of Plant Protection
A Scientific Journal
Published twice a year by
the Arab Society for Plant Protection
Guide for Manuscript Preparation
The author should submit the original manuscript plus
three copies with the figures and tables to: Arab Society
for Plant Protection, P.O. Box 113-6057, Beirut , Lebanon,
Each manuscript is reviewed simultaneously by three specialists.
Other reviewers are consulted if necessary. Submission of
an article implies that it has not been published or submitted
elsewhere. Whenever possible, sending a diskette form of the
manuscript will facilitate production and reduce mistakes.
For Arabic and or English manuscripts we prefer using the
Manuscripts can only be accepted if at least one of the authors
is a member of the Arab Society for Plant Protection.
Journal Language: Arab researches should send their
articles in Arabic with an Arabic and English abstracts. Non-Arabic
speaking scientists can write their articles in English with
an English and Arabic abstracts (if possible). In case one
of the authors is non-Arabic speaking, the authors has the
choice to publish the article in either English or Arabic.
Types of Papers: The Journal accepts regular research
papers (6-10 pages), short communications (2-3
pages) (please see manuscript writing) and New Pest and
Natural Enemies Record (half page, maximum 500 words,
including five reference, but without tables or figures).
Manuscript Writing: Manuscripts should be written in
clear, concise language, type-written double spaced on a 21
x 28 cm paper and on one side only. The first page should
start with the title in the center, which should be not be
more than 100 characters and spaces, followed by the author(s)
name(s) with the address, directly under the title. Key words,
maximum six, would be useful for index retrieval systems.
All manuscripts should contain the following sections: 1)
Arabic abstract, which should be as brief as possible,
including the significant contents and major findings of the
work (not more than 200 words), 2) Introduction, 3)
Material and Methods, 4) Results, 5) Discussion; in short
communications results and Discussion could be combined in
one section, 6) Acknowledgment (if necessary), 7)
English abstract, 8) References. Footnotes are not permitted
in the text.
Numbers to be used in the text, in the tables and in the figures
are the "Arabic numbers" that is 1, 2, 3......etc.
The journal publishes also Short Communications which need
not be divided into sections since they are short (two or
three pages with one table and/or one figure): however, it
should include an Arabic and English abstracts.
Tables: Tables should be planned to fit a maximum page
of 18 x 26 cm. it should be typed on separate pages and numbered
consecutively in the sequence of their appearance in the text.
They should bear a descriptive, self-explanatory clear heading
in both Arabic and English. Also sub-heading and terms should
be written in both languages. Numbers to be used in the tables
are the "Arabic numbers". Footnotes to tables should
appear as a superscript letters starting with "a"
in each table, and should be indicated at the bottom of the
Figures (Diagrams, graphs, photographs): Diagrams and
graphs should be drawn using the Microsoft Word or Microsoft
Excel. When authors present their data in a histogram form,
the values should be printed on the top of each column. Captions
should be typed in both English and Arabic. Only black and
white photographs are accepted. If the author prefers colored
photographs, the extra cost will be on his/her account. An
estimate of the extra charge will be sent for each individual.
The size of the figures should be 9 cm wide (for a column)
or 18 cm wide (for a complete page), and should not exceed
26 cm in height. including the captions. Numbers to be used
on the figures are the "Arabic numbers". Figures
must be numbered consecutively according to their citation
in the text.
Names and Terms: Latin binomials should be written
in italics or underlined to differentiate them from the rest
of the text. Pesticides should be named by their common names.
References: Articles should be cited in the original
language they were published in. References are numbered and
arranged in an alphabetical order, with the author's last
name first followed by his initials, the publication year,
title, journal or publication place, the volume and pages.
References are cited in the text by their numbers (Arabic).
1. Article in a Journal
Cockbain, A.J. and C.L. Costa. 1973. Comparative transmission
of bean leaf roll and pea enation mosaic viruses by aphids.
Annals of Applied Biology, 73:167-176.
Hymaydan, H.S. 1983. Impact of seed-borne pathogens
on intranational and international movement of seeds. Phytopathology,
Talhouk, A.M.S. 1969. Insects and mites injurious to
crops in Middle Eastern Countries. Verlag Paul Parey, Hamburg
and Berlin, West Germany. 239 pp.
4. Chapter in a book
Makkouk, K.M. and H. Laterrot. 1983. Epidemiology and
control of tomato yellow leaf curl virus. Pages 315-321. In:
Plant Virus Epidemiology. R.T. Plumb and K.M. Hresh (eds.).
Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford. 377 pp.
Makkouk, K.M. and S.G. Kumari. 1997. Etiology and control
of soybean dwarf luteovirus affecting lentils (Lens culinaris)
in Syria. Pages 731-734. In: Proceedings of 10th Congress
of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union. June 1-5, 1997,
Montpellier-Lec Corum, France.
Mustafa, F.H. 1974. List of plant diseases in Iraq.
Bulletin No. 74. Ministry of Agriculture, Iraq. 27 pp.