Bethlehem University Journal

The Bethlehem University Journal is a bi-annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Pluto Journals in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Research at Bethlehem University, Palestine.

Print ISSN: 2521-3695 / e-ISSN: 2410-5449


Bethlehem University Journal


About the Journal

The Bethlehem University Journal was launched in 1981 to promote a culture of excellence in research and research ethics in matters that pertain not only to Palestine and the region, but also to the world in general. It serves as a vibrant platform where research communities in the region and the world with can engage in dialogues and conversations that can contribute to the production of original and transformative knowledge about the state of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and its future.


Aims & Scope

 BUJ publishes original, theoretically informed articles on a variety of topics from different disciplines in both Arabic and English. BUJ encourages submissions that respond to current debates in the literature and offer substantive analysis and original discussion that aim to contribute to the advancement of the discipline in line with the local and international ethical standards in research.

BUJ is interested in promoting research grounded in meta-critical and reflexive attitudes towards traditional and emergent research methodologies. It encourages research that develops alternative epistemological assumptions and practices that refract the international struggles and experiences of vulnerable, colonized, and disposable communities within the realities of the global capitalist system.


Journal Information

The Journal is published once a year in December. The electronic journal is archived in Portico.



Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Prof Jamil Khader, Ph.D.

Associate Editor for the Sciences
Dr. Hashem Shahin, Ph.D.

Associate Editor for Education
Dr. Hala Rashed Al-Yamani, Ph.D.

Associate Editor for Humanities & Arabic Language and Literature
Dr. Zein Al-Abideen Awawdeh, Ph.D.

Editor for Humanities & English Language and Literature
Dr. Hazem Najjar, Ph.D. Associate

Associate Editor for the Social Sciences
Dr. Abeer Musleh, Ph.D.

Associate Editor for Business Administration
Mr. Hussam Wahhab, ABD.


Advisory Board

Dr. Ahmed Fasfous, Bethlehem University (Palestine)

Prof. Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

Dr. Rami Isaac, Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

Prof. Nur Masalha, University of London (Britain)

Prof. Antonio Puente, University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA)

Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bethlehem University (Palestine)

Prof. Basem Ra’ad, Al-Quds University (Palestine/Canada)

Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Queen Mary University of London (Britain)

Dr. Francois-Xavier Gleyzon, University of Central Florida (USA)



Instructions for Authors


Please see the instructions for authors here and submission guidelines here.

To submit your manuscript to Bethlehem University Journal, first ensure that your manuscript meets our criteria in the “Instructions for Authors” and then click on the “Submit a manuscript” button above. All authors are required to have an ORCID and be registered on the ScienceOpen platform ( to submit their manuscript. In the submission form you will be asked to upload a pdf document of your manuscript for peer review. You will provide important data such as title, co-authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords, discipline information. After submission the editors will assess your manuscript and make a decision whether it is suitable to move forward to the peer review process.


Contact Information


Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Prof Jamil Khader, at

Publisher Pluto Journals,  


Collection Information

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