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Publishing Policies and Standards In Arab Journal of Administration (AJA)

Publishing Policies:
Arab Journal of Administration (AJA) is a scientific, refereed journal specialized in the field of management, including the administrative development and reform, and the related disciplines. The Journal, issued by Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), (The first issue of this journal came out in 1977) aims at opening new scientific horizons for Arab management, sharing of knowledge, and promoting the latest trends in management and its applications. The Journal targets: faculty members, academic researchers, research centers, administrative development institutions, experts and consultants in management and administrative development, and various management leaders in government, public and private enterprise sectors, and NGOs.
Scientific Researches and Articles Issued by AJA Include the Following Forms:
  1. Empirical Researches that depend on data generated from a field or experimental reality;
  2. Analysis and assessment of innovative administrative concepts or methods, with their implications, and prospects and potential of their application in the Arab World being identified;
  3. Assessment of applied practices or experiments, or examination of practical cases, using the methods and tools of the scientific approach, with implications and lessons learned being identified;
  4. Comparative studies of intra-Arab World administrative issues, or between the Arab World and other regions in the World;
  5. Analysis and assessment of the contemporary research literature in management and administrative development and reform, and conclusion of their implications and trends in a way that helps develop researches, administrative practices and institutional situations in the Arab Region;
  6. Development of theoretical models / frames that contribute to understand the reality of the Arab management with the applied and practical implications of these models or frames being identified;
  7. Study of methodological issues in the approaches and methods of administrative research, with application being made to the reality of the Arab management.
AJA Publishing Policies Also Allow Publishing Short Topics Whose Forms Include the Following:
  1. Scientific comments/ feedback on researches previously issued in the Journal;
  2. Sum up and assessment of issues introduced in a scientific conference or seminar held inside or outside the Arab World;
  3. Assessment and analytic review of new Arab or international books;
  4. Summary of scientific theses (Masters – PhD) that were discussed and approved.
How to present researches or articles for publishing in the Journal:
The following requirements shall be fulfilled when presenting researches for publishing:
  1. By E-mail “asalama@arado.org “  or by mail to AJA’s Editor-in-Chief at the following address: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) P.O. Box 2692 Al Hurriya – Postal Code: 11736 Heliopolis, Cairo – Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE)
  2. Researches sent are only accepted in Arabic or English;
  3. An undertaking signed by the Author (Authors), which provides for that this research sent for publishing in AJA has not been previously published nor sent to any other entity till the completion of the assessment procedures or the expiry of the maximum time limit specified for informing the author of the assessment result and the decision of the Editor-in-Chief.
Format Requirements of Researches and Articles Presented for Publishing:
The following format requirements shall be fulfilled when submitting researches for publishing:
  1. Report Structure: Report of research or article shall contain the following elements:
  • A cover page that contains the research title, author name and job, name of institution to which the author belongs, full address, telephone, e-mail and fax numbers;
  • A summary of research in Arabic and English with a maximum of 100 words each;
  • Report content which includes:
  • A preamble that introduces the research core or problem and objectives;
  • Assessment presentation of the research-related literature and scientific knowledge outcome;
  • Assumptions, areas or questions;
  • Research limits;
  • Research approach which includes, as for Empirical Researches, the variables, sample size, composition, and design, the method of selection of its items, the used measurements and their characteristics, data collection methods, and the methods of data statistical analysis. As for theoretical researches or those that assess research literature, and generally non-empirical researches, the used methodological or analytical pillars, the sources on which the researcher has depended, and the tools of assessment, comparison, or analysis shall be clarified.
  • The concluded results and indicators, or the outcome of assessment, analysis or comparison, with such results being compared against the results of previous researches and their theoretical and applied implications being assessed;
  • Footnotes: references (only used and mentioned in the text);
  • Annexes (kept to a minimum).
  1. Report Size: Number of pages of the report content (including references and annexes for the ordinary researches and articles) shall not exceed 30 printed out pages, and shall not exceed 8 printed out pages for the short reports.
  2. Printing Specifications: The papers used for printing shall be in the A4 format.
  3. Printing of Tables and Figures: Each table and figure shall have a serialized number and shall be given a title reflecting its content, provided that the number and title of the table or figure shall be printed at the top of the table or figure, and its full source (sources) shall be mentioned below the table or figure.
  4. Footnotes and References: A new page at the end of the study shall be dedicated for the footnotes with such footnotes being kept to a minimum and serialized according to their order in the text.
