About the Journal

Druze Studies Journal (DSJ) is an open-access interdisciplinary journal that aims to advance scholarly understanding of the Druze communities, including their history, society, and faith.

Aims and Scope

DSJ provides a platform for exchanging knowledge, scholarship, and ideas among scholars who produce scholarship focusing on the Druze. The journal aims to increase scholarly publications on the Druze, specifically comparative projects between communities in various countries, including diasporic communities. The journal will publish discipline-specific research projects and will encourage interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on the Druze in a way that analyzes and synthesizes links between disciplines into a coordinated and coherent whole to explain the Druze’s history, present, and future.

Submissions must focus on the Druze as a whole, or on specific Druze communities, or include a comparison between the Druze and others or a comparison between several communities. We encourage submissions from discipline-specific or those who employ an interdisciplinary approach, including, for example, History, Religious Studies, Theology, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Literature, Economics, Medicine and Health, Psychology, Philosophy, Geography, Art (Performing and Visual), Law, and Education, Journalism, Media Studies and Communication.

Open Access

Druze Studies Journal is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available immediately upon publication without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, per the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0) International License, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

The journal does not charge authors any fees to publish in the journal.


Authors retain copyright in their work.  All articles in Druze Studies Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0) International License.

Peer review

The journal adheres to rigorous academic standards. Articles will first be internally reviewed, for relevance to Druze Studies, by two members out of three: the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, and/or one editorial board member. Only relevant manuscripts will be sent for external double-blind review by scholars of international repute.

Three reviewers will review the systematic literature reviews internally: the Editor-in-Chief, the Associate Editor, and one editorial board member.

The peer review will evaluate all submissions' scholarly merit, originality, methodology, theoretical contributions, and relevance to Druze Studies.