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King Faisal University

Scientific Journal of King Faisal University

 Aims and Scope


The Scientific Journal of King Faisal University (‘Journal’) seeks contributions in the fields of humanities and management (for the ‘Scientific Journal of King Faisal University: Humanities and Management Sciences’), and basic and applied sciences (for the ‘Scientific Journal of King Faisal University: Basic and Applied Sciences’). 

The Journal invites scholarly contributions that encourage readers to think outside of their comfort zone. It welcomes manuscripts driven by ‘neo-disciplinarity’, encouraging the uncomfortable, yet extraordinary, juxtapositions that arise when thoughts and knowledge from diverse fields collide. It regards neo-disciplinarity as ‘unity in diversity’, which fosters the improvement of academia. It does not accept contributions from modern-day scholars who passively conform to their academic descendants.

The Journal denies manuscripts wherein authors reject innovation for the sake of conformism and resort to conventionality to evaluate consequences and conclusions. It declines submissions that apply over-used (and, thus, exhausted) theories and notions. It invites researchers who are enthusiastic to de-stabilise well-established outdated thoughts and promote historical cognitive discontinuity, foster interdisciplinary collaboration and endorse cultural and social exchange across academic domains.

The Journal is not for those authors who accept to investigate what is known and, hence, to subtract importance from inter-disciplinarity and trans-disciplinarity study. It is instead for those who are openly willing to question, problematise and engage in profound critical reflection. It is open for creative and disruptive methodologies and analytical approaches, interpretations and discussions. It inspires innovative ways of delving into Arab fields and beyond.

The Journal accepts theoretical and empirical research, literature reviews, perspective articles, commentary articles and methodology articles. Submissions that present a rational narrative and sustain a logical association of ideas will be considered. It welcomes quantitative and qualitative enquiries. The Journal accepts exploratory, descriptive or explanatory submissions based on surveys, experiments, interviews, observations and cases. In short, the Journal underpins the composition of unconventional approaches and the implementation of atypical methodologies, perceiving them as strength, not weakness.



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