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Call for Papers: “Reframing Islam in Southeast Asia”

This Special Issue of the journal Religions “Reframing Islam in Southeast Asia” (guest editor: Dr. Chiara Formichi, Cornell University) is open for submission.

The history of Islam in Southeast Asia has been traditionally narrated as one derivative of the Middle Eastern experience and, oftentimes, as a reality that largely belongs to the majority areas of the Indo-Malay sphere.

This Special Issue of the journal Religions, “Reframing Islam in Southeast Asia”, intends to challenge these narratives, problematizing both the way Muslim Southeast Asia has been defined as a region, and how the category of “Islam” has been deployed in that context, harnessed to the dichotomies of core/periphery, authenticity/syncretism, local/foreign, ethnicity/religion, and majority/minority.

Abstracts are invited from authors working in all disciplines and all areas of Southeast Asia, although the editors are particularly interested in contributions addressing: the intersection of Islam and the arts; Islam and gender; borderland communities; transnational and Intra-Asian connections; comparative studies within the region; and studies of Islam beyond Southeast Asia’s “Islamic arc”.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.  Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charges (APCs) of 550 CHF (Swiss Francs) per published paper are fully funded by institutions through the Knowledge Unlatched initiative, resulting in no direct charge to authors. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2019

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