Instructions for Author
ABAA Journal accepts manuscripts written in Arabic or English Languages only. Before submitting your manuscript to the ABAA Journal, we recommend a professional edition of your paper, particularly if ENGLISH is not your native language. This is not mandatory but may ensure that the scientific content is fully understood by the editors and reviewers. Even after approval, the editors/reviewers may request, if necessary, a text revision by one of the specialists indicated herein. Manuscripts with inappropriate English will have their review process interrupted/rejected by the Editor or reviewer.
Exclusivity and originality
Manuscripts submitted or published, even partially, in another journal are not accepted. The exclusivity must be declared in the cover letter. Only manuscripts whose content has been published in the form of academic thesis/dissertation/monography are accepted. Nonconformities of the manuscript regarding exclusivity and originality will be the sole responsibility of the corresponding author.
Conflict of interests / competing interests
ABAA Journal does its best to ensure that our journal and/or authors are free of any undue influence. Any person involved in the publication process is required to declare beforehand any potential conflict of interest that could, in any way, compromise the objectivity and/or integrity of the work. Conflict of interests may vary in nature, ranging from financial, personal, professional, contractual, etc…
It is also encouraged that anyone who suspects a clear undisclosed conflict of interest please inform the appropriate editor.
We also recommend that editors familiarize themselves with COPE’s Conflicts of interest / Competing interests
All authors must have an Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID iD – https://orcid.org/register), which will be required during the submission to our Journal portal. To know how to insert your Orcid id at Journal Portal. The corresponding author must declare in the cover letter that all authors are aware of and approved the manuscript submission. The manifestation of unawareness or disagreement with the submission by anyone of the authors will result in the interruption of the manuscript processing. It is not allowed to change the corresponding author. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made before the manuscript is accepted. The contribution of each author to the proposal, implementation, data analysis, and writing of the manuscript must also be declared in the title page.
Manuscripts must be in accordance with the standards for scientific writing. The publication of an experiment in parts (fractionation of the content) should be avoided, but if it proves necessary the manuscripts should be submitted in sequence, and this fact must be informed in their corresponding cover letters.
ABAA Journal accepts the following manuscripts types:
Original research papers (Regular papers)
Should be based on an original scientific hypothesis, which was not yet clarified. The hypothesis must be tested through experimentation and/or theoretical models, based on the scientific method, with adequate statistical planning and discussion. Comparisons of methods, varieties, types of management, etc. may, exceptionally, be considered as a scientific article only when they provide a basis and/or logical scientific reason; if they solve an important problem in the field; or if there is a significant conceptual advance. The article structure must contain a title, highlights, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references and may contain tables and figures. Supplementary material is allowed (see Submission) (see Also, Paper template).
This type of manuscript may be submitted spontaneously or invited by the Editor-in-chief, but both will undergo the same review process to be approved. Besides reporting the state of knowledge on a specific topic, review articles should be analytical, critical, and present suggestions for future research.
Letter to the editor
Letters to the editor should be limited to commentaries on previous articles published with specific reference to issues and causes related to it. It should be concise, comprehensive, and brief reports of cases or research findings. It does not follow a format such as abstract, subheads, or acknowledgments. It is more a response or the opinion of the reader on a particular article published and should reach the editor within 1 month of article publication.
All manuscripts must be submitted online through ABAA Journal Portal, an online submission and paper management system, which can be accessed using the following link.
All documents should be created using a word processing software, preferably Microsoft Word. The text should be written in 12-point font, and with a 1.5 line spacing throughout the entire document. Manuscripts should be prepared without line numbering. For more details and for quick submission you can see the Article Template.
The cover letter must contain: 1) manuscript title; 2) a statement that the paper is original and neither the manuscript nor any part of its content was published previously in print form or electronically, and are not under consideration by any other journal or electronic medium; 3) a statement certifying that all authors approved the manuscript being submitted; 4) a statement that there is no conflict of interest (financial, personal or institutional) associated with the information and results disclosed in the manuscript; and 5) information about the manuscript relevance; the authors must indicate the suitability of the manuscript within the scope of the ABAA, and highlight the problem, hypothesis, objectives, and to emphasize the main findings and why they are significant to increasing the scope of the ABAA knowledge.
ABAA Journal accepts manuscripts written in Arabic or English Languages only. Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. There are many specialist language editing companies that offer this service and you can use any of these. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.
Author self-archiving/public access policy
For information about this journal's policy, please visit our ABAA Archiving Policy page
Open access publishing
ABAA Journal authors have the option to publish their paper under the Open initiative; whereby, without any charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory license to publish agreement.
Open articles are published under a Creative Commons license. Authors publishing in ABAA Journal can use the following Creative Commons license for their articles:
Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0)
see Also Copyright and Licensing
Final Proof Corrections and Submission
The next step in the publication process involves reviewing the galley proofs for your article. Please return the checked galley proofs via the online submission system within 72 hours of receipt. Late return of galley proofs may mean postponement to a later issue. Please make a copy of the corrected proofs before returning them; keep the copy for your records.
This step is entirely the responsibility of the corresponding author. The galley proofs will not be read by the editorial staff. Errors that you fail to mark will be published.
The corresponding author of an accepted manuscript will receive an e-mail notification and complete instructions when page proofs are available for review via a secure link. Final proof will be provided in Portable document format (PDF) files of the typeset pages. The attention of the authors is directed to the instructions which accompany the proof, especially the requirement that all corrections, revisions, and additions be entered on the proof and not on the manuscript.
Note that you are being asked to correct errors, not to revise the paper. You will not be charged for our editing mistakes or typographical errors, but you will be charged for any alterations from the original text that you make on the galley proofs. Extensive alteration may require Editorial Board approval, possibly delaying publication.
Note: If you are completely SATISFIED from the final proof, just inform the Editorial Office about your satisfaction via e-mail or via the online submission system. Only on the receipt of your final satisfaction opinion, Editorial Office will send your article for final publication.