Authors' guide

Instructions for publishing in the Iraqi National Journal of Earth Sciences

1- The journal is a scientific peer review and publishes two issues per year, each one contains 10-15 Articles.

2- The manuscripts must be printed using word processor system (Microsoft Word). The font type of English text is (Times New Roman) and size (13), whereas in Arabic the type of font is (Simplified Arabic) size (13) also. The authentic Arabic numerals must be used such as (1, 2, 3) during the manuscript. The title of the manuscript (Arabic or English) is of size (16) bold. The names of the authors are in size (13) bold and their addresses are in size (13) but in italics in both languages. The main headings within the text are of size (14) bold, in the middle for the Arabic language, and in the middle and in large letters for the English language. The titles of the figures and tables are of size (12) and in the middle. Figures and plates captions are inserted in the text.

3- The manuscript papers are printed on A4 papers to facilitate the printing of geological sections and geochemical equations. Leaving a distance of (2.4) cm from the top and and bottom, (2.5) cm from the right and left for manuscripts in both Arabic and English. The spacing between the lines is (Single Space) so that the number of lines does not exceed (48) lines. Moreover, taking into consideration the same dimensions on the pages containing figures, maps, and tables. In the case of large maps or sections, which are printed on independent papers, are numbered, according to their sequence within the text of the manuscripts.

4- The Items of the manuscript are as follows:

• Manuscript Title

• The name of the author/s without the scientific title

• Abstract of the manuscript in Arabic and English. The first one must be in the same language as the manuscript text, and the second abstract contains the name of the author/s. In addition, the abstract does not exceed 150-250 words for both Arabic and English manuscript.

• Key words:

  • The introduction includes the location of the study area, the objective of the manuscript, and other informations such as sample collection.

• Methodology.

• Results, discussion and conclusions.

• Acknowledgments, if present.

•         References.

•         Appendix.

5- Pictures, figures and tables should be clearly printed on the Microsoft Word system, and the drawing scale on the figures and the magnification size should be fixed on the pictures. The caption for the tables should be above them and for the pictures and figures below them or on a separate sheet. Pictures are considered figures if their number is not more than three and plates if more than that, also every four pictures or more are considered one plate, and the pictures are referred to as part of the plate number. (For example, either (Plate 2 Figure 3) or (Plate C: 2).

6- In a case that the manuscript contains analyses using devices or instruments, the author must be clearly write down the type of device, the laboratory location and the date of the analysis, with an official endorsement by the department or authority in which the experiments were completed.

7- The scientific names of the organisms (within the five different kingdoms) should be written in (Italic) with a mention of their classifier at the beginning of the manuscript.

8- In the manuscript of English text, the reference is indicated in the text by writing the Author last name and the year. Also, if two authors, their names must be written with the year. However, if they are three or more, the name of the first author is mentioned with the suffix (et al.,) and the year. While in manuscript written in Arabic the name of first author and others are mentioned with the year, if they are three or more.

9- The references in the list are arranged according to the alphabetical letters of the last name or surnames of authors that are recorded with the first letter of personal names or full personal names of the Arabic references, without numbering the references and the years are not placed in parentheses, as follows:

صالح، عادل مولود وعبد الکریم، ودیع، 1992. تأثیر اکاسید الحدید المختلفة على السعة التبادلیة الکتیونیة وخصائص الشحنات لبعض ترب شمال العراق. مجلة زراعة الرافدین، المجلد 24، العدد 1، ص 69-76.

Wager, L. R., and Mitchell, M. A., 1971. The Distribution of Trace Elements During Strong Fractionation of Basic Magma. Geochim. Cosmochi. Acta., Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 129 - 208.

10- If the reference is M. Sc. or Ph. D. thesis:  write the author's last name (or nickname), year, thesis title, university name, country, page numbers.


الخاتونی، صدام عیسى، 2009. التحلیل الترکیبی والتفسیر التکتونی لطیة شیخان المحدبة-شمال العراق. رسالة ماجستیر غیر منشورة، کلیة العلوم، جامعة الموصل 161 صفحة.

Al-Ain, Th. M. 1996. Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Hussainiyat Clays, Western Desert of Iraq. Unpublished Ph. D. Thesis, University of Baghdad, Iraq. 174p.

11- In the case of using article taken from the Internet, write the complete reference, in addition to the information from the website:

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12- The editorial board have the right to delete or shorten some sentences for the purposes of linguistic control, as well as to change the locations of plates, figures or tables to be in line with the journal templet.

13- The decisions of the editorial board are final when the manuscript was rejected and it retains all its priorities.

14- The author has the right to demand the withdrawal of his manuscript while it is under evaluation by submitting a written request and paying the manuscript arbitration fees.