Digest of Middle East Studies

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Edited By: Professor Mohammed M. Aman

Online ISSN: 1949-3606

Author Guidelines

DOMES (Digest of Middle East Studies) is a biennial refereed journal published in English by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO). DOMES  is devoted to research articles and reviews of topics concerning the Middle East. This encompasses Islam, the Arab countries, Israel, and those countries traditionally referred to as the Near East, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. DOMES is intended for individuals, libraries, research centers, corporations and government offices with interests in the Middle East. The roster of authors and reviewers represents specialists from different religious, political, and subject backgrounds.

DOMES seeks original papers, survey articles, and book reviews that fall within its scope. Single or multiple authorship articles submitted to DOMES should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in other media. If another version of the article is under consideration by another publication, or has been, or will be published elsewhere, author(s) should clearly indicate this at the time of submission. Papers must be in English and in no longer than 15,000 words, including 200 word abstract, reference section, and completed footnotes.

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style guide used for citations, notes, references, and tables. Manuscripts not in proper format will be returned for correction. Authors are requested to pay particular attention to making citations in notes and references complete and accurate. Notes are not used for citation purposes, but for substantive comments. They should be identified by consecutive number in the text and grouped at the end of the text before the References. References follow the main body of the text and should appear in alphabetical order by first author's surname.

For a quick reference on APA style, visit the Web site: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.

Examples of basic reference formats:

Journal Article:
Ben-Meir, A. (2010). The Arab peace initiative: Now or never. Digest of Middle East Studies, 19, 228–233.

Authored Book:
Chittister, J., Chishti, M. S. S., & Waskow, A. (2006). The tent of Abraham: Stories of hope and peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Boston: Beacon Press.

Chapter in an Edited Book:
Durkee, A. N. (2001). Thoughts on some possibilities for Muslim-Jewish dialogue. In C. Selengut (Ed.), Jewish-Muslim encounters: History, philosophy, and culture (pp. 197–210). St. Paul, MN: Paragon House.

Online source:
Knickmeyer, E. (2010, November). The privateers of Yemen. Foreign Policy. Retrieved from http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/11/16/the_privateers_of_yemen.

Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/domes where instructions and support are available on the site. A user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit to the site. Additional support is available by phone (+1 434 817 2040 ext. 167), e-mail (support@scholarone.com) or at http://mcv3support.custhelp.com. If you cannot submit online, please contact the Editorial Office by email at aman@uwm.edu.

Pre-submission English-language Editing
If you
are not a native English speaker, we strongly recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission.  A list of companies that will edit your manuscript for a fee can be found here: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp.  Professional editing is not compulsory, but will mean that reviewers are better able to read and assess your manuscript.  Use of one of these companies does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication in this journal.

Wiley-Blackwell Author Services
Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Copyright Agreement and OnlineOpen
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. More information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy can be found here.

Prof. Mohammed M. Aman, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Associate Editor
Mary Jo Aman, MS

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