Call for Manuscript Submission – Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS)

Call for Submissions

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a private non-profit, academic institute headquartered in Virginia, USA is calling for book-length manuscripts to be published by IIIT or jointly with Indiana University Press under its newly launched Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS) book series.

For the past four decades, IIIT has published over 600 peer-reviewed titles that contribute to intellectual development in the nexus of Islamic thought, social sciences, and educational research. AEMS is an initiative that focuses on Muslim societies and communities, in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, leadership and governance, policy, and evaluation and assessment. Our first book on hope in education is already underway and contains contributions by esteemed experts in education.

Manuscript Submission

Centered on transformative education, AEMS invites authors with research interests in education and expertise in socio-emotional and value-based education to submit proposals for book-length manuscripts.

Topics may address concepts that are critical for learning such as empathy, forgiveness, community mindedness, resilience and others that promote the wellbeing of Muslim learners in prek-12 and higher education. Also welcomed are manuscripts that address curriculum reform, policy implications and leadership initiatives on these topics.

How to Apply

Manuscripts should be original, in English, and be complete or near completion, including dissertations in the final stages of study. Interested applicants should submit the following documents to

  1. Title and brief description of proposed book, including research methods, literature review, relevance of content to AEMS’ vision, and a bibliography (3-5 pages).
  2. Table of contents and/or chapter outlines including a sample chapter.
  3. Author CV and titles of previous publications (if any).
  4. Details of any additional contributing authors.

If accepted, authors will be required to send a complete manuscript. All manuscripts are subject to a rigorous double blind peer-review process and editorial screening prior to acceptance and publication.

Note, financial support could be provided to authors near completion of their research study in the areas listed above.

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