Important Notes

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Important Notes for Researchers

 

A) Important notes about how and where to publish

Do not

  1. Publish in any journal that does not provide a complete paper's metadata that includes the full authors' names and affiliation, i.e., Department, Faculty, University and Country, regardless the indexing.

  2. Publish in any of the journals that listed in the Predatory Journals menu.

  3. Publish in any of the journals that listed in the Hijacked Journals menu.

  4. Publish in any journal that has not indexing in SCOPUS (Q1, Q2 or Q3) or Clarivate Analytics (WoS).

  5. Publish in a indexed journal that provides a paper's DOI connected to the PDF file. The DOI should be connected to the metadata.

Do

  1. Publish in a journal provide a metadata that includes the full authors' names and affiliation, i.e., Department, Faculty, University and Country. The paper's DOI should be connected to the metadata.

  2. Publish in a journal that indexed by one, at least, of the following; SCOPUS (Q1, Q2 or Q3) or Clarivate Analytics (WoS).

  3. Publish in a journal that issued inside Kurdistan and approved by NUR-MHE with DOAJ membership.

Be careful

  1. The published paper to be considered by NUR, its authors' affiliation should include a University scientific department.

  2. NUR considers the SCOPUS-indexed journals with Q1, Q2 and Q3 quartiles, only.

  3. The journal indexing may be deactivated by the indexing bodies and organization. Thus NUR consider the list at the las minute before evaluation.

  4. The local journal with DOAJ indexing must provide DOI, Handles or ARK to its published papers.

  5. Only the first till the tenth authors of published papers are considered by NUR.

  6. NUR considers published papers for a University that affiliated as the first or second. Third or more affiliation is not considered.

  7. NUR considers published papers with more than two affiliations for the PhD and Post Doctorate authors who affiliate their abroad universities and their research center.

  8. NUR does not considers any published papers of authors of public universities who they have publication in more than one private university/institute affiliation. If so, all published papers of that author will be EXCLUDED.

  9. NUR does not consider any published paper that affiliated to a public or private university with incorrect spelling, e.g., Koya University is not University of Koya and Salahaddin University is not Salahaddin University-Erbil.

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B) Local or National Journals

 

 

Local or national journals are the scientific and academic journals that got license from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHE) and published inside Kurdistan Region-Iraq .

The local journals to be considered by NUR must:

  1. Have a license from the MHE

  2. Following the publishing standards, e.g., have ISSN, metadata for each published paper, doi assigned to the metadata, affiliation in the metadata.

In Addition:

  1. The journal that has a membership with the DOAJ will get the full score.

  2. The journal that has not a membership with the DOAJ will get the half score.

  3. Any scientific journal published inside Kurdistan Region-Iraq without a license from the MHE, the condition of international publication will be applied on, i.e., indexd by either SCOPUS (Q2, Q3 or Q4) or WoS.

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C) Important notes about Google Scholar Citation

 

  1. The local authority of all GSC lists of the all Universities/Institutes in IKR is the MHE.

  2. The University/Institute is responsible for the quality of data that presented in the academic staff GSC lists.

  3. The GSC list should be for the staff-members (Milak), retired with no any other University affiliation.

  4. The affiliation in the GSC list of an academic is the home University, only.

  5. The unpaid leave teaching staff (I3ara) must not affiliate the GSC list to his home University, but the university he is working with during the leave.

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