Guide for Authors
Guidance for researchers on how to prepare research
Researchers must submit their research electronically through the research submission system and on the journal's website through this link
JKSC Website: https://journal.uokufa.edu.iq/index.php/ksc
1: Submit your research
1-1: Requirements for submitting the research for the first time
Researchers can choose to submit the research as a single file to be used in the evaluation process.
1-2: Requirements for submitting the corrected research
When the submitted research is in the stage of correction after evaluation, the researchers will be asked to amend the research in the correct form required by the journal in order to accept publication, as well as provide the journal with any additional elements in order to publish the research.
1-3: Guidelines for the names of the researchers
The names of researchers should be assigned to the research based on (1) substantial contributions to study design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation; (2) the research formulates or substantially revises the intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the final version submitted for publication. All previous conditions must be met by all researchers whose names are mentioned in the research. Obtaining funding, collecting data, or general supervision of the research group is not sufficient for the researcher's name to be mentioned among the names of the participants in the authoring of the research. Accordingly, the contributors to the research and those who do not possess the previously defined criteria can be added to the thanks and appreciation part. Also, all researchers must agree to the sequence of the listed researchers before submitting the research for publication. It must also obtain consensus by all researchers to assign one researcher to be the researcher in charge of the correspondence, who will be responsible for arranging the entire research based on the requirements of the journal as well as dialogue with the participating researchers during the evaluation and language review stage as well as working on their behalf.
2: Before you begin
1-2: Ethics of Publishing in the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center
The ethical policy of the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center is based on the guidelines issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which are in accordance with the code of conduct approved by the editorial board of the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center. Therefore, readers, researchers, evaluators, and members of the editorial board must follow these ethical policies once they work with the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center. The ethical policy approved by the journal is responsible for determining what kind of research papers or scientific research submitted to the journal should be published. The decision to publish in the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center is based on the recommendations of the evaluators and the opinion of the members of the editorial committee of the journal. The ethical policy of the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center also emphasized that the editor-in-chief may consult with members of the editorial board or other reviewers in making the decision regarding acceptance of publication. The evaluators are responsible for reviewing the research must adhere to its values based on the content submitted and confidentially. The scientific evaluator also gives suggestions to the researchers in order to improve the quality of the research through the evaluators' comments. Researchers must ensure that their research submitted for publication is original, as well as that it has not been published in a journal or in another language. Any kind of plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and this is not acceptable. For information about publishing ethics follow the following link:
2-2: The process of evaluating the research
In order to maintain the research evaluation system, researchers are obliged to participate in the process of evaluating scientific research submitted by other researchers. When needed, authors may be required to provide a reviewer or group of reviewers to the editorial board or its secretary. The Journal of the Kufa Studies Center reviews all research submitted for publication to at least two reviewers. The Journal of the Kufa Studies Center also adopts a double coverage review policy: the researchers do not know who are assigned to evaluate, in addition to that the evaluators also do not know who are the researchers responsible for the research assigned to evaluate it. Research evaluation is done through the online research submission system. After sending the research to the online system, the system immediately notifies the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center to send the research for publication in the journal. After a preliminary examination of the research by the editorial office, two or more reviewers are assigned to conduct the research evaluation. After completing the evaluation process and receiving the scientific evaluation reports, the editor-in-chief makes a decision regarding this research, as the evaluators may sometimes not agree with each other about the research evaluation, so in exceptional cases, the research evaluation report may not reflect the final decision sent by the evaluator to Editor-in-Chief. This decision after each evaluation round may be one of the following decisions:
1- Acceptance of the research without any other changes.
2- Acceptance of the research with minor corrections. The final revised paper may or may not be sent to the raters for another round of corrections.
3- Acceptance of the research with major corrections. The final revised research is sent to the raters for another round of corrections.
4- Refuse to publish the research. The research submitted for publication in the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center is rejected.
5- Unable to rate the search. Another evaluator is reassigned to evaluate the research scientifically.
