About the Journal

Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science (MJS) (p-ISSN: 1814-635X, e-ISSN: 2521-3520) is a scientific research journal issued by the Mustansiriyah University. The journal follows an open-access policy and employs a double-blind peer-review process. It publishes original research papers quarterly, covering main research areas: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. The selection of papers is based on their scientific originality and interdisciplinary relevance.
To ensure the quality of publications, the editorial board consults a committee and reviewers consisting of distinguished scientists from both Iraqi universities and globally recognized institutions. The primary aim of the journal is to enhance the standard of scientific research within Iraq and contribute to the dissemination of knowledge across various scientific domains, aligning with the disciplines encompassed in the journal's scope.
The journal exclusively accepts papers in the English language, and all submitted articles undergo thorough plagiarism checks via anti-plagiarism programs. This meticulous approach enables the journal to uphold the highest standards, ensuring that all published papers are credible, pertinent, and valuable to the scientific community.

 

Publishing Frequency

The journal published four issues per volume each year. The following table illustrated the schedule date to publish each issue (2017-present). Sometimes, the journal published five issues per year, the extra issue(s) corresponding to conferences.

Issue No. Publish Date
Issue 1 March 30, 202x
Issue 2 June 30, 202x
Issue 3 September 30, 202x
Issue 4 December 30, 202x

 

Peer Review Timeline

  1. Submission Acknowledgment:

    Upon submission, authors receive an acknowledgment email confirming receipt and outlining the next steps.

  2. Initial Screening (1-2 Weeks):

    Editors perform an initial assessment to ensure the manuscript meets journal criteria.

  3. Reviewer Assignment (1-2 Weeks):

    Reviewers are selected and invited to assess the manuscript.

  4. Review Process (3-8 Weeks):

    Reviewers assess the manuscript thoroughly and submit their feedback.

  5. Initial Editorial Decision (1-2 Weeks):

    Editors evaluate reviews and decide on acceptance, revision, or rejection.

  6. Revisions (4-8 Weeks):

    Authors make necessary revisions based on reviewer feedback.

  7. Final Decision (1-2 Weeks):

    The editor-in-chief reviews the revised manuscript and makes a final decision on publication.

  8. Publication Preparation (1-3 Months):

    Accepted manuscripts undergo copyediting for final formatting and proofreading.

  9. Publication (Scheduled):

    Finalized manuscripts are published online or in the journal's issue according to the publication schedule.

 

Open Access Policy

Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science embraces an open-access policy, ensuring that its valuable scientific content is freely accessible to all. This commitment promotes global knowledge dissemination and encourages collaboration among researchers. By providing unrestricted access, the journal contributes to the advancement of science and innovation. Authors and readers alike benefit from this inclusive approach, fostering a diverse and widespread scientific community. Open access at Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science reflects its dedication to the principles of transparency and accessibility in academia.

 

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

A DOI is guaranteed by no means to change, so it can be used as a permanent link to any electronic article. The journal DOI prefix account is 10.23851.

 

Copyright and licensing

Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science embraces an open access policy, ensuring that its valuable scientific content is freely accessible to all. This commitment promotes global knowledge dissemination and encourages collaboration among researchers. By providing unrestricted access, the journal contributes to the advancement of science and innovation. Authors and readers alike benefit from this inclusive approach, fostering a diverse and widespread scientific community. Open access at Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science reflects its dedication to the principles of transparency and accessibility in academia.

 

Plagiarism Policy

The author should submit an original manuscript and an unpublished article to Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science. The manuscript must include a proper citation without plagiarism/duplication from previous studies. The manuscript is submitted to Turnitin's plagiarism detection software before being sent to the reviewers. Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science editorial board will reject the manuscript if the plagiarism score above 20% is detected at any stage of the publication process. In addition, the journal will not accept manuscripts submitted elsewhere.

Archive Policy

Digital Archiving: Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science is an open-access journal, which allows access to all published papers on its website without any charge. Also, the published papers in the journal are archived in the following archive system in Iraq:

These services allow to create of an advanced searchable index of journal archives and keeping a record of all the open-access archives of the journals of the University of Baghdad and other Iraqi journals that contain information on a broad array of subjects with multidisciplinary knowledge to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content and increasing the availability of scholarly communication.

Backups: MJS implements an additional backup policy to protect against data loss.
Onsite Backup: The onsite full server backups provide disaster recovery options to help protect against data loss or corruption. Onsite backups are run daily by the host and retained for 7 days by default. The backup is performed on the main hosting server hetzner, and the substitute hosting server ovh.
Remote Backup: MJS ensures 7-days backup of the OJS database and daily backup of the cPanel for disaster recovery.

Payment and publication fee

Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science is an open-access journal. There are no subscription fees. There is no charge until the manuscript is accepted for publication.

The journal charges for a single accepted manuscript as follows:

  • 150000 IQD for authors residing in Iraq to support publishing service costs, even if there is a foreign co-author.
  • Elsewhere, the publication fee is Free* (standard fee: USD 100).
    *This discount is valid for all foreign authors who wish to submit their articles by December 31, 2024.

 

Payment Method

The payment can be made through:

Money transfer services for Iraqi-residing authors:

Mastercard: 5213 7204 7874 0801
Name: Mohammed Y. Kamil

After sending your payment, please provide a scanned copy of the payment and inform us via the journal’s email: [email protected]

Note: We only receive payment through the mentioned method.

 

Postal Address:

Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science,
College of Science,
Mustansiriyah University,
Palestine Street, 10052 Baghdad, IRAQ.

 

Publisher

The journal is issued by Mustansiriyah University

 

Journal Abstracting and Indexing

COPE logo - IOPscience - Publishing Support Scilit - Scientific Library

 

Journal History

Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science was founded in 1976 and released its inaugural volume in 1976. However, from 1980 to 1988, publication was interrupted due to the Iraq-Iran war. During this period, the journal was unable to produce new issues as there was no internet service available in Iraq.

In 2005, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Affairs introduced the "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" website, which aimed to offer electronic copies of journal articles from various Iraqi universities. This initiative marked a significant step toward making academic content more accessible.

Due to the disruptions caused by the Gulf War, several issues of the journal published before 2005 were lost. To ensure the availability of its articles online in case of future uncertainties, the journal began indexing its content in the Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals database starting in 2005.

In 2016, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science took another leap forward by implementing an online management system for reviewing and publishing articles electronically. This transformation enabled the journal to secure an electronic ISSN, establish a presence on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and obtain a Crossref account, enabling the provision of DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) for its articles.

In the same year, 2016, the journal adopted a dual publication approach, releasing its issues both on its website and on the Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals platform, beginning with Volume 27, Issue 4. This move aimed to broaden the accessibility of its valuable scientific content to a wider audience.