Journal Policies

All articles published in AL-ADAB Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means that the Authors can:

  • The journal allows reuse and remixing of content in accordance with a Creative Commons license.
  • Copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

Policy of publishing in AL-ADAB Journal

  • The journal is committed to the ethics of scientific publishing, and according to the publication ethics report of the journal click here to view.
  • The Editorial Board considers that the researcher who submits his research paper for publication in the journal has already read the terms and conditions of publication and agreed on them.
  • The decision to publish is based on the value of scientific research, to what extent it meets the conditions of publication approved, the declared policy of the journal, and its specialty.
  • It is based on the principles of scientific honesty, and originality of research submitted for publication. It deals with the names of reviewers and their reports with great confidentiality.
  • The opinions published in the journal reflect the views of the authors, and not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board.
  • The journal does not adhere to the publication of whatever comes to it. The time and place of publication are subject to technical considerations adopted in the editorial plan of the journal.
  • The researcher is to be provided with the acceptance of publication within about 8-10 WEEKS. As for publication, it is 9-12 MONTHS, and the publication date is fixed in the acceptance letter.
  • The journal maintains hard copies and electronic archive of the published issues in addition to the publication of the research papers.
  • The journal also publishes the issues electronically through the website of the journal, and the official website of the Iraqi academic journals, and makes it possible to download. Thus, documenting the intellectual property of the research papers and publishing them internationally is achieved.
  • The researcher obtains a copy of his research paper. If he wishes to buy a copy of the journal, the volume costs ID 25000 from inside Iraq and $100 from the outside.

 Stages of editing and publishing:

  • The researcher undertakes that his research has never been published before, and has not been submitted for publication to other sides until the end of the evaluation procedures and the acceptance of publication in the journal.
  • Human Subjects: If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
    Appropriate consents, permissions and releases must be obtained where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals in the paper. Written consents must be retained by the author and copies of the consents or evidence that such consents have been obtained must be provided to AL-ADAB JOURNAL with the submission request. Clich here to Download the Ethics Approval Form 
  • 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 substantial contributions should be listed as co-authors. and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
    Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission.
    Authors take collective responsibility for the work. Each individual author is accountable for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
  • The research papers submitted for publication are to subjected for preliminary examination by the editorial board to determine their suitability for the journal specialization, its policy and the safety of scientific research procedures, and then to indicate its eligibility for scientific evaluation. The editorial board may apologize for accepting the research all together or require the researcher to amend it in accordance with the journal policy before sending it to editors.
  • After conducting the scientific evaluation, the research paper returns back to the researcher to make the required amendments within a maximum of two weeks.
  • The researcher is fully responsible for the typing and linguistic mistakes after submitting the full research paper.
  • post-publication corrections: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper if deemed necessary by the editor. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains an error, it is the obligation of the author to cooperate with the editor, including providing evidence to the editor where requested.

  • retractions: If the author wishes to withdraw his research from being published in the journal, he/she must submit a request to the editor and state the reasons that made him withdraw from publishing in the journal, and his research will be withdrawn from publication in the journal after the approval of the editor-in-chief.

conflicts of interests:

for Authors: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial and personal relationships with other people or organisations that could be viewed as inappropriately influencing (bias) their work, All sources of financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article should be disclosed, as should 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 article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

for Reviewers: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers should consult the Editor before agreeing to review a paper where they have potential conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
If a reviewer suggests that an author includes citations to the reviewer’s (or their associates’) work, this must be for genuine scientific reasons and not with the intention of increasing the reviewer’s citation count or enhancing the visibility of their work (or that of their associates).

for Editors: The editor must not be involved in decisions about papers which s/he has written him/herself or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Further, any such submission must be subject to all of the journal’s usual procedures, peer review must be handled independently of the relevant author/editor and their research groups, and there must be a clear statement to this effect on any such paper that is published.

 Plagiarism checker: All research papers are subjected to Turnitin program to uncover plagiarism before being sent to scientific evaluation. The researcher undertakes a written pledge to take the legal and moral responsibility, in the event of the emergence of plagiarism or taking from the efforts of other researchers, without a reference to them. The journal uses appropriate anti-plagiarism software, such as Turnitin to check for plagiarism.

Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

The Journal shall take reasonable and serious steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication.


 Scientific Evaluation:

      Scientific evaluation strengthens the research paper submitted to the journal and helps to take the appropriate decision by the editorial board to publish it. It also benefits the researchers to improve and correct their research papers.

  • The research paper is sent to three evaluators in the same specialty to evaluate it scientifically, and to write a detailed report on its originality in the light of a specific model.
  • The journal considers the process of scientific evaluation as the most important stage of scientific publishing. Part of the policy of the journal is to ensure the professionalism of the work of the evaluators and their commitment to the ethics of the journal.
  • The editor-in-chief, in cooperation with the editorial board, is responsible for selecting the appropriate evaluators in accordance with the subject of the research papers submitted for evaluation, their specialty and their ability to evaluate the scientific feasibility of the research paper.
  • One of the evaluators is to be from outside the university or country in the hope of evaluating the research paper in a maximum period of a month, otherwise he/she has to apologize within a week.
  • In the case of having a negative report from two evaluators, the researcher is not given an acceptance because it is not suitable for publication.
  • The researcher is to be informed of the decision of the validity of the publication according to what is stated in the report of the evaluators in a period not exceeding one month from the date of submission to the editorial board.
  • The researcher is obliged to make the amendments of the evaluators on his research paper according to the reports sent to him and provide the journal with a modified version in a period not exceeding two weeks.
  • The journal then verifies the language in both Arabic and English before sending to the press.