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Contemporary Review of the Middle East

Contemporary Review of the Middle East


Editor
P R Kumaraswamy Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India


eISSN: 23490055 | ISSN: 23477989 | Current volume: 5 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Call for Papers

Following would be the contents of the journal:

• Six-eight research articles
• Four-six book reviews
• Listing of recently-published books
• Oral history segment
• Election Watch, which will assess one of the recent elections in the region
• One thematic issue a year. This could be proceedings of an annual conference or a stand-alone special issue
• The Special Issue of the Journal will be published as an edited volume

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Contemporary Review of the Middle East, peer-reviewed flagship journal from the Middle East Institute, New Delhi seeks to publish original research articles that analyse contemporary Middle Eastern developments in the fields of security, politics, economy and culture. Though the Journal’s primary focus would be on contemporary developments, it would consider persuasive contributions on the region’s contemporary diplomatic and international histories that have evident bearings on the present.

Book Review and Oral History Editor
Sima Baidya Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Associate Editor
Md Muddassir Quamar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India
Editorial Adisory Board
A K Ramakrishnan Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Arvind Gupta Vivekananda International Foundation, India
Aswini Mahopatra Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Avner Cohen Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
C Uday Bhaskar Society for Policy Studies, India
Efraim Inbar Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, Israel
Faisal O Al-Rfouh University of Jordan, Jordan
Girijesh Pant Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Gulshan Dietl Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, India
Hayat Alvi Naval War College, US
Hussein Solomon Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Irene Eber Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Joseph Kéchichian King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
Koichiro Tanaka Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Moonis Ahmar University of Karachi, Pakistan
Rajendra Abhyankar Kunzru Centre for Defence Studies and Research, India
Robert O Freedman Baltimore Hebrew University, US, USA
Samina Yasmeen University of Western Australia, Australia
Sean Foley Middle Tennessee State University, US, USA
Shireen T Hunter Georgetown University, USA
Yitzhak Shikhor Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Contemporary Review of the Middle East (MES/CME)

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below, then submit your manuscript in soft copy (MS Word) as an attachment to journal.mei.nd@gmail.com Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Contemporary Review of the Middle East will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    1.2 Article types

    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    2.2 Authorship

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    2.4 Funding

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    4.3 Supplementary material

    4.4 Reference style

    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    6.2 Online First publication

    6.3 Access to your published article

    6.4 Promoting your article

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Contemporary Review of the Middle East, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope .

    1.2 Article types

    Full-fledged papers may be of 5,000 to 8,000 words. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords. Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). All Figures and Tables must be cited in the text. Caption and Source details for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions. Figures and tables should be provided in editable format. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor).

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies
     

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Contemporary Review of the Middle East is a peer-reviewed journal which follows a doubly blinded review process.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.]

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Contemporary Review of the Middle East requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Contemporary Review of the Middle East encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies
     

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Contemporary Review of the Middle East and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Contemporary Review of the Middle East offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Contemporary Review of the Middle East adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file [OR] the SAGE Vancouver EndNote output file

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Manuscripts should be submitted in soft copy in MS Word as an attachment journal.mei.nd@gmail.com

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           
     

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos. 

    7. Further information
     

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Contemporary Review of the Middle East editorial office as follows:

    Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar, Ph.D.
    Associate Editor

    Contemporary Review of the Middle East

    http://cme.sagepub.com/

    Mobile: +91 8826917240

    E-mail: journal.mei.nd@gmail.com

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