The Transnational Peer Review Network (TPRN)

The Transnational Peer Review Network is a free online network designed to facilitate exchange and dialogue between the transnational community of scholars and students working on or in the Middle East. Scholars and students from all levels who work on issues related to diverse genders and sexualities in the Middle East will be able to submit work to the network for pro bono peer reviewing services. The project is of specific importance for independent researchers and students in the region, who may experience difficulty receiving the supervision they need. The abstracts or full texts of the works and researchers will be featured on the IRN website, thereby facilitating a network and promoting research in the field.


The Transnational Peer Review Network is a free online network designed to facilitate exchange and dialogue between the transnational community of scholars and students working on Middle Eastern sexualities. Scholars and students from all levels are encouraged to submit work to the TPRN for pro bono peer reviewing services. TPRN’s peer editors edit submitted articles, and return them to submitters with suggestions. Work edited through the TPRN will be featured on the IRN website. The service is available in English, Arabic, Persian and Turkish.

The calls have been prepared, the reviewers have been recruited. However, no further progress could be made since this is a fully web-based project, and we haven’t had a functioning website for the last year or so.