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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Procedure for Submission of Papers:

  1. Authors (and co-authors) who submit articles to the Journal for the first time need to register on the Journal’s Web Page
  2. The manuscript files must be uploaded onto the Web Page. The manuscript should include each author’s first, middle and family names in Arabic and first and family names in English, along with full postal and email addresses. Each author must be registered on ORCID and provide the Journal with their ORCID number.
  3. The manuscript must include an abstract in Arabic and English of 150-200 words and a list of three to five keywords.
  4. The manuscript should be double-spaced and use font size 14 with Abjad Hawes for Arabic and Times New Roman for English.
  5. The manuscript should not exceed 40 pages, including figures, drawings, images, and references.
  6. Figures, illustrations and maps can be no larger than A4 size and can be placed in an appropriate place within the body of the text or at the end. They should have the necessary citations and captions.
  7. Each illustration, figures, drawing, image, or appendix should be submitted on a separate page.
  8. Photographs must adhere to the following technical requirements: the dpi for color images should be at least 300 and the dpi for maps and line drawings should be 600. Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for the images, drawings, and documents included in the article and need to provide the editor-in-chief with a copy of that permission of the copyright holder.
  9. The figures, drawings and other illustrations should be referred to at appropirate points in the text.
  10. The manuscript pages should be ordered sequentially including the pages of photographs, figures, drawings, documents, illustrations, appendixes and references.
  11. A copy of the paper in its final version should be submitted to the journal’s website and another copy to the journal’s email

12 references should be listed at the end of the article following the specifications indicated below.





The Journal requires that authors use the In-Text Author-Date method of citation, rather than footnotes.

In-Text references:

  1. The in-text method of citation uses the author’s last name, year of publication and page number between parentheses  as in the following example: (al-Duri, 1970: 25), adding  the volume number when necessary, as in (al-Tabari, 1969, 1:25). The comma is not essential; other publications delete the comma, as (al-Duri 1970: 25) or (al-Tabari 1969, 1:25).
  2. Quotations should be enclosed between quotation marks “…...” and followed by the citation.
  3. For famous Arab or Islamic figures, the first time they are mentioned in the text, his/her first name and family name should be listed in the footnote with his/her hijri and miladi date of death are listed and enclosed between brackets.
  4. Whenever there are numbers, they should be written using Arabic numericals such as 1, 2, 3,….etc.
  5. In case of time periods, names of organizations and associations that have standard abbreviations, the full name should be listed in the text with the abbreviation in parentheses the first time it is mentioned. Then the abbreviation only is used subsequently.


The Journal discourages the use of footnotes, but they can placed at the bottom of the page and are numbered sequentially.  Footnotes should be only used to identify or clarify certain points, such as:


  • Concepts, symbols, people and places.
  • The Surah and number of Qur'anic verses. WHY IN A FOOTNOTE? WHY NOT AN IN-TEXT CITATION?
  • In case of poetry, the name of the poet, its meter and its source. WHY IN A FOOTNOTE? WHY NOT AN IN-TEXT CITATION?



Bibliographic references are listed at the end of the article in alphabetical order.

For articles that are written in English, publications written in Arabic should be listed in the bibliography in transliteration using the Library of Congress system. The transliterated Arabic references and references written in Western languages can be combined into one list.

For articles written in Arabic, publications written in Arabic should be listed in the bibliography in Arabic. Then the Arabic references should be included in a second separate list either in transliteration or English translation. In that second list, the titles of primary historical sources in Arabic are to be transliterated using the Library of Congress system. However, the titles of modern secondary literature in Arabic should be translated into English. The Journal wants to have English translations of titles of modern references to make them more easily traceable with the SCOPUS bibliographical service. If English versions of the Arabic titles are provided on the original title pages or abstracts, those should be cited. When known, the authors’ names should be spelled in English following the authors’ choice.

Authors of articles written in Arabic are welcome to cite modern Arabic translations of books written in Western languages, but they need to furnish the original Western spelling of the authors’ names and titles of the original Western-language versions in the bibliography.



  1. Primary Historical Sources:

Primary historical sources are cited as in the following format: Family name, other names, (the hijri and miladi date of death), (year of publication), the title of the source in italics, the researcher’s name, place of publication: publisher. For example:


Ibn Ḥazm, Abū Muḥammad ‘Alī (d. 456/1063) (1987), Ṭawq al-ḥamāmah fī al-ulfah wa-al-ullāf, Iḥsān ‘Abbās, ed. Beirut: al-Mu’assasah al-‘Arabīyah lil-Dirāsāt wa-al-Nashr.


