Iran Journal

00IRAN2010-cover-page-001(1)IRAN, the journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies, is an internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles that are of the highest academic standard across a diverse range of fields that cover all aspects of Persian studies throughout all periods. The journal has an international reputation for excellence in research and is the world’s oldest dedicated to the study of Iran and the Persianate world.

First published in 1963, IRAN, initially annually but now with two issues per year, presents articles on the whole spectrum of Persian Studies, including articles on the arts, archaeology, history, literature, linguistics, religion and philosophy of Iran and the Persianate world, including but not limited to work sponsored by the Institute, recent archaeological research and shorter notices. The journal publishes articles in English, French and German ranging in time from the Palaeolithic up to the Qajar Period.


Dr Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow) is the Editor in Chief.   The members of the journal’s Editorial Board are Professor Ali M. Ansari (University of St Andrews), Dr John Curtis (The British Museum), Professor Robert Hillenbrand (University of St Andrews & Edinburgh), Dr Derek Kennet (Durham University), Professor Charles Melville (University of Cambridge), Dr Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge), Professor Eberhard Sauer (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Lloyd Weeks (University of New England).


Please read the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES carefully and ensure your article conforms to them prior to submission.


Copies of IRAN are sent to members and exchanged with other learned journal publishers.   Its publication, sale and distribution is handled by Taylor & Francis, 4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RN | +44 (0)20 7017 6000 |

Any general enquiries about IRAN should be addressed to the UK Administrator (