About the Journal

Aro - The Scientific Journal of Koya University is a prestigious publication that emerged in 2013 as a leading platform for researchers in the Kurdistan Region and beyond. Our journal is dedicated to showcasing groundbreaking research and fostering academic excellence, providing a global stage to disseminate innovative ideas and findings.

At Aro, we have a strong commitment to quality and aim to contribute to the advancement of knowledge across various disciplines. We welcome submissions from diverse multidisciplinary science and engineering. By promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and embracing a broad scope of research, we strive to foster a holistic understanding of complex societal challenges and facilitate innovative solutions.

Our editorial board consists of highly esteemed academics and researchers who bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the journal. Their meticulous review process ensures that only high-quality, original research is accepted for publication. Through rigorous peer-review and editorial assessment, we guarantee the reliability, validity, and impact of the research published in Aro.

Aro is identified by the e-ISSN: 2307-549X, p-ISSN: 2410-9355, and DOI: 10.14500/2307-549X. We publish original research articles, review articles, and letters to the editor. As a peer-reviewed, open access journal, we aim to make valuable scientific contributions accessible to a wide audience. Since February 2016, Aro has been listed by Clarivate Analytics, and on June 28, 2023, we achieved a WoS-IF (Web of Science Impact Factor) of 0.6.

We invite researchers to be part of our esteemed community, where their work can receive the recognition it deserves. By publishing with Aro, researchers have the opportunity to contribute to the global scientific discourse, benefit from our rigorous evaluation process, and showcase their findings to a wide audience. Join us at Aro - The Scientific Journal of Koya University and be a part of our journey towards advancing knowledge and making a significant impact in the academic world.


The vision of Aro - The Scientific Journal of Koya University is to become a globally recognized and reputable journal, listed among esteemed publications. We aim to be a leading platform that scopes high-quality research, fosters academic ethics, and makes a significant impact through the generation of influential citations. Our vision is to provide researchers with a trusted publication venue that promotes academic excellence, innovation, and contributing significantly to the advancement of science and society.


Our mission is to uphold the principles of academic ethics and integrity while providing an inclusive and accessible platform for researchers to publish their original works. Aro is committed to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, encouraging innovative ideas, fostering intellectual growth and nurturing a vibrant research community. Our mission is to nurture a vibrant research community, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and promote the dissemination of research findings that have the potential to transform society.


At Aro, we are guided by a set of core values that shape our journal's ethos and operations:.

  • Academic Ethics: Aro upholds the highest standards of academic ethics, ensuring fairness, transparency, and integrity in all aspects of our publication process. We promote responsible research conduct and respect for intellectual property rights.
  • Open Access: We strongly believe in the principles of Open Access, providing free and unrestricted access to knowledge. By removing barriers, we aim to maximize the global impact of research and foster collaboration among researchers worldwide.
  • Quality and Excellence: Aro is dedicated to maintaining excellence in research publication. Our stringent peer-review process ensures the selection of high-quality, original research that contributes to the body of knowledge and advances scientific understanding.
  • Diversity and Interdisciplinary: We embrace diversity across disciplines, encouraging interdisciplinary research to address complex challenges from multiple perspectives. Aro promotes cross-fertilization of ideas to foster innovation and creativity.
  • Global Outreach: Aro aspires to have a global reach, facilitating the dissemination of research findings to a wide audience. We aim to connect researchers from different regions, promoting knowledge exchange and collaboration.
  • Supporting Researchers: We are committed to supporting researchers in their scholarly endeavors. Aro provides constructive feedback to authors, guiding them in improving their work and enhancing its impact.
  • Accessibility: Aro strives to be accessible to researchers from all backgrounds, offering a user-friendly platform that enables seamless submission and interaction with the journal.

By adhering to our vision, mission, and values, Aro - The Scientific Journal of Koya University is dedicated to making significant contributions to the academic community, enhancing the visibility of research, and contributing to the betterment of society as a whole.

Aims and Scope of ARO Journal

ARO Journal is dedicated to publishing influential papers that significantly advance scientific understanding within their respective fields or across interdisciplinary boundaries. As an Open Access, double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal, ARO Journal focuses on articles in the field of Sciences and Engineering, promoting the dissemination of high-quality research.

The journal accepts various types of submissions, including Original Research Articles, Review Articles, and Letters to the Editor, all of which undergo rigorous evaluation. ARO Journal evaluates articles based solely on objective criteria related to scientific and methodological soundness, without any subjective determinations.

ARO Journal adheres to the highest standards in all aspects of its operations. The publication places great emphasis on research integrity, maintaining high ethical standards, conducting constructive peer review, ensuring exemplary production quality, and utilizing cutting-edge online functionality for an enhanced reader experience.

Please note that ARO Journal does not accept pre-submission inquiries. However, if you have any doubts regarding whether your article aligns with our Scope, please feel free to contact us at aro.journal@koyauniversity.org. Our team will be happy to assist you.

Journal History

The history of Aro is characterized by notable milestones and the dedicated efforts of individuals who have played pivotal roles in its development. During the transformative period of 2012, the University's publication policies experienced significant changes under the guidance of the Vice President for Scientific Affairs (VPSA) at that time. It was during this period that the VPSA office introduced a innovative concept to address the challenges associated with publication within the University.

Recognizing the importance of specialization and targeted dissemination of research, the concept of splitting the all-in-one multidisciplinary journal emerged as a groundbreaking approach. This visionary strategy led to the establishment of two distinct journals: one dedicated to humanities and social sciences, and another specifically focused on science and engineering. The primary goal of this strategic division was to enhance the quality and impact of research publications within the university. As a result, Aro - The Scientific Journal of Koya University was founded, guided by a clear vision, mission, and values that empower the journal to have a global influence.

Furthermore, Aro took significant steps to align with global publication standards, implementing various frameworks and regulations including ISSN, DOI, DOAJ, OJS, and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). By adhering to these rigorous standards, Aro established itself as a pioneering journal in the field, ensuring the highest level of professionalism and ethical practices in scholarly publishing.

Since its inception in 2013, Aro has been guided by a passionate and proactive editorial board that wholeheartedly embraces an exceptional vision and mission for the journal. Under their devoted leadership, Aro has flourished and grown, gaining recognition as a reputable platform for scientific discourse and knowledge dissemination.

The unwavering commitment of the editorial board to advance scholarly contributions and uphold rigorous research practices has been instrumental in the journal's success. Through their expertise and guidance, Aro has emerged as a prestigious publication, making significant contributions to the academic community. Additionally, Aro - The Scientific Journal of Koya University has attained indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) since 2016 and has achieved an Impact Factor of 0.6 as of July 2023.

As we reflect on the history of Aro, we express deep appreciation for the invaluable contributions of those who have led the journal. Their visionary outlook and unwavering dedication have paved the way for its growth and recognition. With their continued stewardship, Aro will remain at the forefront of scientific publishing, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation. See the archives of the journal.