Aims and Scope
The availability of an official academic publication channel interested in publishing
well-composed academic researches which have never been published before in the
field of human studies. It works on increasing the knowledge of publication of the
researchers in various fields of study such as ancient, Islamic, and modern history,
Arabic, grammar, literature, …etc. It also publishes researches of the university
instructors outside the University of Babylon and researches of the Center itself
according to an annual plan approved of in each academic year. The researches of
academic promotion are to be published because the Journal is authorized having
an (ISSN) and an efficient team of experts consisting of some prominent scholars
from various universities. This is to reveal the effort of the researchers and their
intellectual products in a way that gets the approval of the interested reader and
reflects the academic aims of the university.
Editorial and peer-review workflow
All submitted manuscripts are initially checked by the editorial office for suitability of the topic for IJDS. Once this is done, the manuscripts are sent to a minimum of 2 appropriate reviewers from editorial board or external experts, depending on the relevance of the topic. The reviewers are encouraged to submit review reports by 3 to 4 weeks. The final decision for publication is made by the editorial office based on the reviewers comments and suggestions. The decisions are normally one of the followings: acceptance, acceptance with minor revisions, acceptance with major revisions, and rejection. The main criteria in considering a manuscript for publication are originality of the work, significance of the topic, appropriateness of the methods and approaches, as well as the importance and quality of the findings, results, and implications.
Open access and copyright policy
This is an open access journal which means that all contents are freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Plagiarism, retraction and publication ethics
In order to maintain high quality publication, IJDS has strong policies on publication ethics. All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism by appropriate tools such as Grammarly, or manually by searching parts of the submitted content in Google Scholar and other databases. Other forms of scientific misconduct such as "duplicate submission", i.e. submitting a manuscript that is under publication or under review elsewhere, or have already been published elsewhere, with the same content or significantly similar content. Scientific misconduct, if detected at any stage of the editorial process, and even after publication of the article, will result in the immediate rejection of the submission, or retraction of the published article; and the processing charge will not be refunded.