2-3: Evaluation of research before publication
In addition to the initial evaluation process, the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center evaluated the research before its final publication by the editorial director of the journal and members of the editorial board. This evaluation works in order to ensure the quality of the published research and that it meets certain criteria, as well as that the conclusions presented in this research have been justified. This stage includes comments and online citations to published papers. Researchers respond to comments from the scientific community and may review their own research. This method is described as allowing researchers to publish quickly on topics related to the humanities.
3: Preparing a research paper
The research must be submitted in Arabic or English only and must be written in accordance with the rules of writing or writing appropriate fit. Research papers should be written in Arabic Transparent font, 14 points, in MS-Word, in single-column format, on A4 paper. The printed area should be 21 cm x 29,7 cm. Research is submitted one time in order to obtain an ID number for the research in the journal. Submitting the research more than once can cause the research to be rejected because more than one copy of the research has been sent, and the research must be attached to the research title page, which includes the name of the author(s) and their affiliations.
1-3: Writing in Arabic or English
All research submitted for publication in the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center must be printed in Arabic or English. Also, researchers whose first language is not Arabic must ensure that the current research is printed in idiomatic Arabic or English before submitting the research. Also, please write the research text in Arabic or English well. The Journal of the Kufa Studies Center does not provide language services or editing and printing the different research versions, so researchers who believe that their research needs a linguistic evaluation to remove these grammatical or spelling errors, preferably to obtain these services before Submitting their search for publication in our magazine.
2-3: Sending new research
Submissions to the Kufa Studies Center Journal website are made online and researchers will be guided step by step through creating and uploading research files. As part of the submission process, researchers may choose to submit the paper as a single file to be used in the evaluation process. The research file must be .docx or .doc in order for these files to be used in the evaluation process. It is preferable that all figures and tables be added in the main research file.
The list of sources must be provided according to the method used by the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center. Where applicable, it should be the name(s) of the researcher(s), research title, publication year, journal abbreviation, article/chapter/book title, volume/issue number, and pages. The numeric Document Identification Number (DOI) must also be added.
4-3: Coordination Requirements
There are no strict requirements for formatting, but all research should contain the necessary essential elements, eg abstract, keywords, introduction, conflicts of interest, and list of sources.
3-5: Submit the research after the evaluation
Regardless of the format of the initial submission file, and especially after making the evaluators' corrections, the researchers are required to submit the research file in the format of the Kufa Studies Center Journal in a Word document. In order to avoid unnecessary mistakes, researchers advise using "spelling" and "grammar checking" of the submitted file. At this stage, the name of the researcher(s) and their affiliation must be included.
6-3: Submitting the research document
While submitting to the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center, all contributing researchers must verify that the research represents a correct work, as well as that the research has not been fully published in another journal or that it contains content substantially similar to the research of other authors, as well as the approval of other researchers to allow The author responsible for the correspondence works with the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center to review the research and make the evaluators’ corrections and prove its validity.
7-3: Presentation and verification of the research
The research should not have been previously published in digital or paper form and should not be subject to evaluation at the same time as being sent to the Kufa Studies Center Journal in another journal. Copies of references likely to be duplicated in current research (including those with substantially similar content or using the same data) that have been previously published or under consideration in another journal should be submitted.
4: The structure of the research sent for publication in the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center
Research submitted for publication in the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center should be as follows: Title; Abstract; keywords; the introduction; Conflict of interest and list of sources.
4-1: Title page
The first page includes the title of the paper, followed by a single line space and the names of all researchers (without grades) and their addresses for the purpose of the correspondence, including the email address of the responsible author of the correspondence.
4-2: Title of the research
The title should be no more than 17 words and contain no abbreviations while avoiding complex and ambiguous expressions.
An abstract of 150 to 250 words outlining the purpose of the study; basic modalities; Results that flow into the novelty of the topic, and this part should not contain any abbreviations or sources.
