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Philosophy Journal - Instructions for contributors

Transcendent Philosophy is a quarterly publication of the Institute of Islamic Studies (London) and aims to create a dialogue between Eastern, Western and Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism. Contributions to Transcendent Philosophy do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board or the Institute of Islamic Studies.

Contributors are invited to submit papers on the following topics: Comparative studies on Islamic, Eastern and Western schools of Philosophy, Philosophical issues in history of Philosophy, Issues in contemporary Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of mind and cognitive science, Philosophy of science (physics, mathematics, biology, psychology, etc), Logic and philosophical logic, Philosophy of language, Ethics and moral philosophy, Theology and philosophy of religion, Sufism and mysticism, Eschatology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Art and Metaphysics.

The mailing address of the Transcendent Philosophy is:
Journal of Transcendent Philosophy
140 Maida Vale
London W9 1QB
Tel: (+44) 020 604 5500
Fax: (+44) 020 604 4898

Submissions should be sent to the Editor. Books for review and completed reviews should be sent to the Book Review Editor. All other communication should be directed to the coordinator.

Transcendent Philosophy is published four times a year in March, June, September and December. Annual subscription rates are: Institutions, £60.00; individuals, £30.00. Single issues are £15.00. Please add £2.00 for addresses outside the UK. The Journal is also accessible online at:

© Institute of Islamic Studies
Printed in the United Kingdom
by Islamic Studies Press
ISSN 1471-3217


Submitted articles should not be previously published or being considered for publications elsewhere. Authors of the accepted articles will be asked to sign a copyright form. Authors are responsible for obtaining the permission to use any material for which they do not possess the copyright. They would also be responsible


All articles should be sent to the Editor, Mr S. G. Safavi, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB, UK.

Fax: (+44) 020 7604 4898

Two copies of the typescript of the articles along with a copy on floppy disk (Microsoft Word) should be submitted. Articles (including main text, notes, tables, etc.) should not exceed 40 double-spaced A4 pages. Text must be in legible, 12-point font and clear English. The title of the article and authorís full name should be typed at the top of the first page followed by a brief abstract. The institutional affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses as well as fax and telephone numbers of the author should be submitted in an attached covering letter.

Book Reviews

Books for review and completed reviews should be sent to the Book Review Editor, Dr. Sajjad H. Rizvi, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, 3 Woodland Road, Bristol B58 1TB.

Two copies of the typescript of reviews along with a copy on floppy disk (Microsoft Word) should be submitted. Reviews should not exceed 6 double-spaced A4 pages. The reviewed authorís full name, book title and other specifications (place of publication, publisher, date and number of pages) as well as the reviewerís full name and affiliation should be typed at the top of the first page.


Endnotes should be typed double-spaced at the end of the article rather than at the bottom of each page and numbered in a single sequence. Acknowledgements should be the last number in the article and placed in the endnotes accordingly. Endnotes are for the citation of the sources.