Published by:
Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research
Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan

ISSN (Print Version): 1684-0615

ISSN (Online Version): 2616-2814

PUBLISHING INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Authors should submit a copy of their Paper in Microsoft Word (doc) or (docx) format, to the journal’s email: Balqa@ammanu.edu.jo.
  2. Papers should be typed double-spaced, clearly legible, and not more than 35 pages (8000 words). Authors should include their names (first name, middle initial and last name) and their current address for correspondence. The text font for Arabic manuscript is (13) Simplified Arabic, and (12) Times New Roman for English manuscript. Major titles are typed in bold (Font 14).
  3. Headings and subheadings should be used throughout the text to divide the subject matter into its important, logical parts. Typical headings include: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Theory, Experimental Procedure, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References and Appendices. Abbreviations should be spelt out when first used in the text.
  4. Authors should submit a short abstract written in English and another one in Arabic up to 150 words each on the first page, with a translated title, clearly indicating the object and scope of the paper as well as the results achieved.
  5. Key words should be included at the end of the abstract page.
  6. Illustrations and Tables: Each illustration should be prepared and inserted in the specific place in the article; Tables should be numbered consequently and must have descriptive headings. Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3…) should be used in all parts of the article.
  7. References should be listed in the following form:
    • Book: Author(s) – Family name followed by the first name, Multiple authors are separated by a comma. Title of book. Edition of book if published later than 1st edition. Place of Publication: Publisher’s Name; Year of Publication.
    • Journal Articles: Author(s) – Family name followed by the first name. Multiple authors separated by a comma. Title of article. Title of journal – abbreviated Publication year, month and day (month & day only if available); volume(issue):pages
    • Thesis or a dissertation: Author›s last name, followed by the first name, Title of the thesis or dissertation, the university, city, country and year of publication.
    • Reports and other Government publications: Author(s). Title of report. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication – year and month if applicable. Total number of pages if applicable e.g. 24 pages. Report No. (if applicable).
    • Electronic Material: Author. Title of publication [type of medium – Internet]. Place of publication (if available): Publisher (if available); Date of publication – year, month and day (supply year if month and day are not available) [updated year, month and day; cited year, month and day]. Available from: web address.
    • When using Arabic and Islamic terms in the research, they should be typed in Latin letters in accordance with the system used by the Islamic encyclopedia.
  8. When the article is accepted for publication, the authors or the principal author on behalf of all authors should sign on the transfer of all copy rights related to the article to the Deanship Graduate studies and Scientific Research, Al-Ahliyya Amman University.
  9. The Editorial Board reserves all rights to make stylistic and/or grammatical changes.
  10. The Editorial Board’s decisions regarding suitability for publication are final. The Board reserves the right not to justify these decisions.
  11. If the author chooses to withdraw his/her article after it has been assessed, he/she shall reimburse Al-Balqa with the cost of reviewing the paper.
  12. The main author will be sent one copy of the issue in which the work appears, in addition to 10 off-prints for all authors free of charge. The author(s) can get extra copies from the journal’s website.


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.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Title, author names and affiliations should appear on a separate page.

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