Guide for Authors
AUTHORS GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office. CBERJ Website: www.berj.mosuljournals.com
1: PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman of 12 pt. Font and in MS-Word format in one column use A4 paper size. No line number should be applied to the manuscript. Manuscript submission must be applied once to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of manuscript consideration. The manuscript must be accompanied by a Title Page, which can be downloaded.
1-1: English Language Writing
publications in the CBERJ are in the English language. Authors whose first language is not Arabic should ensure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please note your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). The CBERJ provides no language and copy-editing services; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services before submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.
1-2: New Submissions
Submission to the CBERJ journal proceeds online, and authors will be guided stepwise by creating and uploading the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.docx) used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures and tables are encouraged to be embedded and included in the main manuscript file in the result section.
References list must be provided according to the format of the CBERJ references in a consistent style. Where applicable, author(s) name(s). article title. journal abbreviation. year of publication;volume(issue number):pagination. Doi:
Please note that don't print your references using Mendeley or Endnote software or any other references format software; using manual print using MS Word is the only method acceptable by CBERJ, else that a state or reject will be chosen.
1-4: Formatting requirements
There are no strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Article Highlights, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, and References. Please ensure all figures and tables should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file in the results section.
1-5: Revised Submissions
Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision, the authors are instructed to submit their manuscript in CBERJ format in a Word document (*.docx). Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. The authors are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check for the submitted manuscript to avoid unnecessary errors. The author(s) name and affiliation should be inserted at this stage.
2: MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE
Manuscript literature and tenses must be structured as Title; Abstract; Keywords; Article Highlights; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements and References submitted in a file with limited size.
2-1: Manuscript Title
The title of up to 17 words should not contain the name of the research's locations, countries, or cities and abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions and do not use vague phrases.
An abstract of 150 to 250 words that sketch the purpose of the study; basic procedures, main findings, novelty, discussions and the principal conclusions should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.
Provide 3 to 5 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or contain abbreviations and shall be written in alphabetical order as separated by a semicolon. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently throughout the text.
Highlights are mandatory for the CBERJ journal. A highlight is a concise, short phrase conveying the core findings of your research. The approximate length of a highlighted item will be between 3 to 5 points only.
Describes the background of the investigation with updated information briefly and states the aim of the study.
2-6: Materials and Methods
Provide sufficient details to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Support the techniques and methods used with references. Investigations on animals must comply with institutional and/or equivalent guides for the care and use of animals. Metric and standard international units should be used in this section and throughout the manuscript. Specify the computer software used for statistical analysis and define statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols applied.
Present the results and their significance. Graphs and tables should be self-explanatory. Do not repeat the data in the figures and tables. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order of their mention in the text.
Deals with critical review and interpretations of the results, and supported by relevant updated references. Repetition of data should be avoided. It should end with brief conclusions. In Short Communications, Results and Discussion may be combined.
This section should highlight the significant, firm discoveries and state the added value of the main finding without literature references.
Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc., should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. Financial support affiliation of the study, if it exists, must be mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial supports must be included.
2-11: Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest statement must be placed at the manuscript as below: "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this manuscript".
Please note that don't print your references using Mendeley or Endnote software or any other references format software. Using manual print only by using MS Word is the only method acceptable by CBERJ; cite about 15 up to 20 articles in a research article type and not 50 to 80 pieces in review article type. Literature references should be numbered (in brackets) consecutively in the text in the order they are first mentioned and listed at the end of the manuscript. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/). Personal communications or unpublished data should be mentioned in the text but not included in the list of references.
3: EXAMPLE of REFERENCES
Please note that don't print your references using Mendeley or Endnote software or any other references formate software; using manual print using MS Word is the only acceptable method by CBERJ.
- Journal article: Bingham CM, Wilson PR, Davies AS. Real-time ultrasonography for pregnancy diagnosis and estimation of fetal age in farmed red deer. Vet Rec. 1990;126:102-106. Doi: 10.23.23455.6565.837363
- Book: Wanamaker BP, Pettes CL. Applied pharmacology for the veterinary technician. 1st ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company; 1996. 372 p.
- Chapter in a book: Chabala JC, Miller MW. Chemistry of antiprotozoal agents. In: Campbell WC, Rew RS, editors. Chemotherapy of parasitic diseases. New York: Plenum Press; 1986. 25-85 p.
- PhD. Dissertation: Zhao C. Development of nanoelectrospray and application to protein research and drug discovery [PhD. dissertation]. Buffalo: State University of New York at Buffalo; 2005. 276 p.
- Master's thesis: Roguskie JM. The role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1244 pilin glycan in virulence [master's thesis]. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University; 2005. 111 p.
Do not submit tables and graphs as a photograph. Tables should be set within the text. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Tables should be placed within the text and have a clear and rational structure and consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give enough information in subtitles to understand each table without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Tables should be with the captions placed above in limited numbers. Table headnotes should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Figures/ illustrations should be in high-quality artwork, within 200-300 dpi. Ensure that figures are precise, labelled, and of a size reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. Following remarks should be applied to the figures:
- Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text of the manuscript.
- Figure captions begin with the term Figures. Figures should be with the captions placed below in limited numbers.
- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption.
- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption, use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
- Identify previously published material by giving the source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
6: SUBMISSION FINAL CHECKLIST
- Read the Journal's Guide for Authors and ensure that the manuscript (text, tables, and figures) meets Journal requirements.
- The manuscript contains the main sections outlined in Journal's Guide for Authors.
- Spell-check the manuscript.
- All authors must read the Ethics in publishing, Plagiarism prevention, Violation of publication ethics, and Handling cases of misconduct before being submitted to the CBERJ.
- The manuscript has been read and approved by all listed authors.
- The Corresponding Author and the whole contributors of the manuscript are advised to be registered at the journal website to keep their names in the manuscript bio-sketches.