Information for Authors

Alabama Academy of Science Journal

Scope of the Journal The Alabama Academy of Science publishes significant, innovative research of interest to a wide audience of scientists in all areas. Papers should have a broad appeal, and particularly welcome will be studies that break new ground or advance our scientific understanding.

Information for the Authors

* Manuscript layout should follow the specific guidelines of the journal. * The authors are encouraged to contact the editor (E-mail: sah@jsu.edu) prior to paper submission to obtain detailed guidelines for the author.

* At least one author must be a member of the Alabama Academy of Science (except for Special Papers).

* The correspondent author should provide the names and addresses of at least two potential reviewers.

* Assemble the manuscript in the following order: Title Page, Abstract Page, Text, Brief Acknowledgments (if needed), Literature Cited, Figure Legends, Tables, Figures.

What and Where to Submit

The original and two copies of the manuscript and a cover letter should be submitted to the following.

Dr. Safaa Al-Hamdani Editor-Alabama Academy of Science Journal

Biology Department Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

Review Procedure and Policy

Manuscripts will be reviewed by experts in the research area. Manuscripts receiving favorable reviews will be tentatively accepted. Copies of the reviewers’ comments (and reviewer-annotated files of the manuscript, if any) will be returned to the correspondent author for any necessary revisions. The final revision and electronic copies are then submitted to the /Alabama Academy of Science Journal/ Editor. The author is required to pay $100 for partial coverage of printing costs of the article.