About the Journal

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


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. The content and outcomes of the manuscripts submitted for publication to the JUD are the responsibility of the author. An Editorial Office takes charge of the peer-review process. It starts with a preliminary review by the Editor (finished in 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 reviewers (registered with the JUD system) specialized in the research field inside and/or outside Kurdistan region for evaluation. After 3 – 4 weeks later, 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 reply to reviewers' comments. Furthermore, the Author will be able to track the reviewers’ comments via the journal online system. In the case of  accepting of the submitted manuscript, the acceptance letter will be released and send via system to all authors and the author will be requested to follow the format manuscript according to Journal of Duhok University template before it goes into publication process and they will receive the paper in PDF produced by JDU for checking before it is published online.


Becoming a Reviewer for the Journal of Duhok University

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for the Journal of Duhok University, then please follow the steps below: 

  • Contact the editors and inform them about your Reseacrh Interests.
  • 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 academic community) who would be qualified to review the manuscript 

  • Upon accepting an invitation you will be allowed 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



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.


 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   


 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.


 Publication Fees

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

  • If the Researcher from the University of Duhok staffs, the Publication fees are free .
  • if the Researcher is not  from the University of  Duhok  staffs, or from Outside Iraq and Kurdistan Region, the fees are 125,000(IQD).