Instructions to Authors

Type of papers

The journal publishes high-quality original scientific papers, short communications, correspondence, books reviews, and case studies. Review articles are only by invitation. However, Review articles of interest and high standard will be considered.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be solely submitted to the Jordan Journal of Natural History and have not been published or submitted elsewhere.
All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two referees. Based on reviewers’ recommendations, the Chief Editor will decide whether the manuscript will be accepted or rejected for publication.
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly recommended. Submit manuscript as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at:
jjnh@rscn.org.jo. After submission, a manuscript number will be communicated to the corresponding author.
 
Manuscript format
Title page: the title page should include concise title; a short running title, author(s) full name(s), affiliation, complete postal address, e-mail addresses, phone, and fax numbers of the author to
whom all correspondence should be addressed.
 
Abstract: an abstract not exceeding 300 words, summarised account of the subject, results and conclusions should be given.
 
Keywords: Three to seven keywords should be included for each paper. Use of abbreviations should be avoided, only standard abbreviations, well known in the established area may be used, if appropriate. These keywords will be used for indexing.
 
Introduction: Should include a short introduction to the background, a brief literature survey and the scope and aim of the work done.
 
Materials and Methods: Give adequate information to allow the experiment to be reproduced. Already published methods should be mentioned with references. Significant modifications of published methods and new methods should be described in detail. Subheading can be used.
 
Results: Results should be concise and should not include discussions. Text, tables and figures should not duplicate the same information. Newly described taxa must be distinguished from related taxa. For newly described species, the holotype should be deposited and numbered in a recognised museum.
 
Discussion: Concise discussion without repeating the results with the significance of the present work should be provided. Citations should be given in support of the findings.
 
Acknowledgment: A brief acknowledgment section may be given after the conclusion section just before the references. The acknowledgment of people who provided assistance in manuscript preparation, funding for research, etc. should be listed in this section.
 
References: should be listed in alphabetical order and cited according to the Harvard citation style.
 
Figures and Tables: It is in the author’s interest to provide the highest quality figure format possible. Figures must be saved separate to text. Please do not embed figures in the file. Files should
be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application.
 
All figures and tables must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2) and their position should be indicated in the text. In multi-part figures, each part should be
labelled (e.g. Fig. 1(a), Fig. 1(b)). Tables should be numbered using Arabic numerals.
 
Both black and white and coloured photographs are accepted. However, these photographs need to be of high quality, and minimum of 300 dpi resolution. They should not to be submitted within the text, but as a separate attachment with a file name refers to the
figure location within the text (e.g Fig. 1).
 
Manuscript style
Times New Roman font size 12 should be used. Lines should be doubled spaced. Titles and subtitles should be bold with first word and proper nouns cap only, and paragraphs should be indented.
After final acceptance of the manuscript, the author(s) should sign a copyright form for the journal. No page charges are due for publishing in the journal. The table below summarises the manuscript
style:
  Section   Format
  Title
  Bold, first word and proper nouns cap only, Times New Roman, size 14, Centred
  Author/s
  An Author and Another Author (initials closed up for example if: J.B Hamad), centred, Regular, Times New Roman, size 14
  Affiliation
  aDepartment, University, City, Country;
  bDepartment, University, City, Country, Centred, Italic, Times New Roman, size 12
  Abstract   Text smaller, indented both sides, Centred, Regular, Time New Roman, size 11
  Key words   word; another word; lower case except names. Position aligned with abstract
  Headings
  A. Bold initial cap only (size 12 bold)
  B. Bold italic initial cap only (size 12 bold, italic)
  C. Italic initial cap only (size 12 italic)
  D. Italic initial cap only (size 12 italic) Text runs on after a punctuation mark
  All ranged left, numbers to be included if supplied, no indent below
  Paragraph
  Indented Paragraph: use this for the first paragraph in a section, or to continue after an extract.
  New paragraph: use this style when you need to begin a new paragraph

Manuscripts should be submitted to 

Jordan Journal of Natural History 
Conservation Monitoring Centre
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
P. O. Box 1215 Al Jubaiha, Amman 11941 Jordan