Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research

AGJSR Guide to Authors

The Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research [AGJSR] publishes full length original research papers and upon invitation review articles, in the fields of pure and applied sciences.


AGJSR considers essentially manuscripts in English. Arabic manuscripts are also accepted and published annually in a special issue. The journal keeps the standard of the published manuscript high by refereeing it to reputed referees specialized in the respective field.  Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor in Chief of the journal through the online submission portal on the following link:


While preparing manuscripts for submission to the AGJSR the contributor(s) should strictly adhere to the guidelines and instructions to authors here below:

(1)  General Guidelines & Article Structure

(1.1) General Guidelines:

(1.1.1) Manuscripts should report original research and a cover letter stating that the work has never been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere, is required at submission.

(1.1.2) Author(s) should classify their manuscripts as per, Dewey, LC, or NLM systems followed in libraries. This will facilitate in selecting the referees.

(1.1.3) Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including abstract and illustrations (figures, tables, diagrams, and graphs).

(1.1.4) Pages should be numbered consecutively using Arabic number including those containing diagrams, tables and figures.  Figures and diagrams should be placed after the text.

(1.1.5) Manuscript should be submitted in a Microsoft Word format. Time New Roman font size 12 for the text and 14 bold for the title and sections heading, is strongly recommended. Pdf format will not be accepted.

(1.1.6) Procedures of preparing any newly received manuscripts are firstly editorial review and identification with ID reference number, consultations of external reviewers, receiving reviewed reports, consulting corresponding authors for revision, journal office proof production, and finally checking of the press dummy for the issue printing out. Withdrawal or backing dawn any received manuscript after the first stage is absolutely disgusting wasting time might requires to be compensated.

(1.2) Article Structure:

Articles should be structured as follow:

(1.2.1) The title page should be a separate page and includes: The title; the author’s names an affiliations; the corresponding author; the funding sources and keys words.

(1.2.2) The title should be concise and informative. Abbreviations and formulae should be avoided as much as possible. Bear in mind that titles are used in information-retrieval systems.

(1.2.3) Author names and affiliations must indicate clearly the first name and family name for each author. Present the authors' affiliations addresses (address where the work was carried out). Indicate all affiliations with an upper-case superscript number immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and the e-mail address of each author. If an author has moved since or before the submission of the article the actual address should be indicated as a footnote to the author’s name.

(1.2.4) Corresponding author; indicate clearly the full name of the author who will handle correspondence at all stages of the publication process. Provide a complete mailing address along with a primary and an alternate e-mail addresses as well as a telephone and fax numbers (specify the country and area code).

(1.2.5) Keywords; provide 5 to 6 keywords to be used for indexing purposes; use American spelling; do not use connectors such as ‘and’, 'of'.  You can use only abbreviations that are commonly used in the field.

(1.2.6) Abbreviations; use footnotes to define non standard abbreviations. Abbreviations that cannot be avoided in the abstract should be defined at their first mention. Ensure that abbreviations are consistently used through the article.

(2) Abstract

Avoid lengthy introduction and detailed literature survey. Provide an adequate background with emphasis on summarizing the progress related to you research question. Present clearly the objectives and rational of the work. You can present a summary of your most significant findings at the end of the introduction.

(3) Introduction

Avoid lengthy introduction and detailed literature survey. Provide an adequate background with emphasis on summarizing the progress related to you research question. Present clearly the objectives and rational of the work. You can present a summary of your most significant findings at the end of the introduction.

(4) Material and Methods

In describing the material the authors should provide details of suppliers [name, location] and catalogue numbers. The methods should be described with sufficient details to allow peers to reproduce the work. Already published methods should be briefly described and referenced. If modifications have been introduced, this should be thoroughly described in this section.

(5) Results

Results should be clearly presented and concise. The metric system should be used for all types of measurements. Authors must provide illustrations, (images, tables, figures, graphs & diagrams, etc.): that clearly represent the work described in the article. Images should be provided with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels. Each image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a screen resolution of 96 dpi. The illustrations should be added at the end of the manuscript and NOT EMBEDDED within the text. The illustrations should be numbered sequentially according to their sequence in the text and caption provided for each illustration separately. In addition provide the illustrations in a separate file. Accepted file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files. Tables should be numbered consecutively according to their appearance in the text. Footnotes should be placed below the table body and indicated with a superscript lowercase letters. Avoid duplicating the data presented in tables in the text of the result section or elsewhere in the article. Text should be kept to a minimum in the illustrations; all symbols and abbreviations should be explained.

