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Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

Journal of the Arab American University  مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

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Philosophy of Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

The Philosophy of the AAUP journal depends upon publishing academic and applied research dealing with recent topics and scientific concepts in Humanities and Natural sciences. Accepted papers considered for publication in Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences, Architecture, Medicine and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Published papers will be freely downloaded by researchers and interested. Published Papers are registered and indexed in international research libraries.

For more information, please see Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث Aims and Scope AND About This Journal pages.

Submission Guidlines

Anyone may submit an original manuscript to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article.

Authors who submit manuscripts to the Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث needs to comply with all of the following items and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines:

  • The Submission Manuscript has not been previously published, nor submitted to another journal for consideration.
  • The Submission Manuscript must be is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) & Microsoft Word.
  • This manuscript has been written in clear English or Arabic language.
  • An Arabic Abstract /vs/ English Abstract should be provided, with Arabic /vs/ English author names and Affiliation.
  • References are written in English/ Arabic language with APA Citing & Referencing.
  • Arabic References which not present in the English language in the original journal must be (Romanization).
  • The copyrights form (which will send to the corresponding author via E-mail, after the primary evaluation of the manuscript ) should be completed formally and submitted before the actual review of the manuscript.

Article Processing Charges (APC): The Journal of the Arab American University did NOT require any article processing charges. All the publication expenses are covered by Arab American University -Palestine (AAUP).

Copyright: Arab American University owns the copyright of published articles. Submission of a manuscript implies that the authors agree to transfer copyright to the Journal of the Arab American University Reproduction of the text, figures, or tables of this journal is allowed only by permission of the Editor-in-Chief.

User Rights: All articles published with open access will be immediately free for everyone to read, download, copy, and distribute.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث, please contact the editors.

Editorial Policies:

  • The editor-in-chief of the Arab American University journal is the Dean of Scientific Research at Arab American University.
  • The editor-in-chief or editorial Secretary routine checking of all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism and duplicate publications.
  • The editor-in-chief rejects all the submitted manuscripts if the plagiarism percentage is more than 25%.
  • The editor-in-chief and the Editorial Board are responsible for performing the initial reviewing of the submitted manuscripts before the double-blind peer-review process.
  • The editor-in-chief can send the submitted manuscripts to a specialized reviewer to perform the initial reviewing.
  • The initial review of the submitted manuscripts is carried out based entirely on scientific value and in accordance with the plagiarism rate and the instructions for publication in the journal.
  • The editor-in-chief assigns the reviewers of the manuscript to perform the double-blind peer-review process.
  • The final decision of (accept after minor changes, accept after majer changes and Reject the submitted manuscripts, is performed by the editor-in-chief and the editorial board based on reports of the experts' reviewers in the specialization of the submitted manuscript.
  • The Editor-in-Chief has no authority to accept or reject a submitted manuscript without the approval of the editorial board based on reports of the experts' reviewers.

Peer-Review Process:

The Journal of the Arab American University Adopt Double-Blind Peer Review Process (identification of both the authors and reviewers is kept hidden).

