06. Journal of Law


e-ISSN 1985-8000
DOI: dx.doi.org/10.12785/low
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Salah Mohammad Ahmad
Email: hssj@uob.edu.bh No Publication Fee

Journal of Law: Biannual Peer-reviewed academic journal, issued by the Deanship of Scientific Research at the University of Bahrain.

The Journal publishes articles written in Arabic, English and French in the following fields:

  • Legal Research and studies with preference to research focusing on Bahraini legislations or comparing the latter with other laws and legislations.
  • Commentary on judicial judgments
  • Abstracts of Master degree dissertations and PhD theses will be published in the annual appendix of the journal.

  • Editor in Chief
  • د. صلاح محمد أحمد

  • Managing Editor
  • د. نورة الشملان

  • Editorial Board
  • الاستاذ الدكتور عبد الحكيم الشرقاوي
  • الدكتور صالح البراشدي
  • الاستاذ الدكتور هاني دويدار
  • الاستاذ الدكتور محمد عبدالنعيم
  • الدكتور محمد الفيلي
  • الاستاذ الدكتور ضحى النعمان
  • الدكتور صقر الرويس

  • Advisory Board
  • الدكتورة مريم بنت حسن آل خليفة
  • الاستاذ الدكتور مفيد شهاب
  • الاستاذ الدكتور اوستن بارش
  • الاستاذ الدكتور ينكونج إن هودو
  • First: General Rules
  • The legal research or study must be of the highest academic standards. It should be original and should add to existing knowledge.
  • A submitted article should not be part of the author’s master degree dissertation, PhD thesis , or a previously published book.
  • The author should comply with the general rules of scientific research in particular rules of citation and referencing.
  • All submitted articles and commentaries will undertake a preliminary examination by the editorial board to decide its eligibility for peer-review. If the work was accepted at the preliminary examination stage, it will be peer-reviewed before publication.
  • Articles submitted by PhD students are accepted provided that it is co-authorship with the supervisor.
  • The author may not publish his work in any other journal if the work was accepted for publication in the Journal of Law. However, such publication is permissible if he obtained a written permission from the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law.
  • The original copies of -any submitted work- sent to the journal will not be returned to the author whether the work was accepted for publication or not.
  • Sequence of published articles depends on the date in which the article was sent to the journal.
  • Each author will be given one free copy of the journal.

  • Second: Submission
  • Journal articles and commentaries should be submitted through "Submission Button"
  • The author should submit two abstracts: The first should be written in the same langue of his journal article while the second is in English. Each should not exceed 200 words with a clear insertion of key words in both.
  • With regard to commentary on judicial judgments, author of the commentary should attach a full copy of the judicial judgment for reviewers’ reference.
  • The author should submit a written declaration that the journal article has not been published before and is not submitted for publication elsewhere. SPC copyright.pdf ​

  • Third: Research and referencing
  • Any journal article should not exceed 14,000 words including footnotes and bibliography.
  • Commentaries on judicial decisions should not exceed 5000 words.
  • Font style should be Time New Roman – Font size 12 - single space.
  • First page should contain: title, author/s name/s, name of institution, address, phone / mobile number, email address.
  • To guarantee confidentiality of peer-review process, author should not mention his name in the body of his work, nor should he provide any sign that could lead to identifying him.
  • A journal article should contain an introduction explaining: the nature of the research, its importance, objectives, and its questions or hypothesis. A research should be divided and structured in a way that would support connectivity and harmony of its different parts. Any journal article should end with a conclusion and / or recommendations followed by a bibliography.
  • A bibliography should be divided into the following titles:
  • Primary resources (includes laws, conventions, and any legislative tool to which the author had direct examination) must be referenced by writing: title of the legislative tool, its number, and date. Primary resources should be arranged by its dates starting with the most recent.
  • Books: should be arranged alphabetically starting with the author’s first name
  • Journals: should be arranged alphabetically starting with the author’s first name
  • Electronic resources: author should mention date of his final access/visit to the website.
  • Other resources: author should list any reference that he could not list under the previous titles.
  • Arabic references should be cited according to the rules specified in the Arabic references section.
  • English references should be cited according to OSCOLA:
  • Judicial judgments:
  • Case number | case name | [year] | report abbreviation | first page
    Case 240/83 Procureur de la République v ADBHU [1985] ECR 531
  • Books:

  • Author, Title in Italics (series title, edition publisher, place date) page
    JH Baker, An Introduction to English Legal History (4th edn Butterworths, London 2002) 419–21
  • Journals:
  • Author, | ‘title’ | [year] | journal name or abbreviation | first page of article - last page
    Alexandra Sims, 'The denial of copyright protection on public policy grounds' [2008] E.I.P.R. 189-198
  • Electronic resources:
  • Author, | ‘title’ | [year] OR (year) | volume/issue | journal name or abbreviation | web address | date accessed
    Graham Greenleaf, ‘The Global Development of Free Access to Legal Information’ (2010) 1(1) EJLT http://ejlt.org/article/view/17 accessed 27 July 2010

    Fourth: Intellectual Property rights (IPRs)
    Copyright in the author’ work is transferred to the Journal. The author should agree to transfer his copyright with regard to the work submitted for publication to the Journal of Law by completing the written transfer form attached with the research form sent to the author. SPC copyright.pdf ​

    Journal of Law, Deanship of Scientific research, University of Bahrain. P.O. Box 32038
    Email: journaloflaw@uob.edu.bh

    ​The Journal invites qualified reviewers to assist in peer-review process. If you are interested to be a reviewer, please send 100 words biodata to the Editor-in-Chief.​

    Review Steps ​ ​
    All manuscript will be assigned to more than one reviewer through 5 steps. As soon as we receive an article, the Editorial office will Pre-Review your manuscript in one week. The officer will check whether the manuscript is valid and language is fluent and necessary factors are all included. The officer will also cross check the article in crossref database in order to avoid plagirsm. The following is a formal review process accomplished by other official reviewers for one month. It is decided by Editor-in-Chief in one week whether your manuscript is accepted or not. All submitted papers will be reviewed in about six weeks.

    Chart 1

    ​Type of Peer Review​ ​
    This journal follows blind reviewing process, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process. ​
    ​Formal Conditions of Acceptance ​
    Each article submitted to us will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. Moreover the papers will be checked for linguistic consistency. Thematic review will decide whether to accept or reject according to the originality, significance for theory and practice, quality of content and presentation of submitted paper.

    Chart 2

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