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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word (download word template).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have to be provided. Consider the CrossRef Simple Query Text to check the quality of your references.
  • The text is single-spaced; two-columns; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • For information, you agree that the article license is CC Attribution-Non-Commercial (See

Author Guidelines

Manuscript text (first submission) should be double spaced on one side of high quality white A4 sheets (21.6×27.9 cm) with margins of one inch all around  the page using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 using (doc.) type. The typing in Arabic or English must use (Times New Roman, font size of 14 pt).
The sections should be arranged in the following order: Title Page, Abstract in English, Abstract in Arabic, Introduction, Materials and Methods (Experimental), Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment (if any), Abbreviations (if any) and list of References. The head of the sections should be capitalized, bolded and centered and font size of 16pt. (e.g. ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS and METHODS (EXPERIMENTAL), RESULTS and DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, REFERENCES), and the others (sub-sections) should be in sentence case and bolded as well.
Title Page: Includes the title of the article, author’s names with full names and affiliations. The affiliation should comprise the department, college, institution (University or Company), and should be typed as a footnote to the author’s name.
The e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence (who is designated
with an asterisk *) must be given at the first page under the name and affiliation of
References: All references should be cited in using the appropriate Arabic numerals, which are enclosed in parenthesis (e.g. Polyurethane rigid foams are largely used as insulating materials for their combination of low density, low thermal conductivity
and good mechanical properties [1-3].) A list of references should be given in the end of the manuscript. References should
be typed single-spaced and numbered sequentially in the order in which they are cited
in the text. The number of references should be given between two brackets [ ].

  • Journal’s paper

[1]  Metallo S. J., Kane R. S., Holmlin R. E., Whitesides G. M., Journal of American
Chemical Society. 125, 5, 4534-4540, 2003.

  • Books:

[2] Edward M. Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants; McGraw-Hill: New York,

  • Tables: Tables should be created using the Table tool in MS Word using a font size of 10 points. Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals and referred to by number in

the text (e.g., Table 1,2,3... etc.). Each Table should be typed with the legend above
the Table.
Figures, Schemes, and Diagrams should be numbered in a consecutive series of Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text (e.g., Figure 1 or Scheme 1).

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