Editorial Policies

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.

Section Policies



  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed


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