You must add 3 to 5 keywords that can be used for indexing and search purposes. Keywords should not repeat research title words or abbreviations and should be written in alphabetical order and separated by a semicolon. Abbreviations must be defined in the first mention of them in the body of the research, and they are used later throughout the research text in an abbreviated form.
4-5: Highlights of the study
Paragraphs highlighting the research, a group of concise and short phrases to display the most important basic results of your research.
Briefly describe the scientific background of the research and the objectives of the current study.
This section should highlight the main and proven findings of the current study, and identify the added value of the main finding, without any sources listed in this section.
4-8: Conflict of Interest
A statement of conflict of interest in the research should be placed as follows: The researchers declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this research.
4-9: List of Sources
The sources must be numbered in brackets sequentially in the text in the order in which they were mentioned first and included at the end of the research in the list of sources. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the list of indexed journals.
Tables and graphs are not provided as an image but must be added in an editable form. Do not use the horizontal and vertical internal rules. Tables must be set within the text and must have a clear structure with consecutive numerical order. All tables must be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Sufficient information must also be added in the title Figures and Tables so that each table is understandable without the need to refer to the text. An explanatory explanation is added to the table (title) showing the components of the table. The source related to these figures or tables is also added, and it is added in the form of a source in the list of sources. Tables with captions placed above them should be in sufficient numbers and not repeated, and footnotes to tables should be indicated in lowercase letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included below the table text.
High-quality figures/illustrations should be in the range of 200-300 dpi. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be clearly reproduced in the journal. Numbers must be set within the text. The following notes should apply to the numbers:
- Each figure must contain a brief explanation that accurately describes what the figure depicts. Include captions in the text of the manuscript.
- Figure captions begin with the term numbers. Figures with captions should be in ample numbers.
- Punctuation marks are not placed at the end of the caption.
- identify all the elements in the illustration; With the use of squares, circles, etc., as focal points in graphs.
- Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the caption.
5: Researchers' participation criteria
All researchers contributing to the research must be qualified for this, and the sequence of researchers must be agreed upon by the researchers.
The researchers' contribution must be significant in the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of the data. All researchers must participate in drafting or final reviewing the article, and all researchers must confirm that they have reviewed and approved the final version of the research, as well as agree to submit it for publication in the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center.
The Journal of the Kufa Studies Center clarifies the type of copyright under which the researchers' work will be published and is as follows. When submitting the research, the authors must attach the full journal publication agreement.
6-1: Permission required
Permission must be sought from the publisher to reproduce any significant portion of the copyrighted work which depends on both the importance and the quantity of the portions republished. This includes any text, illustrations, charts, tables, photographs, or other materials from previously published sources. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the researcher(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners (the publisher) and credit the source(s) in the research.
6-2: Permission not required
Copyright protects only original (ie creative) material. As such, it only protects the form of expression of the work, not the ideas or facts contained therein. Public works are not protected by copyright and may be reproduced without permission. However, permission will be required to reuse the final formatted, modified, and published version of the work in some cases, since it is owned by the publisher.
7: Free access to journals
The Journal of Kufa Studies Center publishes research work, covering a wide range of human sciences. All research published in the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center is free of charge and distributed under the Free Access License Agreement. Under this license, researchers retain ownership of the copyright to their content, but anyone is allowed to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the authors and source are properly cited.
8: Author Agreement
In order to publish the research work, the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center needs copyright. For free access research, the publisher uses an exclusive license agreement in which the researchers retain the copyright in their own research.
8-1: User License Agreement
The Journal of the Kufa Studies Center provides access to the archived materials through the archive of the journal. The research is part of the open archive and freely available on the website of the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center, which starts from the date of the final publication of the research. Users or readers of the authors' research need to be made clear how this research will be used. All published research will be free of access and direct for all to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Creative Commons Attribution-Non-User License. The Journal of the Kufa Studies Center maintains the copyright of the research published in it, which is released under a "Creative License," allowing unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of the research by any means, provided that the original file is properly cited in the work.
