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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.

Author Guidelines


Please follow carefully the requirements and the instructions for new paper submissions for Maghrebien Journal of Pure and Applied Science. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word or PDF file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.

To find out more, please visit the preparation section below.

Types of article

Original Research: Provide a full length account of original research.
Review: Provide an in-depth and up to date critical review of a related topic.
Leading Opinion Paper: This article type may only be submitted by invitation from the Editor-in-Chief.

TITLE: The title should be brief, specific, and rich in informative words; it should not contain any literature references.

AUTHORS AND AFFILIATIONS: Please supply given names, and family names for complete identification of the authors with their specific affiliations (present addresses). The corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk, and full contact details (fax, e-mail, and telephone).

ABSTRACTS: A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. All manuscripts are to be supplied with an abstract of about 100-200 words in length.

Keywords: Authors must provide 4-6 keywords for indexing purposes.

INTRODUCTION: should contain the significance of the work and the justification for its publication with the simplest possible way consistent with clarity.

MATERIAL AND RESULTS: All the background discussion should be brief and restricted to pertinent material. Ensure that all tables, figures, and schemes should be indicated in the body of the manuscript. Units: The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data; if, in certain instances, it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. The unit 'billion' (109 in America, 1012 in Europe) is ambiguous and must not be used. If a large number of symbols are used it is helpful if authors submit a list of these symbols and their meanings. Footnotes
Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list. Footnotes on the first page thanking or acknowledging people or places should be moved to the Acknowledgements section.

EXPERIMENTAL SECTION: Authors should be as concise as possible in the experimental descriptions. The Experimental section must contain all the information necessary to guarantee reproducibility.

CONCLUSION: Authors must summarize their work by a conclusion, highlighting their interesting results and the future perspectives for their work.

Acknowledgements: An acknowledgement section may be included. It should be placed after the conclusion and before the references.


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ....' 
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Scientific articles:

[1] Yokogawa Y, Toriyama M, Kawamoto Y, Nishizawa K, Nagata F, Kameyama T.   "Calcium phosphate compound-cellulose fiber composite material prepared in soaking medium at 36.560ºC" J. Mater. Res. 13 (1998) 922-25.

[2] Granja P.L, Barbosa M.A. "Cellulose phosphates as biomaterials. Mineralization of chemically modified regenerated cellulose hydrogels."  J. Mat. Sci. 36 (2001) 2163-2172.

[3] Rhee S-H, Tanaka J. "Hydroxyapatite formation on cellulose cloth induced by citric acid."  J.Mat. Sci: Mat. Med. 11 (2000) 449-452.


[4] Doe, JS, Smith, J.  In Medicinal Chemistry; Roe, P. Ed., Pergamon: Oxford, 1 (1990) pp 301-383.


[5] Lyle, FR. US Patent 6,973,257 (1995).


Authors should aim to include not more than 8 figures in their manuscript.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

TABLES: all tables should be cited in the text, and numbered in order of appearance with Arabic numerals. All table columns should have a brief explanatory heading and, where appropriate, units of measurement.

Electronic artwork
General points
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. 
• Preferred fonts: Times New Roman (or Times). 
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text. 
• Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files. 
• Indicate per figure if it is a single, 1.5 or 2-column fitting image.

• For Word submissions only, you may still provide figures and their captions, and tables within a single file at the revision stage.

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