Egypt Institute Journal
1- The Egypt Institute Journal (EIJ) adopts rules of confidentiality and objectivity in the peer review process, with respect to the author and the peer reviewers alike, where it sends submitted articles to two accredited referees that are experienced and specialized in the topic of the article, to assess it according to specific rules. In the event that the assessments of the two referees are conflicting, the journal refers the article to third peer reviewer to decide on the article.
2- The EIJ has reliable peer reviewers that have proper academic qualification and sufficient practical experience in the disciplines of interest to the journal.
3- The EIJ adopts a precise internal system with clear duties and responsibilities in the work of the editorial staff.
4- Both editors and peer reviewers, except for the editor-in-chief or his representative, may not discuss the article with any other person, including the author. Any piece of information or opinion obtained through the peer review process must be kept confidential; and neither of them may be used for personal benefit.
5- In light of the referees’ reports, the EIJ provides a technical, methodological and informational support for authors, as required by the article.
6- The journal is obligated to inform the author of approval to publish the article without modification or after conducting specific modifications, based on the peer review reports; or to apologize for not publishing the article, with provision of reasons.
7- The EIJ is committed to the quality of the peer review, as well as all editorial, printing and electronic services that it provides.
8- The editors and peer reviewers assess the article according to its intellectual content, taking into account the principle of non-discrimination with regard to race, gender, religious belief, or political orientations of the author.
9- The EIJ is keen on non-existence of any conflicting interests between editors and authors, whether due to a competitive or cooperative relationship or any other relations or ties with authors, companies, or institutions related to the article.
10- The EIJ shall abide by not permitting any of its editorial board to use the unpublished materials contained in the article sent to the journal in their own articles.
11- The EIJ sends the semi-final edited version of the article in PDF to the author before publication.
12- Intellectual property rights: The Egyptian Institute for Studies (EIS) owns all intellectual property rights of articles published in its peer-reviewed scholarly journals; and it is not permissible for any other party to re-publish them in part or in whole, whether in Arabic or translated into foreign languages, without the express written permission of the Egyptian Institute for Studies.
- 13- In the case of publishing translated articles, the EIJ is fully committed to obtaining the permission of the foreign journal that had published it before, and to respect of intellectual property rights.