Manazir Journal is a peer-reviewed academic Platinum Open Access journal dedicated to visual arts, architecture and cultural heritage in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Every issue focuses on a specific theme defined and proposed by a guest editor responsible for the issue and its follow-up. Manazir Journal accepts proposals for issues published in English, French, German and Italian and is also open to languages of the MENA region, such as Arabic, Persian and Turkish.
The journal is linked to Manazir – Swiss Platform for the Study of Visual Arts, Architecture and Heritage in the MENA, a platform of exchange that aims to connect researchers interested in these themes in Switzerland. The term “Manazir” refers to landscape, perspective and point of view in Arabic, Ottoman Turkish and Persian. Thus, Manazir Journal is oriented toward a diversity of transcultural and transdisciplinary “landscapes” and “points of views” and open to a multiplicity of themes, epochs and geographical areas.
Manazir Journal provides immediate open access to its content in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Manazir Journal does not charge any article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges (ASCs) and does allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
Peer Review Process
The articles published in our journalgo through a peer review process. After an initial approval by the guest editors of the issue, each contribution is double-blind peer-reviewed by external experts.
Publication Ethics and Plagiarism:
Manazir Journal endeavours to ensure the high quality of its publications. It adheres to high standards of ethical behaviour and expects them to be adhered by all parties involved in the publication. This includes the authors, journal editors, peer reviewers and publishers. Manazir Journal follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for the preservation of scientific integrity.
Manazir Journal is committed to publish only original material that has not already been published or reviewed elsewhere. Any manuscript that raises concerns about plagiarism will be checked and cases of plagiarism will be sanctioned.
Conflict of Interest
Reviewers, authors and editors must disclose any and all possible financial or non-financial conflict of interest in regard to the mauscript. If unsure, the journal editor should be contacted.
To ensure the long-term availability of scientific information, the contents of the journal are archived with LOCKSS.
Vol. 3 (2021): Geometry and Colour: Decoding the Arts of Islam in the West 1880-1945, edited by Sandra Gianfreda, Francine Giese, Axel Langer and Ariane Varela Braga.
Vol. 4 (2022): Ce que l’art fait à la ville au Maghreb et au Moyen-Orient. Pratiques artistiques, expression du politique et transformations de l’espace public (Reclaiming Art in Urban Public Space in the MENA Region. Artistic Practices, Political Expression and Public Space Transformations), edited by Marie Bonte and Marion Slitine.
– Art - Creativity - Spontaneity: Ramsis Wissa Wassef, edited by Leïla El Wakil.
– The Idea Of The Just Rule in Persianate World And Its Embodiment In Art and Material Culture, edited by Negar Habibi.