Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes

Peer-reviewed journal

Edited by Michael Jursa, Yavuz Köse, Rüdiger Lohlker, Stephan Procházka

Editorial staff: Ellen Rehm, Elvira Wakelnig (wzkmredaktion.orientalistik@univie.ac.at)

Publication: one annual issue

ISSN: 0084-0076

Languages: German, English and French

Types of Content: Articles, Reviews

The Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes publishes essays and reviews in the fields of Egyptology, ancient Near Eastern philology (languages: Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Hurrian, Elamite, etc.), religious, legal, economic and social history as well as Near Eastern archeology and art history, Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Iranian Studies, Judaism, Islamic Art History, Semitic Studies, and Turkology. The period covers the 4th millennium BC until the 3rd millennium AD. The areas treated are the Near East, including the expansion of the Ottoman Empire in Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia.

The review section focuses on monographs. Collected works and Festschriften are usually discussed in brief.

As the WZKM is a peer-reviewed journal, the essays are given to experts in their respective fields for assessment.


The copyright for any reproduction of content lies with the journal. Each author is obligated to gain permission for the publication of any images used themselves.

Editorial Board

Ancient Near East
  • Petr Charvát ‎‎(University of West Bohemia, Pilsen)
  • Daniel T. Potts (ISAW, New York University)
  • Gebhard Selz (Universität Wien)
Arabic Studies
  • Verena Klemm (Universität Leipzig)
  • Tsvetomira Pashova (St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia)
  • Janet C.E. Watson (Universtiy of Leeds)
Islamic Studies
  • Jörg Matthias Determann (Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar)
  • Konrad Hirschler (Universität Hamburg)
  • Tilman Seidensticker (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
  • Roberto Tottoli (Università di Napoli l’Orientale)
Turkish Studies
  • Hatice Aynur (Istanbul Sehir University)
  • Éva Ágnes Csató Johanson (Uppsala University)
  • Suraiya Faroqhi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / Istanbul Bilgi University)