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Preparation of manuscripts

The authors are required to check carefully the journal’s instructions before submitting a manuscript. All submitted manuscripts will be returned if it was prepared in a different style. Authors must use the Microsoft Word 2010 to write the manuscript. The text should be in double column format. Before submitting a manuscript, the authors have to check their manuscripts language. The author is requested to examine the text carefully for grammatical typing errors in order to avoid correction in the proof. It should also be carefully checked all the tables and calculations. The font size of the abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and references must be 12-point font size. The English title of the paper should be in Time new roman 16 Bold, center; and should present a title that includes the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors. The margin should be as follow: top 2.5 cm; bottom 2.5 cm; left 2.5 cm; right 2 cm in A4 format. Right justify must not be used in the tex

Structure of the text body


Organizing all submitted manuscripts should be as follow: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References and Tables and Figure legends. The running head of the manuscript title should be concise, no more than 50 characters (including spaces), The first letter from each word of the title must written in capital except the prepositions.  

Author’ names and Addresses

The manuscript must write for each author the full first name, middle initial and surname. For instance, Ammar B Altemimi or Alaa A. Mahdi. The ampersand “&” must be used instead of “and” before the name of the last author. The uppercase number 1 should be inserted after the full name of the first author, while using consecutive numbers for the rest of authors in case of their addresses are different from the first author. The corresponding author should be provided wiht an uppercase asterisk “*” if it will be more than one authorship in the manuscript.



The abstract should briefly summarize the aim, findings or purpose of the article and not exceed more that 250 words. The authorities for species/genus names should not be mentioned in the abstract. The authors do not need to cite any references, tables and figures in the abstract section.


Three to six keywords should present the main content of the article


The problem must be identified within the context in the introduction section .The objectives of the work should be written in an understandable form even for people who are not working in your field. For One or a few species, non-taxonomic manuscripts should work. However, the studied species should be authenticated but not mandatory species in cited references Here is the list of examples to ensure how the author writes the references in the introduction, materials and methods, and the discussion sections such as : David (2012) or (David, 2012), Ammar & Watson (2016) or (Ali & Jones, 2013) and Al-Ali et al. (2016) or (Mohameed et al., 2015). The italics form should be used for the scientific names only.

Materials and methods

The authors are requested to provide coherent and sufficient details to authorize your work to be reproduced. All published methods should be cited with an appropriate reference


Results should be clear and concise. The authors do not have to repeat some data in form of figures and tables.


This section should explore the significant results of the work, which is related to the problem outlined in the Introduction. The results should be placed in this section and discuss them scientifically. Both Results and discussions sections may be combined in one section


The corresponding author should write and mention each author’s last name next to the appropriate category such as Analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, Acquisition of data, Study conception and design and Critical revision this section should be written in a brief form


References must be listed in alphabetical form in the text and listed individually at the end of the manuscript and write as follow:


Articles in journals:

Wook, H.J.; Jact, B.N. & Park, H.L. (2006). Effect of long time starvation on hepatocyte of olive flounder. International Journal of Agriculture and Biological Science, 53(4): 211-216.


Coad, B.W. (2010). Freshwater fishes of Iraq. Pensoft Publ., Moscow: 274pp. + 16pls.

Chapters in books:

Freyhof, J.; Güler Ekmekçi, F.; Ali, A.; Khamees, N. R.; Ozuluğ, M.;  Hamidan, N.; Küçük, F. & Smith, K. (2014). Freshwater fishes, Pp: 19-42 In Smith, K. G.; Barrios, V.; Darwall, W.R.T. & Numa, C. (Eds.). The status and distribution of Freshwater biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean. IUCN programs. 129pp.

  1. Sc. or Ph. D. Thesis

Al-Badran, A. I. (2003). Studies on the molecular genetics of urinary bladder cancer. Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. Panjab, India: 165pp.


The Arabic numbers should be used (1, 2,3,..) in the text, tables and figures. Authors are encouraged to submit all figures in form of a generic graphics such as jpeg, eps or tiff with minimum resolution 300 dpi.


The Arabic numerals must be used to define the table, then followed by the title. The footnotes in 10-point bold font will be written under the table in case of giving additional explanations. tables should be printed within single horizontal lines. The Tables with its legend should each be presented on a separate page