In 2013, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) established the first governmental institution for Coptic studies in Egypt in order to assert the importance of Coptic heritage and provide the general public, as well as specialized academics and researchers, with detailed knowledge and sufficient resources on Coptology and Coptic heritge.

In keeping with these objectives, the Centre of Coptic Studies has launched a new publication titled Coptica Alexandrina (CA). The journal aims to provide a forum for the publication of original and high quality scientific articles, conference proceedings, analytical and simulation models, case studies, and reviews with international creditability. Eminent scholars and researchers from all over the world will provide scientific support and will be invited to contribute to the publication with their work and expertise.

The new open access and peer-reviewed Egyptian journal focuses on the different fields of Coptic Studies, such as Coptic language, history, and archaeology; the history of Coptic art; religious and social aspects; and conservation and preservation sciences. Multi-disciplinary topics relating to Coptic studies in time and space—such as Arabic papyrology, Greek papyrology, related Islamic studies (such as Islamic-Christian dialogue), Greco-Roman archaeology, modern history of the Copts, and Arabic-Christian heritage—will also be presented.