Lamma: A Journal of Libyan Studies is published by Punctum Books. The editorial collective consists of Adam Benkato, Matteo Capasso, Leila Tayeb, and Amina Zarrugh.

  1. Lamma accepts submissions in accordance with the guidelines stated in our Call for Papers. Submitted work cannot have been previously published nor under review at another journal. Submissions are to be made electronically via lammajournal@gmail.com.
  2. Manuscripts should be typed in 12-point font, 1.5-spaced, and at a maximum of about 8,000 words.
  3. Any necessary images may be included in the submission but should also be sent as separate high-resolution (JPG, TIFF) files.
  4. Provide a one-paragraph abstract (100-200 words maximum) along with the submission.
  5. Provide a list of keywords (approx. 5) for your article. These key words are used by various indexing services to categorize your article, so be sure to select key words that would help researchers to find and read your article (in alphabetical order).
  6. Footnotes: We make use of footnotes rather than endnotes. Please follow the sample formats below for the first time a source is cited in a footnote:
    Lisa Wedeen (1999) Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (Chicago: Chicago University Press), p. 123.

    Matthew Kelly (2014) “US Middle East Policy and the State-Capitalism Controversy in Imperialism’s Historiography,” Middle East Critique, 23 (1), p. 84.

    Paul Heck (2009), “The politics of Sufism: Is there one?” in Catharina Raudvere & Leif Sternberg (eds.), Sufism Today: Heritage and Tradition in the Global Community (London: I. B. Tauris), pp. 13-15.

    For second and successive references to the same source, use surname only with an abbreviated title; use ibid. when the same source is cited sequential.

    1. Kelly, “US Middle East Policy,” p. 86.Footnotes: We make use of footnotes rather than endnotes. Please follow the sample formats below for the first time a source is cited in a footnote:
    1. Ibid.
    1. Ibid, p. 87.
  7. Bibliography: An alphabetized list of all sources cited in the footnotes must be included at the end of the manuscript. Please note the different format used for references, especially an initial in place of first name, use of periods rather than commas, and inclusive page numbers.
    Kelly, M. (2014) “US Middle East Policy and the State-Capitalism Controversy in Imperialism’s Historiography.” Middle East Critique, 23 (1), pp. 73–88.

    Said, E. (1978) Orientalism. New York: Basic Books.

    Utvik, B. O. (2003) ‘The modernizing force of Islamism.’ In Modernizing Islam: Religion and the Public Sphere in the Middle East and Europe, eds. F. Burgat & J. Esposito. London: Hurst, pp. 43–67.

  8. Each author should provide a correspondence/affiliation address.