SQU Journal for Science
is a peer-reviewed journal publishing basic and applied
research articles in the fields of science and technology. It is one of the
academic journals which are published by Sultan Qaboos University. Authors must
confirm in writing that the submitted manuscript is based on original research
which has not been published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere.
The copyright of accepted papers will be transferred from the authors to the
can be submitted by Email to: email@example.com
Postal Mail Submission
Articles can be submitted to the
Editor- in -Chief
Journal for Science
P.O. Box 36, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
Initially papers must be submitted as
pdf files in which all figures and tables, if any, are placed in the correct
position within the text of the paper. The full paper is sent as an attachment
to an email to the above address. Revised papers are also sent in the same way.
This form of the paper is used for refereeing purposes.
After the paper has been accepted, it
must be prepared according to the format described below and sent by email in a
zipped folder with the title code
number_name of corresponding author,
and containing the following:
- The text of the paper prepared in MS Word with the figure
captions on a separate page after the references
- The line figures in EPS format: each figure in a separate file
clearly marked with the figure number
- The tables each in a separate file
- Any other illustrations each in a separate file
- A covering letter
The preparation of the manuscripts must
conform to the following guidelines.
Manuscripts are refereed
internationally in the normal way and referees reports are discussed by the
Editorial Board before acceptance is communicated to the authors. Manuscripts
will be accepted for publication based on the recommendation of the referees and
the Editorial Board of Sultan
Qaboos University Journal for science.
Whatever the outcome of the evaluation,
authors will receive copies of the evaluation reports. It is essential that
manuscripts are prepared carefully so that they are concise, informative and
The author(s) is responsible for
providing a concise manuscript in correct English and Arabic abstract. Where
this is not the case the manuscript will be either returned for correction, or
rejected. When a manuscript is finally accepted by the editor in chief, it is
the responsibility of the author to ensure that the final manuscript for
printing is perfect in format and in language. If this is not the case the
manuscript will be returned and delays in publication may ensue.
The following format must be used when
submitting the manuscript for publication:
- Double-space text.
- Put the name of the first author along with the page number in the upper
right-hand corner of every page, with the exception of the first page, and
ensure that the pages are numbered.
- Leave a 3-cm margin on all sides.
- Use a single-column format and a standard font (12 point Times Roman is
- Author names and affiliations together with the email of the corresponding
author must appear on the first page of the manuscript, titles should not be
The manuscript should be arranged in
the following order:
The title of the manuscript should be descriptive and concise. It should be
followed by the full names of all authors. The affiliations and addresses of the
authors must be included. The email of the
corresponding author must also be included with the full address.
The abstract must be a single paragraph of 250 words or less. It should contain
a concise summary of the manuscript including the primary objective of the
research along with the major findings. Each paper should include an English and
Arabic abstract. Five to ten key words must be provided.
SECTIONS OF THE
MANUSCRIPT: Major headings and
sub-headings should be bold and in lower-case letters. They must be numbered
consecutively using Arabic numerals. They should be placed at the beginning of
There are two ways of citing
references in the text depending on sentence structure. These include: …by Smith
and Brown (1994) or …(Smith and Brown, 1994). When the cited reference has more
than two authors, the citation should be done as follows: Smith et al
(1994) or (Smith et al 1994). Citations of unpublished work are listed in
parentheses in the text only as follows: …by J.A. Smith (personal
communication); …(J.A. Smith, personal communication); …according to J.A. Smith
(unpublished data); or …(J.A. Smith unpublished data).
All figures (line drawings and photographs) must be of a high enough quality
for good reproduction. Line drawings and photographs should not be combined into
one figure. Figures
should be numbered consecutively and referred to in
the text in the same order. The captions should be provided on a separate page
and included after the references section.
All figures should be cited in the
text. Do not abbreviate the word Figure whenever used in the manuscript.
