Peer Review Policy for the Portal

All special collections that scholars propose on the SHARIAsource portal is peer reviewed. Click here to propose a collection or a series of primary-source contributions.

Review Policy for the Blog

All content on the Islamic Law Blog is reviewed by a team of staff editors, and more complex/in-depth pieces are sent out for peer review. The expressions of editors and contributors, whether in writing or otherwise, are their own and may not reflect the views of SHARIAsource.

Becoming an Editor or Contributor

Editors who contribute to the SHARIAsource Portal are selected on the basis of their expertise. Each has advanced degrees in Islamic law or other topics relevant to Islamic legal studies and excellent standing in their fields. Editors gather primary sources and provide basic commentary about them on the portal. Contributors, as opposed to editors, are typically invited guests who contribute posts and are vetted through a process of peer review, and/or guided by an editor. Acceptance and publication of solicited and unsolicited contributions is at the sole discretion of SHARIAsource. Proposals can be submitted here.

Editors who contribute to the Islamic Law Blog are typically invited, on the basis of their expertise. Each has advanced degrees in Islamic law or other topics relevant to Islamic legal studies and excellent standing in their fields. Contributors to the blog are invited and contribute posts to a thematic roundtable organized by our blog. Student Editors contribute posts in the Islamic Law course or participation  in the SHARIAsoruce Lab, engaged in deep into a subject of their choice based on new or historical cases, fatwās, or other sources of law. Staff / Research Editors contribute commentaries on recent publications, Islamic law primary sources, current events, roundtables, and more.

Submission and review policies for our Journal of Islamic Law and Harvard Series in Islamic Law book series can be found on their websites.