The Middle East Journal

The Middle East Journal
Discipline Middle Eastern studies
Language English
Edited by Jacob Passel
Publication details
History 1947-present
Middle East Institute (United States)
Frequency Quarterly
0.605 (2015)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4 (alt Bluebook (alt1  alt2)
NLM (alt MathSciNet (alt Paid subscription required)
ISO 4 Middle East J.
CODEN  JSTOR (alt LCCN (alt)
MIAR  NLM (alt Scopus
ISSN 0026-3141 (print)
1940-3461 (web)
LCCN 48002240
JSTOR 00263141
OCLC no. 1607025

The Middle East Journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Middle East Institute (Washington, D.C.). It was established in 1947[1] and covers research on the modern Middle East, including political, economic, and social developments and historical events in North Africa, the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. Jacob Passel is the current editor.


The Middle East Institute was founded in 1946 to promote the study of the region in a modern, policy-relevant context. From its outset, one of its priorities was "[t]he editing and publishing of an authoritative journal on Middle Eastern affairs."[2] Accordingly, the first issue of the journal appeared in January 1947.

Current Contributors

Jacob Passel is the current editor. The current book review editor is John Calabrese.

The Board of Advisory Editors include:

  • Madawi Al-Rasheed
  • Omar Ashour
  • Henri Barkey
  • Sheila Carapico
  • Michael Collins Dunn
  • Anoush Ehteshami
  • Jean-Pierre Filiu
  • F. Gregory Gause, III
  • Steven Heydemann
  • J. N. C. Hill
  • Frederic C. Hof
  • Marc Lynch
  • J. E. Peterson
  • Michael W. S. Ryan
  • Paul Salem
  • Sabri Sayar谋
  • Samer S. Shehata
  • Robert Springborg
  • G枚n眉l Tol
  • Edward (Ned) Walker
  • Marvin G. Weinbaum[3]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Book Review Index, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences,[4] EBSCO databases, Index Islamicus, International Political Science Abstracts, ProQuest databases, Scopus,[5] and the Social Sciences Citation Index.[4] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 0.605.[6]


  1. ^ Elisabeth Gayon (1985). "Guide documentaire de l'茅tudiant et du chercheur en science politique". In Madeleine Grawitz; Jean Leca (eds.). Trait茅 de science politique (in French). Presses Universitaires de France. p. 305. ISBN 2-13-038858-2.
  2. ^ "Note on the Middle East Institute". The Middle East Journal. 1 (1): 123鈥124. January 1947. JSTOR 4321853.
  3. ^ Dunn, Michael Collins (2018-01-15). "Editor's Note". The Middle East Journal. 72 (1): 8鈥8. doi:10.3751/72.1.1.
  4. ^ a b "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  5. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  6. ^ "Middle East Journal". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.

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