Tables must be double-spaced and on
separate pages. All tables should be numbered consecutively, given concise
titles, and cited in the text in the order in which they appear in the
manuscript. Tables should be included at the end of the manuscript along with
EQUATIONS: All important
equations should be displayed on separate lines, and numbered in consecutive
order. Equation numbers using Arabic numerals should be provided in parentheses
at the right margin of the corresponding equation to assist with reference
within the text. All equations must be written using
the same font size as the text (i.e. Size 12 ).
should be avoided except when absolutely necessary. Because abbreviations make
the text difficult to read, only cumbersome and very long terms should be
abbreviated. The following guidelines should be used when abbreviations are used
in the text:
- Define abbreviations when first used in the text. For example, coefficient
of variation (CV).
- Avoid all but the most standard abbreviations in the abstract.
- Do not begin sentences with abbreviations or use abbreviations in titles
- Abbreviations rather than words should be used in presenting units and
percentages (e.g. cm, mm, kg , ml, %, etc.).
SYSTEM OF UNITS: Articles published in
SQU Journal for Science
must be in SI (Metric) Units.
There must be a reference list
including all those references cited in the text. Your references should provide
the reader with needed information to retrieve and examine the cited reference.
Ensure that the following guidelines are used for references:
- Arrange the list of cited references in alphabetical order by first
- Use initials for first and middle names in all citations.
- Initials are placed after the author's last name, which must be in
upper case letters.
- Place single-authored articles before those in which the individual is a
senior joint author, if there are any.
- List two or more titles chronologically when the authors of these
references are identical.
- Use the letters a, b, etc. to indicate two or more titles by the same
authors in the same year. For example, 1994a, 1994b, etc.
- The titles of journals and books must be in italics.
- Volume of journal number must be in bold (without using
the word volume), followed by a colon and then page numbers ( without using
- Rerences of book chapters, conference proceedings and bulletins should be
prepared after consulting the examples below.
Following are some
examples of common references:
SINGLE AUTHOR PAPER:
FAKHRILDIN, M-B. , M-R. 2005. Effect of
cumulus cell co-culture and protein supplement on success of in vitro
fertilization and development of pre-implanted embryos in mice. SQU J. for
AL-KINDY, S./ M. Z., ABDULNOOR, A.O.
AND AL-RASBI, M.M. 2001. Determination of some sugar and mineral contents in
some Omani Fruits. J. Scientific Res.-Science & Tech., 6(1):
El-BAZ, F., ELTAYEB, I.A. and HASSAN,
M.H.A. 1991. Sand Transport and Desertification in Arid Lands. World
Scientific. Singapore, London, Hong Kong.
CHAPTER IN A BOOK:
APEL, M. and TURKAY, M. 1992. The
intertidal crabs and hermit crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Paguridae) in
the study area and their condition after the oil spill. In establishment of
Marine Habitat and Wildlife Sanctuary for the Gulf Region. eds E. Feltkamp
and F. Krupp. Jubail and Frankfurt.
PAGE, C.H. and VIGOUREAUX, P.
(Editors). 1986. The International System of Units (SI). National Bureau of
Standards Special Publication No. 330 (rev.). U.S. Government Printing Office,
STIRM M., 1994. Oceanographic
conditions and pelagic biological processes in Omani waters. Proceedings of
FAO Workshop ”Mesopelagic Fish Stocks of NW Indian Ocean”, Muscat 29-31
October 1994. FAO Rome.
ALKINDI, A.Y.A, MAHMOUD, I.Y., AL-GHAILIANI,
H., BAKHEIT, C.S. and AL-KIYUMI, A. 2002. Disorientation of the green turtles,
Chelonia mydas, during nesting exercise relative to some physical factors
at Ras Al-Hadd, Oman. The 22nd Annual Symposium of Sea Turtles
Biology and Conservation, 4-7 April2002, Miami, USA.
* It is advisable that authors consult the Journal website
for samples of published papers.
One set of
galley proofs will be provided to the corresponding author for typographical
checking only. It should be returned within 72 hours of receipt.
Authors will be provided with thirty
reprints per paper free of charge.