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Author Guidelines

Conditions of Publication


The journal publishes original scientific works in natural and applied sciences written in Arabic or English providing that the manuscripts have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and the main author must present a written declaration to this effect. A copy of the declaration form can be obtained from the University's website. The manuscripts submitted are reviewed by academics specialized in their fields and in accordance with the academic regulations adopted by the journal.


Instructions for Authors

1- The manuscripts should by typed using MS word with double spacing and 2.5 cm margins and on one face of A4 papers. The manuscripts should not exceed 35 pages in length (around 6000 words, font size 14 for English using Times New Roman, font size 16 for Arabic using Traditional Arabic), including figures, drawings, tables, foot-notes and appendices.
2- The author should employ Arabic numerals and SI units. Abbreviated known scientific terms may be used providing that they appear in full the first time they are mentioned.

3- Two abstracts for the manuscript (150) words each, one in English and one in Arabic) should be submitted on separate pages containing, at the top of each page, the names of the authors, postal and E-mail addresses and academic ranks. Keywords should be placed directly below the abstract containing no more than 5 words that express the precise content of the manuscript.

4- Figures, tables, illustrations, and maps, all supplied with proper headings, should be submitted on separate files and numbered consecutively according to their order of appearance in the text.

5- The author(s) should apply the Harvard style of referencing as follows:

a. To cite sources in the text, use the author-date method; list the last name(s) of the author(s), then the year of publication. In case the reference has one author example: (Holmes, 1991); if the reference has two authors then it should be cited by writing the last names of the two authors with year of publication, example: (Smith and Hutton, 1997). If the number of authors exceeds two, then it should be cited by writing the last name of the first author followed by et al. and the year of publication as example: (Moore et al. 2002). Full names are written in the references regardless of their number.

b. In the event that the reference is quoted or mentioned at the beginning of a paragraph or sentence, the author’s name is written followed by the year between two brackets. Example: Hallam (1990).

c. If the author’s name is repeated more than once in the same year of publication, alphabets can be used. As example: (Wilson, 1994 a; Wilson, 1994 b).

d. Endnotes may be used to solve any ambiguity or explain something as in the case of a term that requires illustration. In this case, the term is given a number and the explanation is written in a footnote at the bottom of the page.

e. Prepare a reference section at the end of the paper listing all references in alphabetical order according to the first author’s last name. This list should include only works that has been cited, and as follows:

Hunt, J. 1996. Petroleum Geochemistry and Geology. 2nd Ed., H. W. Freeman and Company, New York.
Chapter in a book:
Shinn E. A., 1983. Tidal Flat Environment, In: Carbonate Depositional Environments, edited by Scholle, P. A., Bebout, D. G., and Moore, C. H., The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. pp. 171-210.
Sexton, P. F., Wilson, P. A.,and Pearson, P. N., 2006. Paleoecology of Late Middle Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera and Evolutionary Implication, Marine Micropaleontology, 60(1): 1-16.
Conferences and Meetings:
Huber, B. T. 1991. Paleogene and Early Neogene Planktonic Foraninifer Biostratigraphy of Sites 738 and 744, Kerguelen Plateau (southern Indian Ocean). In: Barron, J., Larsen, B., et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results, Vol. 119. Ocean Drilling Program, College station, TX, pp. 427-449.
Thawabteh, S. M. 2006. Sedimentology, Geochemistry, and Petrographic Study of Travertine Deposits along the Eastern Side of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea, M. Sc. Thesis, The Hashemite University.
Makhlouf, I. M. and El-Haddad, A. 2006. Depositional Environments and Facies of the Late Triassic Abu Ruweis Formation, Jordan, J. Asian Earth Sciences, England, in Press.

a. Supply each illustration on a separate sheet, with the first author's name, the figure number and the top of the figure indicated on the reverse side.

b. Supply original photographs; photocopies and previously printed material are not acceptable.

c. Line artwork must be high-quality laser output (not photocopies).

d. Tints are not acceptable; lettering must be of reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figure.

e. Electronic versions of the artwork should be supplied at the intended size of printing; the maximum column width is 143 mm.

f. The cost of printing color illustrations in the Journal may be charged to the author(s).

6- The copies of the manuscript submitted for publication will not be returned back to the author(s) whether or not they have been accepted for publication. The Editorial Board's decisions concerning the suitability of a manuscript for publication are final and the Board reserves the right not to justify these decisions.

7- The Journal reserves all right to make any necessary changes (stykistic and/or linguistic) in the article.

8- Authors(s) will be granted one copy of the issue in which the manuscript appears, in addition to 20 off-prints for all authors. A charge will be made for any additional off-prints requested.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in  Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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