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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

The Kuwait Journal of Science is an international journal which publishes papers in all fields of natural, life and applied sciences. The Journal publishes papers reporting original contributions to scientific knowledge. While submitting the manuscript, the Author (s) should clearly indicate his/her field of specialization. Research articles in a language other than English are NOT entertained.

Communications

1-  Manuscripts as pdf or word file should be submitted at the Journal’s email address: kjs@ku.edu.kw  or through the website: http://pubcouncil.kuniv.edu.kw/kjs
2-  For speedy communications the authors are encouraged to supply E-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers upon submission of manuscripts.
3-  Late changes of address must appear as a numbered footnote.

General

1 -  Manuscripts should be in Standard English; American spelling versions are accepted but consistency must be maintained.
An abstract in Arabic is required. (For Non-Arabs translation will be provided).
2 -  Papers accepted for publication will be limited to a maximum printed length of 15 pages (20 A4 sheets).
3-  Concise, well thought-out and prepared papers adhering to the style of the Journal are likely to be published sooner than those in need of extensive editing and revision. The Journal will enforce its style on papers accepted for publication. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure adherence to guidelines outlined in these "Instructions to Authors".
4 -  The authors should certify that the paper sent is original and no part of it has been published before or being considered for the publication by another journal.

Preparation of Manuscript

1 -  The main text should be paginated, starting with the Title/Abstract page and ending with the References page(s). Sheets of captions to Figures and Tables should establish another paginated list. Page numbers should appear at middle top of pages.
2 -  Manuscripts must be typewritten with double spacing and wide margins (25mm) at all sides. A font type of "Times New Roman" and size of "12 points" is required. The document format should be in MS word/PDF/TEX.
3-  Words to be printed in italics should appear as italics in the manuscript.

Title/Abstract/Keywords

1-  The title page should contain the title of the paper, the names(s) of the author(s), their institutional address(es) and an abstract.
2-  Title should be short, specific and informative. A running title of less than 75 characters is encouraged.
3-  The abstract (not exceeding 300 words) should state the objectives, giving clear ideas to the readers of what has been achieved. It should be independent of the text and must not contain abbreviations or bibliographical references.
4 - Five key words relating to the subject concerned are provided with the manuscript.

Text Headings

1-  The main text should follow the abstract and conform with the current style of the Journal. The following hierarchy for headings should be used: AREA (bold capitals, centered) Sector (bold, capital first letter, centered) Zone (italics, capital first letter, un-indented) Block (italics, capital first letter, indented) No numbers or Roman numerals should be used in these headings.

Figures

1 -  All illustrations are called Figures and should be referred to as Figure at the start of the sentence. Figure parts are referenced as Fig. 1(a).
2 -  Figures should be numbered serially and should appear in text in order.
3 -  Figure captions should appear on a separate sheet.
4 -  All composite figures should be mounted together and the parts labeled (a), (b), (c), etc. Page size montages of photographs count as a single figure. Avoid mixed montages of photographs and line drawings.
5 -  Original diagrams should be prepared in high quality digital image PS or EPS.
6-  The maximum printed size is 170 x 250 mm. Letters and numerals should not be less than 1mm after reduction. Regular Times or Helvetica typeface with a final (printed) size of 6pt to 8pt type, and equivalent line weights, are preferred. (If drawn for intended 50% reduction, use 12pt to 16pt fonts). A small range of print size (less than twofold) is recommended.
7 -  In the final version of the manuscript, indicate the desired location of Figures and Tables.

Photographs

1-  Clear digital photographs (high resolution) are accepted in TIF or GIF formats.
2 -  Field photographs must contain a scale.
 Maps

1-  Maps and field sketches must include a metric bar scale. Regional maps must include a north arrow and at least 2 latitude and 2 longitude numbers on each of its respective sides; National Grid numbers may also be used. Map keys should be given on map or figure, not as numbered boxes.

