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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 single-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

1.General editorial policy:

The Gezira Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences is a refereed journal publishing reports of original research in all aspects of engineering and applied   sciences in the areas of mathematics, computer, chemistry, physics and biotechnology.

Articles sent for publication must be original reports of research not simultaneously sent to, nor previously published elsewhere. The journal also accepts short notes, communications and review papers. Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor. Papers must be written in English or Arabic , with both Arabic and English abstracts. Three copies of manuscript in correct linguistic and grammar should be submitted. The correspondence author will be informed in writing upon receipt of the manuscript. Each manuscript will be assessed by two independent referees. The correspondence author will be informed immediately thereafter in writing of acceptance, rejection or need of revision. The editorial staff reserves the right to revise the manuscript. Major alterations, however, will only be made in accordance with the author(s) consent. Before publication the correspondence author receives galley proofs for the sole purpose of correcting misprints or making any absolutely necessary corrections. Corrections must be returned within 30 days. On acceptance of a paper for publication the author(s) should provide a copy of the entire manuscript on a compatible computer diskette. After publication of the article the correspondence author will get 10 reprints free of charge. He /she will be invoiced for any additional copies, which may be ordered when returning the galley proofs.

  1. Organization of manuscript:

  Authors are requested to adhere to the rules given below and to follow the examples precisely.

   2.1 Typing:

Manuscripts should be typed using double line spacing on one side of the paper only (standard A4 paper is appropriate).Every page should be numbered at the bottom center.

  2.2 Size of manuscript:

Original papers should not exceed 15 type written pages; in addition up   to 8 figures and/or tables may be included. Review articles should not exceed 25 type written pages. In addition up to 12 figures and/or tables may be included. Short communication should be limited to 5 type written pages plus no more than 3 figures and/or tables.

  2.3 Introductory material:

The first page of manuscript should contain the following items in the sequence given:

  1. a)      The title of the paper should be specific, concise and informative.               
  2. b) First and last (family) name(s) of the author(s) should be fully written with   

            initials for middle names.

  1. c) Each author's last name is to be followed by an asterisk (or similar symbol)   to report author's address.

2.4 Abstract:

The second page of manuscript should start with an abstract that summarizes the content of the paper. The abstract should be as informative as possible stating clearly the significant findings and important conclusions of the research work. Its length should not exceed 15 lines. For papers written in English Arabic translation of the title and the abstract is required (and vice versa). Key words should not exceed five words.

2.5 Introduction:

The introduction should explain sufficiently but concisely, the latest scientific research on the subject, using recent international references. It should be followed by objectives, showing why and with what aim the work has been done.

2.6 Materials and Methods:  

Enough information should be provided to allow other investigators to repeat the work. It is sufficient to cite the corresponding reference for the exact description of a method. An additional short description is required if the references are not easily accessible or are given in unfamiliar languages.

2.7 Results and Discussion:

The results should be described by including table's figures schemes formulae etc.. Tables should be typed in separate sheets, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with title at the top of the sheet. All figures should be submitted as original suitable for reproduction. Color figures can be reproduced. Contents of tables or figures should not be repeated in the text but   should be commented on if necessary. Measured results should be evaluated by suitable statistical methods (e.g. standard deviation, test of significance, regression, correlation). The results should be discussed with regard to present knowledge and aim of the work. Conclusions should be drawn (e.g. for further research possibilities of transfer into practice or production).      

Discussion as well as conclusions may be given as separate sections. 

2.8 References:   

References should be given in the text by the surname of the authors and the year; et al. should be used in the text when there are more than two Authors. All authors should be given in the References section. References should be arranged alphabetically by senior authors. Responsibility of the accuracy of the references rests with the author(s).References should be limited in number to those absolutely   necessary. They should also be typed with double spacing and should follow the examples of reference listing format given below.

2.8.1 Journal articles: 

Elkhalifa, E. A., Klettener, P. G. and Muller, W. D. (1997). Utilization of lablab and cowpea flours in sausages. Fleischwirtsch. International l 77(3):38-40.

2.8.2 Books:              

Anderson, V.L. and McLean, R.A. (1974). Design of Experiments -A Realistic Approach. Marcel- Decker, New York Basel.                   

2.8.3 Chapter in a book:      

Mercier, C. (1978). Extrusion cooking of starch, pp 153-170. In: J.M.V. Blanchard and J.R. Mitchell (Eds.) Polysaccharides in Food.  Butterworths, London

2.8.4   Proceedings:

Aljack, E.A., Daud, M., Mansor, S. and Bardaie, M.Z. (2000). Planning support system for land use planning. In: Proceedings of The International Forum Cum Conference on Information Technology and Communication at the Dawn of the New Millennium, pp. 245-256,1-4 Aug. 2000. Bangkok, Thailand.   

2.8.5 Thesis:

Taha, A.M.M. (2000). Prospects of Modernizing the Clothing Industry in Sudan. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan. 

2.8.6 Patents:

Miller, B.O.1952. U.S. Pat. 2542356. Dow Chemical Company.  Abstract 51, (1962):2870.

2.9 Structural Diagrams and Mathematical Equations:

Structural diagrams of molecules as well as mathematical equations should be drawn or written in the manuscript in the places in which they belong. They should always stand alone, i.e. occupy extra lines. They should be marked with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the right hand margin. Greek letters and unusual symbols in equations should be identified in the typesetter.                     

  1. Short Communications:

 Preference is given to short communications which contain novel experimental results in short form. A short communication has no summary and should not exceed 5 type written pages (including tables, figures and references). The same divisions, as described under 2.2, should be applied. The term short communication should be added below the title.

  1. Reviews

Reviews are comprehensive, critical descriptions on the present knowledge of actual research subjects or technological developments. The division is left to the author(s); otherwise the explanations under 2.2 are valid. Reviews are frequently submitted on invitation; however they are of course accepted from other authors too.  The term "A review" should be added below the title.

  1. New conceptions:

These are contributions containing novel research or strategies, novel methodical, technological or technical procedures or novel  methods of education or teaching which have to be scientifically well  founded, but which have not yet been confirmed by experiment or practice. The division of these papers may be determined by the author(s), formally the explanations under 2.2 are valid.

  1. Final Remarks

The authors are cordially asked to follow these instructions. In this way they facilitate the work for themselves and for the editorial staff  and the referees. Authors are encouraged to supply e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers. These are likely to speed up communication. Acknowledgements of financial support, advice or other kinds of assistance should be made at the end of the text before Bibliography under the heading "Acknowledgements"