Rules Governing the Preparation of Manuscript for Publishing in the Journal


1- Each manuscript must be clearly written on a computer and in double space text on one face of the paper (size A4). A margin of 3 cm must be left on both sides of the  page.

The manuscript must not exceed 15 pages including the tables, diagrams,  photographs and references.

2- The accepted paper should be submitted in its final form in a CD written in MS-WORD together with two copies of the manuscript.

3- The manuscript must be written in Arabic. Researchers, however, may send their work in English.

4- The manuscript must include :

a- An abstract in Arabic and English not more than 300 and 200 words respectively. Followed by 3-5 keywords.

b- An Introduction

c- Materials and methods of the research.

d- Results.

e- Discussion – Results and discussion could be pooled together in one section.

f- Acknowledgement, if necessary.

g- References.


5- The journal can also publish ” short communications ” Those, however, will not  require the above classification. Such short communications do normally consist of 2-3 pages, and should be accompanied by an abstract in both languages of not more than 100 words. The journal has the right to publish the paper either as a research paper or short communication.

6- Tables and diagrams must be numbered serially according to its place in the manuscript providing that each table be – typed on a separate paper using the same serial number shown in the manuscript. The Table must include a plain title that interprets its contents. It is preferable that Table – related margins be appeared on The Table in the form of the upper letters starting with the letters (A) for every Table provided that the meaning of each letter be referred to at the bottom of the Table.

7- The diagrams, layouts and graphs must be drawn on transparent paper using black ink.

8- Diagram or figure explanations should be printed on separate papers. The size of each figure must not exceed 9×18 cm. They can also be drawn using Computer Software and placed in the text.

9- Only black and white photographs will be accepted. They should be clear, neat and printed on varnished shiny papers. The size of each photograph should not exceed 5x 8 cm. It is possible also to scan the photos directly in the text.

10- Scientific (Latin) names of the plants, animals, insects, micro-organisms … etc must be written in italics, or a line be put under, the name of genus and another line Under the name of the species so as to distinguish them from the remaining of the text. The chemicals (insecticides, drugs, etc. should be given their common names and not their commercial ones.

11- The metric system must be used in all the measurements.

12- All references indicated in the manuscript must be referred to and written at the end of the manuscript in its original language in which they were written or published. All references must be arranged alphabetically at the end of the paper and numbered.. The references should be written as follows:

- References in the article must be referred to in the text as numbers and put in brackets according to its serial numbers in the reference list.

- Each reference should start with the family name of the author, and then his forenames, or, only the initials of his first names or name of organization. Then, the year of publication, the title of the article paper and name of the Journal or place of publication, the volume and number of pages (16 – 20). Following given some examples of common references:


1. Articles in a Journal AL- Hadrani, A.M., S.AL- Aulqi, and A.M.Qubati ( 2000 ). Breast cancer in Yemeni women. University of Aden Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 4(1): 185-192.

2. Books

AL-Jaroo, Sh. and M.A. AL-Attas (1999). Manufacturing Technology. Textbook series No. (3).Aden University P&P House 211pp.


3. Chapter in a book

Serjeant, R.B.(1974). The cultivation of cereal in mediaeval Yemen, pp 25-74 In Arabian Studies. R.B. Serjeant and R.L. Bidwell (editors). Middle East Centre University of Cambridge 182pp.


4. Proceedings

Miller, A.G. and M. Ba-Zara’a (1999). The conservation status of the flora of Socotra Archipelago, pp. 92-122. In: Proceedings of the First International Scientific Symposium on Socotra Island: Present & Future 24-28 March 1996 Vol. 2. University of Aden, Aden, Yemen.


5. Theses

Salem, G.S.H. (1998). Patient satisfaction regarding medical care in public heaiti institution, Aden Governorate. Msc. Thesis, Department of Social Medicins Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Aden, Aden, Yemen 105pp.


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