Preparing the Research Paper

  1. Requirements and conditions for publication in the magazine
    Research should be a scientific addition, theoretical or practical, to one of the topics of concern to legal thought, and that the research should be in depth, integrity and accuracy of the language, and should be written in Arabic or English.


  1. Initial Submission

After registration, the research paper needs to be prepared electronically in (doc., docx., or rtf.) format before sending it via online transmission system. The received file should be formatted in (doc., docx., or rtf.) in double columns on single page using {Times New Roman font type, size 12 for English text} and {Simplified Arabic font type, size 12 for Arabic text}. The authors’ names are removed because the evaluation process is confidential. If your paper is in a language other than Arabic, then you need to provide the title, author's name, affiliation, and the abstract in English and Arabic. List of references should be organized in APA style.

  1. Final Submission

After the research paper is accepted, the author must submit the final version of the accepted research paper in (doc., docx., or rtf.) format.  Note that any accepted research paper that does not conform to the guidelines of the journal will not be published.


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Mechanism of Submitting Research Papers

  1. The researcher must submit his research paper to the Arab Researcher in Microsoft Word format via the electronic system of the journal. The researcher must commit to the requirements and terms stated on the journal website. Otherwise, the paper will be sent back to the researcher to make it meet the requirements. 
  2. The journal’s website requires the researcher to create an account before being able to upload the research paper through the website.

Publication Requirements

  1. Scientific principles and rules in scientific research must be followed.
  2. The number of research pages should not exceed (30) pages.
  3. The title of the research, the name of the researcher, his title, his scientific title, and the entity in which he works must be written on a separate page (in Arabic and English).
  4. The research must be accompanied by a summary in Arabic and English on one page with a limit of (200) words for each abstract, in the event that the submitted research is in a foreign language, a summary of it must be attached in Arabic, and the research must include keywords on the exact specialization of the research, and on an introduction, and that the research is divided into sections and a list of sources and references.
  5. The research should be printed on (computer on one side and provide the editor-in-chief with three copies of it with a copy on a CD or sent by e-mail to the title of the journal), and contain the following:
    1. The paper size is A4.
    2. Program Word.
    3. Body of text simplified Arabic, size 12 is normal.
    4. Margin body simplified Arabic, size 11 Normal, 0.8 mm left and right.
    5. Headlines simplified Arabic, size 14 wide.
    6. Subtitles simplified Arabic, size 14 wide.
    7. As for the research submitted in English, the font size is 12, type Times New Roman.
  6. Graphs and illustrations shall be inserted in the text, drawings and figures shall be in black and white, numbered sequentially, and their names and explanatory notes shall be written at the bottom.
  7. Tables are inserted into the text, numbered sequentially and written above and explanatory notes are written below the table.
  8.  Sources and references for each page should be written in its margin.

Publishing Conditions

  1. Research, studies and articles submitted to the journal are subject to arbitration according to the rules followed "through the research acceptance evaluation form for arbitration and the arbitration form for accepting the research for publication".
  2. Papers are accepted in Arabic, English and French.
  3. The research, study or article submitted for publication must not have been previously published or submitted for publication in another journal, and the researcher shall provide an undertaking to do so.
  4. The researcher is obligated not to send his research, study or article to any other party for publication until he receives the journal's response.
  5. The study, research or article may not be recovered, and the matter of disposing of it belongs to the editorial board, and he may recover it in other cases.
  6. The researcher is obligated to make the referees' amendments to his research, study or article according to the reports sent to him, and to provide the journal with an amended copy within a period not exceeding (15) days from the date of receiving the amendments.
  7. The researcher may not request that his research, study or article not be published after being sent to arbitration except for reasons convinced by the journal administration.
  8. The authors of the incoming researches, studies and articles shall be notified of their arrival at the journal within (15) days of receipt.
  9. Authors of researches, studies and articles shall be notified about their validity for publication or lack thereof within a period not exceeding one month from the date of their arrival to the journal administration.
  10. The decisions of the editorial board regarding research, studies and articles submitted to the journal are final and the Board reserves the right not to give justifications for its decisions.
  11. In the event that the research, study or article is accepted for publication in the journal, the researcher is not allowed to publish it elsewhere until one full year has elapsed from the date of its publication and with the written permission of the editor-in-chief.

