Manuscripts are written in English. They have to be
typewritten on one side of A4 standard paper, double-spaced with 3
cm margins and submitted in triplicate (one original and two
copies). After the manuscript has been accepted for publication, the
authors will not be permitted to make any additions.
pages should be presented in the following order: (i) Title, (ii)
Abstract, (iii) Text, (iv) Conclusions, (v) References
and footnotes (combined), (vi) Figures and Tables captions, (vii)
Figures and (viii) Tables. All pages should be numbered and do not
embed Figures and Tables in Text.
title should be short and informative and do not use acronyms. The first manuscript page
should also include name(s) of the author(s), name and address of
the author’s institution.
abstract should be self-contained and state as specifically and as
quantitatively as possible all essential points of the paper as well
as the principal results obtained. It should be within 200 words and
does not repeat information given in the Title.
Principal sections should
be typed in bold and numbered consecutively (1. Introduction, 2.
Experimental ……etc.). Subsections may be numbered (2.1. Sample
preparation, 2.2. Sample characterization … etc.). Define
acronyms when first used in text.
References should be numbered sequentially in the
order they are first referred in the text. Reference number should
be put in square brackets where referred to in the text. References
must be listed in numerical order at the end of the manuscript. Citations should be as follows:
Articles in periodicals:
surname of the author(s)
Title of the
periodical (italic) in accordance with the “Physics Abstract List
in bold and the number between brackets ( )
First page number
Year of publication
Example: R. Wassef, A. Ammar and M. K. El-Mously,
Egyptian J. Sol. 18 (2), 145 (1995).
ii) Books :
surname (s) of the author(s),
Title of the
book in italic and between marks,
Name of the
Name of the
Place and year
Example: G. Hischer and H. Michor, “Studies of
high temperature superconductors”, ed. A. V. Narbikar, Nova
Science Publishers, New York, 1999, vol. 28, p. 241 or pp. 241-260.
surname of the author
Type of degree
(Ph. D., M. Sc. ,…) in italic.
address of institute where the degree was awarded
Example: A. Mossa, Ph. D. Thesis, Cairo Univ., Fac.
of Science, Cairo, Egypt, 1999.
Footnotes should be short and do not contain any
important part of the work. They should be combined and listed with
the references in the order they are referred in the text.
Word table editor should be used to prepare Tables. They should be
numbered consecutively, e.g. (Table 1:), and must have a caption.
Duplicate presentation of the same information in both Tables and
Figures is to be avoided, as is redundancy with the text.
Illustrations (drawing, photograph…etc) should be
numbered (Figure 1:)
consecutively and must have a caption. All captions must
also be given on separate paper.
(a) Format :
figures should be provided in separate files prepared using Post
Script, encapsulated Post Script or TIFF formate. In case of bitmap,
the resolution should be a minimum of 600 d.p.i. Use the first
author's family name and figure number as file name, e.g.
(b) Size :
Diagrams should be as small as possible, so that the greatest width
including lettering is less than the width of the page in the
journal (12.0 cm). Original illustrations that do not need to be
reduced will yield the best quality.
(c) Lettering and Symbols :
Fine-scale details and lettering must be large enough to be clearly
legible. All characters within an illustration should be at least
2-3 mm in height if the whole diagram has been reduced to 12.0 cm
width. Lettering should be kept to a minimum; descriptive matter
should be placed in the legand. Ensure that nothing is hand-drawn or
hand-labelled in the Figures. A list of the legends (Figure
captions) should be included in the manuscript.
Appendices must be typed on separate paper.
Before the manuscript
is accepted for publication, submission of a revised disk copy
(Office 2000) is required.