Submissions for Rowaq Arabi


Journal’s Topics

Rowaq Arabi is a blind peer reviewed  journal issued by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS). It is a platform for researchers and rights advocates that offers in-depth discussions and analyses of human rights policies and developments in the Middle East and North Africa, utilizing approaches drawn from the social sciences, humanities, and law. The journal publishes contributions on themes including but not limited to:

Published Content

Publishing Process

Peer Review Process

The journal of Rowaq Arabi is committed to the peer-review integrity of the submitted research articles and the highest possible editorial practices of research publishing. Rowaq Arabi is also committed to a double-blind peer reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and the author(s) are always concealed from both parties. Initially, when a study has been assessed for suitability by the editorial team, it will then be peer-reviewed by two anonymous referees, who will produce two separate reports. These reports will be passed to the author(s) through the editor, as they will include one of the following decisions:

Once a study is approved by the peer reviewers for publishing, the author should be able to address comments in the received report in a period of 1-4 weeks in coordination with the editor.

Writing and Formatting

All authors submitting manuscripts, regardless of format, must comply with the following writing and formatting rules. A submitted manuscript that doesn’t follow these rules won’t be considered for the initial editorial phase, regardless of the high quality of the content or the status of the author:

Book by one author
Abdelrahman, Maha (2015) Egypt’s Long Revolution: Protest Movements and Uprisings (New York: Routledge).

Book by more than one author
Ratta, Donatella Della, Naomi Sakr, and Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen (2015) Arab Media Moguls (London: I.B. Tauris).

Book by institution without author name
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991) Future of Egyptians in the Diaspora (Cairo: al-Amiriyah).

Chapter in edited book
Richter, Carola, and Bettina Gräf (2015) ‘The Political Economy of Media: An Introduction’, in Nadja-Christina Schneider and Carola Richter (eds.) New Media Configurations and Socio-Cultural Dynamics in Asia and the Arab World (London: Bloomsbury).

Article in Academic Journal
Zemni, Sami, Brecht De Smet, and Koenraad Bogaert (2013) ‘Luxemburg on Tahrir Square: Reading the Arab Revolutions with Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike’, Antipode 45 (4), pp. 888-907.

Online Source
Al-Gallad, Magdy (2009) ‘Al-Ḥayāh ʿalā Aktāf Gamāl Mubārak’ [Life on the Shoulders of Gamal Mubarak], Al-Masry Al-Youm, 8 July, accessed 23 November 2018,

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