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Arabic Sciences and Philosophy

The Editorial Committee welcomes submissions dealing with any aspect of Arabic sciences and philosophy, including comparative studies, from a historical perspective. Articles for consideration, which may be in French or English, should be submitted to:

Professor Roshdi Rashed

67 rue de la Bièvre

92340 Bourg-la-Reine, France


General editorial correspondence should be sent to the above address.

1. Articles should normally be between 4000 and 8000 words. Two copies should be submitted together with an abstract of up to 200 words.

2. Contributors are encouraged to prepare their papers on a Macintosh PC using Microsoftword.

3. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively through the manuscript.

4. Bibliographical references should be given in full at the first mention in the notes and a short title used thereafter.


Al-Ḫwārizmī, Kitāb al-Ğabr wa-al-muqābala, ed. ‘Alī Muṣṭafā Mušarrafa and Muḥammad Mursī Aḥmad (Cairo, 1939).
John Beckmann, A History of Inventions, Discoveries and Origins, 4th edn, trans. William Johnstone, 2 vols. (London, 1846), vol. I.
Paul Kraus, 'Plotin chez les Arabes: Remarques sur un nouveau fragment de la paraphrase arabe des Ennéades', Bulletin de l'Institut d'Égypte, 23 (1941): 263-95.
Otto Neugebauer, A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy, 3 vols., Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Berlin and New York, 1975).

Short titles:

Al-Ḫwārizmī, Kitāb al-Ğabr, p. 90. 
Beckmann, A History of Inventions, I, 16-21. 
Kraus, 'Plotin chez les Arabes', pp. 265-8.
Neugebauer, Ancient Mathematical Astronomy, I, 17-18.

6. Arabic script should be used only when essential.

7. Maps and diagrams (figures) and tables should be submitted on separate pages. Figures may be submitted in rough draft initially. However, when a submission has been accepted for publication, authors are responsible for providing camera-ready versions. Figures (which may include photographs) and tables should each be numbered consecutively in arabic numerals. A separate, double-spaced list of figure captions should be provided.

8. Contributors should keep one copy of the typescript for correcting proofs. First proofs may be read by contributors provided that they can give the editors an address through which they can be reached without delay and can guarantee to return the corrected proofs to the designated editor, by airmail where necessary, within three days of receiving them. Corrections should normally be restricted to printer's errors.

9. Contributors of articles published in the journal assign copyright to Cambridge University Press (with certain rights reserved) and you will receive a copyright assignment form for signature on acceptance of your paper.

Last updated: 13/12/2016