The major objective of the Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is to provide a forum for scholars engaged in study of the modern Islamic and non-Islamic societies in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. It hopes to create a dialogue among specialists and leaders in public affairs in a wide range of areas and disciplines. The physical sciences, the biological sciences, the social sciences, business administration, public administration, the arts and humanities will be included. Special issues might concentrate on such topics as regional cooperation, religious and intellectual developments, public works, engineering advances, and the impact of transnational cooperation on national communities.
The Journal welcomes contributions, not only from scholars, but also from leaders in public affairs. Editorial policy avoids commitment to any political viewpoint or ideology, but invites discussion of these issues in the modern context on the understanding that all responsibility for opinions expressed, and accuracy of facts, rests exclusively with the author and not with the Journal or its Editor or the Editorial Board.
Articles appearing in this journal are abstracted and indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life.