The Journal of Duhok University (JDU)  is an official academic journal sponsored by the University of Duhok (UoD). It is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original research and review articles in the aspects related to different academic disciplines to ensure rapid and wide dissemination of the results of scientific researches that could trigger the development of academic disciplines to serve the society. The Journal has been obtained the International Standard Serial Number (pISSN 1812-7568 and eISSN 2521-4861).  In addition, JDU has obtained the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from Crossref Organization in which the DOI of the JDU is identifies via this link https://doi.org/10.26682/eissn.2521-4861

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted for publication in JDU are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed. The review process is double blind. If the manuscript is accepted for full review, it will be reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers.

Submitted manuscripts will undergo an initial check including a Plagiarism Check in the Editorial Office via using the Turnitin software to compute and assess the percentage of similarity of the research; therefore, the author is responsible for the content and results of the manuscripts submitted for publication in JDU. An Editorial Office takes charge of the peer-review process. It starts with a preliminary review by the Editor (finished no more than 7 working days after manuscript submission).

After a manuscript is accepted for full review, the Editor will send the manuscript to at least two reviews specialized in the research field inside and/or outside Kurdistan region for evaluation after they accept to review the manuscript and register with the JDU system as a reviewer. After passing 3 – 4 weeks, the Editor will collect the reviewers’ comments and prepare a decision letter based on the comments of the reviewers. The decision letter will be sent to the Corresponding Author to replying to the provided comments by reviewers. Furthermore, the Author will be able to track the reviewers’ comments via the journal online system. In the case of the acceptance of the submitted manuscript, the acceptance letter will be released and sending via system to all Authors Later,  the author will be requested to follow the format manuscript according to Journal of Duhok University template before it goes into publishing process and they will receive the paper in PDF produced by JDU for checking before it is published online.

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Becoming a reviewer for the Journal of Duhok University

If you are not currently a reviewer for the Journal of Duhok University but you would like to be considered as a reviewer, you should considering the following points:-

  • Contact the editors and inform them about your interesting field to be cover the topic of the manuscript.
  • Decline an invitation to review if there is a conflict of interest with one of the authors. Conflicts of interest may include relationships with academic advisors and/ or advisees, anyone at your current institution, members of your family, or people with whom you have collaborated during the last ten years.

  • When rejecting a review, feel free to provide the contact information of a person  ( within the academics community) who would be qualified to review the manuscript 

  • Upon accepting an invitation you will be provided two-three weeks to complete your review. Reviewers that don't reply on time will be excluded from the Database of Reviewers.

The benefits of reviewing for the Journal of Duhok University include the opportunity to read, see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage, and to contribute to the overall integrity of scientific research and its published documentation. You may also be able to cite your work for the Journal of Duhok University as part of your professional development requirements for different Organisations and Professional Societies

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 Archiving

This journal uses the CLOCKSS  (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and LOCKSS systems (Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

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 Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal of Duhok University is to support the standard and respected knowledge transfer network. Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors that was revised and approved for publishing in 2011, for more details Click Here   

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 Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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 Publication Fees

Any researcher who wants to publish his research in the university magazine must pay wages as an Article Publication Fee as follows:

  • If the Research from Iraq and Kurdistan Region, the fees is 250000 (IQD)
  • if the Research from Outside Iraq and Kurdistan Region, the fees is 350000 (IQD).

Note: If the submitted paper is accepted for publication, you will be requested to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

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