Policy of the journal

Terms of publication of the manuscript

Journal of Oriental studies is published at a frequency of 4 times a year in a network (electronic) format in the following established terms of the journal's issues: the first issue is published until March 20 of the current year, the second issue - until June 20; the third issue - until September 20 and the fourth issue - until December 20.

For publication in the Journal of Oriental studies  articles previously unpublished by the author (authors) are accepted - in Kazakh, Russian or English, which correspond to the thematic areas of the journal and are designed strictly according to the requirements of the manuscript format.

The manuscript of a scientific article is submitted to the editorial board by the corresponding author (determined from the number of the manuscript authors if there are 2 or more co-authors) at least two months before the next issue of the journal is published. For publication in the journal, manuscripts are accepted (excluding title, information about authors, annotations, keywords, bibliographic list) of at least 3,000 words and not more than 7,000 words.

The manuscript should be uploaded via the electronic platform by the corresponding author, indicating all the metadata of the article and its authors. An article by the same author (prepared individually or in co-authorship) may be published in the journal no more than once during a calendar year.

Authors must submit to the editorial office an original work that has not been previously published in other publications (in print, electronic, and other open sources). The authors are responsible for the reliability, novelty, and evidence of the research results. At the stage of consideration of the manuscript by the editorial board and reviewers of the Journal of Oriental studies, as well as after its publication, the authors undertake not to provide this manuscript for consideration for publication in another edition.

At the stages of working with a manuscript, communication between the editorial office, the corresponding author, and reviewers is carried out via the electronic (online) platform OJS, and in exceptional cases - via e-mail.

The editorial board of the journal considers the manuscripts received from the author (s), organizes their peer review, and decides on publication or refusal to publish within two months from the date of receipt of the manuscript through the electronic platform.

The author (s) of the manuscript, approved for publication in the journal, are obliged to pay for publication following the approved price list for publication in scientific journals of KazNU named after al-Farabi. The receipt of payment for the publication in PDF format is sent by the author (s) to the e-mail address of the editorial office of the journal.

Borrowing and plagiarism

Editorial Board when reviewing a manuscript for compliance with formal requirements (manuscript design), also checks for the presence of borrowed text in the manuscript through a plagiarism check system, access to which is provided by a university subscription or based on a national subscription.

Only original manuscripts and/or those manuscripts in which, according to the results of checking to employ the anti-plagiarism system, originality is more than 75%, are sent for further review. If the manuscript does not meet the design requirements of the journal and is not an original work based on the results of the plagiarism check, the manuscript is returned to the corresponding author for making the appropriate changes and re-sending the manuscript for review by the editorial board through the electronic platform of the journal.

If the authors used works, articles, provisions, or quotes and statements of other researchers, then they must necessarily refer to the works of these scientists and correctly format the quoted text. Plagiarism seems to be an unethical act that violates the principles of the Code of Ethics of the scientist of KazNU named after al-Farabi, and is unacceptable in the Journal of Oriental studies.

Persons participating in the publishing process, in particular members of the editorial board of theJournal of Oriental studies, undertake to comply with the principles, standards, and norms of scientific ethics adopted by the international community and Al-Farabi KazNU, as well as to take measures to prevent such violations to ensure the high quality of scientific publications, to avoid unfair practices in publishing activities, such as the use of inaccurate information, falsification of data, etc., to ensure the recognition of scientific achievements by society.

In case of violations of the principles, standards, and norms of scientific ethics, adopted by the international community and the al-Farabi Kazakh National University, the editorial board of the journal undertakes to act under the "Ethics of publication for scientific journals of KazNU named after al-Farabi ", the Code of Ethics of the KazNU scientist and the Standards of the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE).

If a provable fact (s) of violation of the principles, standards, and norms of scientific ethics will be found, the editorial board undertakes to remove the article from the issue in which it was published, and from the official website of the journal (retraction the article) with mandatory indication-specific violations by the author (s) of the principles, standards, and norms of scientific ethics and place a corresponding announcement in the next issue of the journal.

The author (s) of the article, in which a provable fact of violation of the principles, standards, and norms of scientific ethics was discovered, do not burst into submitting articles to the Journal of Oriental studies and in other scientific journals published by KazNU named after al-Farabi, within the next 3 calendar years from the date of revealing the fact (s) of violation of the principles, standards, and norms of scientific ethics.

Review process

The manuscripts received by the editorial office of the journal and meeting the formal requirements, design requirements, and the indicator of originality based on verification through the plagiarism checker system, are sent for further review.