9: Conflict of Interest
10: The role of funding sources
Researchers are required to clearly identify who provided financial support to conduct the research and/or prepare the research and briefly describe the role of the funder/sponsor in any part of the work including designing and conducting the study, data collection, data management, data analysis, interpretation, preparation, review, and approval. The following rules must be followed:
The sentence must begin with: 'This work was supported by...'.
The name of the official funding agency must be given in full in an expandable form and not in an abbreviated form.
Grant numbers must be complete and accurate and provided in parentheses as follows: [grant number ABX CDXXXXXX]
Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: “[Brant numbers ABX CDXXXXXX, EFX GHXXXXXX]”
Agencies must be separated by a colon (plus the “and” before the last financing agency)
11: Errors in the published papers
When researchers discover a major error or inaccuracy in the evidence of their published research, the author's obligation is to notify the editor or publisher of the journal immediately to withdraw or correct the research. Finally, it must be ensured that the researcher in charge of the correspondence has seen and approved all researchers involved in the final version and submitted it for publication.
12: Preventing plagiarism and violating publishing ethics
All research that is subject to evaluation or that has been previously published is subject to examination using a plagiarism prevention program called authenticate. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publishing ethics. Other violations include duplicate searching, data fabrication and falsification, and improper crediting of a researcher's contribution. Thus, plagiarism, fraud, or intentionally inaccurate data constitutes unethical and unacceptable behavior, and submitting the same research to more than one journal simultaneously constitutes unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior. It is necessary to mention that the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center ignores the copy of the research, in which the inference rate reaches 20%.
CrossCheck has developed a service that helps editors check the originality of research. CrossCheck is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms. For a searchable list of all journals in the CrossCheck database, please visit: www.ithenticate.com/search
All new research submitted to the Journal of the Center for Kufa Studies is automatically checked using CrossCheck within the editing system. An editorial board member may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review or post-publication process. The default similarity report view provides the percentage of search text that overlaps with one or more published searches. Reusing the legitimately cited text may contribute to reducing the inference rate.
13: Submission of the final checklist
Read the journal's guide for researchers and make sure that the current research meets the journal's requirements.
The research contains the main sections shown in the journal's guide for the researcher.
Spell check for search.
All researchers must read the ethics of publishing, prevention of plagiarism, violation of publishing ethics, and dealing with cases of misconduct before submitting them to the Journal of the Kufa Studies Center.
The research has been read and approved by all researchers included in the list.
It is not recommended to register on the journal's website only for the researcher in charge of the correspondence, but also for all researchers contributing to the research in order to keep their names correct.
14: Use the document's digital identification number
A document ID number can be used to cite and link to electronic documents, which consists of a unique alphanumeric character string that is assigned to search when electronically published. These numbers never change, and the document's numerical identification number can be used by researchers to create links to documents on the web.
15: International Foundation for Creators
Allowing others to distribute and copy the research, and to create excerpts, abstracts, and other revised editions, adaptations, or derivative works of the research (such as a translation), to include the collective work, so long as they attribute the work to the researchers, does not represent the researcher as endorsing their adaptation of the material, and does not modify the material in any way Damage to the author's honor or reputation. More details are at Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The Journal of the Kufa Studies Center maintains the copyright of the research published in it, which is released under a "Creative License," allowing unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of the research by any means, provided that the original file is properly cited in the work.
16: Research publication fees:
Publication in journals with free publication provides a relatively new paradigm for scholarly journal publishing that provides barrier-free access worldwide to the full text of all published research. It also allows free access for all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any research without a subscription to the journal's website, allowing for a much greater distribution of researchers' work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model on the journal's website or the paper-based publishing system.
In journals that follow the open access model, publishing costs are paid from the researcher's budget Or the researchers who published the research or through the institution in which the researcher works. The Journal of the Kufa Studies Center is one of the open-access journals, so publishing the research in this journal requires paying 100 US dollars to publish the accepted research, and there are no fees for sending or submitting the research.