A brief summary of the Islamic University's journal for legal Sciences

The Islamic University's journal for legal Sciences is a scientific, previewed and decisive journal that is Issued four times a year. It aims at enriching the scientific movement and allowing researchers to publish their scientific works. As It also hopes to be a bright cultural front for the university; which expresses its sincere message. The first issue of the magazine was published by the name (the Islamic University's Journal) in the first spring of 1388 AH, the first volume was issued by the Vice-President of the University - then - Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah bin Baz's (may Allah have mercy on him) speech, which included answers to the questions regarding the delay of publication of the journal, the speech also included its methodology and objectives.

The publication of the journal continues - after that - successively; the university professors and students write their materials, and maybe joined by some scholars and writers from outside the university. The articles of the journal have varied in its early years; in addition to the authenticated studies, fatwas, literary and medical articles, poems, university news and activities, extracts from newspapers, magazines and books, and summaries of some articles in English. The magazine of the university abandoned its comprehensive cultural character, with its issue (63/64) issued in 1404 AH, focusing to limit its publication to the authenticated scientific researches only, as mentioned in this issue. After the issuance of the unified system of university journals in the Kingdom, and then the issuance of the unified list of scientific research in universities, the journal subjects the received researches for strict scientific arbitration; according to a well-organized rules and foundations, and only articles endorsed by the experienced evaluators are published. Then the University Council resolution was issued in the academic year 1438/1439, which included the division of the university journal in accordance with scientific disciplines at the university, which included (the Islamic University's journal for legal Sciences) which became an extension of the Islamic University's journal in its numerical sequence, to carry the first issuer of (184).

Submission information

Paper version

Filed at the King Fahd National Library No. 8736/1439 and the date of 17/09/1439 AH
International serial number of periodicals (ISSN) 7898-1658

Online version

Filed at the King Fahd National Library No. 8736/1439 and the date of 17/09/1439 AH
International serial number of periodicals (ISSN) 7901-1658

The journal’s website

http://journals.iu.edu.sa/ILS

The papers are sent with the name of the Editor–in–Chief of the Journal to this E-mail address es.journalils@iu.edu.sa

(The views expressed in the published papers reflect the views of the researchers only, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the journal)

Objectives of the journal:

  • To contribute actively to the improvement of legal disciplines, through the publishing authenticated and established scientific researches that carries a scientific addition in the specialization.
  • To extend bridges of cooperation and to communicate with researchers - everywhere - and publish their well-established scientific outputs.
  • Serving the community through the dissemination of valuable studies in the legal sciences, and the adoption of writing in contemporary issues and developments, which falls within the specializations of the Journal.

First: General rules

  • The research should be new and must have not been published before
  • It should be original, novel and innovative.
  • It should not be an excerpt from previously published research papers
  • It should take into account the rules and methodology of original research.
  • It should include the following:
    1. Title page in Arabic.
    2. Title page in English.
    3. An abstract in English.
    4. Introduction.
    5. Body of the research.
    6. A conclusion that includes the research findings and recommendations.
    7. Bibliography in Arabic.
    8. Transliteration of Arabic bibliography in Latin alphabet on a separate list.
    9. Necessary appendices (if any).
  • If the research is published in paper form (hardcopy), the researcher will be given a free copy of the journal's edition in which his work was published and ten copies or (clippings) of his research paper.
  • In case the paper is approved for publication, the journal assumes all its copyrights and reserves the right to republish it in hard or soft copy or include it in local and global databases with or without compensation, and without having to obtain the researcher's consent.
  • The author shall not republish his paper that has been accepted for publication in the journal in any other publishing channel without prior written consent from the editor-in-chief.
  • Opinions expressed in the published papers reflect the views of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect the view of the journal

Second: Technical rules:

