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.


The Science Journal of University of Zakho is indexed/abstracted in the following indexing agencies:

Directory of Open Access Journal

- Google Scholar

- EBSCOhost




The Science Journal of University of Zakho is a member at:

- Crossref

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 manuscrip