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Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar) and Brill collaborate on new Open Access Journal and Book Series on Islamic Ethics

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar) and Brill collaborate on new Open Access Journal and Book Series on Islamic Ethics.

Leiden, The Netherlands  ()

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) - 28 April 2016

New OA Brill journal and book series with HBKU's Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics from 2017

Last week in Doha Mr. Herman Pabbruwe, the CEO of Brill, Dr. Khaled Letaief, Provost of the Hamad bin Khalifa University, and Dr. Tariq Ramadan, the Director of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics which is part of the Qatar Foundation's Hamad Bin Khalifa University, signed a contract for their collaboration on a new journal called Journal of Islamic Ethics. The new journal will be published by Brill, both online and in print, in two issues per year from 2017. The journal will be completely in Open Access and is sponsored by the Qatar Foundation.

A book series will cover related subjects and will also be published in Open Access.

About the journal
The focus of the journal is on the ethical approaches embedded in Islamic philosophy, theology, mysticism and jurisprudence as well as Islamic civilization in general, and, more particularly, on the principles and methods (to be) followed in applying these approaches to various sectors of contemporary social life. These fields include: Arts, Environment, Economics, Education, Finance, Gender, Media, Medicine, Migration & Human Rights, Politics and Psychology. The Journal will strongly focus on thematic issues on current events as well as on individual empirical case studies. The journal welcomes all voices, regardless of their specific positions or backgrounds, as long as they successfully undergo the double-blind peer-review process.  Articles will be accepted in English, French and Arabic and extensive abstracts will be provided in English.

Professor Mohammed Ghaly, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Islamic Ethics: "Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE) is to be an international podium for high-quality academic research in the field of Islamic Ethics. JIE will be open for academic researchers coming from different disciplines with a keen interest in making seminal contributions to this field. Building upon the reputation of Brill, CILE aspires to concretize its vision by putting Islamic Ethics at the heart of modern scholarship and reaching out to academics worldwide."

Mr. Pabbruwe, the CEO of Brill: "We are very happy with this new partnership. It reflects both current Open Access developments and the role of Qatar as an academic center of excellence in the region."

"This collaboration is a perfect fit with Brill's publishing strategy to continue to develop new journals and other publications in emerging scholarly fields within Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies", says Maurits van den Boogert, the senior acquisitions editor responsible for the new journal at Brill. "The Journal of Islamic Ethics will be a valuable addition to Brill's existing publications on law and theology in the modern Islamic world."

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About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden, Boston and Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and close to 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company's key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

About CILE
Launched in January 2012, the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics is a member of the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies within Hamad Bin Khalifa University of the Qatar Foundation. The Center specializes in Islamic Legislation and Ethics with a focus on applied ethics in the fields of: Methodology; Arts; Environment; Economics; Education; Food; Gender; Media; Bioethics; Migration & Human Rights; Politics; and Psychology. For more information, visit

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