Journal Policy

Journal Policies

All research published in the Journal of Humanities is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means that authors are allowed to:

The journal permits content reuse and adaptation in accordance with the above-mentioned license.

Copy, redistribute, and publish research through any means or format.


Publishing Policy in the Journal of Al-Noor for Humanities Studies

The journal is committed to the ethics of scientific publishing, following the publication ethics report of the journal. The editorial board assumes that the researcher who submits a paper for publication in the journal has already read and agreed to the publishing terms and conditions.

The decision to accept the publication is based on the value of the scientific research and the extent to which it complies with the established publishing conditions and the declared policy of the journal and its scope.

It is based on the principles of scientific integrity and the authenticity of the research proposed for publication. It deals with the names of the reviewers and their reports with complete confidentiality.

The opinions published in the journal reflect the authors' views and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.

The journal is not committed to publishing what is presented to it. The time and place of publication are subject to the technical considerations adopted in the editorial plan of the journal.

The researcher is provided with acceptance for publication within approximately 8-10 weeks. Publication takes 9-12 months, and the publication date is confirmed in the acceptance letter.

The journal retains printed copies and an electronic archive of the published issues in addition to the publication of research papers.

The journal also publishes issues electronically through the journal's website and the official website of Iraqi academic journals, making them available for download. This documents the intellectual property of research papers and publishes them internationally.

The researcher receives a copy of their research. If they wish to purchase a copy of the journal, the cost is 25,000 Iraqi dinars from within Iraq and $100 from abroad.


Editing and Publishing Stages:

The researcher undertakes that their research has not been previously published and has not been submitted for publication to other parties until the evaluation procedures are completed, and acceptance for publication in the journal.

Human Studies: If the work involves human subjects, the author must ensure that the research includes a statement that all procedures have been conducted in accordance with the relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors must include a statement in the text of the research that informed consent was obtained for human experimentation. Privacy rights of individuals must always be observed. Approvals, permissions, and appropriate releases should be obtained when the author wishes to include case details or other personal information or patient photographs and any other individuals in the paper. The author should retain written approvals and provide copies of approvals or evidence obtained to the Journal of Literature with the submission request.

Contributing Author: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception or design of the reported study, or in the execution, or interpretation of the work. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. All co-authors should have seen and agreed to the final version of the paper and have agreed to submit it for publication. Authors should carefully consider the list and order of authors before submitting the research and provide a final list of authors at the time of the original submission. Authors collectively bear responsibility for the work. Each individual author is responsible for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are properly investigated and resolved.

The submitted research papers are subject to initial scrutiny by the editorial board to determine their suitability for the journal's specialization, its policies, and the integrity of scientific research procedures. The editorial board may reject the research paper altogether or request the author to modify it in accordance with the journal's policy before sending it to the reviewers.

After scientific evaluation, the research paper is returned to the researcher to make the required revisions, with a maximum period of two weeks.

The researcher is fully responsible for typographical and linguistic errors after submitting the research paper in its entirety.

Post-Publication Corrections: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal's editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper if deemed necessary. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the author's duty to cooperate with the editor, including providing evidence when requested.

Retraction: If an author wishes to withdraw his or her paper from publication in the journal, he or she must submit a request to the editor, stating the reasons that prompted him to withdraw from publication in the journal, and his request will be considered after the editor-in-chief's approval.


Conflict of Interest:

For the Researcher: All authors must disclose in their research any financial and personal relationships with other individuals or organizations that could be considered inappropriate bias on their work, and all sources of financial support for research and/or preparation, as well as the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication. If there are no such financial relationships, this should be stated.

For the Reviewer: Arbitration should be carried out objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias they may have and take that into account when reviewing the paper. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers must consult the editor before agreeing to arbitrate the research if they have a potential conflict of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the research. If the reviewer proposes to cite the work of the referee (or his colleagues), this must be for genuine scientific reasons and not with the intent of increasing the number of citations of the referee's own work or promoting his (or their) work.

For the Editor: The editor should not participate in decisions related to papers he has written himself or that have been written by family members or colleagues or that relate to products or services he is interested in. In addition, any such submission should be subject to all the usual procedures of the journal, and there should be a clear statement to this effect on any paper that is published.

Electronic Plagiarism: All research papers are subject to the Turnitin program to detect plagiarism before sending them for scientific evaluation. The researcher commits in writing to bear the legal and ethical responsibility in the event of literary theft or taking the efforts of other researchers without reference. The journal uses appropriate software to combat plagiarism, such as Turnitin for plagiarism detection.

Dealing with Research Misconduct: The journal takes reasonable and serious steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers in which research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism and manipulation of citations, data fabrication/falsification.