Submission Guidelines

CALL FOR PAPERS: SPRING 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.

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 2,500-3,000 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 Editor in the department: shourideh.molavi@aucegypt.edu

The deadline for Proposals in the Spring 2020 issue is January 31st, 2020 at 5:00pm 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 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 1 of submissions due: January

Editor review of Draft 1 of submissions due: February

Deadline for Draft 2 of submissions due: March 

External review of Draft 2 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 1 of submissions due: July

Editor review of Draft 1 of submissions due: August

Deadline for Draft 2 of submissions due: September 

External review of Draft 2 of submissions: October

Final Drafts: October

Layout: October/November

Publication: early November