About the Journal

The Journal of the British-Yemeni Society has been published annually since the founding of the Society in 1993. Distributed in October each year exclusively to the members of the BYS, the journal is one of the most important assets of the Society. It contains articles by academics, researchers, and experts on a wide range of Yemeni topics including history, politics, enthnography, culture, and ecology. It also includes reviews of the most recent and imporant publications on Yemen, and the obituaries of significant Yemeni personalities and of people that connected their lives with the country.

The first Hon. Editor of the journal was James Nash, to whom it owes its characteristic Sabaean bull's head front cover. After editing the first five volumes, he passed on the baton to the second editor, John Shipman, in 1998. Having previously edited the journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, John gave the BYS journal its current format. In 2013 Helen Lackner was invited to assume the editorial position, bringing in the experience of editing and publishing numerous books and articles on Yemen and other Middle Eastern topics.

Now in its twenty-third volume, the academic merit and substance of the British-Yemeni Society Journal has been recognised by its inclusion in the EBSCOhost online academic database. A full set of journals has also been deposited at the SOAS University of London Library under the classmark Lee Per 5/965874. The Hon Editor is always keen to be approached for suggestions of topics that would be of interest to the journal's readership at this e-mail address: editor@b-ys.org.uk.