  • An indication shall be made with regards to all references – Arabic and English – within the research to the last name of the author (Family Name), and the publishing year between brackets; for example, (Marshall, 1984) and (Hansen & Messier, 1986). In case of more than two authors of a single research, they shall be referred as (Kaufman et al., 1986). If there are two sources (or more), a reference shall be made to them as follows: (Al Qattan, 1987; Al Twijery, 1988), and (Ferris & Porac, 1984; Locke, 1989). In cases of citation, a reference shall be made to the page (or pages) cited (Marshall, 1984: 50-53).
  • List of references shall not contain any reference not mentioned in the research.
  • All references shall be alphabetically ordered in terms of the author name (family), entity, or title of reference in case of lack of the author name, at the end of the research.
  • All Arabic and foreign references shall be printed out in separate papers using one spacing line among the lines of the single reference and two spacing lines between a reference and another. 
  • Bibliographic data of references shall be ordered as follows:
Books:
Al Radadi, Muhammad bin Muslim. (2002). The Islamic Banks Administration after the Globalization. Cairo: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO).
Tressy, William R. (1990). Design of Training and Development Systems, Translated by/ Saad Ahmed El Gebalay. Riyadh: Institute of Public Administration.
Lipnack, Jessica. Virtual Teams: Across Space, Time, and Organization with Technology. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley.
Book Chapter: 
Issa, Swar El Zahab Ahmed. (1987). «Elements Influencing Work Productivity», In: Reality of Work Productivity Rates and Development Methods. Al Manama, Bahrain: Council of Ministers of Labor and Social Affairs of Gulf Arab Countries.
Ayoubi, Zaki M. (1986). «Innovation and Management of Change in Public Enterprises in the Arab World», In: Administrative Reform in the Arab world: Readings, edited by Nassir Al-Saiph. Amman: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO). 
Periodicals:
Zidan, Amr Alaa El Din. (2001). «Phases of Evolution of Egyptian Industrial Companies between Growth and Steadiness», Arab Journal of Administration (AJA), Cairo: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), Vol. 31, No.2. PP. 39-94.
Pick, Kyle and W. Staiger Robert. (1990). «A Theory of Managed Trade», The American Economic Review, Vol. 80. No. 4, Sep., PP 770-795.
Papers of Conferences and Seminars:
Batweeh, Muhammad Omar. (2002). «Academic Scientific Research and its Role in Development of Economic Resources: Analytic, Theoretical Study», Presented to: The Second Arab Conference of Administrative Researches and Publishing, (2-3/4/2002), Sharjah: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), P. 310.
Pickl, Viktor J. (1986). «The Ombudsman and Administrative Reforms», Presented to: The Twentieth International Congress of Administrative Sciences, (6-10/9/1986), Amman, Jordan: Arab Organization of Administrative Science (ARADO).
Web sites:
Thom, Norbert. (2019). «Talent Management through Trainee Programmes Conceptual Preliminaries and Research-Based Advice on the Design of Corporate Educational Programmes for University Graduates», Arab Journal of Administration (AJA), Cairo: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), Vol. 31, No.2. PP. 259-268. http://www.arado.org/AJA/ accessed: 30/3/2019.
 
Assessment of Researches and Papers Presented for Publishing:
Specialized professors and researchers with proven track record of research and scientific production assess researches and papers presented for publishing. Such researches and papers presented for publishing shall be subject to the following procedures in order:
  1. Initial examination and assessment by the editorial staff;
  2. Confidential assessment by three assessors with regards to researches and articles shortlisted from the initial inspection and assessment;
  3. Report of research and article validity in light of the reports of assessors and editorial staff;
  4. Sending reports of assessors to the author – the original researches or articles shall not be given back to him/her – as well as the assessments result and the decision of the editorial staff within a period not exceeding five months of the date on which he is notified by the editorial staff of the reception of the research or the article presented for publishing;
  5. In case of the acceptance of the research or article for publishing, the author is notified of the date of publishing, and is given five copies of Journal issue in which his/her research is published. The decisions of the editorial staff on the research or article presented for publishing range among one of the following alternatives:
  • Unconditional acceptance of publishing;
  • Initial acceptance of publishing on the condition that formal or objective amendments be introduced;
  • Request of substantial amendments to be introduced with the research or article being re-presented;
  • Rejection of publishing due to formal or objective reasons.
Assessment Standards Include:
  • The value and authenticity of the research, and the contribution it provides in practical and application terms;
  • Research approach and method;
  • Research results;
  • The compliance with the scientific integrity and practices of bibliographic documentation;
  • The integrity of the languages and the followed presentation method.
Editorial Staff
Arab Journal of Administration (AJA)