Journal of Manuscripts & Libraries for Specialized Research (JMLSR)

About the Journal :

The International Journal of Manuscripts & Libraries for Specialized Research, published quarterly on behalf of the Scientific Institute of Advanced Training and Studies is a referred scientific journal, which is supervised by a group of scholars who are specialized in heritage, museums, and library studies in the Arab and international universities.

The objectives of this journal are: – To spot light on our memorable history to inspire a brighter future; – To stimulate the minds of researchers and adorers of heritage; -To exert efforts for the purpose of mobilizing skills and capacities in gathering various cultural, thoughtful, and heritage backgrounds; -To interact with the important aspects of our bountiful heritage, by and with which we live and move forward to the achievement of innovation, invention & development; -To fight alienation of relations with heritage; – To interact with masterworks of heritage to dedicate them to researchers to serve as a platform for achieving development.

The journal seeks to promote technical and educational services in view of international standards through distinguished and specialized qualifications, use of modern technology, loyalty and devotion to work, and achieving excellence to provide researchers and students with the best services. This will create a professional encouraging environment for the excellent creative ideas and talents who are committed to team work values, spirit of respect, authenticity of vision, and excellence in objectives.

The journal concerns with public intellectuals, persons interested in heritage and manuscripts, text editors, graduate researchers, researchers of manuscripts, librarians and information centres, in support of being a pioneer journal that seeks to make heritage a deep rooted science, art, entertainment, and education within an attractive framework of knowledge, as a leading journal in the field of heritage, documentations, and manuscripts studies at the national and international levels. Furthermore, the journal publishes authentic and distinguished scientific, technical and applied researches in an attempt to become a significant and added value journal in the field of electronic media, which takes advantage of the valuable components of manuscripts to regain its original beauty and the identity of Arabs and Muslims since they represent national, historical, ideological identities. In addition to this, manuscripts are regarded as a source of pride of the heritage left by our parents and ancestors including sciences, cultures, knowledge, and arts.


The Arabs and the Muslims are proud of the quality of producing the Holy Quran in a manner consistent with its place among the Muslims. They also wrote the books and paid great attention to them, both in reading and learning them, in preserving them and establishing libraries for them, or in copying them and producing them.

In the beginning, the Manuscript was composed of two panels of wood with a heel, and a primitive coat of cloth, or gold and silver sheets with precious stones, and sometimes embroidered cloth, were added to this primitive binding, and one or more locks or fasteners were added to that, The book's volume has flourished, and the flourishing or book-binding industry flourished until it was transformed into a beautiful art that included a variety of plant, geometric and scriptural decoration, until it reached the Arabesque decorations, as well as the use of coloring and gilding to highlight these decorations.

The Islamic Manuscript industry is one of the most important industries that have left us with material models that are rich in the Treasures of Manuscripts and Museums in the world. These books and manuscripts are glued with their colors and beautiful lines.