The first issue of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) Journal of Scientific Research was launched in 1409H following the establishment of the university. It tackled different branches of knowledge and science, such as Islamic and Arabic studies, social s, applied, and educational science.. etc. So far, 11 issues have been launched, given that as the university launches two issues a year.
In1419H, the journal was divided into three sub-journals as follows:
1. Umm Al-Qura University Journal of Shari'a and the Arabic language & Literature.
2. Umm Al-Qura University Journal of Educational, Social, and Psychological Sciences.
3. Umm Al-Qura University Journal of Science, Medicine and Engineering.
The policy of launching two issues of the journal per year continued up to 1429H, excluding the Umm Al-Qura University Journal of Shari'a, and the Arabic language & Literature that started to issue four journals per year since 1420H. In 1429H, HE the President of UQU issued a decision changing the names of the three scientific journals, as well as launching extra four scientific journals.