Instructions for Contributors


Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs remains the only journal in the world committed to scholarly and systematic study of Muslim minority communities living in non-Muslim societies. Our focus is on studying the social, economic, political and demographic situation of these communities, and our interest extends to include the situation of non-Muslim communities living in Muslim societies, with the objective of widening our understanding of the minority experience.

Starting from Volume 25, 2005, JMMA is published three times a year in April, August and December. It welcomes submissions of previously unpublished research articles and book reviews from all interested scholars and students of minority affairs. To further the intellectual discourse, JMMA invites comments on articles in preceding issues as well as information, announcements and reports on current events relevant to the minority experience, for which space is provided under the Spectrum section.

JMMA is a refereed journal and acceptance of full-length articles for publication is subject to peer-review. All manuscripts should be submitted in two hard copies, typed and double-spaced.

Electronic Submissions. Authors should send the final, revised version of their articles in electronic form as Microsoft Word e-mail attachments. It is essential that the hard copy (paper) version exactly matches the version sent by e-mail. Please print out the hard copy from the attachment you are sending and submit two copies to the journal’s editorial office in London.

Articles submitted for consideration of publication must not have been previously published in English or in any other language, and must not have been submitted simultaneously to any other journal for consideration of publication. Upon publication, authors will receive fifty off-prints and one copy of the issue in which it appears. Additional off-prints may be ordered from the publishers, Carfax Publishing, Taylor and Francis Ltd., Customer Services Department, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, Hants RG24 8PR, UK.

Style of References

No bibliographical references should be inserted within the text. They should be included under NOTES and numbered consecutively and grouped together at the end of the article after proper referencing throughout the text. The style of citation in Notes should be as follows:

For books:

M. Ali Kettani, Muslim Minorities in the World Today, London: Mansell Publishing, 1986.

For chapters:

W. S. Vucinic, “Islam in the Balkans”, in Religion in the Middle East, ed. A. J. Arberry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969, pp. 162-189.

For articles:

Raymond Scupin, “The Socio-Economic Status of Muslims in Central and North Thailand”, Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 2, Winter 1981, pp. 1-16.

When references to the same work follow without interruption use ibid. and when interrupted by other notes use author’s first initial and last name, short form of the title, and op. cit. For further information consult the Chicago Manual of Style. For Arabic, Persian, Turkish or Urdu transliteration, follow the Library of Congress Style.


Tables, maps and diagrams should be numbered consecutively and placed appropriately within the text, or placed in an appendix at the end of the article after the Notes.

The Editors reserve the right to make editorial revisions. However, no major changes will be made without the author’s approval, at which stage authors will be expected to return the revised manuscript promptly.


Books for Review

Publishers are invited to submit books as well as journals for consideration of review. These may be sent to: The Review Editor, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 46 Goodge Street, London W1T 4LU, United Kingdom.


Early Electronic Off-Prints

Corresponding authors can now receive their article by e-mail as a complete PDF. This allows the author to print up to 50 copies, free of charge, and disseminate them to colleagues. In many cases this facility will be available up to two weeks prior to publication. Or, alternatively, corresponding authors will receive the traditional 50 off-prints. A copy of the journal will be sent by post to all corresponding authors after publication. Additional copies of the journal can be purchased at the author’s preferential rate of 15.00/$25.00 per copy.


It is a condition of publication that authors vest copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without prior permission from Taylor & Francis, provided that acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication, and that Taylor & Francis is notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorized. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.



Please address your submissions to:

Editor, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

46 Goodge Street, London, W1T 4LU, U.K.

Tel. /Fax: (44-207) 636-6740

Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs is registered in the U. K. as Charity No. 288143

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