Ethical Guidelines for Authors
Authors must appropriately cite all relevant publications, and must ensure
that they have the relevant Intellectual Property Rights to publish the
material contained in their submissions and have not copied someone else's
work without the relevant permissions and attribution. The corresponding
author should ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and to
being named as a co-author. All persons who have made significant scientific
or literary contributions to the work reported should be named as
Authors must ensure that the manuscript has not been published previously,
in part or in whole, in Arabic, English, French, or any other language, and
that the manuscript has not and will not be submitted to any other journal
while still under review for this journal. If accepted, the manuscript shall
not be published elsewhere in any form without prior written consent of the
All authors named on the paper are equally held accountable for the content
of a submitted manuscript or a published paper. Authors must avoid making
defamatory statements in submitted articles which could be construed as
impugning any person's reputation. They must declare any potential conflict
of interest – be it professional or financial – which could be held to arise
with respect to the article.
Ethical Guidelines for Peer reviewers
Peer reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame, especially if they
cannot do the review, and without intentional delay. They must declare if
they do not have the subject expertise required to carry out the review or
if they are able to assess only part of the manuscript, outlining clearly
the areas for which they have the relevant expertise.
Peer reviewers must make the editors aware of any potential conflicts of
interest that may affect the paper under review, not allow their reviews to
be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious
or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by
Peer reviewers should maintain confidentiality about the existence and
substance of the manuscript. It is inappropriate to share the manuscript or
to discuss it in detail with others before publication. Reviewers should not
contact the authors directly without the permission of the journal, and they
must not retain the manuscript for their personal use.
Peer reviewers must give specific comments and suggestions, including about
layout and format, Title, Abstract, Introduction, Method, statistical
errors, Results, Conclusion/Discussion, language, references, the
shortcomings and/or strengths of a study. They are also under the duty to
observe ethical violations, not limited to but including suspected duplicate
publication, fraud, and plagiarism.
Ethical Guidelines for Peer Editors
Editors must ensure the quality of the material they publish and that all
published reports of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified
Editors must respect requests from authors that an individual should not
review their submission, if these are well-reasoned. They must also require
reviewers to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to
review a submission.
Editors must act in a balanced, objective, and fair way while executing
their duties without committing harmful discrimination based on illegal
grounds. They must give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any
articles in the fields of (Law).
2) Book Reviews:
The Journal publishes
reviews, evaluation, and critique of recently published books dealing with a
noteworthy topic in juristic and legal fields. The book review should not
exceed (8) printed pages, and covers main ideas along
with points for and against. The cover page for review report should contain
the author's name, book title, place of publication, publisher, year of
publication, number of pages, the reviewer's name, academic title, and
university associated with.
3) Judicial Decisions and Advisory Opinions:
The Journal publishes the most important decisions issued by
the Federal Supreme Court of the
UAE, Cassation Court of Dubai, legal
opinions and principles of the Legislation and Legal
Advice Dept., of the Ministry of Justice as well as the judgments and
advisory opinions of the international
Court of Justice, with comments on those rulings and opinions.
4) Reports on Symposia and Conferences:
The Journal publishes reports on conferences, symposia, and
seminars dealing with juristic
and legal issues, which are held
and internationally. The report
should not exceed (5) printed pages, and must be detailed and
well-organized. It must cover all
the items and papers which were presented, as well as the decisions and
recommendations concluded, at the conference.
5) Summaries for Doctoral Dissertations & Master Theses:
The Journal publishes summaries for accepted and approved
recent doctoral and master
dissertations that are carried out by researches from the UAE. The
researcher should submit a summary which should not exceed (3) printed
pages. The cover page should include the title, the researcher's
name, supervisor's name, the academic department, and the institution name.
All contributions are subject to review and assessment in accordance with
norms of refereed publications.
Contributions may be written in Arabic, English, or French.
Authors have to carefully apply acceptable research methodologies, as well
as to observe academic values.
References and literature used in each page have to be clearly cited as
Jurisprudential quotations must be fully punctuated and vocalized.
Authors have to observe that their manuscripts in compliance with linguistic
Research papers should not exceed 40 (A4) pages, unless otherwise accepted
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.
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.
An abstract not less than 200 words and not exceeding 300 words must be
submitted for each paper, both in Arabic and English.
Authors will be notified about receipt of their papers within one week.
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:
Word processing has to be on Microsoft Word 2000 or later editions.
Times New Roman font size (12) to be used for the paper body.
Footnotes on Times New Roman, size (10).
Main headings Times New Roman, bold (14).
Sub headings Times New Roman, bold (12).
All reference citations
within the text are to be identified as follows: First and last names of the
author, book's title, page number(s), and year of publication between
Example: H. L. A. HART, THE
CONCEPT OF LAW (1994), 220.
If there are more than three
authors, first and last names of the first author should be provided
followed by: et al., book's title, page number(s) and year of publication
Example: EDWIN B. FIRMAGE,
et al., RELIGION AND LAW
First and last names of the
author, article's title, journal's
title, page number(s), and year of publication between brackets.
Example: M. BASSIOUNI,
Combating Impunity For International Crimes. 71 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW
REVIEW (2000), 409.
All references should be
listed sequentially at the end of the manuscript in an alphabetical order in
the following manner:
JACK DONNELLY, HUMAN RIGHTS
IN THEORY AND PRACTICE.
USA: CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS (1989).
In case there are more than
three authors for the same reference, citation should be written in the
EDWIN B. FIRMAGE, BERNARD G.
WEISS & JOHN W. WELCH, RELIGION AND LAW. USA: EISENBRAUNS (1990).
M. BASSIOUNI, "CRIMES
AGAINST HUMANITY": THE NEED FOR A SPECIALIZED CONVENTION. 31 COLUMBIA
JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW
MOHAMMAD AL-QASIMI, ESTABLISHING AND INTERPRETING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
STANDARDS: A UNIVERSAL IDEA IN A PLURAL SOCIETY, PHD THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF
DURHAM, UK (1998).
d) Chapter in a Book:
MAHMOUD AYOUB, Law and Grace
in Islam: Sufi Attitudes toward the Sharia, In RELIGION AND LAW, 221.
FIRMAGE, et al. eds. USA: EISENBRAUNS (1990).
Publishing priority will be
set according to the following criteria:
1. Research papers related to the UAE.
2. Date of receipt by the Editor-in-Chief.
3. Diversity of the subjects.
considerations will control the order in which the papers will be arranged
in each issue of the journal.
3. The papers submitted to
the Journal will not be returned to authors, whether accepted
4. 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.
5. 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.