(6) Discussion

This section should be strictly dedicated to the interpretation of the significance of the reported data. Avoid any repetition of the results them. Results and Discussion can be combined in one section. Avoid speculation and unnecessary citations of published literature.

(7) Conclusions

This stand alone section should be used to present concisely in few statements the conclusion(s) of the study. The authors can include ongoing follow up work of the reported study as well as future directions.

(8) Acknowledgements

This separate section should be at the end of the main text and before the references and is different from the acknowledgment of the funding sources in the title page. In this section the authors can list those individuals they wish to thank and/or acknowledge the help they provided during the research (e.g., providing material language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article and critical scientific insights).

(9) References

References should be prepared as complete bibliographical data, followed by accessibility online websites (if available), in the style of “American Psychological Association, APA Style” and listed in alphabetical order according to the family name of the first author. Citation in the text should match exactly the references list. Refer to the recommendations in the abstract section above for references that need to be in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but only mentioned in the text. To cite a reference as 'in press' the authors need to make sure that the item has been definitely accepted for publication.

(9.1) References Style:

References in the style “American Psychological Association, APA Style” should take the following forms:

(A) For an article in a periodical:

Al-Ani, HA, Strain, BR, and Mooney, MA (2011).The physiological ecology of diverse populations of the desert shrub Simmondsiachinesis.J. Ecology 60 (1): 41-57.

(B) For a book:

Hutchinson, J (1999) The Genera of Flowering Plants, Vol. II: Dicotyledons.   Oxford University Press, London.pp 50-96.

(C) For an article in a book:

Ayerza, R (2006) Evaluation of eight jojoba clones for rooting capacity, plant volume, seed yield and wax quality and quantity. In: Lambertus, HP and Carlos, R (eds.) Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Jojoba and Its Uses. AAIC, Catamarca, Argentina, pp.1-3.

(D) For a dissertation, thesis or other degree-paper:

Anan, FS (1997) Provenance and Statistical Parameters of Sediments of the Merrimach Embayment, Gulf of Maine. Ph.D. thesis, Univ. of Massachusetts (unpublished).

(9.2) Citations within the text:

(A) One author:   (Anan, 2012)

(B) Two authors: (Jordan and Falh, 2011)

(C) More than two authors :( Al Ani, et al., 2010)

(9.3) Web references:

A full URL should be provided and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list. Authors should explicitly mention the database abbreviation (as mentioned below) together with the actual database number, bearing in mind that an error in a letter or number can result in a dead link in the online version of the article.

(9.4) Data bases references:

The following format: Database ID: xxxxxx, should be used

Common data bank list:

ASTM: ASTM Standards Database (ASTM ID: G63). /CCDC: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC ID: AI631510). / GenBank: Genetic sequence database at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) (GenBank ID: BA123456). / GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO ID: GSE27196; GEO ID: GPL5366; ›› GEO ID: GSM9853). / MI: EMBL-EBI OLS Molecular Interaction Ontology (MI ID: 0218). / MINT: Molecular INTeractions database (MINT ID: 6166710). /NCBI Taxonomy: NCBI Taxonomy Browser (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 48184). /NCT: (NCT ID: NCT00222573). / OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM ID: 601240). / PDB: Worldwide Protein Data Bank (PDB ID: 1TUP). / TAIR: The Arabidopsis Information Resource database (TAIR ID: AT1G01020). / &UniProt: Universal Protein Resource Knowledgebase (UniProt ID: Q9H0H5).

(9.5) Journal names abbreviations:

Journal names should be abbreviated according, either to: Index Medicus Journal Abbreviations, IMJA: {}/ or, List of Title Word Abbreviations, LTWA: {}/or,Chemical Abstracts Service, CAS): {}.

(10)Submission Check-list

As a final step before submitting manuscript to the journal, authors should check the following list and ensure that all items are present:

  • Cover letter to the Editor in Chief, stating designation of the corresponding author with contact details: E-mail address; full postal address, &telephone and fax numbers.
  • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked’; it contains all sections including illustrations (images, figures, tables, diagrams, and graphs), captions of illustrations upper tables & below figures, diagrams, and graphs etc., as well as keywords following the abstract.
  • Attached separate file of illustrations, (images, figures, tables, graphs & diagrams, etc.) in right format is attached. Color illustrations are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction or to be reproduced in black-and-white in print.
  • References are in the correct format for the journal. All of these references should be mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Completed copyright transfer to the journal form with permission for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).