Focus and Scope


The Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society (JMPCS), is a bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal published by the Center on Muslim Philanthropy in partnership with Indiana University Press, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. JMPCS seeks original academic research examining the broad scope of Muslim philanthropy and civil society. This peer reviewed online academic journal will publish research related to Muslim nonprofit, philanthropic and voluntary action. The terms “Muslim” and “philanthropy” are defined broadly to be inclusive of cutting-edge research from across the world and disciplines. JMPCS is intended to shed light on the dynamic practice and understanding of Muslim Philanthropy. We seek to draw articles by researchers from across disciplines (History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Public Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Business, Philanthropy etc.) and practitioners throughout the world working in this emerging field.



Aim and Scope

The Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society (JMPCS) provides a forum for researchers from around the world to publish timely articles from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Peer Review Process

Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society is a peer-reviewed publication. The journal follows a double-blind peer review process and articles are chosen for their originality, appropriateness, and rigor of analysis.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Become a Reviewer

The Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society is a fully online journal with all processes conducted online.

  1. To become a reviewer for Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society, you will first need to register with the site.

    1. Follow this link to register as reviewer or author.

    2. Complete the information requested in the profile form.

    3. Under “Register as” select “reviewer” (and "author" if you plan to submit your own manuscript).

    4. Please fill in the form as thoroughly as possible, indicating your interests etc.

  2. When the editor has assigned a paper to review, you will receive an email invitation.

  3. Once you register as an author, you can submit manuscripts of your own.

Article Process/Submission Charges

Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society does not use article processing charges (APCs) or other submission charges.