The Middle East Journal

The Middle East Journal
The Middle East Journal (cover) – Winter 2008.jpg
DisciplineMiddle Eastern studies
Edited byJacob Passel
Publication details
Middle East Institute (United States)
0.605 (2015)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Middle East J.
ISSN0026-3141 (print)
1940-3461 (web)
OCLC no.1607025
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The Middle East Journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Middle East Institute (Washington, D.C.). It was established in 1947[1] and covers research on the modern Middle East, including political, economic, and social developments and historical events in North Africa, the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. Jacob Passel is the current editor.


The Middle East Institute was founded in 1946 to promote the study of the region in a modern, policy-relevant context. From its outset, one of its priorities was "[t]he editing and publishing of an authoritative journal on Middle Eastern affairs."[2] Accordingly, the first issue of the journal appeared in January 1947.

Current Contributors

Jacob Passel is the current editor. The current Book Review Editor is John Calabrese.

The Board of Advisory Editors include:

  • Madawi Al-Rasheed
  • Omar Ashour
  • Henri Barkey
  • Sheila Carapico
  • Michael Collins Dunn
  • Anoush Ehteshami
  • Jean-Pierre Filiu
  • F. Gregory Gause, III
  • Michael M. Gunter
  • Steven Heydemann
  • J. N. C. Hill
  • Frederic C. Hof
  • Marc Lynch
  • J. E. Peterson
  • Michael W. S. Ryan
  • Sabri Sayarı
  • Samer S. Shehata
  • Gareth Stansfield
  • Robert Springborg
  • Gönül Tol
  • Edward (Ned) Walker
  • Marvin G. Weinbaum[3]
  • Paul Salem
  • Ross Harrison

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Book Review Index, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences,[4] EBSCO databases, Index Islamicus, International Political Science Abstracts, ProQuest databases, Scopus,[5] and the Social Sciences Citation Index.[4] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 0.605.[6]


  1. ^ Elisabeth Gayon (1985). "Guide documentaire de l'étudiant et du chercheur en science politique". In Madeleine Grawitz [in French]; Jean Leca [in French] (eds.). Traité de science politique (in French). Presses Universitaires de France. p. 305. ISBN 2-13-038858-2.
  2. ^ "Note on the Middle East Institute". The Middle East Journal. 1 (1): 123–124. January 1947. JSTOR 4321853.
  3. ^ Dunn, Michael Collins (2018-01-15). "Editor's Note". The Middle East Journal. 72 (1): 8. doi:10.3751/72.1.1.
  4. ^ a b "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  5. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  6. ^ "Middle East Journal". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.

External links

  • Official website
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