An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)



Philosophy of An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)

For more information, please see An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities) Aims and Scope page.

Submission Guidlines

  1. An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities) welcomes original research papers, reviews, and short communications in humanities and social sciences.
  2. Submission is accepted in Arabic or English Language.
  3. Authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers using the (Online Submission): https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/anujr_b.
  4. All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results.
  5. Articles submitted to the journal must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  6. Manuscripts should follow the style of the journal and are subject to both review and editing. 

Article Processing Changes (APC)
No article processing charges are required. The publication expenses are covered by An-Najah National University, Palestine.

An-Najah National University owns the copyright of published articles. A permission must be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief for the use of any part of the article.

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Editorial Policies

  1. The editor in chief of the journal is the Dean of Scientific Research at ANNU.
  2. The editor-in-chief is responsible for doing the initial evaluation of the submitted manuscripts before the double-blind peer-review process. The initial assessment is carried out based entirely on scientific value regardless of any other non-scientific factor.
  3. The final decision about a manuscript is made by the editorial board based on reports made by experts within the field 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. 

Peer-review process

  • An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities) adopts double blind review process completely supervised and assessed by the editorial board. The editorial board is responsible for the initial assessment and evaluation before the full review process. The initial assessment includes technical evaluation, quality assessment, and ethical consideration such as plagiarism. The technical assessment includes the presence of all sections including structured abstract, references based on APA style, funding statement, ethical statement, acknowledgement, and overall readability and language.
  • All submitted manuscripts must have an English title, abstract, and keywords, in addition to the Arabic title, abstract, and keywords. Manuscripts that fail to pass through the initial editorial evaluation are immediately rejected and do not go through the full review process.
  • Manuscripts that pass the initial editorial assessment are sent to double blind full review process. The editorial office has a list of all researchers and academics in the Arab world. The list was published by the United Arab University Association. The list includes the contact email address and the title of the researcher and his field of specialization. The editor in chief selects two referees based on the recommendation of the editorial board.
  • The reviewers are asked to fill in a form regarding their judgment and final decision. The form includes questions pertaining to originality, research questions, statistical analysis, tables and figures, literature review, and references. The referees are also asked to assess the potential of the manuscript to attract readers and scientific citations. The referees are given 30 days to submit their assessment. One week before the deadline, an email reminder is sent to the referee. In case the two referees had different decisions, a third referee is sought for a final decision. Once all reviews are submitted, the editorial board decide to accept or reject the manuscript. All accepted manuscripts are subject to either minor or major revisions. The authors must submit a revised version within 30 days. An extension of two weeks can be given upon the request of the author. The revised manuscript undergoes a peer-review process by the same referees. Once the final satisfactory answers are received from the referees, the editor in chief contacts the author for a final decision. The first decision is usually reached within two months and a final decision is reached within three to four months. The whole review process is carried out online and no paper or email correspondence of articles or comments is accepted.
  • In case of author’s disagreement with the editorial or referees’ comments, the author is asked to provide a detailed scientific appeal which will be examined by the editorial board and the referees. In the whole process, no offensive sentences are accepted from any side in the review process. 

All published issues and volumes of the journal are present at the journal website and at An-Najah National University Electronic Repository. Readers can access the full text of any article directly from the journal website or the repository.

Open Access
An-Najah Journal operates on an open access mode. You can access any article at any time.

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Formatting Requirements

An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities) 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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Reviewers Guidelines

  • Blind Review is the reviewing system followed in An-Najah Journal (humanities). All the steps of reviewing are fully electronic.
  • Comments intended for the author and editors as well as separate comments for the editor only.
  • Reviewers will be asked to comply with the competing interests disclosure policy.
  • Reviewer Guidelines: Please consider the following points if possible:
    1. Is the manuscript within the scope of the Journal
    2. Are the data original and not yet published elsewhere?
    3. Is the title appropriate and concise?
    4. Is the abstract (in any) representative of the content of the manuscript?
    5. Is the subject clearly and logically presented?
    6. Are the interpretations justified?
    7. Are the discussion and conclusions supported by the results?
    8. Is the literature cited appropriately and comprehensively?
    9. Are the tables and figures clear, all necessary, and well labelled?
    10. Should some parts of the manuscript be modified, expanded, or omitted?
    11. Does the total length of the manuscript comply with its content?
  • Please make a recommendation (Accept; Accept with revisions; Submit for review; Submit elsewhere; Decline; See comments).

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Publishing schedule

For almost two decades, An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities) has been one of the defining publications in the field of human and social studies in Palestine and the Arab region. The foremost position of our journal in many areas that range from literature, language, culture, sociology to political studies, to mention but a few, is widely recognized by its local and international readership. Our journal regularly publishes twelve issues per year. These issues are sometimes supplemented by special issues written on a specific theme and published as an extra issue per year, thus providing in-depth coverage of carefully chosen topics that are locally and globally of considerable interest to our vast community of readers.

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  • 50-60 days to first decision (for reviewed manuscripts only)
  • 100-120 days for final acceptance

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