Conditions and controls for publishing commentary on judicial rulings

1. The comment must be from a specialist from the legal or judicial men.
2. The suspension should deal with a judgment that has exhausted the means of appeal, in order to avoid the suspicion of influencing the appeal judges.
In other words, the judgment must be final and conclusive, and it should not be contested, as this case is considered a form of influencing judges and interfering in their work, which is legally abstained and criminally punishable.
3. The commentary should only discuss the legal principles on which the judgment is based, without the slightest interference with the body that issued it, or digging and searching into the secrets of intentions or hidden consciences.
4. Identify and present the legal problem raised by the judgment in question, quite clearly.
5. The researcher's commitment to the legal limits and restrictions to comment on judicial rulings, and not to turn his goal into a personal goal, which is to assault or insult the persons of judges, or to prejudice the prestige of the judiciary.
6. The objective of commenting on the referee should be to achieve one or more of the following objectives:
I. The judiciary has reversed its judicial direction to another new direction consistent with the principles of law, social reality, and the principles of justice.
II. Achieving a link between the theory of law and legal reality, based on full awareness of abstract legal science, and realistic application.
III. Upgrading the level of legal education in universities and judicial institutes.
IV. The development of legislation, through the adoption of the legal principles issued by the legislator by the various judicial authorities.
V. Developing the legal culture of university professors, judges, lawyers, and all those engaged in law.
VI. Reach the proper application of the legal rule on the factual elements, and determine the extent of convergence between the factual truth and the legal truth.
7. As well as the need to follow the scientific principles and rules followed for scientific research.

Important note for the researcher:

The journal uses word  files submitted by the author for all online and print publications. Authors are required to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word, according to the template and then converted after approval for publication to PDF format.

Please ensure that when submitting the research, it is in final form ready for arbitration and has been accurately corrected.

As a summary, when preparing your paper, follow the guidelines listed with the template, and use the following checklist:

  • There are no page numbers or headers and feet inside the sheet.
  • Word is free of formatting errors (such as corrupted equations or missing or weak resolution numbers), because converting from word to PDF may result in formatting errors.
  • The text is one spaced, not double-spaced.
  • The Word file is editable and not password protected.
  • All pages are vertical (horizontal pages must be rotated).
  • Bibliographies are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via CrossRef if they are correct and complete.
  • Images are placed inside the text and are not grouped at the end of the document.
  • A thorough proof reading is done to check the English level and ensure that the wording is clear and concise.
  • Make sure your paper includes a summary.


Articles: This is the main type of publication that AR will produce. 

[Peer Reviewed, Indexed, and Open Submission]


At AR we are committed to prompt quality scientific work with local and global impacts. To maintain a high-quality publication, all submissions undergo a rigorous review process. Characteristics of the peer review process are as follows:

  • The journal peer review process is a "double-blind peer review".
  • Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated.
  • Manuscripts with contents outside the scope will not be considered for review.
  • Papers will be refereed by at least 2 experts as suggested by the editorial board.
  • In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. The authors will be informed when Editors decide further review is required.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journal's Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the referees' reports. Authors of papers that are not accepted are notified promptly.
  • All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. We expect our Board of Reviewing Editors, Associate Editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material as well.
  • Editors, Associate Editors, and reviewers involved in the review process should disclose conflicts of interest resulting from direct competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, and remove oneself from cases in which such conflicts preclude an objective evaluation. Privileged information or ideas that are obtained through peer review must not be used for competitive gain.
  • Our peer-review process is confidential and the identities of reviewers cannot be revealed.

Note: AR journal is a member of CrossRef. All research papers submitted will be checked through the plagiarism program before sending them to the reviewers to discover the percentage of citation, and supposedly do not exceed 20%, etc. {(copy text or results from other sources) and self-plagiarism (duplicating substantial parts of the authors' own published work without giving the appropriate references) using the turnitin database. Plagiarism is not tolerated.