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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 manuscript has not been submitted to or previously published in another journal.
  • The manuscript file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Title of the submission should not exceed 20 words and the abstract length is limited to 200 words.
  • The text is in 12-point size, Times New Roman font style, normal font face, and double-spaced. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • References and their corresponding DOIs have been included in the manuscript and formatted according to the journal style.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Submission of a manuscript to Al-Nahrain Journal of Science (ANJS) implies: that the work described in the manuscript has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, the submission of a manuscript implies that the intention to publish the work in ANJS has been approved by all co-authors and the responsible authorities. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure the following guidelines are met. You can use the following sheets as a checklist during the preparation of your manuscript. Your manuscript should be written in clear and grammatically correct English language. The manuscript should be typed on A4 sized word document. Make sure to use the MS-word template, available on the journal’s website, for the preparation of your manuscript. Manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines will be returned to authors. Only one author should be involved in the correspondences during papers submission, evaluation, and revision.

Submitting a manuscript requires the following documents:

  1. Cover letter from the corresponding author to the Editor in Chief.
  2. The manuscript file in a word document.

The sequence of the sections in your manuscript should be as mentioned below:



  1. Introduction
  2. Theoretical Background / Experimental Work / Materials and Methods
  3. Results and Discussion
  4. Conclusions





  • The title of the manuscript should not exceed 20 words.
  • The title should be formatted in title format. The title format is the title case. It requires capitalization of all initial letters, including subordinate conjunctions (as, because, although). Prepositions, such as “for”, “or”, “and” must be in lower case. For hyphenated phrases, capitalize both words unless the second word is a verb.
  • No abbreviations are allowed in the title. The title may not contain words like “First” or “Novel” nor any part or series number.

Authors’ names

  • Authors’ names should be given in a complete form: first names, initials, and surnames. Example:- Jamie H. Warner.
  • No title is required for any of the authors (like Dr. Sr. Mr. Ms. Mrs.).
  • One author should be indicated for correspondence and copyright transfer. The correspondence is referred to by an ASTERISK (*). Example: Jamie H. Warner*, Andrew A. Watt.

Authors’ affiliations

  • The author's affiliations should be mentioned below the authors’ names. Authors of the same affiliation are indicated by a number next to their names in superscript format. Example:- Jamie H. Warner1,*, Andrew A. Watt2

1 Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Park Road, Oxford, UK.

2 Department of Electronics, College of Science, Beijing University, Beijing, China.

E-mail address

  • The e-mail address for the corresponding author should be inserted in the title page below name/address.


  • The abstract is required. The number of words should be limited to 200 words. Within this limit of words, the authors should be able to highlight the most important assumptions and results of their work.
  • Abbreviations should be defined upon the first usage.
  • No references citations are allowed in the abstract.


  • Authors should provide, at least, four keywords related to the subject of their manuscript.

Main Text

  • Section titles are mandatory.
  • Sections should be ordered as explained earlier.
  • Throughout the text, all Latin words, phrases, and abbreviations must be italicized. Examples: e., et al., e.g., in situ, via, etc. or etcetera, in vivo.
  • Put all citations (references) throughout the text in square brackets. Put citations immediately before the punctuation.
  • Dedications may be included in the acknowledgments section.

Figures and Tables

  • All figures and tables should be cited in order in the text.
  • Use the words (figure, table) not the abbreviations.
  • Every figure should have a caption (below the figure) and every table should have a title (above the table).
  • Schemes must have titles and may contain footnotes. Figures and tables not from author's work should be referenced in the caption with a reference number associated with the reference list at the end of the manuscript.
  • Tables should be of a simple grid format with clear column headings.
  • Use Times New Roman font type for the lettering inside the figures. Lettering should be of uniform size and density, no smaller than 6 points, and lines should not be thinner than 0.5 points at the final published size.
  • Figures containing photographic images must be at least 300 dpi.
  • Photographs should be in tif or jpeg format.
  • Use Times New Roman font type for headings of the table columns. Tables should be self-explanatory.


  • References should be individually numbered with only one citation per reference.
  • References must stick on to correct journal formats and their abbreviated titles.
  • Include article titles in title case, journal abbreviations according to CASSI, proper punctuation and arrangement.
  • References with more than ten (10) authors must list the first 10 authors, followed by “et al.”.
  • Do not include any issue numbers in references. Example

 Journal referencing

  • first author; second author; "title of reference"; the abbreviated title of journal volume number, range of pages, year.
  • Al-Tabbakh, A. A.; More, M. A.; Joag, D. S.; Ramgir, N. S.; Mulla, I. S.; Pillai, V. K. "Energy Analysis of Field Emitted Electrons from a ZnO Tetrapod"; Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 162102–162104, 2007.

Book referencing

  • Author name; "book title"; publisher, Vol. volume number (if any); pp range of pages; year.
  • Oostrom, A. G. J.; "Validity of the Fowler_Nordheim Model for Field Electron Emission"; N. V. Philip: Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Vol. 49; pp. 4-10; 1965.


Proceedings are referenced with format similar to that of the books.

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