Focus and Scope

The Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (JIQSA) is a peer-reviewed annual journal published by Lockwood Press on behalf of the International Qur’anic Studies Association, a nonprofit learned society for scholars of the Qurʾān. JIQSA welcomes article submissions that explore the Qurʾān’s origins in the religious, cultural, social, and political contexts of Late Antiquity; its connections to various literary precursors, especially the scriptural and parascriptural traditions of older religious communities; the historical reception of the Qurʾān in the West; the hermeneutics and methodology of qurʾānic exegesis and translation (both traditional and modern); the transmission and evolution of the textus receptus; Qurʾān manuscripts and material culture; and the application of various literary and philological modes of investigation into qurʾānic style, compositional structure, and rhetoric.

Mission Statement

The Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (JIQSA) is a peer-reviewed annual journal devoted to the scholarly study of the Qur’an. Our goals are to

  • Publish scholarship of high technical quality on the Qur’an, discussing its historical context; its relationship to other religious text traditions; and its literary, material, and cultural reception.
  • Cultivate Qur’anic Studies as a growing field with a distinctive identity and focus, while acknowledging relevant linkages to the study of the Bible as well as Islamic tradition, including tafsīr.
  • Facilitate crucial conversations about the state of the field in Qur’anic Studies and the future of the discipline.
  • Connect diverse scholarly communities from around the world on issues of common concern in the study of the Qur’an.