Notes to Contributors

Iranian Studies is a peer reviewed journal of history, literature, culture and society, covering everywhere with a Persian or Iranian legacy, especially Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, the Caucasus and northern India.
In general, articles should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length, including notes.


Please read theguide for ScholarOne authorsbefore making a submission.

If an author cannot submit online, a submission may be sent to:

Ali Gheissari
Editor-in-Chief, Iranian Studies
Department of History, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492, USA (E-mail:

Book reviews and books for review. Publishers are asked to check with the appropriate book review editor before sending a copy for review. As a rule, the book review editors assign books for review. Anyone who wishes to write a review, please check with the appropriate book reveiw editor rather than sending an unsolicited review.

Domenico Ingenito (Classical Literature), Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NEC), UCLA, 415 Portola Plaza,Box 378 Kaplan Hall, Los Angeles CA 90095 (Email:
Arash Khazeni (History)-Department of History, Pomona College, 550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont CA 91711, USA  (Email:
Rivanne Sandler (Literature and Culture) - Dept. of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, 4 Bancroft Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1, Canada. (Email:
Nahid Siamdoust (Social Sciences), Yale MacMillan Center, Council on Middle East Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 USA (Email:

Publishers are asked to check with the journal editor or the appropriate book review editor before sending a book for review.

Book reviews should follow the guidelines for articles.