  • Any research for publication should not exceed (70) pages of (A4) size including the Arabic and English abstracts, references, and theme index.
  • Research details should be in Arabic and English including (research title, author's name, brief note about him/her and his/her contact details).
  • The research paper should include two abstracts, one in Arabic and the other in English. An abstract should be precisely written, carefully edited and accurately translated not exceeding (250) words and should comprise the following elements: (Research theme, objectives, methodology, main findings and recommendations).
  • Each abstract in (Arabic/English) should contain a maximum of six key words that precisely indicate the research theme and major issues it addresses.
  • Page margins should be (3.5cm) from all borders (upper/lower/right/left) and with (0.9cm) multiple line spacing.
  • Arabic text should be written in light "Traditional Arabic" font of size (16) for the abstract and body of the research text and bold for headings, size (14) light for footnotes, size (10) light for tables and figures and bold for table headers and comments.
  • English text should be written in light "Times New Roman" font of size (12) for the abstract and body of the research and bold for headings, and size (10) light for footnotes, tables and figures and bold for table headers and comments.

Third: Documentation

The writing style and documentation format approved by the journal is that of Chicago according to the details below:

  • Documentation of citations from books and other sources of information should be in the following format:
    1. Books:

      Begin with the author followed by a comma, then the book title in parenthesis followed by a full stop. Then the edition number followed by a comma, then place of publication followed by a colon, then the publishing house followed by a comma, then the publication year followed by a comma, placing the publication details in parenthesis, and then the volume and page numbers separated by a colon. e.g. Muhammad bin Ahmad Ad-Dhahabi, “Siyar A’lam An-Nubala”, investigated and edited by Shu’aib Al-Arnaout, (11th edition, Beirut: Mu’assatur-Resalah, 2001) 12: 148.

    2. Research works published in periodicals:

      Begin with the author followed by a comma, then the journal title in italics followed by the issue number, followed by a comma, then publication date in parenthesis followed by a colon and then the page number. e.g. Abdul-Aziz bin Abdurrahman Ad-Dwamir, “Anaaween Kutub At-Tafseer Dirasah Ta'seeliyyah”. Tibyan Journal for Quranic Studies, issue number 28, (2017): 470.

    3. Recurrence of a reference in the research work:

      The documentation is abridged using the title of the author followed by a comma, then title of the book followed by a comma, then the page number. e.g. At-Tabari, “Jami’u Al-Bayan”, 10: 236.

    4. Documentation from more than one reference belonging to two different authors:

      The two references should be separated by a semi-colon.

    5. Documentation from a website:

      Documentation is done from websites as usual and followed by the statement: Retrieved on / / and then by the e-link title e.g. Ibrahim bin Ali Al-‘Ubaid, “Ahadith Al-Qira’ah Al-Waridah Fi Salatai Ad-Dhuhr Wal-‘Asr Jam’an Wa Dirasah”. Islamic University Journal, Issue number 125, (2003): 102. “Retrieved on 15/ 05 /1439AH from: http://docportal.iu.edu.sa/iumag/pdf/83.pdf.

    Fourth: Bibliography:

  • The research should be appended with a list of primary and secondary Arabic references arranged in the order of authors' surnames. It should be taken into account to indent the first line by five-point outward spacing as follows:
    1. Books:

      Author's surname, first and second names. The book title distinguished by quotation marks “”. (investigator/editor or translator). (edition, place of publication: publisher, year of publication). Ad-Dhahabi, Muhammad bin Ahmad. “Siyar A'lam An-Nubala”. Investigated and edited by Shu'aib Al-Arna'out. (11th edition, Beirut: Mu'assasatur-Risalah, 2001).

    2. Periodicals:

      Author's surname, first and second names. The research title distinguished by quotation marks “”, name of periodical distinguished in italics, followed by issue number, (publication date) followed by a colon, and then the page numbers of the research.

      Ad-Dwamir, Abdul-Aziz bin Abdurrahman. “Anaaween Kutub At-Tafseer Dirasah Ta'seeliyyah”. Tibyan Journal for Quranic Studies, issue number 28, (2017): 431-477.

  • The English bibliography comes after the Arabic bibliography

    arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors' surnames,and should include the original English references and other references transliterated from Arabic according to the provisions of the following paragraph.

