Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Maghreb Mashreq International is a subscription based access, peer reviewed, international journal. After the review process (six weeks approx.), an accepted paper will be placed under “In Press” and will be published in the next issue of the journal. Please consider the following guidelines for submitting your manuscript to the Maghreb Mashreq International journal.

Copyright

Submission of a manuscript infers that the work described has not been published earlier (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis), and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The publications by Maghreb Mashreq International are freely available to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt, provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

Plagiarism Policy

The journal    has devised a specific plagiarism policy criterion to promote honest work in academics. As per plagiarism policy, 19% plagiarism is admissible in any submission to the journal. It is more convenient to submit a Turnitin report while submitting a paper to the journal.

Prior Publication

Material published by the author before submission in the following categories is considered prior publication: 1) articles published in any publication, even online-only, non-peer-reviewed publications, 2) articles, book chapters, and long abstracts containing original data in figures and tables, especially in proceedings publications as well as posters containing original data disseminated beyond meeting attendees, e.g., displayed in websites such as that maintained by F1000; 3) widely circulated, copyrighted, or archival reports, such as the technical reports of IBM, the preliminary reports of MIT, the institute reports of the US Army, or the internal reports of NASA.

Doctoral dissertations that are made available by ProQuest or institutional repositories are not considered as prior publication. Data portions of submitted papers that have appeared on a website will be permitted; with the provision that the author informs the Editor at the time of the submission that such material exists so that the Editor can determine the suitability of such material for publication. Failure to do so will result in an automatic rejection of the manuscript. Examples of such work include, but are not limited to, immuno-fluorescence micrographs and/or animated gif/video files posted on a website or NIH-mandated posting of DNA microarray data (Examples may be irrevelant for economics, political and social sciences). After the article is published in Edupedia Publications Pvt Ltd, the data should be removed from the author’s website.

Authors with concerns about a possible prior publication that does not fall clearly into one of these categories should contact the editorial office of the journal and forward the material for examination.

Once you have submitted your manuscript to the journal, the editorial office asks you not to subsequently post this manuscript, or a revised version of it, to a preprint server. However, if your manuscript receives a final rejected decision or if you withdraw it from editorial consideration, this restriction is then lifted.

 

Article Submission

To save time and avoid inconvenience, authors should assure that the level, length and format of a manuscript submission conforms to Maghreb Mashreq International requirements at the submission and each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a full author as well corresponding author name/s, summary/abstract, keywords separate from the main text. The summary does not include references, numbers, abbreviations or measurements unless essential. The summary should provide an introduction to the field; a brief account of the background and principle of the work; a statement of the main conclusions; and two-three sentences that place the main findings into a general context.

Authorship

Authorship is an explicit way of assigning responsibility and giving credit for intellectual work. These both are linked together. Authorship practices should be judged by how honestly, they reflect actual contributions to the final product. Authorship has its importance for the reputation, academic promotion, and grant support of the individuals involved as well as to the strength and reputation of their institution.

Disputes sometimes arise about who should be listed as authors of an intellectual product and the order in which they should be listed. When disagreements over authorship arise, they can take a substantial toll on the goodwill, effectiveness, and reputation of the individuals involved and their academic community. Many such disagreements result from misunderstanding and failed communication among colleagues and might have been prevented by a clear, early understanding of standards for authorship that are shared by the academic community as a whole.

The journal does not require all the authors of a research paper to sign the letter of submission, nor do impose an order on the list of authors. Submission to the journal is taken to mean that all the listed authors have agreed on all of the contents. The corresponding (submitting) author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been attained and for managing all communication between the journal    and all co-authors, before and after publication. Any change to the authors list after submission, such as a change in the order of the authors or the deletion or addition of authors needs to be approved by a signed letter from every author.

 

Minimum Requirements for Authorship

All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article.

Authorship credit should be based only on:

a- substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data and

b- final approval of the version to be published.

Conditions a and b must meet the criteria. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship.

Co-author contributions

Authors are strongly encouraged to include a statement, at the end, noted to specify the actual contribution of each co-author to the completed work. Journal    allows two co-authors to be specified as having contributed equally to the work being described.

Authors and co-authors should describe what each contributed, and this information will be published with the manuscript under the authors contributions section. All others who contributed to the work who are not authors should be named in the Acknowledgements, and what they did should be described.

 

Minimum Requirements for Acknowledgements

List all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, such as a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

Groups of persons who have contributed materially to the paper but whose contributions do not justify authorship may be listed under a heading such as "clinical investigators" or "participating investigators," and their function or contribution should be described, e.g., "served as scientific advisors," "critically reviewed the study proposal," "collected data," or "provided and cared for study". Because readers may infer their endorsement of the data and conclusions, all persons must have given written permission to be acknowledged.

Suggesting the Reviewers

Authors are asked to facilitate the review process by providing the names and e-mail addresses of at least three suitable reviewers, on the understanding that the editor is not bound by any such nomination. Failure to follow this request may delay the handling of your paper, since the editorial office may specifically ask you to nominate potential reviewers for papers covering unfamiliar areas.