The author should submit the original manuscript as an attachment to the following e-mail address: [email protected].
Each manuscript is reviewed simultaneously by three specialists. Other reviewers are consulted if necessary. Submission of an article implies that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere. Microsoft Word should be used for both Arabic or English manuscripts.
Arab researches should send their articles in Arabic with an Arabic and English abstracts. Non-Arabic speaking scientists can write their articles in English with an English and Arabic abstracts (if possible). In case one of the authors is non-Arabic speaking, the authors has the choice to publish the article in either English or Arabic. Starting in 2020, 25% of the accepted articles can be written in English, if the Arab researche(s) prefer to do so
Publication processing charges
Publication processing charges in the Arab Journal of Plant Protection are as follows:
Full research or review articles
60 USD for ASPP members (at least one co-author should be an ASPP member)
100 USD for non-members
30 USD for ASPP members (at least one co-author should be an ASPP member)
50 USD for non-members
Graduate students are offered 50% discount on publication processing charges.
Types of articles
The Journal accepts review articles, regular research papers (6-10 pages), short communications (2-3 pages) (please see manuscript writing) and New Pest and Natural Enemies Record (half page, maximum 500 words, including five reference, but without tables or figures).
Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise language, type-written double spaced. The first page should start with the title in the center, which should not be more than 100 characters and spaces, followed by the author(s) name(s) with the address, directly under the title. Key words, maximum six, would be useful for index retrieval systems. All manuscripts should contain the following sections:
Arabic abstract, which should be as brief as possible, including the significant contents and major findings of the work (not more than 200 words)
Material and Methods
Discussion in short communications results and Discussion could be combined in one section
Acknowledgment (if necessary)
English abstract, should be prepared as an extended summary (not to exceed 500 words)
Numbers to be used in the text, in the tables and in the figures are the “Arabic numbers" that is 1, 2, 3……etc.
Tables should be planned to fit a maximum page of 18 x 26 cm. it should be typed on separate pages and numbered consecutively in the sequence of their appearance in the text. They should bear a descriptive, self-explanatory clear heading in both Arabic and English. Also sub-heading and terms used in the table should be written in both languages. Numbers to be used in the tables are the “Arabic numbers". Footnotes to tables should appear as a superscript letters starting with “a" in each table, and should be indicated at the bottom of the table.
Figures (diagrams, graphs, photographs)
Diagrams and graphs should be drawn using the Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. When authors present their data in a histogram form, the values should be printed on the top of each column. Captions should be typed in both English and Arabic. Black and white or colored photographs are accepted. Numbers to be used on the figures are the “Arabic numbers". Figures must be numbered consecutively according to their citation in the text. Excel and JPG fiels of the figures should be mailed separately.
Names and terms
Latin binomials should be written in italics to differentiate them from the rest of the text. Pesticides should be named by their common names.
Articles in the references list should be cited in the original language they were published in. References are arranged in an alphabetical order, with the author’s last name first followed by his initials, the publication year, title, journal or publication place, the volume and pages, DOI. References are cited in the text by the authors names and year of publication. Arabic references should be written in both Arabic and English languages (please see Arabic version of Author’s Guide for Manuscript Preparation).
Article in a Journal
(Singh et al., 2004)
Singh, D.P., C.A. Moore, A. Gilliland and J.P. Carr. 2004. Activation of multiple antiviral defense mechanisms by salicylic acid. Molecular Plant Pathology, 5: 57–63. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1364-3703.2004.00203.x
Hymaydan, H.S. 1983. Impact of seed-borne pathogens on intranational and international movement of seeds. Phytopathology, 73:784 (Abstract)
(Harrison & Murant, 1996)
Harrison, B.D. and A.F. Murant (eds.). 1996. The Plant Viruses: Polyhedral Virions and Bipartite RNA Genomes. Springer, Boston, MA, USA. 364 pp.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1772-0
Chapter in a book
(Dembilio & Jaques, 2015)
Dembilio Ó. and J.A. Jaques. 2015. Biology and management of red palm weevil. Pages 13–36. In: Sustainable Pest Management in Date Palm: Current Status and Emerging Challenges. W. Wakil, J.R. Faleiro and T.A. Miller (eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24397-9
(Makkouk & Kumari, 1997)
Makkouk, K.M. and S.G. Kumari. 1997. Etiology and control of soybean dwarf luteovirus affecting lentils (Lens culinaris) in Syria. Pages 731-734. In: Proceedings of 10th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union. June 1-5, 1997, Montpellier-Lec Corum, France.
Mustafa, F.H. 1974. List of plant diseases in Iraq. Bulletin No. 74. Ministry of Agriculture, Iraq. 27 pp.