Call For Papers

Lamma seeks articles, reviews, and reflection pieces on all subjects related to Libya. We are especially interested in foregrounding approaches and subjects that have previously received less scholarly attention. This includes, but is not limited to: anthropology, art, gender, history, linguistics, literature, music, performance studies, religion, sociology, politics, and urban studies in addition to their intersections, their subfields, and places in between—particularly welcome is work that adopts innovative critical, theoretical, and postcolonial approaches. We accept submissions in English and Arabic primarily, but also other languages (French, Italian, Amazigh languages) where necessary.


Special Issues and Edited Collections

Lamma is also a platform for curated or edited collections, whether arising from conferences and workshops or from other collective endeavors. If you are interested in putting together an edited volume or “special issue” to be published under our imprint, please get in touch.


Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Lamma provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article.


Review Policy

Lamma is a double-blind peer-reviewed publication. Each contribution is reviewed by two separate reviewers, after which the editors make a decision about whether to accept it.


General Submission Rules

  • Submitted work cannot have been published previously, forthcoming, or simultaneously under review elsewhere. By submitting material to Lamma, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at any other journal and that they will not submit the material to another journal until the completion of the editorial decision process at Lamma.
  • Submissions should be sent as attachments to the Lamma email address and should be in both Word (.doc/.docx) and PDF (.pdf) formats.
  • Images should be submitted separately at a minimum resolution of 300dpi in JPG or TIFF format.


Formatting Requirements

Authors are responsible for the formatting of their contributions according to the Lamma guidelines prior to submission. Incorrectly formatted submissions will be returned to authors for re-formatting and re-submission.

The Lamma Style Guide for Submissions will be available soon! Lamma makes use of the Chicago “notes and bibliography” style.