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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, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

1. Authors should submit a copy of their Paper in Microsoft Word (doc.) or (docx) format, using this online system: http://journals.ju.edu.jo/DirasatEdu.

2. Papers should be typed double-spaced, clearly legible, and not more than 30 pages (7,500 words, font size 13) in length. Authors should include their names (first name, middle initial and last name) and their current address for correspondence.

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 100 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 have to be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order according to family name of the first author. Throughout the paper, references are pointed to by using the family name of the author and the year of publication in parentheses and separated by a comma, such as:

(Salamon, 1994), (Farah et al., 1998).
(Family name, space abbreviation of first name (year of publication). space title of the book. edition No. city of publication: name of publication house space page from-to)
(Johansen, S. (1988) Statistical Analysis of Co-integrating Vectors. 3rd ed. London: John Wiley and Sons, p231-254.)

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 of Academic Research/ The University of Jordan.
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 article after it has been assessed, he shall reimburse DIRASAT 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 20 off-prints for all authors free of charge. The author(s) must pay for any additional off-prints of the published work.