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Author Guidelines

Submission:

For any submission, the articles must follow this model.

We only accept electronic submissions of the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Office at

Email:  ajmp@bellnet.ca

www.ajmap.info/

 

Send a complete manuscript including an abstract (English, French and Arabic), texts, tables, footnotes, appendixes, and references) in a single word file (preferably Times New Roman Font, size-12, 1.5 lines spacing, with at least 1 inch margin on all the sides in A4 format). See presentation guidelines for preparing the articles. File sizes should not exceed 10MB. The manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours.

In all correspondence, quote the manuscript number assigned to the article.

It is mandatory for the corresponding author to furnish following “Certificate of Submission” at the time of submission of the article:

This is to certify that the reported work in the article entitled "_________" authored by “___________”, submitted for publication to Arabian  Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (AJMAP) presents original work that is not being considered or reviewed by any other publication, and has not been published elsewhere previously in the same or a similar form. If accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language.

Authors agree to publish their work under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial..

Authors certify that proper citations to the previously reported work have been given and notables/data/figures have been quoted verbatim from other publications without giving due acknowledgement and without the permission of the author(s). Authors also declare that due regard has been paid to ethical considerations relating to the work reported and the article contains, to the best of our knowledge, no libelous or unlawful statements. I further certify that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.

Signature, Place and Date:

Corresponding Author Name:

Review Process

Review process ensures the quality and international interest of the manuscript submitted for publication. All manuscripts submitted to AJMAP undergo rigorous peer review. All manuscripts are first internally reviewed either by an editor or members of the editorial board. Suitable manuscripts are sent to at least two qualified outside reviewers for evaluation. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 30 days of submission. The editorial board re-reviews manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the AJMAP to publish manuscripts within 90 days of submission. As reviewing of scientific article is an open end process, in some cases it may take more time than that. Accepted articles will immediately appear online in the next issue of the journal.

Article Processing Charges

No charge

Proofs:

One set of page proofs will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. You may list the corrections and return them via e-mail to us. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments on a printout of your proof and scan the pages and e-mail. Or you may make corrections on the provided word file. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for

publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately – please let us have all your corrections within 72 hours. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as extra fees will be charged for inclusion of any subsequent corrections. Proof reading is solely your responsibility and we may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received. No further corrections or changes will be made to the articles once published online.

Offprint’s:

Article in final form will be published as embedded PDF file with free online access (open source).

The corresponding author, at no cost, will also be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail.

AJMAP is published online only; therefore we cannot provide hardcopy of the published articles.

Copyright:

We have zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism (including self plagiarism) and copyright violations. If it comes to our knowledge that any article submitted/ published in our journal has violated copyright or is plagiarized, it will be immediately retracted and authors will be permanently black listed from the journal. It is sole responsibility of author to obtain permission for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).

Submission checklist:

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult Instructions to Authors for further details of any items. Complete manuscript including an abstract, texts, tables, footnotes, appendixes, and references in a single word file.

Presentation guidelines for preparing a Paper

General Guidelines :

•Page size: A4 (8.27" × 11.69").

•Page orientation: Preferably Portrait.

•Page margins: At least 1 inch or 2.5 cm on all the sides.

•Font: Times New Roman or Arial, 12 points throughout the manuscript.

•Line spacing: One and a half line (1.5 lines) throughout all portions of the manuscript.

•Page numbers: All pages should be numbered consecutively starting from the title page.

•Units: Use SI units, and give equivalent SI units in parenthesis when the use of other units is unavoidable.

Manuscripts should be set out as follows: title page, abstract and key words, main text, acknowledgements, references, tables, captions to illustrations.

Title Page:

The title page should clearly contain the following information:

•Title of the article: Authors should include all in formation in the title that will make electronic retrieval of the article both sensitive and specific.

•Name of authors: First name(s) or initial(s) and surname of each author.

•Address: The name and address of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed.

•Corresponding author: Also identify the corresponding author. Name, telephone, email address and fax number of the corresponding author.

•Short running title: A short running title of less than 60 characters including spaces should also be provided.

 

Abstract:

The abstract should be of up to 250 words summarizing the contents of the article. It is important, especially for indexing services, that this must be intelligible independently of the article. It should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions.

Keywords:

Authors are asked to supply 3 to 6 keywords (in alphabetical order) to be used as an aid to coding and indexing.

Main Text

The article may be divided into the following sections. Long articles may require subheadings within

some sections to clarify their content.

•Introduction: It should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject and aims of the study.

•Materials and Methods:It should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced.

•Results:They should be presented with clarity and precision.

•Discussion:It should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on the topic.

