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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 single-spaced; uses a 12-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,...
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Cover Letter
  • Title Page with auther details
  • Manuscript without auther details
  • Conflict of interest
  • Compilance with Ethics requirements

Author Guidelines

Please prepare your manuscript according to PSIJK's format. Failure to meet the PSIJK standard format will result postpone or rejection by the journal office.


PSIJK's paper template


Example of an appropriate figure and table


Endnote style

Publishing fees

Publishing fees are (100,000 IQD) for the Professor, (75,000 IQD) for the Assistant Professor, and (50,000 IQD) for the Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer. They are non-refundable and are paid into the college’s accounts.

Manuscript Preparation

All papers should concisely be written in US English. Clarity and precision are best achieved by the use of simple words and short sentences. Papers not satisfying the language requirements will not be accepted.

  1. Formats

The typescript should be double-spaced on A4 pages (21×29.7cm). This applies also to tables, legends for illustrations and figures, references and footnotes.

  1. Title

Papers should be headed by a concise but informative title. This should be followed by the names of the authors, name and address of faculty and university in which the experimental work has been performed.

  1. Abstract

All papers should have English and Arabic abstracts on separate paragraphs. The references should not be addressed in English and Arabic abstracts. 

The abstract (preferably 50-250 words) should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the paper as well as an indication of any new information presented. Complete sentences should be used, without unfamiliar abbreviations or terms. The use of the present tense is customary.

  1. Keywords

Authors are requested to provide 4-6 keywords.

  1. Introduction

All papers should have a short Introduction. This should state the reasons for the work, with brief reference to previous work on the subject.

  1. References

The references should be numbered consecutively throughout the text and should be collected in a reference list (headed References) at the end of paper.

The references list should not include material that could more appropriately appear as a footnote. Authors should ensure that every reference appearing in the text is in the list of references and vice versa. Numerals for references are enclosed in square brackets in the text, e.g., [1].

In the reference list, periodicals [1]books [2]multi-author books [3] and conference proceedings [4] should be cited in accordance with the following examples:

  1. Farzalipour Tabriz, M., Salehpoor, P., Esmaielzadeh Kandjani, A., Vaezi, M. R. and Sadrnezhaad, S. K., ”Particle size distribution effect on 3D packing of nano particles into a bounded region“, Journal of Advanced Research, Vol. 20, No. 2B, (2007), pp .
  2. Nadai, A., “Theory of Flow and Fracture of Solids”, Vol. 1, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, (1950), 350-367.
  3. Danielsson, B. and Mosbach, K., “Methods in Enzymology”, in Mosbach, K. (Ed.), Vol. 137, Academic Press, New York, (1988), 181-197, (Chapter 16).
  4. Petersen, K. E., “Silicon sensor technologies”, IEEE Int. Electron Device Meet.,Washington, DC, USA, (Dec. 2-7, 1985), 1985.

A reference to "to be published in [title of periodical]"or "in press" implies that paper has already been accepted for publication.

When reference is made to a publication written by more than two authors it is preferable to give only the first author's name in the text followed by et al or the name of one of the authors followed by "and coworkers". In the list of references, the names and initials of all authors must be given.
This journal should be cited as Pure Sciences International Journal of KerbalaPSIJK.

  1. Tables

Careful thought should be given to the layout of tables (and figures) so that the significance of the results may be quickly grasped by the busy reader. It should also be remembered that the length of a printed page is always larger than its width. Tables with only two or three headings are best printed horizontally. The words "Table" and "Figure" are to be provided in the heading and legend of tables and figures, respectively. Tables are to be numbered serially with Arabic numerals and should have headings which make their general meaning understandable without reference to the text. The units in which results are expressed should be given in parentheses at the top of each column and should not be repeated on each line of the table. Footnotes should be indicated by the use of lower-case letters (a, b, c, etc.) as superscripts without parentheses.

  1. Illustrations

Photographs and electron micrographs should be black and white glossy prints and as rich in contrast as possible. Where magnifications are concerned, it is preferable to indicate the scale by means of a line on the photograph.

  1. Symbols, formula and equations

Symbols, formula and equations should be written with great care, capital and lower case letters being distinguished where necessary.

Greek letters and unusual symbols employed for the first time should be defined by name in the left-hand margin.

The multiplication sign should be used in floating point numbers to avoid confusion, i.e., 4.25×105, not 4.25.105. The decimal point should always be denoted by a full stop.
The word "equation" should be written completely.

For further details, please see the published papers.

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