Member Benefits: IQSA Publications

Member Benefits: IQSA Publications

Did you know that active membership in the International Qur’anic Studies Association comes with research benefits? IQSA members receive full access to periodicals featuring the latest research from experts in the field, including the Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (JIQSA) and the Review of Qur’anic ResearchPublications_Denver

The Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (JIQSA) is a peer-reviewed annual journal devoted to the scholarly study of the Qur’an. Its goals are to

  • publish scholarship of high technical quality on the Qur’an, discussing its historical context; its relationship to other religious text traditions; and its literary, material, and cultural reception;
  • cultivate Qur’anic Studies as a growing field with a distinctive identity and focus, while acknowledging relevant linkages to the study of the Bible as well as the Islamic tradition, including tafsīr;
  • facilitate crucial conversations about the state of the field in Qur’anic Studies and the future of the discipline;
  • connect diverse scholarly communities from around the world on issues of common concern in the study of the Qur’an.

IQSA members have online access to all 5 volumes of JIQSA, including presidential addresses and responses from Annual Meetings. Read more about JIQSA, its’ submission process, and subscribe at this link!

In addition, IQSA members reeive access to the Review of Qur’anic Research (RQR), an online companion to the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA). IQSA is committed to the advancement and dissemination of high quality scholarship on the Qur’an and to the facilitation of deeper understandings of the Qur’an through scholarly collaboration. RQR is an online resource that features reviews of cutting-edge scholarship in the field of qur’anic studies and allied fields.

IQSA members have full access to all 7 volumes of RQR, containing over 70 book reviews! Read more and login at this link.

Interested in access to these resources? Become an IQSA member at and start reading today!

Access IQSA Annual Meeting Recordings

The IQSA Annual Meeting is well underway with 8 panel sessions and special events already conducted as of this afternoon! If you are a registered attendee but were unable to make a session, recordings are available online through the Virtual App/Desktop Planner just like a live session through January 31, 2021. Simply navigate to the event in the planner and click “View Recording” after the session has concluded.

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Please note that the only sessions recorded are those in which the listed participants have granted permission. If the participants have not granted permission, a recording will not be available due to licensing restrictions.

IQSA looks forward to even more special events with its community of scholars next week! Visit the online schedule to find all the details for future sessions.

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JIQSA V.1 Now Available on JSTOR


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This month marks another important milestone for the International Qur’anic Studies Association. Our journal–the Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (JIQSA)–is now accessible through the online academic digital library JSTOR. Libraries and other institutions with a subscription to JSTOR can access JIQSA 1 (2016) HERE. This priceless partnership is the fruit of tireless years of work, and it is a testament to the culture of scholarship and collegiality fostered within IQSA. Our partnership helps fulfill IQSA’s Mission and Vision. Giving the world access to JIQSA through JSTOR encourages and facilities digital technology in the discipline and promotes cooperation across global boundaries.

This mutual cooperation would not have been possible without the help and generosity of our colleagues. From IQSA, special thanks go to Vanessa De Gifis, Michael Pregill and Anne Marie McLean. From JSTOR, my heartfelt gratitude goes to Jason Przybylski and Nicole Manfredo.


Finally, I use this fortuitous occasion to invite you all, if you have not already, to JOIN IQSAADVERTISE with us and SUPPORT our work! IQSA is an independent, member-funded 501(c)3 learned society. It offers five competitive membership rates–starting at just $25–and FREE online access to JIQSA, as well as newly reduced advertising rates. (IQSA members will continue to enjoy FREE access to JIQSA through our membership portal, in addition to JSTOR access through institutions)

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Standing Committees, I congratulate all current IQSA members and welcome new members to their ranks.


Emran El-Badawi, Executive Director

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