Arab Center Publishing Ethics

1. The Arab Center adheres to confidentiality and objectivity principles for both the researcher and the reviewer in the reviewing process. Each submitted paper or study shall be referred to accredited readers with expertise and specialization in the research topic, to be evaluated according to specific guidelines. In the event that the reviewers disagree over a paper or study, the center refers the research to a third expert.
2. The Arab Center depends on reliable, experienced reviewers who are specialists in their disciplines.
3. The Arab Center adopts an internal organizational structure that clearly defines the duties and responsibilities of the editorial board.
4. Editors and reviewers may not discuss the paper with anyone else, except the editor-in-chief or their deputy, including the author. Any unique information or opinion obtained through reading the research is to be kept confidential, and may not be used for personal endeavors.
5. Subsequent to the reviewers’ reports, the Arab Center provides stylistic, structural support, as well as fact checking to researchers, when needed, and serves to improve research.
6. The Arab Center will inform the researcher if the publication of their research has been approved, either without any modifications, or on the condition that certain amendments be made, based on the reviewer’s report. If the decision has been made not to publish the paper, an answer will be provided, explaining the reasons for the decision.
7. The Arab Center is committed to maintaining the high quality of the investigative, editorial, printing and electronic services it provides.
8. The Center adheres to the principle of non-discrimination. Editors and reviewers shall evaluate the research material according to their intellectual content. They will not discriminate on the basis of the race, sex, religious beliefs, or political opinions of the author, or be compromised in their work by any other form of discrimination. The editors and reviewers must adhere to the principles of intellectual scholarship and the methods and language used in the presentation, discussion and analysis of ideas, trends and topics.
9. There must be no conflict of interest between the editors and the researcher, whether because of a competitive or cooperative relationship or due to other relationships or links with any author, company or research institution. 10. The Arab Center ensures that editorial staff or reviewers do not use unpublished material in their own research.
11. The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies enjoys intellectual property rights for articles published in its scientific journals and on its website that may not be either reproduced in whole or in part, in Arabic or translated into any other language, without express written permission from the Arab Center.
12. The Arab Center is committed to translating and publishing articles with full permission of the foreign journals and publishers and in respect of intellectual property rights.
13. The annual forecast Istishraf is a free publication for which researchers and authors are exempted from all publishing fees.