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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).
  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author, with full-contact details available: Full postal address at their institution, E-mail address.
  • The journal's Guide for Authors has been read and followed carefully.
  • All files have been spell checked and grammar checked and use either British or US English (either one consistently, throughout).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

Author Guidelines

General Requirements

1. Language
The Journal considers articles in English, Arabic and French.

2. Length of Paper
The journal does not impose strict limits on word count or page number. However, we strongly recommend that you write the article concisely.

Word Processing Format

The manuscript file should be provided in Microsoft Word format only.

Organization of Manuscript

There is a generally accepted and widely followed structure for a standard research article in academic journals. While variations can occur based on the type of article, the following structure is commonly used:

1. Title
The title should be a concise and informative description of the work that accurately reflects the main scope and content of the paper. It should be no more than 12 words in length. Abbreviations and formulas should be avoided where possible.

2. Author Information
(a) The name(s) of the author(s)
(b) The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country
(c) A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author
(d) If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)

3. Abstract
The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, design/methodology/approach, the main results and major conclusions. It should not exceed 350 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

4. Keywords
The author should provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

5. Introduction
This section should be concise and define the background and significance of the research by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. When preparing the introduction, please bear in mind that some readers will not be experts in your field of research. 

6. Conclusion
The author should clearly explain the important conclusions of the research highlighting their significance and relevance. 

7. Statements and Declarations
(a) Funding: Please add: “This research received no external funding” or “This research was funded by name of funder, grant number XXX” and “The APC was funded by XXX”.
(b) Conflicts of Interest: Declare conflicts of interest or state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.”
(c) Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. can be mentioned. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.Statements and Declarations

8. References
This section should be titled "References" (not "Reference List" or "Bibliography"). Place it at the end of your work (after the Conclusions, the acknowledgements and funding statement, and any illustrations). References used in the paper should follow the APA style and be carefully checked for accuracy and consistency. Full details of the APA reference style can be found in the instructional material of the APA website for full formatting instructions, or see this link for a quick guide.


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