Conclusions:

They should be concisely written in few sentences at the end of Discussion.

Illustrations and Color Figures: The cost for the published page of color figures will charge according to publishers [ if author need color prints of their article]. Color figures should be supplied in CMYK not RGB colors. Required resolution for online submission is 300 dpi. Please use the maximum resolution available. In case the figure(s) are of an inferior quality they will need to be improved either by the author or by the publisher on a charged basis.

Photographs:

Submit high-contrast prints that are of single- or double-column width so that they will not have to be reduced when printed. Negatives are not acceptable.

Chemical Structures:

Chemical structures must be prepared according to the guidelines below. Structures should be prepared using a suitable drawing program e.g. ChemDraw, Chem-Sketch and provided as separate file, submitted both on disk and in printed formats. Numbers in bold should identify all chemical structure. If a name is also used to describe the compound, the associated number in bold should be in parenthesis, e.g. “compound (1)”.

Tables:

a. Data Tables should be submitted in Microsoft Excel or in Microsoft Word table format.

b. Each table should include a title/caption explaining what the table shows. Detailed legends may then follow.

c. Tables should be given on separate pages with indications on the left hand margin to the text, as to the appropriate placement of the tables.

d. Tables should not contain vertical rules.

e. Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring the borders of each cell display as black lines.

f. Tables should be numbered consecutively in order of their citation in the body of the text, with Arabic numerals.

g. If a reference is cited in both the table and text, insert a lettered footnote in the table to refer to the numbered reference in the text.

h. Tabular data provided as additional files can be submitted as an Excel spreadsheet.

 

Diagrams / Figures / Illustrations:

All authors must strictly follow the guidelines below for preparing illustrations for publication in Journal Acknowledgements

Concise acknowledgment of contributors not listed as authors is welcome. The authors may wish to acknowledge funding agency, a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair that provided only general support.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Table must be prepared in the word format. Do not use vertical lines. Figure should be prepared using JPEG file.

Each table/ figure should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in the order of their first citation in the text and appropriate legend should also be included. Within the text, tables and figures should be referred to by number (e.g. Table1 or Figure 1), and preferred position and groupings in the text should be clearly indicated.

References:

References should be listed at the end of the article, arranged alphabetically according to authors' names and then by date. Journal names should be given in full. The following style should be used in the reference section:

Citations in the text have the form (Hmamouchi 2011) where there is a single author; (Hmamouchi and Romane 2010) where there are two authors; and (Hmamouchi et al. 2010) where there are multiple authors; et al. in the text should not be italicized. Where an author has published several titles in the same year, include a lowercase after the year, e.g. (Hmamouchi 2009a), (Hmamouchi 2009b), which must then be matched to the relevant work cited in the list of references. Full references in the alphabetical list should be given as follows:

1.Reference to a journal publication: Names. Years. Title. Journals, pages(V): pages

2.Reference to a book: Names. Years. Title. Ed, City.

3.Reference to a chapter in an edited book: Names . Years. Title. E-Publishing Inc., Ed, City. pp..

4.Online journal: Names years. Title. Years. Availablele at:

5.Thesis or dissertation:Names . Years. Title. Type thesis. University, Country.

6.Lecture:Names Recorders Conference. Years .Mouth. Titre  City. pp..

All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.

Author contributions

In absence of specific instructions and in research fields where it is possible to describe discrete efforts, the Publisher AJMAP recommends authors to include contribution statements in the work that specifies the contribution of every author in order to promote transparency. These contributions should be listed at the separate title page.

Examples of such statement(s) are shown below:

• Free text:

All authors contributed to the study conception and design. Material preparation, data collection and analysis were performed by [full name], [full name] and [full name]. The first draft of the manuscript was written by [full name] and all authors commented on previous versions of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Example: CrediT taxonomy:

• Conceptualization: [full name], …; Methodology: [full name], …;  Experimentation  [full name],  Formal analysis and investigation: [full name], …; Writing - original draft preparation: [full name, …]; Writing - review and editing: [full name], …; Funding acquisition: [full name], …; Resources: [full name], …; Supervision: [full name],…

 

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.

  1. As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all the above authors guidelines, and submissions that do not adhere to them may be returned to authors.
 

Copyright Notice

The Corresponding Author transfers and assigns to the Arabian Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants  (AJMAP) , during the full term of copyright and any extensions or renewals of that term, all copyright in and to the Work,  including but not limited to the right to publish, republish, transmit, sell, distribute and otherwise use the Work in electronic and print editions of the Journal and in derivative  works throughout the world, in all languages and in all media now known or later developed, and to license or permit others to do so.

 

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