International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies (IJCIS)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies (IJCIS)

Published Continuous Volume. Est. 2024.
The International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies (IJCIS) is a peer-reviewed, open access publication that includes qualitative research studies that explores Islam across numerous disciplines and fields of study. This scholarly platform seeks to analyze the interplay between Islamic traditions, diverse sociocultural contexts, and the dynamic forces of globalization, technological advancement, political dynamics, and socio-economic changes. The journal’s international context will bring new understandings of Islam by placing it in a contemporary context to understand its meanings for social justice. The journal moves the study of Islam beyond religious studies to include studies that connect it to a wide range of disciplines and fields of studies. It is particularly interested in topics covering the Nation of Islam to include a field of study known as Elijah Muhammad Studies. The journal provides a platform for researchers, academics, and practitioners to contribute original insights, critical analyses, and nuanced perspectives that enrich the scholarly understanding of Islamic studies in the present day.
ISSN: 2998-0658|EISSN: 2998-0666|DOI: 10.4018/IJCIS
The Editor-in-Chief of theInternational Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies (IJCIS)) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the coverage, and the guidelines for submission to IJCIS.


The International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies (IJCIS) publishes qualitative research studies that will contribute to a better understanding of Islam in contemporary times. Its mission is to engender a platform where the multifaceted dimensions of Islam’s interface with the modern world are analyzed. It seeks to facilitate scholarly dialogue that traverses the intricate contours if Islamic though, culture, society, and politics in the modern era. The journal is particularly interested in Nation of Islam studies which will bring together scholars whose work is particularly focused on this movement. The international component of the journal expands the discussion of Islam to include diverse perspectives while simultaneously connecting it to numerous disciplines and fields of study. It moves the study of Islam beyond the academic discipline of religious studies to include areas such as education, leadership, sociology, political science, liberation theology, ethnic studies, hip hop, astronomy, climate justice, health and medicine, physics, among many other areas of study.


Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Africana Islamic Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Climate Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Elijah Muhammad Studies
  • Engineering
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Health and Medicine
  • Hip Hop
  • Leadership
  • Liberation Theology
  • Literature
  • Nation of Islam
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Science and Technology
  • Sociology


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

This journal operates under full Gold Open Access meaning its published contents are 100% open access and the copyright of the published work will stay with the author(s) ((Note: IGI Global open access journal article manuscript publishing offers authors the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article manuscript), and the publisher will provide the published contents free of charge globally (there will no longer be subscription fees or payment of any kind required for individuals and libraries to access and utilize the published contents).

Gold Open Access journals are heavily reliant on Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) payment provided by either the author(s) or his/her/their respective institution or another funding agency, AFTER the article manuscript submission has been through a full double-blind peer review and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. The APC will offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including the digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process, the typesetting, formatting and layout, online hosting, the submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes, third party software (plagiarism checks), editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, communications with authors and reviewers, as well as all promotional support and activities which includes metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents; and the fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors.

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is currently set at $1,300 USD and authors will not be asked to provide payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) until AFTER their manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that there is absolutely NO correlation between the APC (Article Processing Charge) being paid by the author and the results of review process outcomes.

For more information on APCs and Open Access Publishing please visit IGI Global’s open access publishing page here. Researchers who are uncertain where to find funding for OA processing charges can visit IGI Global's Open Access Funding Resources Page. It is recommended to read the following article published by Web of Science, “A researcher’s complete guide to open access papers”.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Abul Pitre
International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies (IJCIS)