Libyan Studies – The Journal of the British Institute for Libyan and Northern African Studies (BILNAS).

LIS_45_1_Cover.inddLibyan Studies is the annual journal of record for BILNAS, 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 Dr Leitch if you are interested in this role, with a suggested theme.

If you would like to submit an article, you can contact the editor in the first instance, by email on [email protected]. All submissions however must be submitted on the Libyan Studies Cambridge Core website, where you will find author instructions in the Journal Information tab.

You will also need to read the Libyan Studies Journal Submissions Guide document which is also available here in French, or the Book Review Guidelines.

We accept articles for publication all year round, with an average turnaround of six months from submission to publication on First View.


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 BILNAS 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 BILNAS General Secretary, Pauline Graham: Email: [email protected]