In each issue, Dimashq reviews a number of scholarly monographs and selected edited volumes. In most cases, we only review books published in the last three years. The journal does not accept unsolicited book reviews nor do we consider recommendations for specific individuals to review specific books. When we receive a review copy of a relevant book from the publisher, we assign it to our most appropriate book review editor, who then commissions the review from a scholar in the field.
If you are interested in reviewing books for Dimashq, please send a curriculum vitae to Dimashq@damascus-foundation.org with your areas of interest at the top. We will forward this to the relevant book review editor.
If you have been commissioned by the editor of Dimashq Journal to review a book, please see our Book Review Guidelines.
If you are a publisher, please send review copies of relevant books to our mailing address.
Dimashq Journal relies on publishers to send us review copies of new books in a timely fashion, since the process of commissioning, producing, and editing reviews can be lengthy. We do not actively solicit books from publishers.
Relevant books are scholarly monographs and collections concerning Damascus in the following themes: cultural studies, economics, anthropology, architecture, gender studies, religion and minorities, music and art, film, intellectual history, and politics. Dimashq will consider reviewing original scholarly monographs written in any European or Middle Eastern language, as well as English translations of scholarly works written in any language