We welcome submissions and pitches to the Policy or Research section of the journal, according to the theme announced by the current call for papers. We also encourage submissions to our soon-to-be new-and-improved OMER blog on any topic related to the Middle East and North Africa. Please read the below instructions and information in full.

Please send submissions or pitches to us via e-mail:

Questions can be sent to:

Journal submission guidelines:
Article submissions for our annual review must include the following:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Institutional affiliation/Occupation
  • Article title
  • Abstract (no longer than 200 words).
  • Section preference
    • Denote either Policy/Research section for the main issue
    • If you are interested in submitting to the OMER blog, please specify “blog submission”

Article formatting:

  • Microsoft Word (or similar word processing) file format
  • Word count
    Up to 2,000 words for Policy submissions; 7,500-10,000 words for Research submissions. This includes references, in footnotes, but not the full bibliography. 
  • References
    Footnote referencing and full bibliography. Chicago’s ‘notes and bibliography’ style preferred.
  • Style
    The Chicago Manual of Style. Please use the American convention for quotation marks, i.e. primarily double quotation (“) and single (‘) for any quotes within quotes.

Incomplete article submissions may not be considered. Submitted work will initially be assessed by members of the editorial board. If successful at this stage, the article will be reviewed by a peer. A section editor will be in touch with authors during the review process.

Fine print
Please note that by submitting a piece to Oxford Middle East Review you consent to the editors sharing your submission with other members of the editorial board and any academic fellows in appropriate fields for the sole purpose of review, editing, and quality control. Please note also that if your submission is selected for print you consent to the editors publishing your article publicly in a format chosen by the editors.

Oxford Middle East Review is an independent project and publication. The views expressed are the responsibility of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or the senior members.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.