Tables

1-  References to tables in text should appear as Table 2.
2-  Each table should have a brief descriptive title set above the body of the table.
3-  Submit tables on separate page. Assign to tables serial numbers which correspond to the sequence of their appearance in the text.

Acknowledgements

1-  Acknowledgments should follow the main text and be headed ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
2-  Personal acknowledgements should precede those of institutions or agencies only (not referees)

References

Citations in the text should be in the form (Salama et al., 1991, Misfir 1988), or Salama et al. (1991) or according to Misfir (1988) and Kepper & Astry (1993), and "Papers in preparation" or "submitted" or "under review" are NOT VALID references. Also "Work in preparation", "unpublished abstracts", and "personal communications or oral communications" may be cited in text, but NOT in the reference list.

1- Personal communications' should be authorized in writing. Unpublished data should be cited as (unpublished data).
2- Authors are responsible for accuracy of references.
3-  References must be on separate page at the end of the text.
4-  An alphabetical list of all literature cited in the text should follow the text, headed by REFERENCES, and double spaces. Names of the periodicals should be given in full.
5 - References should be highlighted in the text part.
Example References

Journal:

Sorkhoh, N., Al-Hasan, R. & Radwan, S. 1989. Self-cleaning of the Gulf. Nature 359: 109.

Al-Awadi, N.A. 1990. Gas Phase pyrolytic reaction. Journal of the Chemical Society 2: 2179-2189.

Book:

Jenny, H. 1980. The Soil Resources. Springer-Berlag, Berlin. Pp. 124. 

Book Chapter:

Verklig, A.J. & Schat, H. 1990. Mechanisms of metal tolerance in plants. In: Shaw, A.J. (Ed.). Heavy Metal Tolerance in Plants. Pp. 179-193. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Conference or Symposium:

Al-Hasan, R. 2000. Oil accumulation by picophytoplanktons from the Arabian Gulf. Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific conference on Algal Biotechnology. The Asia-Pacific Society for Applied Physiology. Hong Kong, China.

Dissertation:

Redha, A. 1998. Induction and analysis of chromosome doubling of microspore derived wheat haploids. Ph.D. thesis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.

Appendices

1-  Appendices are encouraged for specific details on methodology, mathematics, or voluminous data.

Units, Abbreviations, Acronyms

1-  Units should be metric, generally SI, and expressed in standard abbreviated form.
2-  Acronyms may be acceptable, but must be defined at first usage.

Mathematics

1-  Authors must provide instructions on how symbols and equations should be set.
2-  Equations should be numbered sequentially in the right-hand side and in parenthesis. They should be referred to in the text as Equation 4.

Revision of Manuscripts

1-  Manuscripts must be returned to the Editor-in-Chief within 2 months of the authors receipt of referees' reports.
2 - Revised Manuscript must be professionally checked and edited by a Language Editor / Copy editor and it should be formatted strictly as per the Journal style. The acceptance letter will be provided only upon the receipt of the final edited MS.

Page Proofs

1-  One set of proofs will be emailed to the corresponding author to be checked for typesetting and editing. Corrections or changes must not be made which constitute departure from the article in its accepted form. 
2-  Check proofs thoroughly and return them within 48 hrs to the publisher from date of receipt.

Electronic Text

1-  The final version to be submitted in PDF/TEX format.
2-  Text from most word processing systems is acceptable. The Journal, however, encourages the use of Microsoft Office 2007 or latest version in the WINDOWS format.
3-  Illustrations and tables are accepted in any of the common formats used by popular drawing programs for the PC and MAC environments generated by Adobe photoshop.

Reprints

1-  Fifty copies of each published paper will be supplied free of charge to the principal or corresponding author. Additional copies may be requested for cost using the order form provided with the proofs.
2-  All manuscripts become property of the Journal and are not returned to authors, even if a manuscript is rejected. Original manuscripts and illustrations are discarded two months after publication, unless a prior arrangement is made with the Editor-in-Chief.

 

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