The Journal of Islamic Manuscripts was launched in 2010 in collaboration with Brill Academic Publishers. Two issues are published per year. Individual membership of the Islamic Manuscript Association includes subscription to the journal (print edition) and free delivery.

The Journal of Islamic Manuscripts explores the crucial importance of the handwritten book in the Muslim world. It is concerned with the written transmission of knowledge, the numerous varieties of Islamic book culture and the materials and techniques of bookmaking, namely codicology.

It also considers activities related to the care and management of Islamic manuscript collections, including cataloguing, conservation and digitization. It is the journal’s ambition to provide students and scholars, librarians and collectors – in short, everyone who is interested in Islamic manuscripts – with a professional journal and functional platform of their own.

We welcome contributions in Arabic, English, and French on codicology, textual studies, manuscript collections and collection care and management. Papers will be peer-reviewed to maintain a high scholarly level.

For enquiries and submission of articles for the Journal please see Brill’s guidelines, or contact the editor, Prof. Jan Just Witkam.

Index of articles

(most recent first)

Volume 3, Issue 2, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2012

Volume 2, Issue 2, 2011

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2011

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010

Index of Articles (downloadable PDFs)