Diyala Journal for Pure Science
Scientific Refereed Journal Published By College of Science - University of Diyala
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TYPES OF PAPERS
Original Paper, Review Paper.
All submitted articles are double blind fully peer-reviewed.
Manuscript Submission AND COVER LETTER
The corresponding author must send a cover letter to the editor-in-chief declaring the following points:
1- The work described has not been published before.
2- It is not under consideration for publication anywhere else.
3- Its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
4- The authors should explain in point form why their work is outstanding and what distinguishes this work from past work. What are the outstanding contributions of this paper and how does the paper contribute to an advancement of the state-of-the-art? Number of characters must be less than 500 characters.
5- The corresponding author should also fill and sign the copyright transfer form along with the authorship statement form signed by all authors.
6- The corresponding authors are kindly invited to submit their full-text papers including results, tables, figures, and references by E-mail to diyalajournal@gmail.
Organization of manuscripts
Manuscripts must not exceed 15 pages using Microsoft Word 2007 or a later version. The sections should be arranged in the following order: Title Page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations (if any), References. Only the first letters of words in the Title, Headings and Subheadings are capitalized. Headings should be in bold while Subheadings should be plain.
The title page should include:
1- The name(s) of the author(s)
2- A concise and informative title
3- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
4- The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author
5- If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)
Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Arabic Language Summary
The authors are also requested to submit the title page, abstract and the keywords in Arabic language as well.
1- Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
2- Use a bold 14-point Times New Roman for headings without numbering.
3- Use a bold 12-point Times New Roman for sub-headings.
4- Use a plain 12-point Times New Roman for the rest of text.
5- Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
6- Do not use field functions.
7- Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
8- Use the equation editor for equations.
9- Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher).
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes can be used to give additional information. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units). Please use the standard mathematical notation for formulae, symbols and other technical and scientific terms.
Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets.
Deposition techniques are classified into chemical and physical methods .
These results are in agreement with those reported by Ali and Salman .
This technique has been widely studied [1-3, 7].
2- Reference list
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively. Use 11-point plain Times New Roman font.
 S. Preuss, A. Demchuk Jr., M. Stuke, Appl. Phys. A 61, 33 (1995)
Initial1. Surname1, Initial2. Surname2, Initial3. Surname3, Journal Title Abbreviation Vol. number, Page number (Year)
 H. Ibach, H. Lüth, Solid-State Physics, 2nd ed. (Springer, Dordrecht, 1996), pp. 45–56
Initial1. Surname1, Initial2. Surname2, Initial3. Surname3, Book Title, edition no. (Publisher, City, Year), pp. 00-00
 D.M. Abrams, in Conductive Polymers, ed. by R.S. Seymour, A. Smith (Springer, New York, 1973), p. 307
Initial1. Surname1, Initial2. Surname2, Initial3. Surname3, in Book Title, ed. by Initial1. Surname1, Initial2. Surname2 (Publisher, City, Year), p. page no.
J. Cartwright, Big stars have weather too. (IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb, 2007),
http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007
Author initials. Author surname, Title of Thesis, Ph.D. Thesis or M.Sc. Thesis, Name of
University, City, Country, (Year)
L. R. Dekker, Role of intracellular calcium in ischemic damage and preconditioning in
cardiac muscle. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1996)
Article in conference proceedings:
Author Initials. Author Surname, Title of article, In: Conference Name, Date, Place, Pages
G. A. Holzapfel , C. A. J. Schulze, M. Stadler, Feasibility of Patient Specific Aortic Blood
Flow CFD Simulation, In: 10th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and
Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 23-25 April (1996), New York, pp 141–156
Organization as author (print)
Name of Organization, Title of the report, Report no. (if any), Location of Publisher,
Publisher Name, (Year)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National healthcare quality report, Report
No. 13-0002, Rockville, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (2013)
Author that is different than the agency or organization (print)
Name of Authors, Title of the report, Report no. (if any), Location of Publisher, Publisher
P. Barnes, B. Bloom, R. Nahin, National health statistics reports: Complementary and
alternative medicine use among adults and children, Report No. 12, New York, Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality, (2007)
Organization as author (online)
Name of Organization, Title of the report, Report no. (if any), Retrieved from URL, (Year)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Health Statistics Reports:
Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults and children, Report No. 12,
Retrieved from https://nccam.nih.gove/sites/nccam.nih.gove/files/news/nhsr12.pdf, (2007)
Author that is different than the agency or organization (online)
Name of Authors, Title of the report, Report no. (if any), Retrieved from Name of
Organization website: URL, (Year)
alternative medicine use among adults and children, Report No. 12, Retrieved from U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics website:
Important note: Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations.
Important Note: The authors are requested to provide (in separate page) the online links of all references appear in the reference list.
1- All tables must be written using a plain 10-point Times New Roman and to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
2- Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order (e.g. Table (1) shows ………).
3- For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table using a plain 11-point Times New Roman (e.g. Table (1): The deposition parameters used in the present study).
4- Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
5- Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Figures 1. All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. 2. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.) (e.g. Figure 1a shows the diagram …….). 3. If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, "A1, A2, A3, etc.". 4. Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. 5. Figure captions must be typed using a plain 11-point Times New Roman begin with the term Figure in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type (e.g. Figure 1: The actual diagram of ……). 6. Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs. 7. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITING
For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English you should consider:
1- Asking a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity.
2- Visiting an English language tutorial which covers the common mistakes when writing in English.
3- Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review.
4- Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication in this journal and does not imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.
5- If your manuscript is accepted it will be checked by our copyeditors for spelling and formal style before publication.
By submitting articles to Diyala Journal for Pure Science the author attests the following:
1- None of the part of manuscript is plagiarized from other sources
2- Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources
3- Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism
All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Dectection Software (CrossCheck by iThenticate) and the similarity index must not exceed 20%.
Copyrights of all articles published in the DJPS are published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.
By submitting an article for review, the author(s) recognizes that the submitted article has not been published (the form of journal article, thesis, or other published means), nor reviewed for publication in other journals. The Editors reserve the right to decline a submission if proven to not be an original article.