Persian Literary Studies Journal is a joint publication of Shiraz University and Iranian Society for the Promotion of Persian Language and Literature. Published every six months, this peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal is designed to comparatively explore and examine literary, artistic and cultural issues, and welcomes contributions with a cross-cultural, trans-national and trans-regional perspective.


Call for Papers

In the light of the pandemic shutting down ordinary life all over the world, the editors of PLSJ: Persian Literary Studies Journal are pleased to announce the call for papers for an upcoming special issue on medicine and literature in Persian to be published in April 2022. We welcome article submissions (5000-10000 words) addressing the following topics:

- Medical references in Persian poetry: madness, delirium, death, herbs, flowers

-Persian Traditional Medical texts

-Mythology and medicine in Iran

-Folklore and Medicine

-Superstition and medicine in Persian literature

-Pandemics in Persian literature and medical and pseudo-medical texts: metaphors, symbols, myths, facts

-Traditional/alternative medicine from ancient times to the present

Deadline for submission of papers is February 2022. Papers must be uploaded to

The editor of the special issue is Dr Manizheh Abdolahi, associate professor of Persian language and literature at Shiraz Medical School.

 In addition to original research papers, PLSJ publishes special issues, book reviews, article reviews, translation reviews and translations, as well as occasional reports. Please see our Peer-Review Process for more information.

We warmly thank you for considering PLSJ for the publication of your research results. Before submitting a paper, please review PLSJ's Aims and Scope and Publication Ethics. For copyright and translation permissions, and in order to request a hard copy of the journal, please review our Subscription Info for details. Should you have any further questions, please have a look at FAQs or write to us in case your question is not already there.

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 14, May 2019