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Only original unpublished articles will be considered.

LANGUAGE: Manuscripts may be written in Arabic or English.


Manuscripts should be submitted in quadruplicate and typed double-spaced, on one side of the paper only, and with 2.5cm margins. The size of the paper should be (27x21.5cm).

The total number of pages on the manuscript should not exceed 30 pages, including figures, illustrations, references, tables, and appendices.

Each manuscript should be accompanied by two abstracts, one in Arabic and one in English, of approximately 200 words each, typed on two separate sheets.

The title of the manuscript, the author’s name, academic rank and affiliation should appear on a separate sheet. The title should also appear on the first page of the manuscript and on each abstract.

Manuscripts should be sent in print and on a floppy 3.5 computer disk compatible with IBM (Ms Word).

copy. Annual subscription rates for individuals and institutions: Jordan: JD2. 500; Arab World: JD 8.000 or US$ 12.00; countries outside the Arab World: US$ 18.00 or equivalen


Figures and illustrations should be drawn on tracing paper. Their dimensions should not exceed 19 x 12cm.


When foreign names are mentioned in an Arabic manuscript, they should be written in Arabic, followed by the English transcription in parentheses.


A)Documentation of published references: This should be done within the text by numbers [5], rerence should be listed at the end of the manuscripts.

For a reference to a book:

 [ ] Franson N., Clesceri L., Greenberg A. and Eaton A.(eds.), Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, 20th Edition, American Public Health Association, Washington, D.D., USA.(1998).

For a reference to an article in a Periodical:

[ ] Smith P. D., 'On tuning the Boyer-Moore-Horspool string searching algorithm', Software-Practice and Experience, 24(4) (1994) 435-436.

For a reference to an article in a book:

[ ] Gordan A.J. & Ford R.A., A Handbook of Practical Data, Techniques, and References, Properties of the Elements. Canada: John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 1972.

B)Documentation of notes and unpublished references: This should be done within the text by writing the word “note” followed by the succession number of the note in brackets, as follows: (Note 1). Then every note is explained in further detail at the end of the manuscript, before the references, under the title Notes, as follows:

Note 1: Al-Nijjar, Tariq H., Levels of Trace Elements in Freshwater fishes of Azraq Oasis-Jordan, Unpublished M.S Thesis, Yarmouk University, 1991.

BOOK REVIEWS: Book reviews of recent academic publications may be considered for inclusion in the Journal.

EDITORIAL CHANGES: The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to make any editorial changes he deems necessary.

OFFPRINTS: Twenty offprints will be sent free of charge to the principal author of the published manuscript, in addition to one copy of the journal issue in which the manuscript is published.

References Rules:

[I] Aaseeth, j., Norseth, T., Copper. In: Friberg, L., Nordberg, G. F., Vouk, V. B. (Eds), Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals. 2: Specific Metals, Elsevier, Amsterdam, (1986) 233-244.

[2] Ababneh, T. S., Temporal distribution of heavy metals in the mussels Modulus aurculatus at an industrial site of the Jordanian coast of the Gulf of Aqaba; indicator of the seawater environmental quality, Unpublished M S thesis, Yarmouk University, (2004).

[3] Adams, E., Simkiss, k., Taylor, M., Metal ion metabolism in the moulting crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes), Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 72A, (1982) 73-76.

[4] AI_Bataineh, M. B., Heavy metal accumulation in mussels along the Jordanian coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, Unpublished M S thesis, Yarmouk University, (2004).

[5] Almeida Prado-Por, M. S., The diversity and dynamics of Calanoida (Copepoda) in northern Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba), Red Sea, Oceanoogica. Acta, 6(2) (1983) 139-145,

[6] AL-Najjar, T., The seasonal dynamics and grazing control of phyto-and meso­zooplankton in the Northern Gulf of Aqaba, Unpublishted Ph.D, thesis, Bremen university, (2000).

[7] AL-Najjar, T., Pelagic copepod diversity in the Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea), Lebanese Science Journal, 3(1) (2002) 3-16.

[8] Bryan, G. W., Concentrations of zinc and copper in the tissues of decapods crustaceans, Journal of Marine Biology Association, U.K., 48 (1968) 303-321.

[9] Bu-Olayan, A. H., AI-Hassan, R., Thomas, B. V., Subrahmanyam, M. N. V., Impact of trace metals and nutrients levels on phytoplankton from the Kuwait Coast. Environment International, 26(4) (2001) 199-203.

[10] Chen,G. Y., Stemberger, R. S. Klaue., B., Blum., J. D., Pickhardet, P. C., Flot, G.

L., Accumulation of heavy metals in food web components across a gradient of lakes, Limnology and Oceanography, 45(7) (2000) 1525-1536


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