Editorial Policies

About The Journal

The Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies (JCSIS) at Qatar University is a peer-reviewed, bilingual, open access journal. It provides a forum for quality research in multidisciplinary classical and contemporary Islamic studies in both Arabic and English from all over the world. Since 1980, JCSIS has established itself as a valuable resource both for scholars and students of Islamic Studies as well as for libraries. JCSIS encourages contributions from all branches of Islamic Studies with a view to deepening historical research on Islam, in both theory and practice, from historical and social-science perspectives since its emergence until modern times. JCSIS bridges East-West researchers and readers and presents up-to-date research.

Aims and Scope

Topics covered include:

  • Quranic and Hadith Studies

  • Islamic Creed and thought

  • Islamic Law

  • Islamic Education

  • Islamic Economics

  • Islamic Manuscripts

  • Islamic Minorities

  • Contemporary Islamic Issues

The journal is international in its coverage and it publishes original and theoretical articles by leading scholars and expert consultants.

Our vision is to reach a diverse readership from the East and West to increase the understanding of Islamic principles throughout the world.

Our values are rooted in compassion and equity. We value the natural world, history and our fellow human beings.


Our purpose is to bring a multidisciplinary approach to researching Islam that reaches and connects with the contemporary world.

Functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Bringing perspectives from around the world that further develop both classical and contemporary Islamic Studies;

  2. Offering an open access journal that reaches a diverse international readership;

  3. Providing a bi-lingual journal, in Arabic and English, that provides opportunities for East-West research and collaboration;

  4. Publishing original high quality scholarly research papers that bring a multidisciplinary perspective to classical and contemporary Islamic studies;

  5. Striving for excellence in publishing refereed academic papers in Islamic Studies, and being ranked amongst the world’s most respected journal publications in databases such as ResearchGate, Scopus, and Web of Science: Clarivate.

Abstracting and Indexing

The Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies (JCSIS) is currently indexed in and abstracted by the: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, Arabic Citation Index (ARCI), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, Crossref, EBSCO Discovery Service, Ulrichs, Arab Citation & Impact Factor (ARCIF by e-Marefa), Al-Mandumah and CORE.

The journal is available on Kudos. To view our journal on Kudos, please click here.

JCSIS is a member of: The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers in USA, & Association of University Presses in USA.

All submissions are screened by iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software.

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Publication Frequency

Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies is published biannually: January and July