PEER REVIEW POLICIES
Al-Qadissiyah Journal For Humanities Sciences (QJHS) is committed to quality of scientific works with local and global impacts. To maintain a high-quality publication, all submissions undergo a compact review process. This means that researches are subjected to scientific review by specialist reviewers and then delivered to the author(s) to consider the notes that are recorded by reviewers. In the case of dissatisfaction with the notes, the author can reply by a memorandum to the editor secretary of the journal. Researches will not be published in case of being rejected by the experts or receiving a rating of (Research note) or (Report case) and editorials secretary will inform the authors about the case.
The Editor-in- Chief decides whether reviews from additional experts are needed to evaluate the research. After agreeing to review research, external reviewers are typically granted 10 days to complete the assignment. We will follow up with late reviewers and keep authors informed if there are any delays.
The main Author has to sign a declaration when the research is accepted in the journal. The author will be given a maximum of two months to reconsider the correction of reviewers or whatever notes are required by the Editor- in - Chief. In case of not retaining the revised copy of the research within this period or the researcher did not respond to the corrections made by reviewers or did not follow the publishing instructions, the journal will be obliged to reject the research and will not refund the money to the researcher. Similarly if the research is rejected by the reviewers.
The Editor – in – Chief receives the research copy online. Consequently, the research is not published unless all corrections are finished.
1- Authors who receive a decision of Minor Revision or Major Revision have 45 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.
2- In most cases, the revised research will be re-assigned to the original Editor. The Editor will determine if additional input is needed from reviewers.
3- Reviewers are anonymous. Reviewers’ identities are not revealed to authors or to other reviewers unless reviewers specifically request to be identified by signing their names at the end of their comments.
4- The researches submitted QJHS are evaluated by 2 external reviewers, but it is up to the Editor-in-Chief to determine the number of reviews required.
Editorial Decisions and Research Acceptance
The final decision on a research is made by the Editor-in-Chief. The time to receive a decision depends on how long it takes for the editor to assess the reviews.
While the Editor-in-Chief is considering the decision, authors may see the status “Decision in Process.” When the decision is final, authors will receive the notification by email and see the decision term in the submission system.
After evaluation, the Editor-in-Chief chooses one the following options:
- Minor Revision
- Major Revision
In presenting the research, the Author is assigning the copyright of the research to al-Qadissiyah Journal For Humanities Sciences (QJHS), University of al-Qadissiyah as a publisher. Copyright embraces exclusive rights to reproduce and deliver the article in any form or media, including reprints, photographs, translations, and any other similar reproductions. The reproduction of any part of this journal, its storage in databases and its transmission by any form or media, such as electronic, electrostatic and mechanical copies, photocopies, recordings, magnetic media, etc., will be allowed only with a written permission from al-Qadisiyah Journal for Humanities Sciences (QJHS), University of al-Qadissiyah.
The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board of al-Qadissiyah Journal for Humanities Sciences (QJHS), University of al-Qadisiyah, make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements are to be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the researches and advertisements published in the journal are sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.
Plagiarism Prevention and Violation of Publication Ethics
All researches submitted to Al-Qadissiyah Journal for Humanities Sciences (QJHS) are subjected to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software called checker Turnitin. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data fabrication and forgery, and inadequate credit of author contribution. Thus, the plagiarism or fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour are unacceptable. Moreover, delivering the same article or research to more than one journal is considered unethical publishing behaviour and is completely improper. It is necessary to mention that (QJHS) may reject any research whose Plagiarism index exceeds 20%.
All submissions to (QJHS) are scanned automatically using Turnitin checker by the editorial system. Editorial Board Member may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the article which has overlap with one or more published research.