Submission Guidelines

CALL FOR PAPERS: FALL 2020 ISSUE

 

Khamasin welcomes submissions from undergraduate and graduate students at the American University in Cairo from various disciplines relating to political science and/or broadly concerned with the Middle East and North Africa. This issue’s theme is on the Politics of Pandemics.  Papers that are not on this theme, can also be proposed. 

Submissions should contain both original research and analysis and are subject to a blind peer-review process that maintains the anonymity of authors and reviewers. 

Submissions may come in the following visual and written forms:

  • Research Papers in the range of 4,000–6,000 words 
  • Book Reviews in the range of 1,000 – 2,000 words
  • Political Film and/or Art Reviews in the range of 2,500-3,000 words
  • Roundtables/Interviews in the range of 2,500-3,000 words

Interested authors must submit 1-page proposals in English for submission electronically to the Khamasin Editors Drs. Maye Kassem: mayekasm@aucegypt.edu and Nadine Sika in the department: nadinesika@aucegypt.edu

The deadline for proposals is October 15, 2020, at 5:00 pm Cairo-time. Late submissions are not accepted.

 

Submission Guidelines

Proposals are only considered in Microsoft Word format, along with an email including the paper’s title, the authors’ name, and a 75-word abstract of the intended article.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration must not have been previously published elsewhere including online or as a working paper, in English or any other language.

Text and reference note style should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style. All manuscripts must use footnotes rather than endnotes or in-line citations. 

 

Additional Details on the Submission and Publication Process

In October/November and April/May of each academic year, the Editor will announce a Call for Papers for the Spring and Fall issues of Khamasin respectively.

The Fall Issue of Khamasin is launched in November.  The Spring Issue of Khamasin is launched in May.

Below are the projected deadlines submission, leading to the eventual online publication:

 

Spring Issue

Announcement of Call for Proposals for Spring Issue by: early November (launch of Fall issue)

Deadline for Proposals for Spring Issue due: December

Deadline for Draft one of submissions due: January

Editor review of Draft one of submissions due: February

Deadline for Draft two of submissions due: March 

External review of Draft two of submissions: April

Final Drafts: April

Layout: April/May

Publication: early May

 

Fall Issue

Announcement of Call for Proposals for Fall Issue by: early May (launch of Spring Issue)

Deadline for Proposals for Spring Issue due: June

Deadline for Draft one of submissions due: July

Editor review of Draft one of submissions due: August

Deadline for Draft two of submissions due: September 

External review of Draft two of submissions: October

Final Drafts: October

Layout: October/November

Publication: early November