1. The journal must be indexed in WoS Core Collection in the following Indexed Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI).
  2. The Researcher must put AlMaarefa as his/her affiliation.
  3. The publication must not be published in hijacked or restricted journals.
  4. The research included in this program will not be used for any other research funding in the University. The award will be given to a single researcher, who will be responsible for coordinating with other researchers regarding research costs.
  5. Only one of the following authors will be eligible to apply for this award:
    • First author.
    • Corresponding author.
    • First author among the number of authors with AlMaarefa University affiliation.
  6. All scientific articles (original research, review articles, case studies/series) that attract citations published in affiliation with AlMaarefa University are eligible to apply for this research award.
  7. Full-time or part-time faculty members working at any of the colleges/departments/units of AlMaarefa University are eligible to apply for this award.
  8. One article is eligible for only one award at AlMaarefa University. However, the same article is eligible for other awards at other organizations/external funding agencies.
  9. The article approved for this award is not eligible for any other award, benefits, or financial claim within the university.
  10. There is no separate reimbursement of Article Processing Charges (APC) for articles covered by this scheme.
  11. Applicants should apply for the award only after publishing their accepted article.


The applicant should fill out the online application in the research portal with all details.

Upload the following:

  1. Published version of the article.
  2. Upload the latest web of science indexing details of the JOURNAL.
  3. Upload a bank card copy with the IBAN of the applicant.