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Policies & Publishing Rules

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Philosophy of Journal Sharia and Law

For more information, please see Journal Sharia and Law Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal Sharia and Law provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal Sharia and Law, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal Sharia and Law. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal Sharia and Law, please contact the editors.

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Publishing Rules

  1. All contributions are subject to review and assessment in accordance with norms of refereed publications.
  2. Contributions may be written in Arabic, English, or French.
  3. Authors have to carefully apply acceptable research methodologies, as well as to observe academic values.
  4. References and literature used in each page have to be clearly cited as footnotes.
  5. Jurisprudential quotations must be fully punctuated and vocalized.
  6. Authors have to observe that their manuscripts in compliance with linguistic rules.
  7. Research papers should not exceed 40 (A4) pages, unless otherwise accepted by editors.
  8. Authors should make any required amendments according to the referees’ reports, and forward the revised version of their paper to the Journal within 15 days.
  9. Authors' CV must be attached to the paper, including their name, title, area of specialization, employment, employer full address containing postal address, email address, and telephone numbers.
  10. An abstract not less than 200 words and not exceeding 300 words must be submitted for each paper, both in Arabic and English.
  11. Authors will be notified about receipt of their papers within one week.
  12. Papers must to be word processed. Three copies of the paper must be submitted to the Editorial Board. Another copy must be provided on a floppy disk or forwarded by e-mail, in accordance with the following guidelines:
    • A. Word processing has to be on Microsoft Word 2000 or later editions.
    • B. Times New Roman font size (12) to be used for the paper body.
    • C. Footnotes on Times New Roman, size (10).
    • D. Main headings Times New Roman, bold (14).
    • E. Sub headings Times New Roman, bold (12).
  • 1. Technical considerations will control the order in which the papers will be arranged in each issue of the journal.
  • 2. The papers submitted to the Journal will not be returned to authors, whether accepted or rejected.
  • 3. No payment will be made to the authors of the published papers, book reviews or any intellectual work unless they are carried out at the Journal's official request..
  • 4. Publication of research in the Journal is at no cost..
  • 5. The editorial board disburses a monetary reward to the reviewers for evaluating the research papers submitted to the Journal..
  • 6. The Journal's expenses are funded by the United Arab Emirates University.
  • 7. An Author will receive two copies of the Journal issue that has her\his published paper, in addition to 10 copies of their extracted research paper..
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    Formatting Rules

    Journal Sharia and Law has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

    It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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    Rights for Authors and Scholarworks@UAEU

    As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Scholarworks@UAEU all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

    Attribution and Usage Policies

    Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Scholarworks@UAEU, requires credit to Scholarworks@UAEU as copyright holder (e.g., Scholarworks@UAEU © 2021).

    Personal-use Exceptions

    The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholarworks@UAEU provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

    • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
    • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
    • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
    • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

    People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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    General Terms and Conditions of Use

    Users of the Scholarworks@UAEU website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholarworks@UAEU service or software in any way.

    The failure of Scholarworks@UAEU to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Scholarworks@UAEU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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