Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies

Published by: Deanship of Scientific Research, Al-Ahliyya Amman University

ISSN (Print Version): 1684-0615, ISSN (Online Version): 2616-2814

Open Access Journal

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies - Double-Blind Peer Review Process

Preliminary Evaluation
The manuscript is received through the AJRS electronic system.
1.  AJRS editorial office will do an initial assessment of the article including:
- Meeting journal focus and scope.
- Meeting journal’s objectives.
- Plagiarism detection not exceeding 20%.
2.  After the initial assessment, the editorial board will decide if the manuscript is accepted for the peer reviewing process.
If the manuscript is accepted for the peer reviewing process,  AJRS editorial office will review the manuscript regarding AJRS standard formatting.
3.  Within 25 days of receiving the manuscript, the corresponding author will sign an agreement providing that:
-If the manuscript was accepted for publication, the authors do transfer the properties of publishing and distributing the manuscript to the deanship of scientific research at Al-Ahliyya Amman University.
-The authors did not and will not send the manuscript to another journal during the peer-reviewing process.
The manuscript is original, and it is purely worked by the authors themselves
Peer Review Process
AJRS will double blind the reviewing process for each article submitted.
1.   AJRS will assign two independent reviewers for peer- reviewing, one is chosen from Jordan and the other one from outside Jordan, all reviewers are chosen in reference to their research large volume and impact.
The evaluation period given for the reviewers is three weeks.
2.   Reviewer’s comments and responses will be sent to the author for consideration. The author will be given three weeks to submit major adjustments, and two weeks for minor adjustments. The reviewers will be given one week for evaluating adjustments.
The process will be repeated until AJRS receive the final decision of the peer- reviewers on the manuscript.
3.   when the reviewers recommend publication, the editor-in-chief and the editorial board will give the final decision.
4.   After acceptance, the article will be sent to the journal’s language editor for language review.
5.   The graphic designer will design the manuscript using the journal format
6.   The authors will check final proofs
7.   The Article will be Published in Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies in electronic Version by order of acceptance date according to the publishing schedule, two issues are published bi-annually in June and December