About the Journal

Journal History

Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences (MJSc) was founded in 1991. It continues to publish research in the fields of pure and applied sciences since its first publication in 1992 with at least one print issue each year. MJSc began publishing online in 2014 with an annual issue printed upon request. From 2018, MJSc commenced issuing quarterly publications online using an Open-Access license and printed on demand  . Starting from 2021, the Journal has transitioned to disseminating its research through an open jurnal system (OJS).

Aims and Scope

MJSc is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that focuses on promoting sciences generated from Pure and Applied sciences, to integrate researches in all aspects. This journal publishes original articles, and interesting case reports.

Open access policy

Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences is an open-access journal, which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in the MJSc.

Publication Frequency

This journal is published quarterly.

Section Policies

MJSc publishes peer-reviewed articles in basic, applies science research, case report and Medical science.  All of the manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission and go through the peer review process as mentioned in another section.

Editorial Process

The submitted manuscript will be checked by an editor for its suitability with MJSc’s focus and scope and for major methodological flaws within two weeks.

Staff will work with the author to fulfil all the requirements within this period. Every submitted manuscript which passes this step will then be checked for plagiarism. The manuscript needs to be re-worked if indicated for minor plagiarism and will be rejected if indicated for major plagiarism. Then, an editor-in-charge and an editorial assistant will be assigned for the manuscript. In this stage, the manuscript will be assessed based on novelty and adherence to reporting guidelines. Subsequently, the manuscript will go through a peer-review process. The revisions may be required and will be re-evaluated by the editor-in-charge after the authors providing sufficient responses.

The manuscript will be passed to the editor-in-chief for any further revision and ultimately will take an editorial decision. The accepted manuscript will be sent to copyediting stage for correction of grammar and spelling errors, standardizing the journal in-house style, improving table, figure, and writing quality. The incomplete revision of this stage will result in pending scheduled publication. Then, the manuscript will enter the production stage for typesetting.

A pdf file is sent to the author for review and there should be no more scientific revision. A failure to comply will result in a delay of the publication since it needs editor confirmation for the changes. The final approval is needed from the corresponding author before it is published. The manuscript submitted by one of the editorial teams of the MJSc will be processed by other editorial board members who do not have any conflict of interest with the manuscript and follow the same editorial process.

Peer Review Process

Paper review and evaluation through peer-reviewers

  1. All manuscripts submitted to MJSc for publication are subjected to qualified reviewers' detailed and strict peer-review process. All manuscripts are subject to double-blind reviews.
  2. Manuscripts accepted for full review will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers, who are experts in the same field.
  3. Reviewers assess the manuscript submitted to them based on academic standards in addition to MJSc predetermined requirements to ascertain the manuscript’s quality and precision, thus providing the editor with the required comments and recommendations based on the prepared form regarding the acceptance, rejection, or request changes to the manuscript, within three weeks. In some cases, acquiring the appropriate reviewers may require an extension of the review process.
  4. The decision letter requesting an adequate revision is sent to the Corresponding Author (If necessary, the peer-review process is repeated).
  5. After fulfilling the peer-review process requirements, the editor-in-chief issues a decision regarding the manuscript's acceptance or rejection.

Join MJSc’s Peer-Review Program

MJSc is an Open Access publication, Manuscripts submitted to our journals are peer-reviewed. Reviewers are involved in all manuscripts submitted to our journal. Based on the reviewer’s comments, a Handling Editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief) is subsequently making a final decision about the way a manuscript needs to be improved. 

MJSc sincerely invites you to join our peer-review program. By participating, you will provide help to authors from all over the world and will supply them with your ideas and suggestions based on your valuable expertise.

Interested in joining a peer-reviewer in this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page, as well as the Peer Review Process.

If you are ready to be a volunteer, please register with the journal prior to joining the peer-review program or, if already registered, can simply log in.

For further information please contact us.

MJSc Correction and Retraction Policy

MJSc recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record. The historic record of published research articles shall remain available and unaltered as far as possible. However, circumstances may arise where a paper got published based on misconduct or honest error.

Editors certainly guide the review process with much care, but it remains notoriously difficult to detect all occurrences of misconduct or error. For this reason, it may become necessary to correct the scholarly record. The decision to alter the record should not be taken lightly. Action taken depends on the individual case and can take the form of
• Expression of Concern
• Correction (Erratum or Corrigendum)
• Retraction
• Removal
The purpose of the action is to correct the literature and to alert readers. It is not intended to punish the author(s).

The responsibility of guiding an investigation of misconduct or honest error is with the editor of MJSc. Authors and reviewers will take part in the investigation. The editor will decide on the form to best correct the scholarly record. Guiding principles are COPE’s Retraction Guidelines and other accepted scholarly principles.

Minor errors that do not affect the integrity of the metadata or a reader’s ability to understand an article and that do not involve a scientific error or omission are corrected such that the original article is replaced with the corrected version.

License and Copyright 

Copyright of the articles Published by Almukhtar Journal of Science (MJSc) is retained by the author(s), who grant MJSc a license to publish the article. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors and cite MJSc as original publisher. Also they accept the article remains published by MJSc website (except in occasion of a retraction of the article). All MJSc Published articles under the Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

CrossMark Policy

MJSc is adapting the CrossMark Policy  which commiting to maintaining the content of our publishing and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur accourding to MJSc Correction and Retraction Policy. For more information please vist CrossMark.

MJSc Publication Ethics Statement 

MJSc is committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies. The editors should take any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship, very seriously with zero tolerance.

Our Journal follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and follows the COPE Flowcharts for Resolving Cases of Suspected Misconduct. MJSc especially observes COPE’s Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. Editors at MJSc follow COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Authors should be aware of a possible Conflict of Interest. In such a case authors can still take responsibility for the accuracy of their paper but must inform the reader with an appropriate statement in the Acknowledgements.

Archiving policy

MJSc’s digital archiving policy has ensured that despite any accidental loss of data in MJSc's archival records, the published scholarly content remains available to the academic community through the PKP Preservation Network (PN). The PKP PN provides free preservation services for a journal managed by Open Journal Systems (OJS) via the PKP PN plugin. Therefore, for MJSc to fulfil this essential criterion, this plugin has been activated.

Plagiarism Policy

Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences considers plagiarism to be unethical. The journal strictly refuses copying or plagiarism in any form. Plagiarism occurs when a fundamental part of a manuscript has been copied from a previously published work. All manuscripts submitted to the journal for publication are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate software. If there is plagiarism early in the initial review, it will be rejected and thus not considered for publication in MJSc. However, if the manuscript is found to have been plagiarized after publication, additional investigation is conducted with the help of an appropriate committee established for this purpose. The journal will contact the author's institute if the manuscript is determined to have been plagiarized beyond the permitted limits. Due to the issuing of a plagiarism decision, the journal creates a statement linked online with the original paper to identify the plagiarism and provide a reference to the stolen material.