Author Instructions

Information For contributors

All manuscripts are reviewed by experts of the editorial board and are judged on the basis of original data and interpretation. Acceptance will depend on scientific merits and suitability for The Journal. All manuscript must be submitted solely and must not have been submitted or published in any part or form in another publication. 


Manuscript preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared using a word proccessing program, saved as .doc files, and typed, double-spaced. Pages should be arranged and numbered consecutively in the following order:


I. Title Page: It should contain the title of the article, then, list each author's first name, middle initial, surname, affiliation, unabbreviated address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail. Include a superscript number after an author's name to indicate a different address in a footnote. In multi-authored works, include another footnote superscript number to indicate the author for correspondence and reprint requests.


II. Abstract: (1) The abstract is a single concise paragraph (no more than 200 words) that includes the paper's content, methods, and significance. (2) Do not include taxonomic authorities. References acronyms and complex abbreviations should be avoided. (3) The abstract is followes by no less than 5 "key words" in alphabtical order, provided by the author. 


III. Text: (1) Main headings are INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION and REFERENCES in all capital letters and centered. (2) Second-level headings are boldface. (3) Third-level headings are similarly styled, but italic only. (4) Supplay the authorities of all study species on first mention of each species in the text. (5) The text should be readable clear and concise. Paper lacking proper English structure and usage will not be considered for publication and will be returned to the author without review. (6) Unfamiliar or new terms, as well as abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols, should be defined at first mention. (7) All tabled and figures must be referred to in the text. Literature cited in text should be listed chrono logically.


IV. Refernces: (1) Verity all entries against original sources. (2) List citations in alphabetical order by first author's surname. (3) List works by the same author(s) chronologically, beginning with earliest date of publication. Use "a," "b," etc. for works published by the same author(s) in the same year. (4) "In press" citations must be accepted for publication and the name of the journal or publisher must be included in References. (5) Insert a period and space after each initial of an author's name. Capitalize only first word of title and proper nouns and adjectives; lowercase start of subtitle. for non-English titles, capitalize according to the conventions of the language; include all diacritical marks. Write out journal names in full. Leave a space between volume and page numbers. for books, supply name of publisher and complete location (city, state, country). Format as per examples:


AHMED, A.B. 1990. Leaf anatomy. Wiley, New York, New York, USA.
SALLAM A.A., M.A. GHOBASHY, E.A. ELKHAWASS, AND A.A. GHOBASHY. 2006. Activity rhythms of barnacles as a behavioural bioindicator of copper pollution in Lake Tirnsah, Suez Canal, Egypt. Catrina 1 (I): 1-8
AHMED, A.B. 1992. Blood Physiology. In J. Sanders and R. Richards (Eds.), Animal Physiology 2: 200-234. Wiley, New York, New Yorls, USA.
AHMED, A.B., AND T. MOHAMED. 1995. Precambrian Rocks. Egyptian Journal of Geology 82 (Supplement):
221 (Abstract).

AHMED, A.B., T. MOHAMED, AND H. AI.I. In press. Ovule development. Egyptian Journal of Botany.


I nternet sources
Author CH. Title of work being cited (visited/last modified Sept I, 2007)

V. Tables: (1) Each table must start on a separate page. Each has a short title describing its contents (2) Number tables in Arabic followed by period. (3) Each column must have a heading, even the first column. (4) Each table must be cited in the text.


VI. Figure Legends: (1) Type legends in paragraph form, starting with statement of inclusive numbers, e.g., Figs. 7-8. Seeds and seedlings of orchids. 7. At germination. 8. Two weeks after germination. (a) Undissected. (b) Dissected. (2) Explain all figure abbreviations and symbols. (figure abbreviations: c, cell; etc., with abbreviations in alphabetical order). (3) Figures must be submitted with high quality as JPEG (.jpg) files to help ensure appropriate resolution and workability.


VII. Illustrations: Illustrations are black and white halftones (photographs), drawings, or graphs. You must prepare illustrations using professional standards; flaws will Dot be corrected. Failure to provide good-quality illustrations may be grounds for returning a manuscript without review. Each figure in a plate must be numbered, with Arabic numerals, or lettered (avoid using letter-number combinations, e.g., I A). Write author(s) name(s) and figure number(s) on the back of each figure or plate.


VIII. Arabic summary: it should be enclosed with the manuscript in readable, clear and concise form.


Manuscript submission

Before final acceptance, an electric version of the manuscript must be submitted on compact disk (CD). The disk should be labeled with the date, the first author's name and the final name, and accompanied by printout that matches the appearance of the file.


Review process
If the Editor in Chief determines that the subject matter is within scope of the magazine, and the paper meets a minimum standard, the paper will be sent to one of the editors and sent out for review by two or three referees. The Editor in consultation with the Editor in Chief will determine in what form to accept the paper


Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by ernail, your response with or without corrections, should be sent within 72 hours, minor corrections should be sent as an e-mail attachment /


For each contribution a total 5 offprint will be provided free of charge. further offprint can be purchased.



Egyptian Society for Environmental Sciences,Suez Canal University, Faculty of Science, Botany Department, 41522 Ismailia, Egypt.

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