Journal of
Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society

Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society


The Journal on Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society (JMPCS), is a bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal published by the Center on Muslim Philanthropy in partnership with the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

JMPCS seeks original academic research examining the broad scope of Muslim philanthropy and civil society. This peer reviewed online academic journal will publish research related to Muslim nonprofit, philanthropic and voluntary action. The terms “Muslim” and “philanthropy” are defined broadly to be inclusive of cutting-edge research from across the world and disciplines. JMPCS is intended to shed light on the dynamic practice and understanding of Muslim Philanthropy. We seek to draw articles by researchers from across disciplines (History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Public Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Business, Philanthropy, etc.) and practitioners throughout the world working in this emerging field.

Along with standard Research Papers (8000 words) and Book Reviews (1500 words), JMPCS also welcomes Commentaries (short articles commenting in a significant way on, or supplementing arguments and evidence in, a Research Article or a Review Article) of up to 2500 words. Authors are welcome to submit original Research Papers, Book Reviews, and Commentaries dealing with themes relating to the mission of the journal.

Editor’s Prize:
$1,000 in research funds will be provided to those authors whose work the editorial board deems to be truly outstanding contributions to the journal and the field, after a double-blind review process during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years. The funds will be disbursed upon publication of the article in JCMPS. The winning articles will be determined by the editors of JCMPS.

Submission Instructions:

- All papers should be submitted via the Open Journal Systems system. Click here for more details about submitting your work.

- We hope you will consider submitting your research to the Journal on Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society.

- Please contact Managing Editor Rafia Khader at with any questions.


Dr. Scott Alexander
Catholic Theological Union
Dr. Shariq Siddiqui
Indiana University

Editorial Board