Iran Journal


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 ranging in time from the Palaeolithic up to the modern period.


Co-Editor – Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow)

Co-Editor – Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge)

President of the British Institute of Persian Studies – Charles Melville (University of Cambridge)

Editorial Board – Professor Janet Afary (University of California, Santa Barbara), Professor Sheila Blair (Boston College), Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi (Virginia Tech), Professor Houchang Chehabi (Boston University), Professor Robert Gleave (University of Exeter), Professor Marjan Mashkour (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle), Professor Eberhard Sauer (University of Edinburgh), Professor Maria Subtelny (University of Toronto), Professor Chris Thornton (University of Pennsylvania Museum) and Professor Lloyd Weeks (University of New England, Australia).


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 (