Guide for Authors

Article Publishing Charge

As an open-access journal with no subscription charges, there is an Article Publishing Charge (APC) payable by the author or research funder to cover publication costs. This fee ensures that the article is immediately and permanently accessible to everyone. The APC for this journal is EGP 4000, excluding taxes.


Manuscripts must be written in English, using clear and concise language. Authors who are not fluent in idiomatic English are advised to seek assistance with manuscript preparation before submission. It is important to note that reviewers are not expected to correct grammatical errors, and deficiencies in this area may detract from the scientific content of the paper, potentially leading to delays in acceptance or rejection. Additionally, the acceptance of the manuscript for publication will be pending upon the submission of the English proficiency proof provided by the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB).

Cover Letter

A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. It should be concise and explain why the content of the paper is significant, placing the findings in the context of existing work. It should explain why the manuscript fits the scope of the journal.

Any prior submissions of the manuscript to GJSR must be acknowledged. If this is the case, it is strongly recommended that the previous manuscript ID is provided in the submission system, which will ease your current submission process. The names of proposed and excluded reviewers should be provided in the submission system, not in the cover letter.

All cover letters are required to include the statements:

  • We confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal.
  • All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to (journal name).

Article structure

Authors should submit their manuscripts to the editorial office as Word files via the Editorial Manager. The original manuscript should have double line spacing and use Arial or Times New Roman fonts (12 or 14 pt). The text should be formatted in a single-column format with justified margins. Use appropriate formatting, such as bold face, italics, subscripts, and superscripts. To minimize errors, authors are strongly encouraged to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of their word processing software. Continuous line numbering should be used throughout the text, and all manuscript pages must be numbered at the bottom right corner of each page.

The manuscript should be compiled in the following order:

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract, Key words
  3. Introduction
  4. Material and methods
  5. Results
  6. Discussion
  7. Conclusion
  8. Acknowledgment(s)
  9. Conflict of Interest
  10. References
  11. Tables
  12. Figures


The authors should clearly define the significance of their work and provide a justification for its publication. Background discussion should be concise and focused on relevant information.

Material and Methods

Authors should strive for conciseness in describing the experimental procedures. The methods section must include all necessary information to ensure reproducibility. Previously published methods should be referenced, with only relevant modifications described. For chemicals, reagents, strains, etc., please provide vendor details including company, city, and country. Statistical analysis should be specified, including the appropriate test(s) and the hypothesized p-value or significance level (e.g., 0.05).


The study results should be presented in a clear and concise manner. Use tables and figures sparingly, including only data essential to the study's message and interpretation. Avoid duplicating data in both figures and tables. Present the results in a logical sequence within the text, tables, and illustrations. 


The discussion should focus on the significance of the study results rather than repeating them. Explore the implications of the findings, their limitations, and how they relate to other relevant work. Provide directions for future research. 


Present the main conclusions of the study in a concise conclusion statement that can stand alone and align with the study's goals. Introduce new hypotheses when appropriate and include recommendations when relevant. Avoid making unqualified statements or drawing conclusions that are not fully supported by the obtained data.

Essential Title Page Information

The title page should contain the following details:

  1. Title: The title should be concise, descriptive, and free of literature references, compound numbers, or non-standardized abbreviations.
  2. Authors and Affiliations: Provide the complete identification of authors, including given names, and family names. Use superscript lowercase letters to indicate different affiliations. Affiliations should be detailed, including department, faculty/college, university, city with zip code or P.O. Box, and country.
  3. Corresponding Author: Identify the corresponding author with an asterisk and provide contact details (telephone, fax, and email address) in a footnote.
  4. Short Running Title: Include a short running title (running head) with a maximum of 80 characters.

Manuscript Text


The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be presented as a single paragraph, following the style of structured abstracts. However, it should not include specific headings. Here is the suggested structure for the abstract:

  • Background: Provide a broad context for the research question and emphasize the study's purpose.
  • Methods: Briefly describe the main methods or treatments used, including any relevant preregistration numbers. Specify the species and strains of animals, if applicable.
  • Results: Summarize the main findings of the article.
  • Conclusion: State the main conclusions or interpretations derived from the study.

It is important to ensure that the abstract is an unbiased representation of the article. It should not include any results that are not presented and supported in the main text, and it should not overstate the main conclusions. Focus on highlighting novel aspects of the study and its key observations. Avoid using non-standard or uncommon abbreviations, but if necessary, provide their definitions upon their first mention in the abstract.


Provide 4 to 6 keywords, separated by semicolons, for indexing purposes.


Acknowledge individuals, companies, and institutions that have contributed to the study, as well as entities providing financial support.


Limit the number of illustrations to less than 6, ensuring they are relevant to the presented data. Artwork files should be in an acceptable format (JPEG or TIFF) and of high resolution (600 dpi or more). Refer to illustrations as "Fig. 1," "Figs. 2," "3-5," using Arabic numerals. Each illustration must have a clear accompanying legend. The illustration and legend should be understandable on their own. Include a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript, along with the list of figure legends.


Limit the number of tables to less than 6 and include only essential data. Upload tables on separate sheets with their corresponding legends. Remember to ensure that all tables, figures, and schemes are cited in the text in numerical order.


Cite your sources in the text using the author-date method. For example: (Smith, 2020) or Smith (2020) showed that…

Include a reference list at the end of your paper with full bibliographic information for each source you cited. Follow the APA style guidelines for formatting references.

References format:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (yyyy). Title of the journal article: Subtitle.

Journal Title, ##(#), ####–####.

Reference example:

Prinzie, P., Stams, G. J. J. M., Deković, M., Reijntjes, A. H. A., & Belsky, J. (2009). The

relations between parents’ Big Five personality factors and parenting: A meta-analytic

review. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97(2), 351–362.

Submitted Documents

These items should be uploaded via Editorial Manager in the following order:

  1. Cover letter (mandatory) .
  2. Main document, which includes the title page, text, references, tables, and figures (mandatory)
  3. Conflict of Interest (mandatory)
  4. Compliance with Ethics Requirement (mandatory)

Data linking

If you have made your research data available in a data repository, you can link your article directly to the dataset. There are different ways to link your datasets to your article. When available, you can directly link your dataset to your article by providing the relevant information in the submission system.

Submission Checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

  1. E-mail address
  2. Phone number(s)
  3. Fax number

All necessary files have been uploaded, and include:

  1. Keywords
  2. All figure captions.
  3. All tables (including title, description, footnotes)

Further considerations

  1. The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked.'
  2. References are in the correct format for this journal.
  3. All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  4. Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
  5. Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print, or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print.
  6. If only color on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes.

After Acceptance

Availability of accepted article

This journal makes articles available online as soon as possible after acceptance. This concerns the accepted article (both in HTML and PDF format), which has not yet been copyedited, typeset or proofread. A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is allocated, thereby making it fully citable and searchable by title, author name(s) and the full text. The article's PDF also carries a disclaimer stating that it is an unedited article. Subsequent production stages will simply replace this version.


One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. We will do our best to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back in one communication within 48 h. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that the publisher may proceed with the publication of an article if no response is received.