The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (BJMES) is published five times a year and is currently under the editorship of Dr Lloyd Ridgeon of the University of Glasgow. Founded in 1974 as the BRISMES Bulletin, BJMES assumed its present title in 1991 reflecting its growth into a fully-fledged scholarly journal.
The BJMES Editorial Board aims to maintain a balance in the journal’s coverage between the modern social sciences and the more traditional disciplines associated with Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Scholarly contributions are welcomed on all aspects of the Middle East from the end of classical antiquity and the rise of Islam to the present day.
Articles on the language, literature, history, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, philosophy and the religions and cultures of the region are encouraged. BJMES also includes a review section covering publications on all subjects connected with the Middle East. This incorporates a wide range of reference and bibliographical material seldom reviewed elsewhere.