The Journal of Oriental Studies, published by the Islamic Center for Strategic Studies of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs in the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, ranked first in the classification of the Arab Impact Factor for 2019 in the specialization of history and geography. The average number of coefficients for this specialization is 10000, and the journal has impact coefficient of 0.0943 making it be classified first in this specialization as the first category (Q1) which is the highest category, which is a great achievement for scientific research in the center in particular and for Iraq in general.
The Arab Impact factor provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the quality and reliability of the specialized Arab journals in all fields of knowledge. This coefficient is a measure of the importance of scientific journals within their field of research.
It also reflects the extent to which new research refers to and cites research previously published in the journal, thus making the journal with the high impact factor more important and more reliable in the scientific community.
The Arcif (the impact coefficient) is under the supervision of the Supervisory and Coordination Board, which is composed of representatives of several Arab and international bodies: (UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States in Beirut, the United Nations Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Knowledge Base of the World Specialized Libraries Association (Gulf Branch), as well as a scientific committee of renowned experts and academics from several Arab countries and Britain.
It is worth mentioning that the Arcif coefficient has collected, studied and analysed the data of more than 300 Arab scientific or research magazine in various disciplines, issued by more than 1400 scientific or research bodies in 20 Arab countries. 499 scientific journals only succeeded, to be accredited within the international standards Arcif coefficient in the 2019 report.