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[Updated] CILE’s New Peer-Reviewed Journal of Islamic Ethics: Call for Papers and Thematic Issues

Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE)

In April 2016, Dr. Khaled Letaief, Provost of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Dr. Tariq Ramadan, the Executive Director of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), College of Islamic Studies (CIS), and Mr. Herman Pabbruwe, the CEO of publishing house “Brill”, signed a contract for their collaboration on the new refereed Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE). The new journal will be published by Brill, both online and in print and its content will be available, free of charge, in Open Access via Brill Open. The project is sponsored by Qatar Foundation.


From left to right: Dr Tariq Ramadan, Mr Herman Pabbruwe, Dr Khaled Letaief


Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE) is meant to be an international podium for high-quality academic research which improves knowledge of the emerging field of Islamic Ethics. The focus of the journal is on the ethical approaches embedded in Islamic philosophy, theology, mysticism and jurisprudence as well as Islamic civilization in general, and, more particularly, on the principles and methods (to be) followed in applying these approaches to various sectors of contemporary social life. The fields include, among others, Arts, Bioethics, Economics, Education, Environment, Gender, Media, Methodology, Migration & Human Rights, Politics and Psychology.


Call for Papers and Thematic Issues


On this occasion, CILE is pleased to invite interested academic researchers to submit their contributions to the journal. JIE is open to academic researchers working in different disciplines with a keen interest in making seminal contributions to the fields listed above. The journal welcomes all voices, regardless of their specific positions or backgrounds, as long as they fit within the scope of the journal and successfully undergo the double-blind peer-review process.

In addition to individual articles, JIE also welcomes proposals for thematic issues/sections dedicated to distinct ethical issues. For thematic issues/sections, applicants should submit a full proposal including (a) an overview of the thematic issue, (b) abstracts (max. 150 words each) of all papers to be included in the issue, (c) Short Bios of the involved authors (max. 50 words each).

All submissions should be sent to the JIE’s email address. Before sending your submission, please read carefully the attached Instructions for Authors.

Please note that any submissions which do not comply with these instructions or sent to any other e-mail will not be considered.




  • For the Instructions for Authors, please read this.
  • For the Reviewers’ Guidelines, please read this
  • For the Press Release made by Brill about the journal, please visit this link


Last Updated Instructions and Guidelines: December 2016

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