Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IUGJHR primarily aims to bring out the research talent and the output of the research work done, and publishes original scientific research in the fields of humanities in both Arabic and English, produced by international researchers inside and outside Palestine, which have never been published before.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to  IUG Journal of Humanities Research (IUGJHR) will go through peer review prior to acceptance for publication. The main aim of the review process is to guarantee papers are original, with significant contribution, and well presented.


  1. The Editor should give an initial screening to the paper quality and whether the author presents the material logically, in clear and direct English, and in as concise a manner as possible.
  2. The paper will be checked for similarity using Turnitin software. Any paper with 25% or higher similarity will be returned directly to the Author (s).
  3. If part of the paper is published in a conference. The Author(s) should have the conference paper as a reference and state clearly what is the new contribution.
  4. Paper from student thesis can be accepted in two conditions: (i) The thesis and/or the paper is not published as peer-reviewed book/manuscript, and (ii) the thesis is cited in the paper.
  5. All reviews are double-blind. Any indications of the author names should be removed before the paper is sent for review.
  6. Papers submitted should be an original work and not previously published or under consideration by another journal. The Editor should withdraw any paper that violates this role.
  7. The Editor should keep the revision process follow a strict time-line. A reminder should be sent for the reviewer after two weeks of receiving the paper. If the three weeks periods is over before the reviewer send his review, he/she should be replaced.
  8. The Editor may send the paper for one or more reviewers if there is no agreement (mismatch) between the two reviewers in the first round of review.
  9. If there is sufficient agreement between the reviewers, the editor will make one of the following decisions:
  • The paper is accepted as it is.
  • The paper is accepted subject to minor revisions being made
  • The paper is accepted subject to major revisions being made
  • The authors are invited to make a significant rewriting of the paper and resubmit it as a new submission
  • The paper is rejected outright


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.