Publication Ethics

    1. Adaab Al-Basrah journal is a peer-reviewed quarterly which aims at publishing high quality research in the areas of Arabic language and literature, English language and literature, History, Geography & GIS, Information and knowledge technologies, Philosophy and Translation between English and Arabic.
    2. The journal, issued by the College of Arts – University of Basra, is a fully independent unit but logistically supported by the deanship of the College.
    3. The journal follows the highest regulations of confidentiality and objectivity for researchers as well as proof-readers.
    4. All papers and studies submitted for admission will be sent to three well-experienced and reliable experts. A paper will be considered acceptable for publication when it obtains two positive evaluations from the three experts.
    5. Experts’ comments and notes should be applied by the researcher though some of the notes can be further debated with the experts, through the concerned member of the journal’s editorial board, to reach a final decision.
    6. The journal administration logistically supports the researcher to efficiently complete the publication process. It appoints experts in Arabic and English to ensure the research is put in good writing style.
    7. The journal follows the anti-discrimination policy. That is, the proof-readers/reviewers evaluate the research contents and materials regardless of the researcher’s ethnic group, sex, religion, philosophical viewpoints or any other forms of discrimination. Instead, proof-readers/reviewers are extremely concerned with the researchers’ approach to explain, expose and illustrate their language, concepts, and viewpoints in a scientific way.
    8. The journal’s administration, including editors, language reviewers as well as proof-readers, is committed and strictly instructed not to manipulate any of the materials or contents of the research papers to be published in their own research papers.
    9. The practice of duplicate submission/publication is considered unethical because it exaggerates the findings, wastes the time, peer reviewers, and readers, and also breaks the integrity of science. In case of multiple submission/publication , we will contact the author(s) , will state that submitted work  has already been submitted/published  elsewhere, and will ask for explanation about that if the author gives a sufficient and reasonable explanation, we reject the submission without penalties. However, if the author does not respond , the explanation is unsatisfactory, or the author admits guilt, we will reject the submission with penalties, including sending a letter of warning, put the authors in the Authors Black List, writing to the journal that published the paper and informing the author’s superior about the misconduct.
    10. In cases of complaints and appeals, the following hierarchies are responsible for settling them: journal’s Editor-in-chief, Dean of the College of Arts, President of the University. All these three persons resort to committees combining reputed experts in the disciplines and areas of complaint.
    11. Data sharing and reproductivity must be very much in consonance with the scientific criteria established by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
    12. The journal has full right over the research being published in for one academic year from the date of publication. The researcher then acquires full right to republish his/her research in other forms and means.
    13. A researcher may choose to withdrew his/her paper but this has to be followed formally and before the date of publication.
    14. Papers which obtain negative evaluations from experts are the property of the journal and their owners are notified formally of the process of evaluation.
    15. After acceptance of the research , the researcher will be notified formally and be offered a free copy of the journal. Copies of the journal are deposited in different libraries of the colleges of Arts and Education for humanities.
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