The Journal of Education in Muslim Societies (JEMS), is a bi-annual, peer reviewed journal published in partnership with the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Indiana University Press. JEMS encourages work on a wide range of topics pertinent to the education sector including but not limited to pedagogies, teacher practices, leadership, and policy as it relates to the conditions and status of education in Muslim societies and communities. The guiding premise of the Journal is that education serves more than just the acquisition of knowledge and skills but the enhancement of the holistic aspects of individuals and societies. JEMS seeks manuscripts in subject areas such as comparative education, youth and youth development, curriculum reform, early childhood education, higher education, as well as others. The journal has no disciplinary or methodological bias.

All manuscripts are subjected to a double-blind peer-review process prior to acceptance and publication.

Content of the journal can be read on Scopus, Project Muse, JSTOR, and can be subscribed to here.

A Call for Papers


The Co-Editors of JEMS are soliciting contributions for the above special issue to be published in November 2025.  The topics of the special issue can be broad and can address various aspects of women’s scholarship in education in the Arab and Muslim world. Nevertheless, this special issue is not about religious education or religious studies and interpretations but about the role of women and their research, publications, and engagement in the above topics.

Vol. 5 No. 2 (2024): Journal of Education in Muslim Societies

Published: 2024-04-30


ilham Nasser, Nuraan Davids
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