Publication Ethics

AWEJ Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Arab World English Journal (WEJ’s) Ethics and Publication Malpracice Statement is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Their Code of Conduct guidelines is available at AWEJ is dedicated to following the best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. It is also committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process.

Publication and authorship:

All manuscripts submitted to the Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) should be original and not have been submitted for review anywhere else. AWEJ will not publish papers which have been previously published in part or whole.

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Author's responsibilities:

Authors of original papers should present an accurate account of the work as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to check on or replicate the work. Authors are also required to prepare their manuscripts according to the format given in Manuscript Guidelines for AWEJ

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Peer review/ responsibility for the reviewers:

Peer review is the critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to Arab World English Journal by experts in related fields. Unbiased, independent and critical approaches to academic assessment is an intrinsic part of all scholarly work. Peer review can therefore be viewed as an important extension of the scientific process. Peer review means bringing judgment based on experience and knowledge to the evaluation process—from setting the standards, to conducting the evaluation, to making final decisions. AWEJ acknowledges the contribution of its peer reviewers. Each paper will be sent for evaluation by at least two reviewers.

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Editorial responsibilities:

Editors work with an international advisory board that guides the shaping of the journal, as well as with international board of editors for submitted manuscripts. (Focus and Scope) Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accept ethical guidelines.

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