  • All submitted manuscripts will be initially evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief for suitability for Arab American University journal.
  • The evaluation process includes; Technical evaluation, quality, and the existence of all scientific research basics (title, abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, result, conclusion, and references based on APA style), furthermore overall readability and language. All submitted manuscripts must have an English/Arabic title, English/Arabic abstract, and English/Arabic keywords.
  • Submitted manuscripts checking for plagiarism and duplicate publications using Turnitin.
  • Submitted manuscripts deemed suitable (plagiarism <= 25% rate and the instructions for publication in the journal) are sent to a minimum of one internal/external initial reviewer to assess the scientific quality of the paper. This journal blinds the initial review process.
  • The selection of initial reviewers is made by the article handling editor (the Editor-in-Chief or the specialist editor).
  • Depending on the initial review from specialist/s in the submitted manuscripts field the Editor-in-Chief takes the decision.
  • The decision in this phase may be: to reject a manuscript, change the manuscript and resubmit, or pass to the next phase.
  • Manuscripts that pass the initial evaluations are sent to double-blind full review process. The editorial office uses a list of all researchers and academics in the Arab world published by the United Arab University Association.
  • The editor-in-chief chooses two reviewers based on their specialization in the core of the manuscript.
  • The reviewers receive an email with the manuscript title and abstract where they can accept the review or reject it.
  • The referees are asked to review the manuscript for 4 weeks and to fill out a custom evaluation Form.
  • The evaluation form asks the reviewers to evaluate the manuscript regarding; originality, research questions, objectives, literature review, methodology, statistical analysis, and references.
  • Late reviewers will be reminded via E-mail, With the possibility of giving them extra time to perform the manuscript review.
  • After completing all reviewers' reports, the editor-in-chief and the editorial board make a decision (accept, major revision, minor revision or reject).
  • The authors receive from 1 to 4 weeks to prepare the revision depending on the reviewers' comments, the authors have the possibility of giving them extra time upon the request.
  • All the revisions should be clearly highlighted so that they are easily visible to the editors and reviewers.
  • The authors should provide a response to reviewers' comments detailing any changes, for the benefit of the editors and reviewers.
  • Revisions that do not meet these requirements will be sent back to authors with requests for corrections.
  • Some articles may have two or three rounds of peer review.
  • The average duration of the submission to the first decision is 8 weeks.
  • The average duration of the submission to the final decision is 10 weeks.
  • In case of the author’s incompatibility with the referees’ comments, the authors are asked to provide a scientific appeal which will be examined by the editorial board and the reviewers, and in some cases, the editorial board is helped by another external reviewer.
  • The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors

.In order for the Journal of the Arab American University to publish and research articles, we need publishing rights from authors, which are determined by a publishing agreement between the authors and the journal.

  • The authors need to transfer copyright exclusive rights in their article to the Journal of the Arab American University.
  • Authors can expect to be notified that a manuscript has been accepted or rejected.
  • The authors will receive an official acceptance letter when the final decision.
  • The accepted research articles will be published online in the next issues.
  • Journal of the Arab American University is committed to protecting and defending authors’ works.
  • The decision on the author's manuscript will be made in a timely manner.
  • Authors can inquire about the submitted manuscript at any time but are encouraged to wait at least 8 weeks after the manuscript is submitted.
  • Authors can rebut a decision to reject a manuscript, and the editor decides whether accept (additional review) or reject the objection.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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Reviewer Guidelines

  • Blind Review is the reviewing system followed in the Journal of the Arab American University.
  • All the steps of reviewing are fully using the electronic system.
  • The reviewers need to read the criteria for judging a submission's manuscript suitability for publication in the journal.
  • Reviewers will have an opportunity to send comments separated for the author and editors.

Please consider the following points:

  1. Is the manuscript within the scope of the Journal of the Arab American University?
  2. Is the title appropriate and concise?
  3. Is the abstract (in any) representative of the content of the manuscript?
  4. Are the data original and not yet published elsewhere?
  5. Is the subject clearly and logically presented, and the interpretations justified?
  6. Are the discussion and conclusions supported by the results?
  7. Is the literature cited appropriately and comprehensively?
  8. Are the tables and figures clear, all necessary, and well labeled?
  9. Does the total length of the manuscript comply with its content?
  • Please make a recommendation:

    (Accept; Accept with minor revisions; Accept with major revisions; Decline)

Publication Frequency

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Since 2015 Journal of the Arab American University, has been one of the prestigious in the research field in Palestine and the Arab region. Journal of the Arab American University got the highest Arabic Impact factor during 4 years in between 500 subscribers journals in Arabic Impact factor and is widely recognized by its local and international readership. Our journal regularly publishes two issues per year, each issue does not exceed 11 papers. The selected papers published in each issue, are locally and globally distributed scientifically and geographically.

Review Speed

  • The Process takes 6-8 weeks to first decision (For the manuscripts that pass the initial evaluation steps)
  • 8-10 weeks for final acceptance.
  • The publication date will depend on the editorial board policy.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

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Users of the Arab Journals Platform website and/or software agree not to misuse the Arab Journals Platform service or software in any way. The failure of the Arab Journals Platform to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the Arab Journals Platform and the Author(s) regarding the submission of the Article

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