Author’s Guide

Author’s Guide for Manuscript Preparation

The author should submit the original manuscript of around 5000 words as an attachment to the following e-mail address: Each manuscript is reviewed simultaneously by two specialists, and if one of the referees was negative, the article will be sent to a third reviewer. 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 English, French or Arabic manuscripts.

Publication charges: There are no publication charges for submitting articles to the Lebanese Science Journal.

Journal language: Articles in English, French and Arabic are considered for publication.

Review and proofs:

      • Articles are first checked for plagiarism using an appropriate software.
      • Articles will be reviewed by professional referees, and the authors will be notified of the acceptance and expected date of publication.
      • One set of proofs will be sent to the author to be checked for any errors. In case of joint communications, and unless otherwise specified, the proofs will be sent to the corresponding author.

Types of articles: The Journal accepts review articles, regular research papers (6-10 pages), short communications (2-3 pages) (please see manuscript writing).

Manuscript writing: 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: 1)  Abstract, which should be as brief as possible, including the significant contents and major findings of the work (not more than 200 words). If the article is written in French or Arabic, an English abstract should follow.  2) Introduction, 3) Material and Methods, 4) Results, 5) Discussion; in short communications results and Discussion could be combined in one section, 6) Acknowledgments (if necessary), 7) References. Footnotes are not permitted in the text. Short communications need not be divided into sections.

Tables: Tables should be easily readable and numbered consecutively in the sequence of their appearance in the text. Tables should be cited properly in the text. They should bear a descriptive, self-explanatory clear heading. Footnotes at the bottom of the tables should appear as a superscript letters starting with “a” in each 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 self explanatory. Black and white or colored photographs with high resolution are accepted. Figures must be numbered consecutively according to their citation in the text.

Scientific names: Latin binomials should be written in italics to differentiate them from the rest of the text. Pesticides should be named by their common names.

References: Articles should be cited in the original language they were published in and 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. The journal names should be written in full, and abbreviations are not acceptable. References are cited in the text by the author’s family name and year of publication in brackets for publications with a single author; author’s family names and year of publication in brackets for publications with two authors: and by the senior author family name followed by et al. and year of publication for articles with more than two authors.


    1. Article in a Journal

Darwish, T. and Faour, G. 2008. Rangeland degradationin two watersheds of Lebanon. Lebanese Science Journal, 9(1):71-80.

    1. Abstract

Hymaydan, H.S. 1983. Impact of seed-borne pathogens on intranational and international movement of seeds. Phytopathology, 73:784

    1. Books

Talhouk, A.M.S. 1969. Insects and mites injurious to crops in Middle Eastern Countries. Verlag Paul Parey, Hamburg and Berlin, West Germany. 239 pp.

    1. Chapter in a book

Makkouk, K.M. and Laterrot, H. 1983. Epidemiology and control of  tomato  yellow  leaf  curl  virus. Pp. 315-321, In: Plant Virus Epidemiology.  R.T. Plumb and M. Thresh (eds.). Blackwell Scientific Publications,  Oxford.  377 pp.

    1. Proceedings

Buchler, R. 2003. The effect of Varroa destructor parasitism on the mating success of honeybee drones. Proceeding Apimmondia, XXXVIIIth, Slovenia, p. 624.

    1. Bulletins

Mustafa, F. H. 1974. List of plant diseases in Iraq. Bulletin No. 74. Ministry of Agriculture, Iraq. 27 pp.

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