If the author (s) of the manuscript has a conflict of interest with another scientist (s), s/he (they) must indicate the existence of such a conflict of interest in the covering letter, to avoid sending this manuscript to the specified scientist (reviewer) and biased assessments of the manuscript.

In the Journal of Oriental studies we apply for double-blind peer review by at least two scholars with PhDs degrees and a scientific specialization on the subject of the manuscript being reviewed.

Reviewing is carried out confidentially: the manuscript of the article is sent to reviewers through the electronic platform of the journal without specifying information about the author's Reviewers are required to provide a clear, objective, and reasoned assessment of the compliance of the manuscript with the main scientific criteria, as well as it's quality and significance.

After receiving conclusions from the reviewers, the executive editor sends them to the corresponding author without specifying the data of the reviewers, for responding to comments, making appropriate changes, and resubmitting the manuscript via the electronic platform. The author (s) may, without explanation, refuse to respond to comments, make changes to the manuscript and send it back to the editorial office of the Journal of Oriental studies.

After answering all the comments, making changes to the manuscript to eliminate the comments of the reviewers, and re-sending it to the editorial office of the journal, the scientific editor sends all the materials to the reviewer(s) for re-review.

The manuscript, on which there are positive opinions from two reviewers and the executive editor, is recommended in the Journal of Oriental studies according to the order of acceptance for publication. The manuscripts approved by the editorial board are transferred to the executive secretary to form the issue of the journal.

If one of the reviewers provided a positive conclusion on the manuscript, and the second - a negative one, the manuscript is sent by the scientific editor to the third reviewer who is a specialist in the subject of the manuscript. If a third reviewer submits a positive opinion, the final decision on acceptance/rejection of the publication of the manuscript is made by the editor of the Journal. 

In the case of two negative reviews, the manuscript is rejected.

The materials of articles rejected by the editorial board based on the results of peer review are not used by the editorial board for their purposes. The editor or executive secretary notifies the corresponding author about the refusal to publish and sends the opinions of the reviewers.

The manuscript reviews are stored for three years in electronic format on the journal's electronic platform.

The review period is appointed by the editor and is no more than two months from the date of sending the material to the reviewers.

Free access policy and archiving

Journal of Oriental studies provides open access to its content on the official website of the journal. This factor provides wider informational access to the journal on the scale of the world scientific community.

“Open access” means its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself."  (by Budapest Open Access Initiative). 

Also, the website of the journal provides the necessary information for authors and readers about the activities of the journal: conditions of publication, rules for registration and submission of manuscripts to the journal, the procedure for forming the journal and reviewing manuscripts, publication ethics, information about the editorial board, contact details of the scientific editor and executive secretary ...

Readers and authors can view the electronic versions of the current issue of the journal and archives for previous periods on the journal's website. Also, electronic and printed versions of journal issues are archived in the long term in the university library http://elibrary.kaznu.kz/en/, and all issues of the journal are transferred to the archives of the National Book Chamber of the Republic of Kazakhstan and to the archives of Scientific Center of State Scientific and Technical Expertise of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

All publications of the journal in electronic form are distributed free of charge and without restrictions under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Copyright and licensing

Authors of the Journal of Oriental studies transfer publishing rights to the publisher, licensing it under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC 4.0). The copyright holder of the published work is the publisher - Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

The authorship of the manuscript belongs to those researchers who participated directly in the creation of the manuscript, in the formation of the idea, in the writing of the article, in the interpretation of the results, and made a significant contribution to obtaining scientific results.

Under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, the authors retain the rights to their manuscripts, while allowing everyone to freely download, reuse, reprint, change, distribute or copy them with the obligatory acknowledgment of the authorship of this work and a link to a unique publication in this journal. For all these actions, when specifying a link to the journal, permission from the authors or publisher is not required.

The authors can distribute their article in other sources (for example, in the institutional archive, social networks, etc.) with the obligatory reference to its original publication in this journal.

Privacy terms

Information about the authors - their names, affiliation, contact information, information about their position and academic degree, as well as links to identifiers of authors' profiles in international databases, are placed in the article in the section "Information about the authors".

Members of the editorial board of the Journal of Oriental studies do not disclose information about the manuscript accepted for consideration before its publication to third parties, except for appointed reviewers. Also, the editorial board does not disclose information about reviewers to authors and others.

These and other norms of behavior of participants in the publication process, namely the principles, norms, and standards of conduct for authors, members of the editorial board, publisher, and reviewers, are based on the Publication Ethics for scientific journals of Al-Farabi KazNU.