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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 1.15-spaced; uses a 10-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. The journal publishes results of various researches from both inside and outside Iraq. All the researches subject for a peer review where the researches are classified as follows:
            A. Original researches that include basic and practical results.
            B. Condensed articles (Short communication) that give some preliminary results of researches are still ongoing. These articles should not exceed 500 words and their contents should follow the basic research dissemination preamble.
    2. All manuscripts submitted for consideration of publication in this journal must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere
    3. All manuscripts submitted for consideration of publication in this journal must be submitted through the Open Journal System (OJS) or send via the journal E-mail.
    4. All manuscripts submitted for the publication in this journal must be printed via Microsoft Word 2010 system or above and they must not exceed 20 pages including all tables and figures and indexes.

  The manuscripts should be arranged as follows: Please use the Manuscript Template.

Page size

Page size must be 8.5×11 inches (216 × 279 mm2) size.

The margins

The margins on the left and right must be 16.7 mm and the bottom must be 15.5mm while the margin on top should be 12.6 mm, including tables and figures.


Use double-column layout (except abstract) with margin should be 11.3 mm.

Font style

Times New Roman.

Space text

11.5 pt space your text and any space after the supreme footnote or any paragraph should not be left empty.

Title of the paper

size 16 (Bold ) and capitalize the first letter.

Name or names of the authors

Lowercase 12 pt, bold , Italic.

Lowercase 8 pt, bold , Italic.


The section headings are arranged by numbers, 9.5 pt, bold.


Lowercase size 8.5 pt, bold , Italic.


Lowercase size 8 pt, 11.5 pt space


Equations and formulae should be typed in Mathtype, and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right hand side of the page. They should also be separated from the surrounding text by one space.

Figures and tables

Must be referred to in the text in bold for example (Fig. 1) and the title must appear under the Figure in lowercase letters size 8 pt. bold . The title of Table must appear above the table written in lowercase letters size 8 pt. bold. for example (Table 1)


References should be printed together at the end of the manuscript using EndNote with numbered styles. References that illustrated are referred with numbers within square brackets and the references are listed in a numbered reference list after the text. References are numbered in the order in which they first appear in the text.


All manuscripts should start with a summary of no more than 200 words written in lowercase letters size 7.5 p., and should fit well with the title of the manuscript and summarize the research objective, content, results and conclusions.


Abstract of the manuscript should be with three up to eight keywords related to the main topic of research written in lowercase letters size 7.5.


If the manuscript contains any symbols so they should be arranged alphabetically and written in Latin characters followed by Greek characters.

  1. Al-Qadisiyah Journal for Engineering  Sciences Will have copyright of the papers.
  2. The researcher (researchers) undertakes a full responsibility about the contents of the submitted research.
  3. The journal welcomes discussions about the published subjects where should introduce within two-month period from the date of publication, and no more than two pages. The discussions and their appropriate answers by the authors if any will be published in the subsequent published issue.

 General conditions for  papers

  • Nomenclature, a list of symbols comes directly after the abstract.
  • Tables and Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately.
  • References should be written with numbered styles. References that illustrated are referred with numbers within square brackets and the references are listed in a numbered reference list after the text. References are numbered in the order in which they first appear in the text as follows:
  • [1] A.J. Chamkha, M.A. Ismael, Conjugate Heat Transfer in a Porous Cavity Heated by a Triangular Thick Wall, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 63(2) (2013) 144-158.
  • [2] K. Al-Farhany, A. Turan, Numerical study of double diffusive natural convective heat and mass transfer in an inclined rectangular cavity filled with porous medium, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 39(2) (2012) 174-181.
  • [3] D.A. Nield, A. Bejan, Convection in Porous Media [electronic resource], Third Edition. ed., Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., New York, NY, 2006.

Within the text, the reference with numbers within Arabic square brackets and the references are numbered in the order in which they first appear in the text.

  • Within the Introduction, at least eight previously published papers need to be described.


Submission of a manuscript implies:

  • Publishing request (the form is found on the home page)
  • Pledge researcher (the form is found on the home page)

 Pre-review Process

At first, the research reviewed by the editorial staff and when accepted, it inserts in Turnitin research web to determine the ratio of similarity which should not exceed 20%. Reference are not taken into consideration

Review Process

-The submitted paper will be reddening by the editorial board to determine the paper field and then send it to two peers review in the same paper field.

-The reviewers (analysis, comments, correcting) the paper.

-the paper will be sent to the researcher again to modify it according to the reviewer’s evaluation, or answer them (if needed).

-when the journal receives the modifying paper, and after being sure everything is taken in the account the paper will be accepted, and then an accepted certificate will be submitted to the researcher.

Fees and Charges

The fee for each research is (100$), and the payment method is (mobile transfer wire) via Western Unions Company (Altaif Office / Al-Qadisiyah /Iraq). Submitted to the journal`s account (his/her name will be given by the journal e-mail).

  • No fees required for developing countries with low-income countries, according to the World Bank Country classification by Income level.
  • There is not charged until the manuscript is accepted for publication and not affect any editorial decisions. 

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