|THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Zoology)|
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
Manuscripts can only be submitted through our on-line system: http://my.ejmanager.com/ejebz/
All manuscript submissions are peer-reviewed before being accepted for publication.
In submitting a manuscript to The Egyptian Journal of Experimental Biology, the authors affirm that the manuscript is not being submitted elsewhere. The corresponding author is required to sign the Copyright Release Form on behalf of all authors before processing of the manuscript can begin.
Note: Before publication, the galley proofs always sent to the authors for corrections. Mistakes/omissions that occur due to some negligence on our part during the final printing will be rectified in an errata section in a later issue. However, this does not include those errors left uncorrected by the authors in the galley proofs.
After the manuscript has been accepted for publication, i.e. after referee-recommended revisions are complete, the author will not be permitted to make any additions.
The use of someone else’s ideas or words in their original form or slightly changed without a proper citation is considered plagiarism and will not be tolerated. Even if a citation is given, if quotation marks (“ ”) are not placed around words taken directly from another author’s work, the author is still guilty of plagiarism. Reuse of the author’s own previously published words, with or without a citation, is regarded as self-plagiarism. All manuscripts received are submitted to iThenticate®, the plagiarism checking system, which compares the content of the manuscript with a vast database of web pages and academic publications. Manuscripts judged to be plagiarised or self-plagiarised, based on the iThenticate® report or any other source of information, will not be considered for publication.
Manuscripts should be written in English, with an abstract written in Arabic or may be written in Arabic, with an abstract written in English.
Repetitive use of long sentences and passive tense should be avoided. It is strongly recommended that the text be run through computer spelling and grammar programs. Spelling should be British English and should be consistent throughout, Arabic summary should be supplied.
All abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at first mention. To facilitate reader comprehension, abbreviations should be used sparingly. Latin terms such as et al., in situ, in vitro, or in vivo should be italicized.
Degree symbols (º) must be used (from the Symbol list on the Insert menu in Microsoft Word) and not superscript letter “o” or number “0”. Multiplication symbols must be used (×) and not small “x” letters. Spaces must be inserted between numbers and units (e.g., 3 kg) and between numbers and mathematical symbols (+, –, ×, =, <, >), but not between numbers and percent symbols (e.g., 45%).
The following format is designed for full papers. The manuscript should be arranged as follows, with the Introduction beginning on a separate page:
Preparation of Manuscript Style and format: Manuscripts should be 1 ½ spaced with 3-cm margins on all sides of the (A 4) page, in Arial font size 14. Manuscripts must be written in English United Kingdom.
Figures should be submitted as separate files as Tagged Image File Format (with .JPG extension). Resolution of the figures should be at least 600 dpi. Text, tables, and figures should not be saved as MS Power Point or PDF files. The basic fees are for 15 text pages and 5 figures or tables.
1. Title page
(i) Title: this should be concise and informative and in sentence case.
(ii) List of authors’ preferred names.
(iii) Institute or laboratory of origin.
(iv) The name and address of the corresponding author, including an email address.
This should provide clear information about the research and results obtained. The abstract should not exceed 200 words. Arabic abstract should be provided.
3. Key word index
This is to contain ‘key words’ or phrases to enable retrieval and indexing by modern searching techniques. The list should not exceed 10 words.
This should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential background, but should not include either the findings or the conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed.
5. Material and Methods
This should provide sufficient details of the techniques used to allow them to be repeated.
The final paragraph ought to provide a resume of the main conclusions.
The references should be listed alphabetically. All authors should be included in reference lists.
The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spellings of authors’ names are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list. Authors bear primary responsibility for the accuracy of all references. They should be given as follows:
Rai S, Haldar C. 2003. Pineal control of immune status and hematological changes in blood and bone marrow of male squirrels (Funambulus pennanti) during their reproductively active phase. Comp. Biochem. Toxicol. Pharmacol., 136(4): 319-328.
A Chapter in a Book
Holt RW, Boehm-Davis DA, Beaubien JM. 2001. Evaluating resource management training. In: “Improving Teamwork in Organisations, (Salas E, Bowers C, Adam E. Eds)”. Applications of resource management training. Mahwah, New Jersey: Laurence Erlbaum. Pp. 165–188
Margulis L, Schwartz KV, Dolan M. 1999. Diversity of life: the illustrated guide to five kingdoms. Boston: Jonees and Bartlett. 248 p.
Figures and Tables
All illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs, etc.), not including tables, must be labelled “Fig.”. All tables and figures must have a caption and/or legend and be numbered (e.g., Table 1, Fig. 1, or Figs 2-5) unless there is only one table or figure, in which case it should be labelled “Table” or “Figure”.
Captions must be written in sentence case (e.g., Fig. 2. Photomicrograph of a section of the lower jaw passing through the thyroid gland region of the post-metamorphic stage 66, H &E stain, X 400.
All tables and figures must be numbered consecutively and given at the end of the manuscript. Images must be submitted in jpeg.
Graphs and diagrams must be drawn with a line weight between 0.5 and 1 point. Graphs and diagrams with a line weight less than 0.5 point and more than 1 point are not accepted.
Charts must be prepared in 2 dimensions unless required by the data used. Charts unnecessarily drawn in 3 dimensions are not accepted.
Figures must be submitted both in the manuscript and as separate files.
The article costs 1600 Egyptian pounds including (15 text pages + 6 figures or tables) online publishing and 10 offprint, an extra 40 pounds for each additional page.
For Arab and Foreigners
The article costs $ 200 including (15 text pages + 6 figures or tables) online publishing and 10 offprint, an extra $ 10 for each additional page.
The cost of an annual subscription to the Journal:
For Egyptian institutions: 200 LE.
for the Arab and foreign individuals: $ 150.
- After contact with journal editor, he will tell you the cost that you can pay by swift to account number: الجمعية المصرية للبيولوجيا التجريبية ـ حساب رقم 38900100001978
بنك مصر، فرع 73 ش الجيش طنطا.
- By direct pay to the editorial office of the journal at the Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Egypt.
Prof. Fouad Afifi Abou-Zaid