About the Journal

About the Journal:

Acta Islamica is a biannual research journal of the department of Islamic Studies, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, Dir Upper. Its issues are published in June and December each year. The research articles published in Acta Islamica encompass all branches of Islamic Studies both in isolation as well as in collaboration with other disciplines. This trilingual journal accepts scholarly research articles in Arabic, Urdu and English from national and international academia. This open-access journal is approved by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan in “Y” category and we are looking forward to promote it to “X” category. It strictly follows the policy of blind peer review by one national and one international expert reviewers. This OGS adopted journal is indexed by various national and international indexing agencies including Crossref, Islamic Research Index (IRI), Almanhal etc. Research articles related to contemporary issues with reference to Islamic Studies and its solutions are encouraged.          

Objectives & Scope:

Acta-Islamica aims to promote and welcomes scholarly researches in all branches of Islamic Studies and believes in quality, authentic and original research work.

The fields of research include but not limited to Islamic Thought and Civilization, Social and Natural Sciences in Islamic or religious perspective, Islamic, Oriental and Occidental Studies, Comparative Religions and Civilizations as well as contemporary issues that interface with Islam in the current geopolitical environment. Specified fields are Qur’anic Studies, Hadith, Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Law, Islamic History and Society, Islamic Thought and Literature, Islam and Peace, Islamic Civilization, Muslim Societies, Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Indo-Islamic Civilization, Oriental and Occidental Studies in the context of Islam and Muslims, Comparative Religions, Conflict of Modernity and Tradition, contemporary issues like growing Islamophobia, Critical Muslim Studies, Anthropology of Islam, Postcolonial Studies and Muslims etc. 

Acta-Islamica welcomes faculty members from various universities nationally & internationally, as well as freelancer researchers to publish their scholarly research articles related to Islamic and Religious studies.

Acta-Islamica publishes manuscripts and articles after double blind peer review process, which is carried out by leading reviewers (one national and one international) in the field of Islamic & Religious Studies.

Peer Review Process:

Acta-Islamica adopts double blind peer review process which means that both reviewers’ and authors’ identities are concealed from each other. Research articles submitted for publication in the journal are first screened by the editorial board which may reject manuscripts without further review if they do not meet the minimum criteria of the journal. At the next stage the manuscripts are subjected to double blind peer review by at least one national and one international experts of the field.