Author Guidelines

       Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors through the online manuscript tracking system. Only electronic folders in Word format can be submitted through the University of Thi-Qar Journal of Science website. The submitting author takes responsibility for the manuscript during submission and peer-reviewing. The submitted manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere and are only being considered by this journal.

Instructions for publishing in the University of Thi-Qar Journal of Science


For researchers wishing to publish in the University of Thi-Qar Journal of Science, please consider the following instructions:

       1.The manuscript must be electronically uploaded on the journal’s system:

       2.The first page of the manuscript includes the following:

                 a.Title of the manuscript, in English language.

                b.The name of the author(s), according to their role in the research, with their affiliation(s), in English                        language, with an e-mail address (s).

                c.Abstract of the manuscript in English, with a total number of words ranging between 150-250 words.

        3.Five keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the               article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.

       4.Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will                 substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts.

           Please take the below notes into consideration:
           a. The title of the manuscript is in a standard font (Times New Roman) with a  size of 24 in bold and single                  space.
           b. Names of authors with the size 9, while thauthor(s) affiliation(s) and e-mail are in italic with the size 9.

           c.The manuscript's main text should be written using Times New Roman font with a size of 10, and a                         single space is required.

  1. The manuscript must be written in a double column.
  2. Positioning Figures and Tables: Place figures and tables at the top and bottom of columns. Avoid placing them in the middle of columns. Large figures and tables may span across both columns. Figure captions should be below the figures; table heads should appear above the tables. Insert figures and tables after they are cited in the text. Use the abbreviation “Fig. 1”, even at the beginning of a sentence. Figure Labels: Use 8 point Times New Roman for Figure labels. Use words rather than symbols or abbreviations when writing Figure axis labels to avoid confusing the reader. As an example, write the quantity “Magnetization”, or “Magnetization, M”, not just “M”. If including units in the label, present them within parentheses. Do not label axes only with units. In the example, write “Magnetization (A/m)” or “Magnetization {A[m(1)]}”, not just “A/m”. Do not label axes with a ratio of quantities and units. For example, write “Temperature (K)”, not “Temperature/K”.
  3. The equations are an exception to the prescribed specifications of this template. You will need to determine whether or not your equation should be typed using either the Times New Roman or the Symbol font (please no other font). To create multileveled equations, it may be necessary to treat the equation as a graphic and insert it into the text after your paper is styled.

                  Number equations consecutively. Equation numbers, within parentheses, are to position flush right,                      as in (1), using a right tab stop. To make your equations more compact, you may use the solidus ( / ),                      the exp function, or appropriate exponents. Italicize Roman symbols for quantities and variables, but                    not Greek symbols. Use a long dash rather than a hyphen for a minus sign. Punctuate equations with                   commas or periods when they are part of a sentence, as in:

                                                a + b  = g                                      (1)

                 Note that the equation is centered using a center tab stop. Be sure that the symbols in your equation                   have been defined before or immediately following the equation. Use “(1)”, not “Eq. (1)” or “equation                       (1)”, except at the beginning of a sentence: “Equation (1) is . . .”



NOTE: The style used in UTJsci is IEEE style

References in Text:

References need not be cited in the text. When they are, they appear on the line, in square brackets, inside the punctuation. Grammatically, they may be treated as if they were footnote numbers, e.g.: as shown by Brown [4,5]; as mentioned earlier [2], [4–7], [9]; Smith [4] and Brown and Jones [5]; Wood et al. [7].

 NOTE: Use et al. when three or more names are given for a reference cited in the text. or as nouns: as demonstrated in [3]; according to [4] and [6–9].

References Within a Reference:

  • Reference numbers are set flush left and form a column of their own, hanging out beyond the body of the reference.
  • The reference numbers are on the line, enclosed in square brackets.
  • In all references, the given name of the author or editor is abbreviated to the initial only and precedes the last name. Use commas around Jr., Sr., and III in names.
  • List names of all authors must be mentioned, up to six names. If there are more than six names listed, use the primary author’s name followed by et al.


  • Article

[No]     J. K. Author, multiple authors separated by a comma, "title of article", Title of journal, Vol., No., pp., year of publication.



[1]           H. Cui, Z. Feng, W. Wang, X. Peng, and J. Hu, "Adsorption Behavior of Pd-Doped PtS₂ Monolayer Upon SF₆ Decomposed Species and the Effect of Applied Electric Field," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 22, pp. 6764-6771, 2022.

[2]           D. Thompson, E. d. Barco, and C. A. Nijhuis, "Design principles of dual-functional molecular switches in solid-state tunnel junctions," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 117, p. 030502, 2020.

[3]           S. Erbas-Cakmak, S. Kolemen, A. C. Sedgwick, T. Gunnlaugsson, T. D. James, J. Yoon, et al., "Molecular logic gates: the past, present and future," Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 47, pp. 2228-2248, 2018.


  • Books
  1. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of His Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, (only U.S. State), Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx.



[1]       L. Stein, “Random patterns,” in Computers and You, J. S. Brake, Ed. New York, NY, USA: Wiley, 1994, pp. 55–70.

[2]         R. L. Myer, “Parametric oscillators and nonlinear materials,” in Nonlinear Optics, vol. 4, P. G. Harper and B. S. Wherret, Eds. San Francisco, CA, USA: Academic, 1977, pp. 47–160.


  • Theses (B.S., M.S.) and Dissertations (Ph.D.)
  • J. K. Author, “Title of thesis,” M.S. thesis, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of Univ., Abbrev. State, year.
  • J. K. Author, “Title of dissertation,” Ph.D. dissertation, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of Univ., Abbrev. State, year.
  1. The International System of Units (SI Units) must be used.
  2. The corresponding author must fill out the checklist electronically when uploading the manuscript on the journal’s website.
  3. In case the plagiarism percentage (less than 20%) is met, the manuscript will be submitted to the reviewers.
  4. The journal’s editorial secretariat reviews and makes sure that the manuscript meets the conditions of publication in the journal and that it is free of typographical errors (in case of errors, the manuscript is repeated for the purpose of modification).
  5. The editor-in-chief of the journal reviews the final version of the manuscript before publishing.
  6. The authors have a period of one week to make all the modifications (if any) before the manuscript is suitable for publishing.
  7. No modification or change may be made to the manuscript after the final acceptance.