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Submission Guidelines

CSSAAME aims to produce content that is not only thoughtful but also well written and accessible to a multidisciplinary audience. Therefore, clear, well-articulated, jargon-free prose will be highly valued when submissions are evaluated. Because we receive a large number of submissions each year, our response time is generally eight to ten months. We try our best to respond to author queries in a timely manner. CSSAAME has a blind submissions policy. Submit manuscripts as Microsoft Word files online at Send correspondence to

Submission Types and Length

As a general guideline, full-length articles are approximately 8,000 to 10,000 words. However, all manuscripts must be no longer than 11,000 words. Due to space restrictions, articles that exceed the word limit will be returned to the author with a request to edit the text and resubmit. Other types of submissions for which word count is not an adequate measure (for instance, photo essays) should be between ten and twenty-five pages.

We encourage the submission of work that incorporates other media, such as images, video, or sound. If you would like to submit such work for consideration, please contact the editorial office directly. For more information on submitting special section and Kitabkhana proposals, please consult the special section submission guidelines.


Please note that we do not use author-date style. Submissions are required to have both endnote citations and a bibliography. Provide a shortened citation in the endnotes rather than the full citation, which is included only in the bibliography. For reference, see the style guide below and section 14.19 of The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition. Authors are encouraged to limit the use of endnotes to acknowledgment of sources and parenthetical or tangential ideas. Self-citation is unnecessary.


In general, a word should be transliterated only if there is no acceptable English equivalent. If no such equivalent is available, authors should follow the ALA-LC romanization tables for the respective language ( when possible. Translated Arabic and Persian text includes no diacritical marks except for ayn and hamza.

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