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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.
  • AUAJ highly recommends submission of manuscript online to hard copies.
  • However, if an author(s) has any other piece that cannot be sent online, the author(s) should contact the editorial office at submission@auaj.amouduniversity.org for the appropriate address, or appropriate procedure for sending the material.
  • Generally and normally, a manuscript should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at submission@auaj.amouduniversity.org. A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author(s) within 48 hours.
  • Authors are strongly advised to read the Guide to Authors before submitting a manuscript. The manuscript files shall be given the last name of the first author(s).
  • Instructions on how to use the online submission tool are available at the home page, on our website https://www.auaj.amouduniversity.org

Author Guidelines

General Author Guidelines

An author of AUAJ is the person or persons who submit work to the journal for publication.

AUAJ Article Format and Style

Language and Numbers

  1. The manuscript must be typed single-spaced, written in good grammatical English.
  2. American or British English language is accepted, but not a mixture of both. AUAJ only accept manuscripts written in English language.
  3. The entire document should be in Times New Roman, font 12.
  4. Latin plurals should NOT be used if the English equivalent has become the accepted form. For example, use “Formulas not formulae”. Further, AUAJ recommends:
  5. Use of ‘s’ rather than ‘z’ spellings of words such as ‘organise’.
  6. That long quotations of 40 words or more should be indented without quotation marks.
  • A single space (not a double space) at the end of a sentence, or between any two (2) consecutive sentences.
  1. Use of hyphens, capital letters and numbers written or spelled out (e.g., 8 or eight) should be consistent throughout the manuscript.
  2. When writing numbers, a period (not a comma), is used to represent the decimal point and a comma to separate numbers of more than three digits into groups of three, whether on the left or the right of the decimal point (e.g., use 12, 345.678, and not 12.345.678 or 12 345.678 or 12.345,678).
  3. Decimal points should not exceed three (3) decimal places. However, two (2) decimal places is preferable.

AUAJ Structure

The manuscript shall be arranged in the following order:




1.0       Introduction and Background

2.0       Methodology

3.0       Results, Findings and Discussion

4.0       Conclusion and Recommendations


Length of a Paper

An article should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, excluding tables and figures.

 Page Layout and Style

  1. Use A-4 paper, 21 cm x 29.69 cm (8.27” x 11.69”). The margins must be set at 2.54 cm (1”) on all sides (left, right, top and bottom).
  2. All paragraphs must be indented 5 spaces and justified, (i.e. both left-justified and right-justified).

Title and Title page

  1. Title should be short, but enough to explain the gist of the work. It should be concise and informative, and should be no more than 18 words in length and without abbreviations or words that serve no purpose.
  2. The title and the author(s) names must be in title case, bold and centred.
  3. Write, First Name, Middle Names Initials, Last Name, without any title (e.g., Dr., Professor) and degrees (e.g., PhD, PsyD, EdD).
  4. The author(s) details must be in title case, italicized and centred.
  5. If an author(s) has no institutional affiliation, list the city and state of residence.
  6. The names of the author(s) should appear in the order of their contributions.
  7. Email address of at least the corresponding author(s) must be provided.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

In the context of AUAJ, articles are defined as follows:

  1. Original/Regular/Research Articles: include new topics, and add new information to recent and previous findings.
  2. Review Articles: provide systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources.
  3. Case Studies/Reports are reports of new, interesting, or very rare cases.
  4. Short Communications: are complete results of small investigations, giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus.

Acceptance of Manuscripts

All other factors remaining constant, manuscripts submitted to AUAJ will be accepted on condition that:

  1. The manuscript is in English and in MS Word format, or any other suitable format in the field.
  2. The manuscript has NOT been published in whole or in part, and is NOT being considered for publication in whole or in part elsewhere [see 5.2 (5) & (6)].
  • The e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least the corresponding author(s) are provided.
  1. Illustrations (figures) in the manuscript are in a compatible format.
  2. For manuscript under multiple author(s), all listed author(s) concur with the submission, and all author(s) approved a copy of the final manuscript.
  3. The copyright section is duly singed (see 6.1 and 6.2).