Special Issue Policy (NEW)
The Baghdad Science Journal's special issues (will concentrate on the recent trends in scientific advancement. It will publish the results of the original research, focusing on recent scientific trends. The main purpose of the special issue is to address state- of- the art in a given scientific field. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere. The journal will be on an open access platform and resort to green publishing, without any submission through hard copies. If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with the clearance of the institutional human ethics committee and the permission order should be submitted along with the manuscript.
The Guidelines of special issue policy are as follows:
Title: The title should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Research papers should report the results of original research. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere. The journal will be in open access platform and resort to green publishing, without any submission through hard copies. Verify this checklist to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review.
Manuscript as a single file in MS WORD with all tables and figures placed in appropriate places. Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the figure and above the table. Once the paper is accepted, original figures of high resolution should be submitted.
Abstract: Present the abstract of the paper immediately after title page on a separate page. The abstract should state concisely and unambiguously the objective(s) of the research, the salient results and major conclusions.
Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Use recent references as far as possible and avoid quoting predatory journals.
Material and Methods: Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference; only relevant modifications should be described.
Results and Discussion: Results should be clear and concise, with tables and figures. Avoid presenting the same data in tables and figures. All graphs, line drawings and computerized graphics can be given in colour, with appropriate labels. All the axis should be labelled and units should be clearly marked. Photographs/photomicrographs must be with a minimum 300.
Short Communication is a concise but complete description of a limited investigation, which will not be included in a later paper. Short Communications should be as completely documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures employed, as a regular paper. They should not be longer than 6 printed pages including figures, tables and references.
Cover letter from the corresponding author, with the full address, email and phone number of all the authors, with a statement that the manuscript is based on original research and has not been submitted to other journals or sources for publication. The authors should also state that the work described has not been published previously that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere, including electronically, in the same form, in English or in any other language,
Human and Animal Rights
If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with the clearance of the institutional human ethics committee and the permission order should be submitted along with the manuscript. In the case of experiments involving animals referred to in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, or similar legislations prevailing in other countries, the details regarding permission/sanction order from the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) established under The Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) or similar bodies in other countries may be referred.
Guest editor responsibility:
- The journal suggested a guest editor according to his/her experience For each special issues
- The guest editors are responsible for managing the paper and for the quality of the content.
- Every paper in issue must maintain the quality/standard of the journal.
- Research papers must be original, scientifically excellent, without factual/technical errors, and all content must be novel and interesting to a general readership and fit with the title of the special issue and scope of the Baghdad Science Journal.
- The guest editor avoids requesting adding references from their own or a colleague’s article and following the COPE guidelines.
The Baghdad Science Journal encourages sending a proposal of a special issue in recent topics that have an international interest.