Eligibility Criteria and Remuneration

The categories and the criteria for sharing the remuneration are as follows: 


1. Each SQU staff or student, who published in journals listed in the Journal Citation Report (JCR) of Web of Science database, is awarded Publications Award (PA1), R.O 500 for each paper, if he/she is the corresponding author. Example: Hashim, M., Davidson, S. and Al-Kindi, K., 2012. Title of the Paper. JCR listed journal, 5: 123-141 Hashim (corresponding author) gets R.O. 500; he keeps 50% and the remaining 50% is divided equally among the SQU co-authors (not from outside SQU) 


2. Each SQU staff or student, who is not the corresponding author of the paper, but is the first SQU-affiliated co-author in the sequence of the co-authors of that paper. published in journals listed in the Journal Citation Report of Web of Science database is given Publication Award 2 (PA2), R.O 300 for each paper. Example: Johnson, W., Grain,T., Hashim, M. and Al-Kindi, K., 2012. Title of the paper. JCR listed Journal, 7: 14-32. Hashim (not corresponding author) gets the R.O. 300; he keeps 50% and the remaining 50% is divided equally among the SQU co-authors (not from outside SQU). 


3. Each SQU staff or student, who published in journals listed in the SCOPUS database or SQU Journals is awarded Publication Award 3 (PA3), R.O. 300 for each paper, if he/she is the corresponding author. The distribution of remuneration is as in PA1. 


4. Each SQU staff or student, who is not the corresponding author of the paper, but is the first SQU-affiliated co-author in the sequence of the co-authors of that paper published in journals listed in the SCOPUS database or SQU Journals is given Publication Award 4 (PA4), R.O. 200 for each paper. The distribution of remuneration is as in PA2. 


5. Since a similar system (i.e. SCOPUS, Web of Science) does not exist for the journals published in Arabic, a review system involving external referees and the faculty of SQU in Humanities Colleges was established (Annexure 1). Arabic journal papers in the top 30% of the ranked lists will be awarded R.O 500 as Publication Award 1 (PA1) or R.O. 300 as Publication Award 2 (PA2). The distribution of remuneration is as in PA1 and PA2. 


6. For publication in journals in the remaining 70% of these lists will be given R.O. 300 as Publication Award 3 (PA3) or R.O. 200 as Publication Award 4 (PA4). The distribution of remuneration is as in PA1 and PA2.


Note: The journal publication award is given to SQU employees and students who left the university to other institutions provided they have published their papers with SQU affiliation during their employment or studying at SQU.