About the Journal

Focus and Scope

HJUOZ is an official academic journal sponsored by the University of Zakho with printed ISSN ( 2664-4673 ) and Electronic ISSN ( 2664-4681 ) and DOI: https://doi.org/10.26436/hjuoz. It is an international, peer-reviewed, double-blind and open-access journal. It aims at publishing original research and review articles in English, Kurdish, Arabic, Persian and Turkish languages in the aspects related to Humanities and Social Sciences to ensure rapid and wide dissemination of the knowledege, theory or methodology that could trigger the advancement various aspects of social sciences. HJUOZ aims to cover broader scientific research activities in the following fields: 

  • Linguistics,
  • Sociology,
  • Psychology,
  • History,
  • Literature,
  • Philosophy and Islamic studies,
  • Management and economy,
  • Law and Politics.

Section Policies


✅ Open Submissions;   ✅ Indexed; ✅ Peer Reviewed; ✅ double-blind

Peer Review Process

  • All manuscripts submitted for publication in HJOUZ 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.  Turnitin software is used for checking plagiarism. As well as, any manuscript that exceeds the limit of 25% similarity will not process for further stages. An Editor together with the Editorial Office takes charge of the peer-review process. It starts with a preliminary review by the Editor (finished no more than 5 working days after manuscript submission).
  • After a manuscript is accepted for full review, the Editor will send the manuscript to at least two reviews after they accept to review the manuscript and register with the HJUOZ system as a reviewer. After passing 2 – 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 request an adequate action. In addition, the authors will see the reviewers’ comments and the decision letter in their account page at the HJUOZ system. In the case of the acceptance, the author will be asked to format the manuscript according to HJUOZ template before it goes into typesetting and proofreading with the publisher. The author will receive the paper in PDF produced by HJUOZ for checking before it is published online. In briefly, the Review Process at HJUOZ and details of the submitted manuscript are stated below.
  • Preliminary review
    • decision: accepted for review or
    • decision: pre-rejected
  • reviewer selection
  • writing the decision letter including
    • decision: accepted or
    • decision: to be resubmitted or
    • decision: to be revised or
    • decision: rejected.
    • comments from reviewers
    • Editor's comments
    • Editor's decision about the next status of the manuscript:

Publication Frequency

HJUOZ first started publication in 2013 with 2 issues per year. However, in 2016, due to the intensity of the ِauthors' demand and the frequent submission, the HUOZ team increased the frequency of the publications to three issues per year. Accepted papers are published online ahead of print.

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. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Meaning, users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.



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Privacy Statement

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Publication Fees

This journal charges the following author fees:

  • Article Publication: US 200 Dollar (Corresponding to IQD 250000.00)
    If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.
  • If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.
  • All of JUOZ journals are fully open access and require Article Processing Charges (APCs) to be paid following acceptance. To help support researchers who are unable to meet some or all of the costs associated with publishing open access operates a transparent waiver act.
  • Email the Editor-In-Chief and send him a publication fees vawer request stating the reasons for your request. The requests are answered in one week, on average.