1. Blind Peer-review process

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal.

KJAR operates a Double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are not aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous as well.

In the case that One reviewer rejects the manuscript, a 3rd reviewer will be called to judge the manuscript.

2. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) licence policy

KJAR applies the Creative Commons Attribution (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)) license For non-commercial purposes, that lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work , as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

This license lets authors hold copyright without restrictions and let others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

3. Open Access Policy

All articles published by KJAR are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

4. Copyright 

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Copyright Transfer Agreement'. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. Subscribers may reproduce tables of content or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions.

5. Changes to authorship 

Request to changes in authorship is not allowed once the paper is accepted. In case any such changes need to be made then the author would have to send an official letter with the reasons of the change.

6. Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor with detailed reasons of the rejection to re-study your case. 

7. Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 

LOCKSS: Open Journal Systems supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure a secure and permanent archive for the journal. LOCKSS is open source software developed at Stanford University Library that enables libraries to preserve selected web journals by regularly polling registered journal websites for newly published content and archiving it. Each archive is continually validated against other library caches, and if the content is found to be corrupted or lost, the other caches or the journal is used to restore it.

8. Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

9. Fees 

 KJAR does not have subscription charges, This is because KJAR believes that the interests of the scientific community can best be served by an immediate, worldwide, unlimited, open access to the full text of research articles. 

Authors requires to pay publication fees 250 000 IQD (around 200$ for internationals)

10.Conflict of Interests and Funding

A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has financial or other affiliations with people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author's work. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the journal is the safest course. All submissions to the journal must include disclosure of any relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest. The journal may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript.

11. Human Rights and Informed Consent

All manuscripts concerning clinical investigations with humans or human materials must include a statement that the project was approved by the local Ethical Committee and that all patients or test persons gave written consent before participation after adequate explanation.

12.Ethical Handling with Animals 

Experimental research on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. Field studies and other non-experimental research on animals must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing compliance with relevant guidelines and/or appropriate permissions or licences must be included in the manuscript. We recommend that authors comply with the IUCN Policy Statement on Research Involving Species at Risk of Extinction  and the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

13.Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is an act of using thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, without crediting the original author. Whether intentional or unintentional, plagiarism is recognized as a serious academic offense. All manuscripts received towards KJAR journal are scanned for plagiarism. If potential plagiarism is detected, Manuscript will be rejected.

KJAR journal is a member of CrossRef and CrossRef services, e.g., CrossCheck. All manuscripts submitted will be checked for plagiarism CrossCheck/iThenticate. All manuscripts received towards KJAR journal are scanned for plagiarism before review process using ithenticate similarity Check via Crossref. KJAR journal tolerates only 10% of similarity, While more detected, authors, will be contacted to reduce the rate. In case, during the publication process or after the publication, plagiarism was detected, KJAR has the right either to ask the author for paraphrasing and summarizing the content or directly rejecting the manuscript.

14.Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement

KJAR is committed to following best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is unacceptable. KJAR is following the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and its principles to deal with all kind of acts of misconduct. 

For more information see The Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and/or see cases of suspected misconduct flowcharts.

15. Publishing schedule

This journal publishes 2 issues a year: June and December.

 16. Language 

Manuscripts must be written in English in a clear and concise manner. Any author who is not fluent in idiomatic English is urged to seek assistance with manuscript preparation prior to submission. Reviewers are not expected to correct grammatical errors and any deficiency in this area may detract from the scientific content of the paper and result in acceptance delays or rejection