Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) welcomed executive leadership from the Arab Scientific Community Organisation to the Minaretein (College of Islamic Studies building) in Education City yesterday to sign a publishing agreement outlining the development of a new journal to be launched on HBKU Press’s online, peer-reviewed, Open Access platform, QScience.com
The journal, titled the Arabian Journal of Scientific Research (AJSR), will be devoted to publishing the latest scientific research in pure and applied natural sciences, mathematics, medicine, engineering, and the history and philosophy of science in Arabic. Translations of the abstract will also be available in English.
Mr. Bachar Chebaro, Executive Director of HBKU Press and Dr. Moza bint Mohammad Al-Rabban, President of ARSCO, signed the agreement in the presence of senior representatives from both esteemed institutions and members of the press.
“The inclusion of the Arabian Journal of Scientific Research on QScience.com and within our collection of academic journals confirms our commitments as a university publishing house to publish the latest and most important information for researchers and readers in the region and beyond,” explained Chebaro. “HBKU Press is providing Arab academics with a global platform on which to share their information.”
The agreement will see the release of two issues of the new journal per year, with the first issue set to be published in early 2020.
“We are very pleased to be working with Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press on this new journal,” explained Dr. Moza Al Rabban, Director of ARSCO. “HBKU Press is characterized by credibility and reliability, and because ARSCO always strives to provide our community with the highest standards for all of our work, this collaboration ensures that we have partnered with a company that is as committed to the same level of excellence as we are.
“This journal will be part of ARSCO’s tenth anniversary celebration which aims to consolidate scientific writing in Arabic, disseminate it among researchers speaking Arabic, while further encouraging researchers to work in Arabic.”
QScience.com currently hosts scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and eBooks all available for free online in an effort to disseminate knowledge and understanding of scientific, social, political and health-related subjects while adhering to international publishing standards.
ARSCO is an independent, non-profit organization that was established in 2010 with the aim to support and strengthen the Arab scientific community.