A quarterly magazine that deals with endowment and charity affairs and aims to revive the endowment culture by defining its developmental role, history, and jurisprudence.
The Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation (KAPF) founded the magazine in fulfillment of the philosophy of the endowment in founding projects and community services. Because of its sustainable and self-funded system, the magazine does not rely on its issue pricing, but rather tries to achieve its goals and objectives and to be freely accessible by all available means to those interested, researchers, research centers, and institutions related to the endowment. In return, KAPF is working on developing the funding of Awqaf magazine through donations, subscriptions, and other contributions. This is to provide the help for researchers to address the issue of endowment as a matter of jurisdiction, contribute to the advancement of a sector that has the potential and advantages to participate in bearing part of the burdens of society, and to make important developmental contributions to the society.
Contributing to the advancement of research in the subject of endowment to a scientific level that suits a refined, periodic magazine.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
A manuscript undergoes a double-blind review
process. The section editors manage the reviews. Authors are required to upload
revised versions and reply to reviewers’ comments.
This Journal is published twice a year, i.e., in
May and in November. We accept manuscripts in Arabic, English and French.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
This journal provides immediate open access to
its content on the principle that making research freely available to the
public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This journal utilizes the UNLOCKS system to
create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits
those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of
preservation and restoration.
The manuscript must represent original work by
the author(s). None of the material should be covered by any copyright; if
copyrighted material exceeding approximately 100 words from a journal article
or approximately 500 words from a book is used, the author has obtained written
permission for its use. Further, this work should not infringe any intellectual
property rights/secrecy laws of any person/organization/government/public or private
agency, nor should it contain any defamatory matter.
Awqaf Public Foundation does not bear any
responsibility for verifying copyright permissions provided by the author. Any
breach of copyright laws will result in retraction of the published article/material
as well as reporting to relevant authorities at the authors’ institutions.
- To act in an objective, balanced, and fair way
while carrying out expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of
gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the
- To avoid any commercial influence, as well as
conflicts of interests, for all submissions and evaluate them solely on
academic and scientific merit.
- To address complaints of any nature and follow
reasonable procedures according to the Journal’s policies.
- To give authors full opportunity to respond to
- To investigate a complaint regardless of the
approval date of publication of an article.
- To document, compile, and file all complaints.
- To review the manuscript objectively and
timely, inform the editor of a suitable decision and to uphold the quality of
articles published in the journal.
- To maintain strict confidentiality of any
information supplied to the reviewer in the review process by the editor or
author and ensure that the manuscript is for the reviewer’s eyes only and no
copies are transmitted or kept.
- To inform the editor of suspected plagiarism
or absence of relevant published work which has not been cited. To avoid any
potential conflicts of interests between the author and the reviewer and inform
the editor of all developments.
- To discuss the content of any submission with
permission, to ensure that the reviewing process will be prompt. The Chief
Editor must agree upon request for time extension in reviewing the submission.
- To inform the editor they refuse reviewing any
submission due to any conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge. Submissions
are to be reviewed objectively, fairly and professionally.
- To comment on ethical questions and any
matters of misconduct while reviewing a submission, to ensure originality of a
submission and must report any indication of plagiarism and redundant
publication and to disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a
- To ensure that they have significantly
contributed to the research cited all related references and acknowledged
financial support from funding agencies.
- To maintain accurate records of data
associated with their submitted manuscript and supply or provide access to
these data, on reasonable request.
- To confirm that the submitted manuscript is
not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.
- To acknowledge and cite sources whose contents
overlap in the submitted paper.
- To provide the editor with a copy of any
submitted manuscript(s) that might contain similar closely related or
- To confirm that approval has been sought and
obtained where appropriate and obtain written permission from human subjects
and respect their privacy.
- To declare any potential conflicts of
- To promptly inform the journal editor or
publisher if a significant error in their publication is detected and submit an
erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, to be published or retract the paper
altogether if it is necessary.
- To submit new and original works. They must
not reproduce works that have been previously published in other journals. Any
articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal must not be
submitted to other journals simultaneously.
- To publish their work elsewhere after having
received a formal rejection letter from Awqaf or if the author withdraws his
work officially in writing from the journal. Acknowledgement of the works of
others must be clearly and accurately cited. Authors must be cognizant of any
plagiarism and redundant publication.
AWQAF does not bear any responsibility for verifying copyright permissions
provided by the author. Any breach of copyright laws will result in the
retraction of the published manuscript as well as notification to relevant
authorities of the author’s institution. All Foundation rules of discipline and
misconduct will be applicable to office bearers of the journal. Awqaf Journal
will provide a detailed account of its rules and regulations pertaining to the
selection process, blind reviews, publication policies, violations of an
ethical nature, and updates on changes in policy of the journal on its website.
The Journal has adopted a serious policy in maintaining high scholarly
standards on all pertinent matters.
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