The Bethlehem University Journal was launched in 1981 to promote a culture of excellence in research and research ethics in matters that pertain not only to Palestine and the region, but also to the world in general. It serves as a vibrant platform where research communities in the region and the world with can engage in dialogues and conversations that can contribute to the production of original and transformative knowledge about the state of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and its future.
BUJ publishes original, theoretically informed articles on a variety of topics from different disciplines in both Arabic and English. BUJ encourages submissions that respond to current debates in the literature and offer substantive analysis and original discussion that aim to contribute to the advancement of the discipline in line with the local and international ethical standards in research.
BUJ is interested in promoting research grounded in meta-critical and reflexive attitudes towards traditional and emergent research methodologies. It encourages research that develops alternative epistemological assumptions and practices that refract the international struggles and experiences of vulnerable, colonized, and disposable communities within the realities of the global capitalist system.
Editor in Chief
Prof Jamil Khader, Ph.D., Bethlehem University.
Associate Editor for the Sciences
Dr. Hashem Shahin, Ph.D., Bethlehem University.
Associate Editor for Education
Dr. Hala Rashed Al-Yamani, Ph.D., Bethlehem University.
Associate Editor for Economics and Business Management
Mr. Hussam Wahhab, ABD., Bethlehem University.
Associate Editor for Arabic Language and Literature
Dr. Zein Al-Abideen Awawdeh, Ph.D., Bethlehem University.
Editor for English Language and Literature
Dr. Hazem Najjar, Ph.D. Associate, Bethlehem University.
Associate Editor for the Social Sciences
Dr. Abeer Musleh, Ph.D., Bethlehem University.
Dr. Musa Al-Halool. Professor of English & Comparative Literature. Department of Foreign Languages. Taif University, Kingdom Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Ahmed Fasfous, Bethlehem University (Palestine)
Prof. Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
Dr. Rami Isaac, Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
Prof. Nur Masalha, University of London (Britain)
Prof. Antonio Puente, University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA)
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bethlehem University (Palestine)
Prof. Basem Ra’ad, Al-Quds University (Palestine/Canada)
Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Queen Mary University of London (Britain)
Dr. Francois-Xavier Gleyzon, University of Central Florida (USA)
To submit your manuscript to Bethlehem University Journal, first ensure that your manuscript meets our criteria in the “Instructions for Authors” document and then click on the “Submit a manuscript” button above on our ScienceOpen collection page. All authors are required to have an ORCID and be registered on the ScienceOpen platform (www.scienceopen.com/register) to submit their manuscript. In the submission form you will be asked to upload a pdf document of your manuscript for peer review. You will provide important data such as title, co-authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords, discipline information. After submission the editors will assess your manuscript and make a decision whether it is suitable to move forward to the peer review process.
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Editor-in-Chief, Prof Jamil Kahder email@example.com
Publisher, Eve Kanram firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journal is published once a year in December. The electronic journal is archived in Portico.
The journal is Open Access and the Open Access statement, Open Access license terms, copyright terms as well as a statement on its absolute lack of author charges can be found here.
The journal became Open Access on 1 January 2021 and is published open access on ScienceOpen. All journal material published from 1 January 2017 is also published, open access on ScienceOpen. This means the Reuse rights of this published material from 1 January 2017 is all under the open CC BY 4.0 license as stated here.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
This journal adheres to the ethical standards endorsed by the Committee on Publication Ethics. By submitting an article to this journal, you agree to comply with the following Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement:
- We expect all authors to state in their article if they have a conflict of interest which
could potentially bias their opinions – for example funding or employment.
- All named authors on the articles should confirm that they have jointly participated in
the research and writing of the article, and that no author has been omitted from the
list of authors.
- We require authors to warrant that their articles are original, have not been previously
published, and do not plagiarise or otherwise copy someone else’s work without
attribution. (If the article is a translation, we are happy to consider this for publication
but the authors must inform the editors on submission.)
- We also require authors to warrant that their article does not defame, libel, or bring
another person into disrepute, and neither does it contain anything illegal (e.g.