Policies and requirements


Journal Policies

  1. Online First Policy

    Accepting manuscripts in Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science will be available online after fees payment. All accepted manuscripts will be assigned a DOI upon posting online.


  2. 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.


  3. Copyright and licensing

    The journal applies the license of CC BY-NC (a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license). This license allows authors to keep ownership of the copyright of their papers. But this license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures that the article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scientific archive.


  4. 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    The author should submit an original manuscript and an unpublished article to Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science.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 submit to Turnitin's plagiarism detection software before sending 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.


  5. Archive Policy

    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 advance searchable index of journal archives and keep 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.


  6. Publication Charge Policy
    1. Publication charge policy and waiver policy statement

      Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science operates as an open-access publication, meaning that there are no fees associated with subscribing to it. Authors are only required to pay a publication fee of $100 (150,000 IQD) for the publishing service once their manuscript has been accepted for publication. This fee applies to a single accepted manuscript that spans (two columns, 8 pages). It's important to note that this fee does not influence any editorial decisions, and there are no charges until the manuscript is approved for publication.
      According to the World Bank's classification by income level, no fees are mandated for developing countries or those classified as low-income countries, as per the journal's waiver policy statement.


    2. Article Processing Charges (APC):
      • Local Author(s):
        Authors from Iraq are required to pay a publication fee of (150,000 IQD) upon the acceptance of the manuscript.
      • Foregin Author(s):
        Foreign authors are required to pay a publication fee of ($100) upon the acceptance of their manuscript.