  1. References:

References are cited in the following format: Family name, first initial of first name (year of publication), the title of the book in italics, place of publication: publisher, the edition number. For example:

al-Haddad, M. (2008), A Study of the Technical Terms of Islamic Architecture, Cairo: Zahra’ al-Sharq, 3rd ed.

  1. periodicals and encyclopedias:

The periodicals and encyclopedias are cited as in the following format: Family name, first initial of first name  (year of publication); “the title of the paper between quotation marks.” the name of the journal in italics, volume number, page range. For example:

al-Salouk, M. (2000), “Kufic Inscriptions from Tayma.” Atlal: Annual of Saudi Arabian Antiquities, vol. 15, Pp. 34-43.

  1. Conference papers:

The conferences are cited as in the following format: Family name, first initial of first name  (year of publication); “the title of the paper between quotation marks”, the name of the conference in italics, the date of the conference, the place of publication: publisher, page range. For example:

Bagader, M. (2014), “The Evolution of Built-Heritage Conservation Concept in Saudi Arabia since the 1970s until 2014”. Research papers on Architectural Heritage for the fourth National Heritage Forum, 1- 4 Dec., Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. Research and Heritage, vol. 4, Pp: 22-37.


  1. Citing a chapter in a book:

The chapter in a book is cited as in the following format: Family name, first initial of the first name  (year of publication); “the title of the chapter in quotations marks”, the name of the book in italics, the name of the editor, page range of the chapter. the place of publication: publisher. For example:

Tarawneh, Kh. and Al-Turshan, N. (2002), Silver Coins by Sultan Abu Saeed Bahadur Khan. In: Arab Islamic Coins - the First Anniversary of the Death of Sameer Shamma. Pp. 12-20. Amman: Al-Dustour.


  1. Citing University Dissertations/ Theses:

University dissertations/ theses are cited as in the following format: Family name, first initial of first name (year of publication), “the title of the dissertation in italics.” Ph.D. Dissertation, the department, the university, the country. For example:

Coinman, N.R. (1990), Refiguring the Levantine Upper Paleolithic: a Comparative Examination of Lithic Assemblages from the Southern Levant. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University. Ann Arbor. USA


For transliteration from Arabic to English for primary sources the Journal prefers  the Library of Congress system, with the option for authors to use alternatives for some letters.


  1. The Latin consonants:

ʾ    b    t   th (or ṯ)  j (or ǧ)    ḥ   kh  (or ẖ)    d   dh (or ḏ)    r    z    s   sh (or š)    ṣ    ḍ    ṭ    ẓ   ʿ  gh  (or ġ)    f    q    k    l    m    n    h    w    y


  1. The Latin vowels:

            (a/ā), (i/ī), (u/ū) as in the following examples:

         Abū Muḥammad ibn Abī Naṣr, Ādāb al-mulūk, ʿĪsā al-Bābī al-Ḥalabī.

  1. The Latin Diphthongs:

     (aw), (ay) as in the following exemples:

         dawlah, bayt


Author’s Information:

If the article is accepted for publication the authors and coauthors need to provide the Journal with the following information: their university affiliation and position and research interests, permanent mailing address and e-mail address.


Additional Information:

  • The order of papers in the Jordanian Journal of History and Archeology depends on the criteria followed by its editorial board.
  • The views presented in the articles published in the Jordanian Journal for History and Archeology, are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the University of Jordan, or the Journal.
  • The Author/Authors must submit a written statement that they will not submit their articles for publication elsewhere and that the article has not been published in any other journal, periodical or book before.
  • The published papers become part of the University's data base and follow its specifications.
  • In case the researcher decides to pause the publishing process or wishes not to pursue the evaluation process, the researcher must pay the financial expenses of the evaluation procedures.
  • If the paper is derived from the author’s university dissertation or MA thesis, it is necessary to list this information on the footnote with the name of the dissertation/thesis and the year of the
  • If the paper was evaluated and declined, the journal is not obliged to provide the researcher with the evaluation reports.


Manuscripts should be submitted to the following website address:


Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Maysoon Abdulghany Al Nahar

Jordan Journal of History and Archaeology

Deanship of Academic Research

The University of Jordan

Amman 11942 Jordan

Tel. No.: + 962 6 5355000



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The Jordanian Journal for History and Archeology retains copyright for the papers published in it. Accordingly, it becomes the sole owner of the research, so after publishing in the Journal, the researcher cannot use the research for his own benefit and should obtain a written permission from the Journal’s editor-in-chief in he/she wanted to publish it another journal.