Guest Post Guidelines

Writing for QMSB!

The Qur’an Manuscript Studies Blog aims to promote and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the fields of Islamic and Qur’anic manuscripts. We welcome blog post submissions from scholars, PhD. students, librarians, and museum curators.

Posts should be between 500-1200 words.


Please submit your post via the online form or email to attaching your document in Word format.

Personal details

All blog post submissions should include your name, affiliation, and your academic position or job title. Posts will always reflect the views of the author and not necessarily those of QMSB.


We understand that high-quality research and insights are the foundation of our mission, and as such, we are pleased to offer monetary compensation for exceptional submissions. We encourage scholars to send us their proposals for consideration, ensuring that their valuable contributions are not only recognized but also rewarded accordingly.

Blog Content

The QMSB aims to be accessible to a wide audience, including non-academics or those with cross-disciplinary interests. Therefore, please limit the use of acronyms and academic terms that may not be well known outside of your own research field.  We would welcome blog posts on the following topics:

  • ▪︎ Arabic paleography and codicology.
  • ▪︎ Qur’anic scripts based on Islamic literature and manuscript evidence
  • ▪︎ Qur’anic collections and exhibitions
  • ▪︎ Reports on Qur’anic fragments sold at auction houses
  • ▪︎ A precis of your current research
  • ▪︎ Review of new publications


Ahmed W. Shaker

Researcher and Editor-in-Chief of Quran Manuscripts Studies Blog