Association of Arab Universities Journal for Education and Psychology

Association of Arab Universities Journal for Education and Psychology

Publication Ethics Statement


Plagiarism can be defined as using others ideas, phraseologies, information, or others sources of material without acknowledging the original owners of these materials. Thus, it is important to point out that plagiarism can occur in types of sources and media, including: text, illustrations, images, etc... .

Plagiarism cannot be tolerated at all costs in our journal whose editorial team has the right to check all submissions through different technological tools.

Submissions containing suspected plagiarism, in whole or part, will be instantly rejected.

If plagiarism is discovered after the publication of a manuscript, we will consult our editors about following some guidelines such as correction, author(s) restriction or complete retraction.

We also expect our readers, reviewers and editors to raise any suspicions of plagiarism if they find out that some parts of the submitted work are incompatible with the rest of the work.

Conflict of interest and funding:

Authors are entitled to declare any potential conflicts of interest that could affect the integrity of their research.
Conflicts of interests, which could be financial, professional or personal, may cause undue influence on the presentation, review or publication of piece of work.

The author who submits an article for publication to the journal, undertakes not to submit it simultaneously to another publisher until the latter rejects publishing it.

In return, the Journal undertakes to notify the author of its decision within a reasonable time limit.

A request for publication of a collaborative manuscript submitted by one of the authors can only be accepted if it includes the express prior written consent of all the authors who have collaborated on it.

Although freedom of expression is significant to our journal, we refrain from publishing harmful statements that damage the reputation of individuals, groups, or institutions.

Although freedom of expression is significant to our journal, we refrain from publishing harmful statements that damage the reputation of individuals, groups, or institutions.
In addition to the general principles mentioned earlier, our journal and editorial teams are also responsible for responding to all authors in different research areas concerning ethical issues and policies appropriate to their subject matter and discipline.

The editorial board and the editors duties:

Confidentiality is essential at all stages of the editorial process.
It is however, crucial while conducting all types of evaluations, including the double-blind ones.

Therefore, the editorial board is prohibited from revealing the names of authors to third parties and reviewers, and likewise the names of the latters to the authors.

The editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Each member of the editorial board must keep strictly confidential, to all parties, except for the other members of the committee, all information relating to the manuscripts received.

Namely, the editorial board shall never send a rejected manuscript to third parties.

Moreover, its members may not, under any circumstances, use integrally or partially a rejected manuscript, in their own work unless they obtain the written prior consent of the author.

The editorial board is responsible for ensuring the good management of the journal and its publication on a regular basis.

It's the duty of the editors to determine whether a submitted manuscript is appropriate and within the scope of the Journal.

The authorship:

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.

All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Peer review process

The "Association of Arab universities journal for education and psychology" is a double-blinded peer-reviewed journal.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence.

Submissions will be considered by a committee of three editors and – if not rejected right away – by blinded peer reviewers, whose identity will remain anonymous to the authors.

The identity of all the authors, the affiliated institutions, as well as the research labs will also stay anonymous to the peer-reviewers.

Any submission requires the approval of two of the editors at least to be considered as an accepted submission.

When the article is accepted under conditions, the authors must revise their manuscript following the reviewers’ recommendations and comments.

All correction must be done in red color to be easily identified.

Revised manuscript must be resubmitted within 20 days.

Revised document will be sent again to the same peer-reviewers to final approval.

When article is approved for publication it will stay in queue to get published in the next available issue.

Before online publication it will be sent to the corresponding author for proof reading. When the article is published online no more modifications are acceptable.

The peer reviewrs

The peer reviewers have a critical role in establishing, maintaining, and developing the quality of the journal and its reputation for excellence in its field of expertise.

They are bound in the evaluations to which they proceed to abide by the ultimate objectivity, the utmost impartiality and the strictest confidentiality.

From this perspective, any reviewer is free to recuse himself from an evaluation if he deems that he does not have sufficient expertise in the specific field of the work to be evaluated.

He can as well recuse himself in case he considers that his professional or personal position could influence his decision, and more generally, in all cases where a conflict of interest arises.

The decisions of the peer reviewers are discretionary.
They are binding to the editor-in chief, and to the editorial board when needed, as well as to the authors.

The reviewers should render their evaluations and consequently assume their outcomes.

The reviewers’ work is strictly confidential. Therefore, they are prohibited in any way to use the ideas developed in the articles they are reviewing.