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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY - IJST

 General Instructions

 IJST is publishing original full papers, short research communications, and letters to the editor. Full papers should be concised without compromising clarity and completeness, and should generally occupy no more than 10 published pages. Short research communications should not be more than 5 printed pages (excluding references and abstract). Results and Discussion section should be combined followed by conclusion. Materials and Methods shall remain as a separate section.

 Submission of Manuscripts

 Authors are required to submit their articles to IJST online for quick and more efficient processing at

 http://www.ijst-jo.com  / paper@ijst-jo.com  or ijst.jordan@yahoo.com

Presentation of Manuscripts
 * Title
 * Author names and addresses
 * Abstracts (Not more than 250 words)
 * Key words
 * Introduction
 * Materials and Methods
 * Results and Discussions
 * References (Use numbering in the text instead of full references.
    Give full references at the end of the manuscript
 * The photographs should be of high quality resolution 
 * Graphs should be in clearly visible form so that it may become easy to redraw

The manuscript should be prepared using Microsoft Word with the following layout.

1. Manuscript should contain title page, abstract, main body, and references.
2. Tables should be added after references and each new table should be on a separate page.
3. Figures should follow the tables, putting each figure on a separate page ensuring that the figure is at least the size it will be in the final printed document. Number each figure outside the boundary of figure. Resolution of the figures should be at least 400 pixels/cm (1000 pixels/in).
4. Number manuscript pages consecutively and activate line numbering.
5. The manuscript should be double-spaced. The beginning of each new paragraph must be clearly indicated by indentation. Left-justify the text and turn off automatic hyphenation. Use carriage returns only to end headings and paragraphs. Artificial word breaks at the end of lines must be avoided. Do not insert spaces before punctuation.
6. Please use standard fonts such as Normal Arial. Use consistent notations and spellings
7. Please follow internationally accepted rules and conventions for gene and protein names, units, for symbols, and for capitalization in text, tables, and figures.

Title Page
The title page should include a concise and informative title, author names in full, and affiliations. The name of the corresponding author as well as his/her mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address should be provided.

Abstract
The abstract should be one paragraph, no longer than 250 words. No references should be cited in the abstract. Abbreviations should be avoided, but if they have to be used, they must be defined the first time they appear. A list of keywords (up to six) must be included after the abstract for indexing purposes. Words that appear in the title should not be repeated in the keywords.

General Arrangement of Text
The text should be divided into sections with the headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Subheadings within sections except introduction can be used to clarify their contents. Introduction and Discussion sections may contain present tense to convey generally accepted information. Materials and Methods and Results are normally written in the past tense.

1. Introduction
The introduction should define the problem and provide sufficient information to explain the background but there is usually no need for a comprehensive literature survey. The objectives should be stated but it should not contain a summary of the results.

2. Materials and Methods
Sufficient detail must be provided to allow the work to be repeated. This section should contain the experimental protocols and the origin of materials, tissue, cell lines, or organisms.

3. Results
The Results section should be in logical order presenting the experimental results. Please do not include any interpretations, inferences, arguments or speculations in this section.

4. Discussion
The authors should interpret their results clearly and suggest what they might mean in a larger context. Please do not repeat the information provided in the Results section.

Acknowledgements
Assistance received from funding agencies and colleagues should be acknowledged in this section.

References
Published or “in press” articles may be included in the reference list. Unpublished studies should be referred to as such or as a personal communication in the text. Citations of references should be between brackets, e.g. (1,3,5-7). The lists of references, tables or figures should be numbered consecutively staring from 1. The references should be contain the last names and initials of up to four authors, year of publication, title of the paper, and the title of the journal. These should be followed by the volume and page numbers. References to books should include the title of the book, the year of publication between brackets, the publishing company and the place of publication. Some examples are given below.

Smith PF.; Patel KR. and Al-Shammari AJN. (1980). An Alde hydro-Phosphoglycolipid from Acholeplasma granularum. Biochem.Biophys. Acta 617: 419-429

Sambrook J. and Russell DW. (2001). Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, 3rd edition. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

McCarthy AJ. (1989). Thermomonospora. In: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (ed. Williams ST, Sharpe ME, Holt JG), Vol. 4, pp. 2552-2572. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD.

If web site references are used, the URL should be included next to information in the text. Please check the references carefully for accuracy, missing information, and punctuations.

Example

Department of Health: The Interdepartmental Working Group on Tuberculosis 1999. The Prevention and Control of Tuberc1ilosis in the United Kingdom [Online] [accessed 2000 September]. Available from URL http://www.doh.gov.ukltbguide1.htm

Tables and Figures
Tabulation and illustration should not be used for points that can be adequately and concisely described in the text. Tables and figures should be understandable on their own without reference to the text. Explanatory footnotes should be related to the legend or table using superscript lower-case letters. All abbreviations should be defined after the footnotes below the table or by reference to a previous table in the same paper.

Review Process
The Journals aim at rapid publication of research results while maintaining a rigorous peer review process. The editors will provide an initial response to all pre-submission enquiries within a week. In addition, they will make every effort to give authors a decision following peer review within four to eight weeks of an article's submission. If the review process takes longer due to special circumstances, authors will be notified promptly by e-mail. Accepted articles will be published online within two weeks. Suggestions by the editors about revision do not imply that a revised version will necessarily be accepted. If minor revision is required, authors should return a revised version in two weeks. If major revision is required, authors should return a revised version within three months. You must clearly indicate the changes that have been made. Revised manuscripts that are not resubmitted within the indicated time frames will be treated as a newly submitted manuscript. Authors who disagree with Editor’s decisions may contact the Chief Editor for final decision. The Editor and the Publisher are not responsible for the scientific content and statements of the authors of accepted papers.

Proofs
Manuscripts should be checked carefully before submission since substantial alterations will not be permitted at the ‘proof’ stage. The editors reserve the right to make minor alterations to the text without altering the scientific content. Corrections should be sent to publisher in one communication. If corrections are not received within 48 hours, publisher reserves the right to proceed with publication.

Reprints
Reprints may be ordered in quantities of request from  authors and researchers using the form supplied with the proofs.

Publication Charges
Because the IJST is auto- self dependent, we will ask the author to pay US$200.00 as publication fees.

Ethical Issues
It is assumed all authors have approved the submitted manuscript, which is the responsibility of corresponding author. If accepted, the article must not be published elsewhere in any form, without the consent of the editors and publisher.

Reproducing Published Articles
Individuals wishing to reproduce figures, tables and excerpts of text from articles published in IJST for non-commercial purposes may do so providing the original publication is acknowledged accordingly and the authors’ approval is obtained, and in this case no special permission is needed from either the publisher or the editors. Authors may also include the article in a thesis without special permission. In all other cases, permissions may be sought directly from IJST.

To get the instructions for authors in Arabic, kindly download the following file below:

Instructions for authors/ Arabic

 

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