translations and bibliographies, provided they meet Al-ʽArabiyya guidelines.

Book reviews are 500-1,000 words in length, and are commissioned by the book review editor. To propose a review, please contact the book review editor, Gregory Bell, directly: Reviews of current and recently published textbooks are particularly welcome. The journal also considers review articles, which are approximately 1,500 words in length, double spaced. Review articles treat a major work or works in the field as judged by the editor and the book review editor. Please propose a review article to the book review editor or the editor prior to submission.

Submission procedures
The length of articles should be appropriate to the material treated and should not exceed 7,000 words (no more than 25 pp. in Times New Roman, 12 pt., double spaced).

Articles with examples in transliterated/transcribed Arabic must use Doulos SIL (available free: for those transcriptions/transliterations. It is acceptable to include appropriate tables, figures, and illustrations but, upon acceptance, it is the author's responsibility to provide high-resolution, digital versions of each, as well as permission (if necessary) for their use. The journal follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and submissions should, too. Articles in Arabic will be considered and must be submitted using SIL's Scheherazade font (available free:

Submissions are only accepted by email attachment. Please attach both a PDF version and an original MS Word document. Number all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner. Include an abstract in English of approximately 100 to 150 words at the beginning of the article.

To aid the blind review process: Remove author's name and identifying remarks from the article. Include a cover sheet with: author's name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, academic affiliation, and title of the article. For submissions with multiple authors, include all authors' information on the cover sheet.

Articles will not be returned to contributors.