The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) invites all researchers and scholars to submit their research articles to be considered for publication on our center’s website (

Authors across the globe are invited to submit their research papers in line with the guidelines provided in our center. The papers should discuss strategic topics in the MENA region[1] such as:

  • Terrorism
  • Islamist movements
  • Minorities
  • Human Rights


Interested scholars are encouraged to initially submit an abstract that will be used by the MEIRSS Board as the main basis for acceptance of the subsequent submission of the full paper. Thus, the abstract should clearly communicate the problem investigated and the main conclusions and recommendation that were obtained. Therefore, submitted abstracts should read like a short paper and be suitable for publication together with the full paper. Time and effort spent constructing a clear, concise, and well-written abstract will maximize the chances of paper acceptance. Previously published papers will be rejected.


The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) is a newly established independent research center that aims to provide a different perspective to the strategic happenings in the Middle East through the special insight of a group of researchers who are familiar with the dynamics of the region and its social realities.

The center aims to participate in genuine research and analysis done mainly by young researchers, with oversight from experienced academics, with the hopes that these efforts would help promote an enhanced understanding of the region’s politics and lead to better-informed decision-making by politicians and activists.



The format for the MEIRSS abstract should not exceed one page of text at 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman; and font size not less than 12 pt. The abstract must be converted to Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format for electronic submission.

The text page should include the following

(a) Author(s)’ name(s),

(b) Affiliation;

(c) Author(s) address(es),

(d) Telephone numbers,

(e) Email address(es), and

(f) References (to be included as endnotes at the end of the text page).



All abstracts must be submitted electronically by sending an email to  Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for peer-review by MEIRSS board.

For consideration of your abstract, the following information must be sent in the email body with a subject: “Call for Papers”

  • Name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail of the first author;
  • Names and affiliations of the co-authors;
  • Complete contact information of the corresponding author if other than the first author;
  • Assignment of abstract category based on the topics that are provided.

If you encounter problems at any point in the abstract submission process, please contact the MEIRSS center by sending an e-mail to or by contacting MEIRSS’s telephone +961(9)635468 during regular business hours, Beirut Time.

MEIRSS Style guidelines are available at



[1] MENA stands for Middle East and North Africa