​​​​Arabian Journal of Scientific Research-المجلة العربية للبحث العلمي

Instructions to Authors

  أعلى الشاشة AR وتحويلها إلى EN لقراءة النص باللغة العربية برجاء النقر على 


Papers submitted to the journal must be previously unpublished and If using previously published figures, tables, or parts of a text, the copyright-holder's permission must have been obtained prior to submission and be properly cited. The journal accepts translated articles from well-known journals (pending approval of the original publisher and the approval of AJSR Editorial Board first).  


Please ensure to follow the Instructions for Authors Guide before you submit your paper.

For further assistance, you can refer to the articles with the links below which shed light on how to write efficient research papers acceptable for publishing. 
http://www.arsco.org/article-detail-1643-15-0#.XtdcjtG5cfQ.whatsapp for preparing before starting writing a research paper.
http://www.arsco.org/article-detail-1645-15-0#.XttDA1O_Ync.whatsapp for structuring and organizing a research paper.
http://www.arsco.org/article-detail-1646-15-0#.XuIczZ5bgPA.whatsapp for drafting a good abstract and title in a research paper.

Manuscripts Submission Site:  Please read the Instructions for Authors document first then submit your paper to https://www.editorialmanager.com/ajsr/default.aspx 

Article Processing Charges: APC and submission charges are funded by the Arab Scientific Community Organisation (ARSCO).


Ethical Policy: HBKU Press is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) https://publicationethics.org/about/our-organisation, and adheres to its Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers and its Best Practice Guidelines https://publicationethics.org/core-practices

We take publication ethics very seriously. Please ensure that the paper was not published before and is not a duplication of another published work. If your paper is a replication study (i.e. using the methodology, different audience etc) you must indicate that and cite the original study replicated. There are certain guidelines when conducting a replication study, please ensure to follow them.

In order to facilitate acceptance of your paper and facilitate peer review, please ensure you have attended to the following:

Integrity: an accurate, verifiable, and complete representation of how the study/work was done and the outcome.
Content quality: the quality of the methodology, completeness of data, and interpretation of results rather than (and perhaps instead of) positive or negative results alone.
Content completeness: the research is as complete as possible, especially the description of the methodology and the results. Reporting should be in accordance with the best practice for their discipline.
Plagiarism: HBKU Press runs similarity checks on submissions, via softwares, for similarity to previously published work. When copying some sections from other sources you need to cite them properly and summarize the sections in your own words.
Authorship: must be limited to those who have made a substantial contribution to the manuscript (conception, design of the study, data collection, analysis, and drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for content).  The corresponding author should confirm that all co-authors have approved the final version submitted to the journal. Authors who are concerned about the editorial process may refer their concerns to COPE. All authors are asked to complete a declaration of competing interests. A person should not be listed as an author if they do not fulfill all of the above criteria. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or supervision of the research group are not enough to justify authorship alone, however, these contributions should be listed in the acknowledgment section.
Competing interests: All potential conflicts of interest must be listed in the manuscript. Any personal or financial relationship with an individual or an organization that may influence your interpretation of the results should be disclosed.

Editorial and Peer Reviewing Policies are provided below and are also indicated in the Instructions for Authors document. Instructions for Authors
Editorial and Copyright Policies https://www.qscience.com/editorial_policy 
Open Access Policy https://www.qscience.com/open_access 
Peer Reviewing Policy: double-blind peer-reviewing https://www.qscience.com/reviewer_guidelines 

Plagiarism: We run plagiarism/similarity-check reports on submitted manuscripts before accepting papers for publication. Any sections of the manuscript found to be similar word by word to a previously published content and/or not citing the reference will cause the paper to be rejected or delay publishing.  Any cited sections must be paraphrased and summarised in your own words. Further information about our editorial, peer-reviewing, and ethical policies, is provided in the Authors Guidelines document. 

Manuscript preparation

The journal accepts papers written only in Arabic with title, abstract and keywords translated to English.

Manuscript Files:

Please divide your manuscript into the following separate files before submitting into the system:

1) Cover page file: This includes the title of the article, authors’ names (in Arabic and English for Arabic articles), affiliations of all authors, and email address of the corresponding author.

2) Main file: This should be up to 10000 words maximum. It includes an abstract (200-300 words); 5-6 keywords which researchers are likely to use when searching for an article with a subject like yours; English translation of the abstract (if the article is in Arabic); main body of article; list of references, in the end, following Vancouver Style and numbered according to the order they appear in the article. This is the file that goes to peer-reviewers, so ensure it does not reveal your names or affiliations.

3) Translated Abstract file.

4) short bio about authors.

5) Appendix files (optional): Tables, images, graphs files should be clearly labeled. You can have all figures, images, and tables in separate files or combined in one file. The location of tables and figures should be indicated in the body of the article. Tables are needed in a text mode, not as images (create tables using the Word processing software).  If you are a Macintosh user, you must also type the extension at the end of the file name you choose (.doc, .rtf, .jpg, .gif, .tif, .xls, .pdf, .eps, .ppt, .mov or .qt). All illustrations should be numbered and have clear relevant captions.  

Heading Levels and Formatting:

Please use clear styles for the different heading levels to make it smooth for readers to follow your article. It is better to use a numerical system like the example below:


1.1. Level two heading

1.1.1. level three heading

level 4 heading (bullet points)


Citation and References

This should follow the Vancouver Style. Please refer to the Authors Guidelines document.

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