Submissions

Mouzakara Jandariya (MJ) is AUB’s first-ever student-led publication focused on gender and
sexuality. Every semester – Fall, Spring, and Summer – MJ’s dedicated editorial board curates a
unique theme related to gender and sexuality. We invite and welcome submissions of articles,
poetry, and art related to the selected theme from all individuals.

The editorial board of Mouzakara Jandariya calls for submissions for the upcoming Fall
semester 2023-2024. Submissions for the Fall 2023-2024 issue will be accepted until December 31st, 2023, upon which the articles will be reviewed by the editorial board and the selected authors will be
contacted.

 

The guidelines for submission are as follows:

1- We primarily accept articles of at least 1000 words in length. We are also happy to accept
articles that contain a significant amount of primary and/or secondary research, especially
articles that draw new and interesting conclusions from multiple research papers.

2- We accept opinion pieces as long as the author provides a strong perspective on a topical issue
and makes a useful addition to the existing literature. In addition, the author should clarify their
personal views and explain them cohesively with respect to the selected topic. All opinions are
welcome so long as they abide by MJ’s core values i.e. not homophobic, racist, xenophobic,
classist, misogynist, ableist, etc…

3- We accept purely argumentative feature articles and critiques that offer a special take or a new
angle on a specific issue related to gender.

4- All submissions must be uploaded on the website or sent to MJ’s AUB email mj113@aub.edu.lb including a title and abrief but comprehensive description of the submitted article and a short bio on the author’s
background by December 4th.

5- Upon receiving an email of acceptance for publication, the author should reply by
re-confirming their interest in publishing the article. If the editors do not hear back from the
author within one week from when the acceptance email is sent, the author’s work will be
disregarded.

6- After confirming their intent to publish, Junior Editors must start editing on a Google Doc
using the “Suggesting” mode while following up with the authors.

7- Senior Editors have to review the article and clear it for publication after finalizing all
necessary edits with the Junior Editor.

 

The author should make sure the following information is sent along with their article:

  •  Personal Background detailing the author’s major, why they would like to publish with
    MJ, and their interests as an author.
  • A concise and specific title with a brief description which clearly reflects the content of
    the article.
  • Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out upon their first mention before regular
    use throughout the article.
  •  If the paper was originally for a course, then the author must remove all auxiliary details
    from the submission such as course title, professor’s name, date, semester, etc… and edit
    the format to be appropriate for MJ.
  • If applicable, the use of images within the article is permissible so long as they are also
    cited.
  • Preferably, sources should be cited using hyperlinks. If the article is academic and draws
    out conclusions from multiple research papers, then the author should use the Nature
    citation style.
    Example: A great revelation in the genomes field¹.1. Skov, L. et al. The nature of Neanderthal introgression revealed by 27,566 Icelandic genomes.
    Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2225-9.Please use the nature citation style guide for more examples.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
– Editorial Board                                         mj113@aub.edu.lb
– Editor-in-Chief Mohamad Wehbe        mmw07@mail.aub.edu
– Associate Editor Malak Mansour          mhm54@mail.aub.edu

 

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