Guide for Authors

All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Environmental Sciences (JES) Mansoura University should be written in clear, concise, and proper English. Manuscripts containing all essential data and method are subject to editing to ensure conformity to editorial standards and journal style. The total manuscript size (including figures) should not exceed 15 pages. The complete paper has to be written preferably in Rich Text Format or in a MS-Word 2003 compatible file. Page size: A4, margins: 3 cm on each side, line spacing: single, font type: Times New Roman.


Organizing the Manuscript:


The manuscript should be organized into the following sections: Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figure Legends and Figures.


Title page. Include the following information:


·         Title. It should informative and concise title that describes the topic of the manuscript in terms understandable to a broad readership. Font size 14, sentence case, center alignment.

·         Author names and affiliations. Full names of all authors and footnote symbols or numbers to denote affiliations, current mailing addresses for corresponding author.


Article structure


·         Abstract:The author (s) should start the manuscript with an abstract of no more then 300 words. Neither abbreviation nor references are accepted in the abstract. The paper is to followed by the keywords before the introduction.


·         Keywords: Keywords should not exceed six, not including items appearing in the title. Size 10, italic, justify, only the word Keywords must be bold.


·         Introduction:  Summarize briefly the relevant background from literature, the specific issue or question to be approached, and the experimental tactics, and no summary of the findings. The aims and purposes of the research and its relation with other recent studies in the field.


·         Materials and Methods: It should include relevant details on the experimental design and techniques so that, the experiments can be repeated while the new procedures should be described in details. Cite previously published procedures in references.


·         Results: All essential data should be presented, in a logical order, the experiments and data that support the conclusions to be presented in the discussion. No extensive interpretations, extended lines of inference, arguments, or speculations should be included in this section. A combined result and discussion section can be also appropriate.


·         Discussion: An interpretation of the results and place the findings in a larger context. Some degree of speculation, provided it is supported by the data or the published literature, is the left to the authors.


·         Acknowledgments: Acknowledge dedications, contributions from others, and funding sources.


·         References:Only articles published or in press should be listed in this section and arrange in alphabetical order. For references with 5 authors or fewer, list all authors. Abbreviate journal titles according to the most recent issue of BIOSIS Serial Sources, e.g.


Journal Article:

Schütz, W. and Milberg, P. (1997). Seed germination in Launaea arborescens: A continuously flowering semi-desert shrub. J Arid Environ., 36: 113–122.





Book Chapter:

Malacinski, M. G. (1993). Systems of and analytical approaches to molecular biology, In Essentials of molecular biology, eds. D. Friefelder and M. G. Malacinski, Jones and Bartlett Pub., Boston, USA.



Gruger, W. and Gruger, A. (1990). Biotechnology: A Text Book of Industrial Microbiology, ed. T.D. Brock, Sinauer Associate, Inc., Sunderland, MA, USA.


Web Site:

Agatep, R.; Kirkpatrick, R. D.; Parchaliuk, D. L.; Woods, R. A. and Gietz, R. D. (1998). Transformation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by the lithium acetate/single-stranded carrier D.N.A/ polyethylene glycol (LiAc/ss-D.N.A/P.E.G) protocol. Technical Tips Online. Available at: http:// Search for "lithium acetate" from the opening page. Accessed May 2, 2003.


·         Tables. Tables should be double-spaced, separate from the text, and self-explanatory. Label each table at the top with an Arabic numeral followed by the Table title. Insert footnotes below the table. Supply units of measure in the heads of columns. Tables should be called out in numerical order (e.g. Table 1), beginning in the Results section of the manuscripts. Capitalize "Table" when called out in text.


·         Figure Legends. Figure legends should provide a general overview of the figure, followed by explanations of specific parts, if necessary. Begin the legend with "Figure 1", in bold. Type the legend in regular, not bold, text.


·         Figure Callouts in Text. Samples: Figure 1; Figures 1-3; Figure 1, A and B; Figures 2A and 3C; Figure 3, A-D.


Preparing Figures for Publication.

Software for Preparing Digital Art. Because the quality of artwork reproduction is important, 3 JES requires that all artwork be prepared using professional graphic art software. A digital image (gel, autoradiograph, micrograph, etc.) should not be manipulated to enhance one part of the image relative to another or to remove any potentially relevant features. Brightness, contrast, or color may be uniformly (not selectively) adjusted as long as no potentially important information is obscured.


Figure Size. Prepare figures at the size they are to be published, either 4.23-8.47 cm or 10.16-11.43 cm or 14.39-17.57 cm; the figure height must be < 23.5 cm.




·         Page proofs are emailed to the Corresponding Author, along with instructions on handling text and figure proofs. Corrections should be restricted to the indicated errors.



·         A reprint order form included with the page proofs must be returned before JES goes to press.


Publication CHARges

Manuscript CHARges  for contributors outside Egypt are $ 150.  those represent staff members of  Mansoura  University are LE 400,  while those outside Mansoura University are LE 500. LE 10 for each additional page over the first I5 pages and L.E.  50 for single page with figure s in color printing.  The authers will receive 15 reprints.


Submitting Manuscripts

Submission should be made through online system ( To submit a manuscript, you need only username and password.



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