Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Intellectual Discourse is an academic, refereed journal, published twice a year by IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia. The main aim of the Journal is to encourage research, promote discussions and increase networking among scholars of Islam and those interested in the development of the Muslim world.

The Journal considers four types of contributions: major articles reporting findings of original research; review articles synthesizing important deliberations related to the various disciplines within the Muslim world; short research notes or communications containing original ideas or discussions on vital issues of contemporary concern and book reviews; and brief reader comments or statements of divergent viewpoints.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Conference Reports

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The article submitted for publication goes through the following double-blind reviewing process:

1. Blind review by members of the editorial board;

2. Upon the suggestion of the Board, the article is sent to two experts for review;

3. Article is accepted or rejected on the recommendations of expert reviewers.


Publication Frequency

Biannual: June & December


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.


Abstracting/Indexing Services

The Intellectual Discourse journal is abstracted/indexed in:

  • ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association)
  • Cabell's Directory in Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO:
    • Academic Search Alumni Edition
    • Academic Search Complete
    • Academic Search Elite
    • Academic Search Premier
    • Current Abstracts
    • International Political Science Abstracts
    • Library & Information Science
    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
    • Mainfile
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents)
  • Index Islamicus
  • International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA)
  • Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC)
  • MyCite
  • Peace Research Abstracts Journal
  • ProQuest:
    • Professional ProQuest Central
    • ProQuest 5000
    • ProQuest 5000 International
    • ProQuest Central
    • ProQuest Religion
  • Religious and Theological Abstracts
  • The Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • The Muslim World Book Review
  • Thomson Reuters:
    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)


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Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Intellectual Discourse uses the Turnitin software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material. By submitting the  manuscript to Intellectual Discourse, the author agrees to any necessary originality checks that the manuscript may have to undergo during the assessment or production processes.


Publication Charges

Intellectual Discourse  charges no fee for submission, processing or publication of material in the Journal.

INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE. Print ISSN: 0128-4878 - Online ISSN: 2289-5639

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INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE by http://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/ is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.