Hikama (a public policy and public administration journal published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies) is planning a special issue focused on “The Governance of Environmental Policy in the Arab Countries: Risks, Opportunities, and Reform Programs”. The special issue will include peer-reviewed articles along with policy papers.


  • Proposals (250-500 words) must be submitted by 15 January 2024. This should include the project title, research question, and methodology.
  • Deadline to submit draft manuscript with preliminary findings (Research Paper 7,000-10,000 words; Policy Paper 3,000-5,000 words): 15 June 2024.
  • Only original research intended specifically for this special issue will be accepted. Authors must ensure that their submissions have not previously been published elsewhere.
  • The papers chosen for discussion during the workshop planned for Autumn 2024 will be selected based on their adherence to the Hikama stylistic and objective criteria.
  • The papers that have been revised based on the workshop discussions will undergo a peer-review process.
  • The Journal also welcomes critical book review (between 1500 and 3000 words).

Proposals and detailed CVs should be submitted via the ACRPS Researchers’ System.

For inquiries, please contact Hikama by email: hikama@dohainstitute.org

* Attached is the background paper