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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions to Authors: How to prepare your manuscript for submission

The guidelines provided in this document are to help you prepare your manuscript for submission to conform to the Iraqi Journal of Science style and formatting, which need to be adhered to while preparing your manuscript. So, please follow these detailed instructions carefully...

Prior to that, we encourage you to consider the aim and scope of the journal before submitting your paper. You can find them in the journal's  About us section. So, when writing your paper try to be specific, concise, and straightforward to accomplish clear and specific aim and scope that fit those of the journal. The journal annotated template and its list of guidelines are as follows.

01-Cover Letter

02- IJS Template (.docx, .pdf)

03- Citation and Referencing Guidelines

Moreover, the standard policy of the IJS for publication of human and/or animal studies requires ethical approval (i.e. including an appropriate statement); please complete and upload this form with your manuscript submission.

04- Application for Biomedical Research Ethics Review

Important Note:

All manuscripts submitted to the IJS are subject to the plagiarism check by using turnitin checker where the similarity index should be below 20 %.  Any manuscript with similarity index more than 30 % is subject to the immediate reject by the editors. Manuscripts with similarity index between 20-30 % are given one chance for correction. In case that any manipulation is proven with the aim of circumventing the plagiarism program, the manuscript will be rejected and researchers participating in the manuscript are prohibited from publishing in the journal in the future. At the same time, the journal will formally notify the researchers' affiliation with the subject so that the appropriate legal action can be taken according to the instructions and laws of that authority.

All correspondence should be addressed to: [email protected] 

The Editor, Iraqi Journal of Science, College of Science, University of Baghdad. Jadiriyah, Baghdad- Iraq

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