Publishing Instructions

These instructions contain three sections, namely: (Rules of Publishing, writing references, instructions for authors), and as below:

Rules of Publishing

Political Sciences Journal is a Biannual academic Journal, pioneered in the field of political science. It is considered one of the first academic Journals in the Arab region being a distinguished Scientific platform for scholars and researchers. It publishes all research and academic studies through which it keeps updating the latest events and contemporary developments in the academic research field with the specialization of political science. It also contributes to enriching human knowledge through achieving the value of knowledge for researchers and specialists.

The Journal is issued by The College of the Political Science /University of Baghdad. It publishes according to the following requirements:

  • The submitted research to the Journal must be authentic and adds a knowledgeable and theoretical value to the specialization that enriches academic and objective scientific discussions.
  • The submitted research must be unpublished before and must not be submitted to be assessed and published in other Journals or published in another language.
  • The submitted research must be free from plagiarism (Plagiarism checks), the research which contains inadequate and misleading facts will be rejected.
  • Submitted research must be written in English or Arabic language, its words must not exceed 8000 words.
  • Submitted research must be written in the MS word program, researches typed on tabs will be rejected. The type of writing is (times roman), size 14 Bold with single space between lines. Headings must be 16 Bold size. Black quotations must be in size 12 and spaces on left and right sides must be at least 0.5CM.
  • Submitted research must be typed on A4 papers with normal margins.

the manuscript must be arranged as follows:

Manuscript organization

Authors are allowed some flexibility, but they must clearly organize the manuscript into sections as follows:

  1. Title
  2. List of authors, their affiliations, and email addresses
  3. Abstract
  4. Keywords
  5. Introduction
  6. Methodology
  7. Body of manuscript
  8. Conclusion
  9. References


1. The first and second pages, including:

A. the Title

- It should be in the middle of the page and in both Arabic and English.

-The title should be a short and focused description.

-It should not be more than 12 words long.

-Avoid abbreviations and formulas wherever possible.

B. Author information

Name(s) of the author(s).

- Affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e., institution, (administration).

- Active email address of the corresponding author and cell number

- The ORCID link for the author(s)

C. Abstract

The abstract is presented in short, precise, and clear sentences, in which the main research problem is indicated, the methods used in the research, and the most prominent conclusions, in both Arabic and English, about 200-300 words.

D. Keywords

-Keywords are written in both Arabic and English

-The author must provide 4 to 6 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.

2. The third page: the search starts from the third page upwards, which includes:

A. Introduction

- This section should be brief, including the background, importance, objective of the research, and a description of the gap in knowledge that the research is designed to fill, which includes the problem statement or question about the research problem.

- The research hypothesis is placed within the text of the introduction, usually, the hypothesis is only one sentence. For example, a research hypothesis about the behavior patterns of political leaders could be as follows: "It was predicted that political leaders with management experience have more flexible behavior than their counterparts with only political experience."

- When preparing the introduction, avoid a detailed survey of the literature or a summary of the results.

B. methodology

-This section should contain detailed information about the procedures and steps involved in the study.

- It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

C. body structure

The body of the article should be divided into specific sections (main and sub) clearly classified in a sequential manner, as appropriate, which includes:

- Experimental and/or descriptive details of the research phenomenon.

- Results and Discussions: Results and discussions contain the results obtained by the author during research activities. That is, what the author found in a simple and objective way without speculating on why you found these results, the research results submitted in advance as a whole. then the discussion interprets the meaning of the results, puts them in context, and explains why they matter.

The discussions are presented systematically from the general to the specific. Data can be presented in tables or forms if any. Results and discussions should relate to the theory used. Avoid excessive use of citations and discussion of published literature.

D. Conclusion

The author should clearly explain the significant conclusions of the research, highlighting their importance, and direct relevance to the topic.

E. References

The journal uses the Chicago style in referring to a source of information (In-Text Citations), and in writing the list of references at the end of the research, in (Times New Roman) font size 12.


Writing references

The journal uses the Chicago style in referring to a source of information (In-Text Citations), and in writing the list of references at the end of the research, in (Times New Roman) font size 12.

To see examples of Chicago style citations in Arabic, visit the link below

To see examples of Chicago style citations in English, visit the link below


Instructions for authors

  • The manuscript must be submitted to the journal's website in the submission system.
  • When the research is received the Journal will notify the researcher of receiving it during 5-days work.
  • The manuscript is subject to the (Turnitin) plagiarism detection software before sending to reviewers, preferably the linguistic review in Arabic and English by the authors.
  • The referenced facts adopted in the manuscript should not be taken from arbitrary Internet sites, but only those that rely on research published in international or local journals, books, dissertations, and thesis.
  • The research undertakingand submission request forms (available in the Author Guidelines section) should be completed formally and submitted before any action is taken by the journal.
  • The author must incorporate revisions required by reviewers within a maximum period of one month; however, the final copy of the manuscript should be viewed and approved by the author within a period of three days maximum.
  • The researcher will be notified of rejecting or accepting the research through a time span of 2-3 months. Upon acceptance, the researcher will be notified of the date of publication and he will be provided with an acceptance letter.
  • Political Sciences Journal applies the license of CC BY (a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License).   If you need to know information on this license, please follow this link:

  • Publishing fees from outside Iraq ($100) US dollars, and from the inside (145,000) thousand Iraqi dinars.
  • Exemption from fees for publishing in the journal for researchers from developing countries.
  • If the researcher does not abide by the instructions of publication, it will lead to delay or non-publication of the submitted research.