Libyan Studies – The Journal of the Society for Libyan Studies.

Libyan Studies is the annual journal of record of the Society for Libyan Studies, published in November each year, and online through First View. Contributions are peer-reviewed and cover a broad range of subjects, including archaeology, ancient and Islamic history, geology, geography and social sciences. The articles will appeal to readers with an interest in the Middle East and Mediterranean worlds as well as North Africa.

The Editor is Dr Victoria Leitch but we invite Guest Editors, on an annual basis, to submit expressions of interest to help form specialized themed sections in the journal. Please contact the Editor if you are interested in this role, with a suggested theme.

If you would like to submit an article contact the editor (by email on [email protected]) and please read the Libyan Studies Journal Submissions guide document which is also available here in French.

The deadline for the 2021 publication (Volume 52) has passed. We are accepting articles for 2022 now with a final deadline of January 2022, including book reviews.


The journal is classed as ‘Hybrid’ meaning that we accept articles for immediate Gold Open Access if they come with an APC (Article Processing Fee), although the majority of our articles are subscriber only. Please contact the Publications Manager for more information.

Libyan Studies is now published on behalf of the Society by Cambridge University Press (CUP). CUP provides digital access to the complete back catalogue of Journals from Volume 1 (1969) onwards. To access this material and for more information about the Journal and the Editorial Board click here.

Please note, to view/download Libyan Studies articles on the Cambridge University Press (CUP) website, you will require your CUP login details.

Members and non-members who would like to order printed back copies of Libyan Studies should contact Periodicals Service Company, based in Hudson, New York. Click here for more information.

If you have any queries about the Journal please contact The Society’s General Secretary, Pauline Graham: Email: [email protected]