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What is Riḥla?
Riḥla, the Arabic word for “journey,” is the academic journal published yearly by the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and the MA in Middle East Studies (MAMES) program at Tel Aviv University.

Riḥla publishes articles about the recent history and politics of the Middle East and North Africa and seeks to promote and disseminate the work of young scholars and graduate students with firsthand knowledge of the region's cultures and languages.

Each issue will include academic articles, personal travel essays, and photographs inspired by contemporary events in the Middle East and North Africa. It will also feature the two essays selected as the winner and runner-up of the MAMES Workshop Essay Contest.

The editors of Riḥla now welcome submissions of scholarly articles, travel essays, and photographs from young academics and graduate students from any and all countries.

Submission Deadline: DECEMBER 1, 2015
Editorial Board: Prof. Uzi Rabi, Dr. Paul Rivlin, Dr. Esther Webman
Co-Editor: Heidi Basch-Harod


Scholarly Articles
The editors of Riḥla welcome article submissions from all disciplines on any topic inspired by contemporary events in the Middle East and North Africa.

  1. Be written in ENGLISH
  2. Not exceed 3,000 words
  3. Follow the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) transliteration guidelines
  4. Include footnotes formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style
  5. Include a brief abstract of the article and author bio
Personal Travel Essays
The editors of Riḥla welcome submissions of short essays, in ENGLISH, inspired by the author's time living, studying, and/or traveling in the Middle East, not to exceed 800 words.  We currently do not accept works of fiction or poetry.

The editors of Riḥla welcome submissions of photographs.  Authors may submit photos to accompany a prospective article or to serve as a stand-alone image to be included in the journal or as its cover. We also welcome submissions of groups of photographs to be considered for publication as a photo essay.
  1. Image Resolution: Larger than 1024 x 768
  2. Images should be PERSONAL photographs, taken by the individual submitting, of people, places, and events in the Middle East
  3. Photo essays should be comprised of at least 6 images but no more than 10
  4. For each image provide a descriptive title and information on where, when, and by whom the photo was taken

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