Fall 2014/Winter 2015 call for submissions:

submit your work by January 3, 2015 at

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are accepted twice during the year for the fall/winter and spring/summer editions from graduate students at The Fletcher School and other institutions. Articles may cover a wide range of topics and sub-regions related to Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilizations. We encourage cross-cutting articles covering subjects such as business, finance, and law. We accept academic articles, op-eds/policy pieces, and book reviews. In-depth, academic articles range from 3,000 to 5,000 words and should be cited meticulously according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Op-eds/policy pieces range from 800 to 2,000 words and should have a narrow focus using concrete examples to offer recommendations about contemporary policies. Book reviews should offer well-researched critiques of recently released books dealing with the region.

Submission review process

Each article submitted to Al Nakhlah is reviewed by the editorial board, all of whom are graduate students enrolled at The Fletcher School. Articles are judged based on relevance, quality of research, originality, and prose. The editor-in-chief, in consultation with the editorial board, hold final authority for inviting authors to publish with the journal. The editorial board assumes no obligation regarding final publication.

All contributions must be submitted electronically via email to We look forward to receiving your submission!