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Author Guidelines

The JJAS publishes research papers of valuable subjects and matters in both Arabic and English or any other language agreed upon by the editorial board in the following fields:
Plant production, animal production, plant protection, agricultural economics and agribusiness management, food science and technology, human nutrition, land and water, agricultural biotechnology, environment, range and forestry, social insects, agricultural system engineering, rural development, technolgoy transfer and extension.

The articles submitted may be authentic research papers or scientific reviews or short scientific notes and commentaries.

1. The research paper should be typed on the computer, double spaced between lines, not more than 30 pages (7,500 words, font size 13). Authors should submit three copies of the paper and a floppy diskette 3.5” or a CD under (Winword IBM) or by e-mail. Authors should include their names in both Arabic and English (first name, middle name and last name). Also their addresses and their highest degree must be included. The research must contain the title and abstract, keywords, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and recommendations if necessary. The system of international units must be used. Scientific abbreviations may be used provided that they are spelt out when first used in the text.


2. Authors should submit with their research two abstracts, one in the language of the paper and it should be typed at the beginning of the paper followed by the keywords before the introduction. As for the other abstract, it should be typed at the end of the paper on a separate sheet. Each abstract should not contain more than (150) words.


3.Figures and tables should be numberd consecutively according to their occurence in the research with headings. When mentiond in the text, the same consecutive numbers should be used. Figures and tables must be typed on separate sheets of paper and placed at the end of the paper.

4. The author/s should submit a written consent that he or she will not publish the paper in any other journal at the same time of its publication in (JJAS). After the research is approved for publication by the editorial board, the researcher doesn’t have the right to translate, quote, cite, summarize or use the research in any other mass media unless the editor-in-chief submits a written consent according to the policy of (JJAS).


a.The reference is indicated in the text by the author’s name and year of publication between two brackets. Example: (Petersen, 1991).

b.In the event that an author or reference is quoted or mentioned at the beginning of a paragraph or sentence or an author who has an innovative idea, the author’s name is written followed by the year between two brackets. Example: Gessler (1990).

c.If the author’s name is repeated more than once in the same volume, alphabets can be used. Example: (Khalifeh, 1994, a) (, (Khalifeh, 1994, b).

d.Footnotes may be used to solve any ambiguity or explain something as in the case of a term that requires illustration. In this case, the term is given a number and the explanation is written in a footnote at the bottom of the page. Example: Agricultural Statistics(1).

e.If the number of authors exceeds two, the name of the first author et al. is written in the text. Full names are written in the references regardless of their number.

f.References are listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order according to the author’s last name.



Williamson, G., 1978, An introduction to animal husbandrey in the tropics, Longman, London, UK, p 755.

Chapter in a book:

Schmitthenner, A. S., 1979, Plant pathology, in: World soybean research, edited by Frederick T. Corben, 1st ed., Westview press, London, UK, pp. 78-88.


Al-Karablieh, E.; A. Z. Salman, 2004, Measures of variation in net returns and their impact on regional cropping plans and temporal allocation of irrigation water, Dirast: Agricultural Sciences, V. 31, No. 2, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, pp. 195-212.

Conferences and Meetings:

Dregne, H. E., 1969, Arid lands in transition, Documents of International Conference of Arid Lands in a Changing World, University of Arizona, USA, p. 524.


Salahat, M. A., 1997, Effect of drip irrigation scheduling and nitrogen fertilization on tomato crops in the Jordan Valley, M. A. Dissertation, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.


Ashouri, O.; F. Shatat, 2004, Response of “Nabali” olive transplants to gibberellic acid application, under publication in Dirasat: Agricultural Sciences, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.


6-The Journal’s board shall be responsible for informing the author/authors of any measure concerning his/their research such as receiving, accepting or apologising…etc.

7-In case of reciept, the research will be reviewed by at least two specialized reviewers.

8-The papers accepted for publication shall be published according to the final date of acceptance.

9-The editorial board reserves the right regarding the rejection of any research for publication without any justification.

10-The author/authors will be sent one copy of the issue in which the work appears, in addition to 20 off-prints for all authors. The author(s) must pay for any additional off-prints of the published work.



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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  4. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed

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