  • The author should transliterate Arabic references in Latin alphabet

    and include them in the English bibliography (having stated them in the Arabic bibliography in Arabic language) according to the following example: Form of the example as it should appear in the Arabic bibliography: الذهبي، محمد بن أحمد. "سير أعلام النبلاء". تحقيق شعيب الأرنؤوط. (ط 11، بيروت: مؤسسة الرسالة، 2001). الضامر، عبد العزيز بن عبد الرحمن. "عناوين كتب التفسير دراسة تأصيلية". مجلة تبيان للدراسات القرآنية 28، (2017): 431 -477 . Form of the example as it should appear in the English bibliography: Ad-Dhahabi, Muhammad bin Ahmad. “Siyar A'lam An-Nubala”. Investigated and edited by Shu'aib Al-Arna'out. (11th edition, Beirut: Mu'assasatur-Risalah, 2001). Ad-Dwamir, Abdul-Aziz bin Abdurrahman. “Anaaween Kutub At-Tafseer Dirasah Ta'seeliyyah”. Tibyan Journal for Quranic Studies (in Arabic), 28, (2017): 431-477. Research papers published in English in the original source where citation is made are exempted from this rule as shown in the example below: Form of the example as it should appear in the Arabic bibliography: العامر، زياد بن حمد. "الأثر العقدي للقراءات القرآنية". مجلة الدراسات الإسلامية، 27 (1)، 2015م: 109-137. Form of the example as it should appear in the English bibliography transliterated as it is in the journal: Al-Amer, Ziad Hamad. “Impact of Qur'anic Readings on Faith”. Journal of Islamic Studies, 27 (1) (2015): 109-137.

  • Fifth: Research refereeing procedures:

  • The author sends his paper to the journal electronically in (Word) and (PDF) formats.
  • The author signs a written undertaking that his paper has never been published or submitted for publication in other journals and that he would not submit it for publication in any other journal before finalizing the refereeing procedures of the current journal.
  • The editorial board reserves every right to conduct a preliminary inspection of the research paper and decide its eligibility for refereeing or not.
  • In case it is resolved that the paper is not eligible for refereeing, the author will be notified and the journal is not obliged to state the reason for rejection.
  • If it is resolved that the paper is eligible for refereeing, it will be sent to two referees at least.
  • When the referees finalize and send their reports on the paper, a letter will be sent to the author involving any of the following cases:
    1. Acceptance of the paper for direct publication.
    2. Acceptance of the paper for publication but after modification.
    3. Modification of the paper and then returning it for re-refereeing.
    4. Rejection of the research paper.
  • The author may express in a detailed report his or her point of view about the remarks of the referees that he/she did not heed to.
  • If the author fails to modify his paper within the given period, his paper will be rejected.
  • The editorial board reserves the right to determine research publication priorities and technicalities.

The Editorial Board

The consulting board

The Editorial Board

Prof.dr. Sa’d bun Turki Al-Khathlan

A former member of the high scholars

His highness Prince Dr. Sa’oud bun Salman bun Muhammad A’la Sa’oud

Associate professor of Aqidah at King Sa’oud University

His excellency Prof. dr. Yusuff bun Muhammad bun Sa’eed

Vice minister of Islamic affairs

Prof.dr. A’yaad bun Naami As-Salami

The editor –in- chief of Islamic Research’s Journal

Prof.dr. Abdul Hadi bun Abdillah Hamitu

A professor of higher education in Morocco

Prof.dr. Musa’id bun Suleiman At-Tayyarr

Professor of Quranic Interpretation at King Saud’s University

Prof. dr. Ghanim Qadouri Al-hamad

Professor at the college of education at Tikrit University

Prof. dr. Mubarak bun Yusuf Al-Hajiri

former Chancellor of the college of sharia at Kuwait University

Prof. dr. Zain Al-A’bideen bilaa Furaij

A professor of higher education at Al-Hassan the second’s University

Prof. dr. Falih Muhammad As-Shageer

A professor of Hadith at Imam bun Saud’s University

Prof. dr. Hamad bun Abdil Muhsin At-Tuwaijiri

A professor of Aqeedah at Imam Muhammad bun Saud’s University

Prof. dr. Abdul Azeez bun Abdurrahman Ar-Rabee’a

Professor of compared Fiqh at the higher school for Judiciary

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