Aims and scope

Submission of manuscript will be published from different disciplines such as Agricultural sciences, applied environmental sciences and biological sciences. All submitted manuscripts (original articles, reviews, short communication and book) have to be written in English only.

Preparation of manuscripts

The authors are required to check carefully the journal's instructions before submitting a manuscript. All submitted manuscripts will be returned if it was prepared in a different style. Authors must use the Microsoft Word 2010 to write the manuscript. The text should be in double column format. Before submitting a manuscript, the authors have to check their manuscripts language. The author is requested to examine the text carefully for grammatical typing errors in order to avoid correction in the proof. It should also be carefully checked all the tables and calculations. The font size of text of the whole manuscript must be in Time new roman 12 Bold except the references which must be in 10 Time New Roman. The abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and references must be 14-point font size. The English title of the paper should be in Time new roman 14 Bold, center; and should present a title that includes the full names of first and surname of the author(s), institutional addresses  must be 12 Time New Roman, and email addresses for all authors must written in 10 Time New Roman. The margin should be as follow: top 2 cm; bottom 2 cm; left 2 cm; right 2 cm in A4 format. Right justify must not be used in the text. The line spacing 1.2 multiple.

Structure of the text body


Organizing all submitted manuscripts should be as follow: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References and Tables and Figure legends. The running head of the manuscript title should be concise, no more than 50 characters (including spaces). The first letter from each word of the title must written in capital except the prepositions.


Author' names and Addresses

The manuscript must write for each author the full first name, middle initial and surname. For instance, Ammar B. Altemimi or Aliaa A. Mahdi. The ampersand "&" must be used instead of "and" before the name of the last author. The uppercase number 1 should be inserted after the full name of the first author, while using consecutive numbers for the rest of authors in case of their addresses are different from the first author. The corresponding author should be provided wiht an uppercase asterisk "*” if it will be more than one authorship in the manuscript.



The abstract should briefly summarize the aim, findings or purpose of the article and not exceed more that 250 words. The authorities for species/genus names should not be mentioned in the abstract. The authors do not need to cite any references, tables and figures in the abstract section.


Three to six keywords should present the main content of the article, it recommend to choose words not found in the title of the paper as possible as.


The problem must be identified within the context in the introduction section. The objectives of the work should be written in an understandable form even for people who are not working in your field. For One or a few species, non-taxonomic manuscripts should work. However, the studied species should be authenticated but not mandatory species in cited references Here is the list of examples to ensure how the author writes the references in the introduction, materials and methods, and the discussion sections such as : David (2012) or (David, 2012), Ammar & Watson (2016) or (Ali & Jones, 2013) and Al-Ali et al. (2016) or (Mohameed et al., 2015; Jones et al., 2017; Al-Saadi & Barker, 2018). The italics form should be used for the scientific names and other Latin words, in situ, in vivo and in vitro.

Materials and Methods 

The authors are requested to provide coherent and sufficient details to authorize your work to be reproduced. All published methods should be cited with an appropriate reference. Please give so attention to statistical analysis and cite to significant differences as small letters (a, b, ab, c, bc, d..etc.) in tables and figures.


Results should be clear and concise. The authors do not have to repeat some data in form of figures and tables.


This section should explore the significant results of the work, which is related to the problem outlined in the Introduction. The results should be placed in this section and discuss them scientifically. Both Results and discussions sections may be combined in one section.


Global results must written in this section that appear in different way in compare with that found in the Abstract.


The corresponding author should write and mention each author’s last name next to the appropriate category such as Analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, Acquisition of data, Study conception and design and critical revision this section should be written in a brief form.


References must be listed in alphabetical form in the text and listed individually at the end of the manuscript and write as APA version 7 with 10-point font size. Each reference must follow with doi or electronic web site of the published articles (or book) in their publication place.


Articles in journals:

Wook, H. J., Jact, B. N., & Park, H.L. (2006). Effect of long time starvation on hepatocyte of olive flounder. International Journal of Agriculture and Biological Science, 53(4): 211-216.


Coad, B.W. (2010). Freshwater fishes of Iraq. Pensoft Publication, Moscow: 274pp. + 16pls.

Chapters in books:

Freyhof, J., Güler Ekmekçi, F., Ali, A.; Khamees, N.R., Ozuluğ, M., Hamidan, N., Küçük, F. & Smith, K. (2014). Freshwater fishes: 19-42 In Smith, K. G., Barrios, V., Darwall, W.R.T. & Numa, C. (Eds.). The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean. IUCN programs, 129pp.

  1. Sc. or Ph. D. Thesis (Only one thesis allowing to use in the manuscript)

Al-Badran, A.I. (2003). Studies on the molecular genetics of urinary bladder cancer. Ph. D. Thesis, Univ. Panjab.: 165pp.


The citation of foreign (non-English) literature:

Kim, I.-H. (1998). [Cirripedia, Symbiotic Copepoda, and Pycnogonida. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fauna & Flora of Korea. Vol. 38.] Seoul: Ministry of Education, 1038pp. (In Korean.)



Froese, R., & Pauly, D. (Eds.). (2020). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.

Available from (accessed 10 March 2020).

Figures (Fig. or Figs.)

The Arabic numbers should be used [Fig.1, fig, (2), fig. (3)] in the text, tables and figures. Authors are encouraged to submit all figures in form of a generic graphics such as jpeg, eps or tiff with minimum resolution 300 dpi.


The Arabic numerals must be used to define the table, then followed by the title. The footnotes in 10-point bold font will be written under the table in case of giving additional explanations. Tables should be printed within single horizontal lines. The Tables with its legend should each be presented on a separate page

Reviewing of manuscripts

Two referees will be selected to review carefully all submitted manuscripts in addition to linguistic and statically reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief will evaluate all submitted manuscripts to give the right decisions regarding publication. The author should state that the submitted manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All corrections should be completed within a month when the manuscript will get accepted.


Corresponding authors will receive notification either by an e-mail or through our online proofing system. The author should use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, and correctness of the text. This step should be completed within seventy two working hours.

Fees of Publication

200 000 Iraqi Dinar (ID) (150 USD) as cost of publication for a single paper with 12 pages. It must be add 5000 ID (3 $) for each additional single page if the manuscript exceed on 12 pages.


In order for Bjas to publish and disseminate research articles, we need certain publishing rights from authors, which are determined by a publishing agreement between the author and the journal.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License [CC BY-NC-SA 4.0] that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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