Guide for Authors

Author Guidelines

Authors must follow the APA style of formatting text and references. 

  • When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper
  • Both paraphrases and quotations require citations.
  • Ensure that the spelling of author names and the publication dates in reference list entries match those in the corresponding in-text citations.
  • Cite only works that you have read and ideas that you have incorporated into your writing.
  • The paper should be typed with 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins on all sides.
  • Use 14 pt. Times New Roman font.
  • Use 1.15 spacing.
  • Include a page header at the top of every page. To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right. Then type "TITLE OF YOUR PAPER" in the header flush left using all capital letters. The running head is a shortened version of your paper's title and cannot exceed 50 characters including spacing and punctuation.
  • The paper should include four major sections: the Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.
  • The title page should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, and the institutional affiliation.
  • Type your title in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page. Use 14 pt.
  • Beneath the title, type the author's name: first name, middle initial(s), and last name. Do not use titles (Dr) or degrees (PhD). Use 16 pt. bold for the title.
  • Beneath the author's name, type the institutional affiliation, which should indicate the location where the author(s) conducted the research.
  • Begin a new page. The abstract page should already include the page header. On the first line of the abstract page, center the word “Abstract” (no bold, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks).
  • Beginning with the next line, write a concise summary of the key points of your research. (Do not indent.) The abstract should contain at least your research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results, data analysis, and conclusions. The abstract should be a single paragraph, single-spaced. The abstract should be between 150 and 250 words. Use 13 pt. for the abstract. 
  • List keywords from the paper in the abstract (4-6 words). To do this, indent as you would if you were starting a new paragraph, type Keywords: (italicized), and then list the keywords.

When compiling your APA Reference List, you should:

  • List references on a new page with a centred heading titled: References. (Do NOT bold, underline, or use quotation marks for the title).
  • Include all your references, regardless of format, e.g. books, journal articles, online sources, in one alphabetical listing from A - Z.
  • Order entries alphabetically by surname of author(s).
  • List works with no author under the first significant word of the title.
  • Indent second and subsequent lines of each entry (5-7 spaces).
  • Note that all references in APA end with a full stop except when the reference ends with a URL or a DOI
  • Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
  • For multiple articles by the same author, or authors listed in the same order, list the entries in chronological order, from earliest to most recent.

Reference Examples

Journal article

Example: Ruxton, C. (2016). Tea: Hydration and other health benefits. Primary Health Care26(8), 34-42. doi:10.7748/phc.2016.e1162


Example: Arnott, G. D. (2017). The disability support worker (2nd Ed.). South Melbourne, VIC: Cengage Learning.

For more information:

See Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition, 2020

Submission of Manuscript

Hard copy submissions are not accepted. New manuscripts must be submitted through our web site. Please follow the following steps to submit your manuscript:

  • At the Journal website, register yourself and create a user profile. In the registration page, choose the option “Author” in the “Register as” section to be able to submit a paper. On submission of this information, you will receive an email confirming your registration and containing your username and password.
  • In the user homepage, click on the “New Submission” link and follow the steps in order to submit your article.
  • Use the user page to resubmit the corrected version of your article. 

Submission of the Files

Authors need to submit and upload three Word doc files:

  •  Cover letter and Declaration form
  • Cover page with authors’ names and affiliations
  • The Manuscript

Cover Letter and Declaration Form 

Date:  day /month /2020

Submission Title:                                                                                               

Subject Area:                                                                                      


(Please indicate the corresponding author)

Contact e-mail:                                                                                       

Dear Editor,

I/We wish to submit an original research article entitled “[title of article]” for consideration by the Journal. I/We confirm that this work is original and has not been published elsewhere, nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. I/We also agree that the work contains no material from other works protected by copyright that have been used without the written consent of the copyright owner, or that I can provide copies of all such required written consents to journal upon request. I/We have properly cited the work/s of others in the text as well as in the reference list. 

Obtaining the Ethical Approval of the Scientific Research is one of the conditions for publication in the journal and can be obtained via the following link:

  • Submission and the Ethical Approval fees:

800 LE      Submission fees for Egyptian Researchers

250 LE      The Ethical Approval fees for Egyptian Researchers

50 $     Submission fees for Non-Egyptian Researchers

5 $      The Ethical Approval fees for Non-Egyptian Researchers

  • Electronic Publication fees:

3000 LE      For  Egyptian Researchers

200 $          For Non- Egyptian Researchers