Franck Salameh, Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies, Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures; Senior Editor in Chief, The Levantine Review.

In May 2012 the Slavic and Eastern Languages Department in collaboration with Boston College Libraries launched a new Open Access peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal, The Levantine Review. The journal is dedicated to a study of the Levant from multiple perspectives, including History, Theology, Religion, Linguistics, Archaeology, Political Science, etc.

This new Open Access journal has generated significant interest within the academic community, attracting to its editorial board leading scholars in the field. The first issue offers an array of articles by scholars from all over the world, including Sweden, Poland, France, Canada and covers a wide variety of topics. The journal publishes articles in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Hebrew.

At a time when the Middle East is once again at the forefront of international concern, the journal hopes to offer a fresh and balanced look at this complex and fascinating region and will help disseminate high quality scholarly information freely to interested parties all over the world, independently of their institutional affiliations.

The Levantine Review