Each article undergoes a double-blind peer review process and is sent to at least two external reviewers before a final decision is made. Responses and comments concerning articles published in previous issues will also be considered for publication. Such responses may, at the discretion of the editor, be published under “Brief Communications.”
The journal also welcomes translations and bibliographies, provided they meet the following guidelines: translations should be scholarly, accompanied by an introduction or critical essay, annotations, commentaries, etc. Bibliographies should also be annotated, critical, and accompanied by an appropriate introduction. Translations and bibliographies are subject to the same review process as articles.
Founded initially as An-Nashra in 1967, Al-'Arabiyya is the annual journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, serving scholars in the U.S. and abroad. Al-'Arabiyya publishes scholarly and pedagogical articles and reviews which contribute to the advancement of study, criticism, research and teaching in the fields of Arabic language, literature and linguistics. Occasionally, translations of important Arabic texts are published. Articles are submitted both by AATA members and others interested in submitting paper.