Research

University of Tripoli Journal

Journal’s objective

The UT journal aims to contribute to the development and dissemination of knowledge through publishing original scientific research, reviews and publications related to Holy Sharia and comparative law studies. The journal will also constitute a documentary record for research and studies.

Journal interests

The journal publishes the following:

1) Strict scientific research related to the journal’s specialization fields.

2) Research and studies focusing on the Arab and Islamic legacy texts.

3) Research and critical studies related to publications in the journal’s specialization fields.

4) Research and scientific studies dealing with contemporary problems and emerging issues in society.

5) Research, reports, scientific translations, new books presentations and reviews, as well as commenting on judicial rulings.

6) Research and scientific studies that contribute to the civilized society’s advancement, in addition to research and studies that contribute to the preservation of the Arab and Islamic identity.

7) Reports on conferences and symposia.

Publication language

The journal’s research is published in Arabic and English.

Reviewing

All papers submitted for publication shall be transferred to specialists for scientific reviewing. The final approval shall be given after the author has made the amendments requested by the reviewers. However, the responsibility for the content of the research rests solely with the authors. The published research expresses the views of the authors, not those of the journal, and its Editorial Board is not responsible for any of them according to the following principles:

1. The reviewer is prohibited from carrying out the research evaluation within a maximum period of one month from the date of the research receipt.

2. It has to be ensured that the scientific reviewer’s rank is higher than that of the researcher (in case the research paper is carried out by a single author) or of any of the researchers (in the case of multiple authors), provided that the reviewer’s rank be never less than an assistant professor.

3. The editor may choose a third reviewer if the research is rejected by one of the two first reviewers. An apology is submitted to the researcher if the research is not published due to it being rejected by the reviewers.

4. The Editorial Board shall have the right to conduct a preliminary examination of the research and determine its eligibility for reviewing or just reject it.

5. The Chief Editor may inform the unpublished research author of the reviewers’ opinions, either in full or summarized, upon his request, without mentioning the names of the reviewers and without any obligation to respond to the research author's defenses.

6. The research shall be considered withdrawn if the researcher took a period of more than three months from the date of receiving the journal reply without making the required amendments, unless there is a compulsive excuse that is accepted by the journal’s Editorial Board.

7. The research may not be published in another scientific journal after its publication in the UT Journal.

8. The journal may republish previously published research in either hard or soft copies without asking permission from the researcher. It may also allow others to include its research in various databases, whether paid or not.

9. The researcher may re-publish his paper which was previously published in the journal and may include it within one of his books three years after its publication in the journal, provided he asks permission from the journal and quotes it when re-publishing.

· If the journal proves that the researcher has published the research in either hard or soft copy format, before, during or after its submission to the journal, the latter may deny him future publications within the journal and even those of the University of Tripoli’s Scientific Publishing Council for no less than a year following the opinion of the Journal’s Editorial Board, in addition to blocking his affiliates from publishing therein.

· If the researcher does not comply with the amendments required by the reviewers and the journal or withdraws the research prior to its publication, he shall bear the reviewing, mail and other expenses incurred by the journal.

· Research original copies that reach the journal, either published or not, are not returned.

· The chief editor shall inform the research authors of the final reviewers’ opinion regarding their research in the following order:

o Notifying the authors of the research accepted for publication with the Editorial Board’s approval for publication and the expected publication date.

o Research which, in the reviewers’ opinion, must be amended or supplemented prior to publication shall be returned to its author(s) with the specified remarks so that they take them into consideration and finalize the research for publication.

o The rejected research author(s) shall be notified without the need to specify rejection reasons.

o The research author(s) shall be notified of the journal’s receipt of their research within one week from its delivery date and of the decision about their research’s publication validity status within two weeks from the date in which the journal receive the reviewers’ reports.

o Each researcher shall be granted 25 copies of his published research in addition to one issue of the journal.

The following will be taken into consideration where possible as to the publication priority:

A- Research received from faculty members at the University of Tripoli.

B- The date in which the chief editor delivers the research, the edited research priority being according to its submission date.

C- Research topics must be as diversified as possible.

When needed, the journal may dedicate a full issue for a single purpose.

Publication rules

1. Research must be deep and original so that each new research adds to knowledge.

2. Research must be scientifically documented with references, sources and documents.

3. Its formatting must follow the scientific research guidelines.

4. When printed, research must be on A4 papers with only one written side.

5. Research author(s) must acknowledge that their research is an authentic work of theirs, not derived from their Master’s or Ph.D. theses.

6. Research must not be previously published, and the researcher shall make a written undertaking thereof.

7. Research must not be submitted for publication in another journal.

8. Research must not be part of a published Master’s or Ph.D. thesis or a published book.

9. Research may not be published elsewhere after it has been published in the UT Journal save when obtaining a written permission from the chief editor.

· The author agrees to transfer all copyrights to the journal, and if the latter wishes to republish the research, it must obtain written approval from the author.

· Author(s) shall get appropriate permission to use already published material.

· Author(s) must identify the references they used to support their research.

· Author(s) are granted one copy of the journal volume featuring their research with 20 copies of the latter.

· Research original copies that reach the journal, either published or not, are not returned.

Requirements for the text submitted for publication

1. The number of search pages should not exceed 35 normal size pages or roughly 9000 words.

2. The author's name and current address is mentioned immediately after the research title.

3. Research is presented in printed format with the font set as Simplified Arabic and the size as 14 for research’s main text, while the end of research margins’ size should be 12 with the same font. Research is written on one side of each page with a double space left between lines. Careful correction should be taken into consideration in all copies.

4. Graphs and charts are included within the text, the drawings and shapes being only in black and white and numbered sequentially. Their names and explanatory notes are to be written at their bottom.

5. The tables are included and sequentially numbered within the text and their names are written at their top. As for explanatory notes, they are written below the table.

6. Footnotes are to be of 2.5 cm on the four sides of the page.

7. Margins are put at the end of the research, and the reference list is put directly after it, with references and sources sorted alphabetically according to last names.

Things to be delivered

1. Three printed versions of the research are delivered according to the requirements of the submitted text for publication.

2. Author(s) provide an electronic version of the research written on Microsoft Word for Windows.

3. The researcher should enclose his curriculum vitae including his name in Arabic and English, his current work address, scientific rank and most important research he has written.

4. Research delivery message.