Instructions to authors
Authors are requested to submit the original paper plus two complete copies to:
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Faried El-Asmar (editor-in-chief)
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Prof. Dr.Tarek Rashed Rahmy (Co-editor)
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in English or in any other language.
The authors may submit the names and addresses of up to four or five individuals who could expertly review their manuscripts, and who are not from the same institutions as the authors. The Editor, of course, reserves the right to use these or other reviewers of his choice.
Language: English is the official language of the manuscript
- Manuscript must not exceed 20 pages typewritten in Double-spaced Times New Roman with a font size of 12 pt and margins of 2.5 cm from all sides.
- A good quality printout on one side of white A4 papers is requested.
- An electronic copy of the paper should accompany the final version.
- Authors should retain a copy of their manuscript since damage or loss of papers may happen.
- Original manuscripts are discarded one month after publication unless the Publisher is asked to return original material after use.
- The manuscripts should include: Title, Running title, Authors, Affiliations, Keywords, Abstract, Main text (introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions), Acknowledgements, References and Tables, drawings, photographs accompanied with Legends for the illustrations.
Title and Authors
Title should be written in capital letters with a font size of 14 pt. In addition, a running title should be given with the authors name in a separate page. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote, including his e-mail. Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors.
Abstract should be single-spaced with no more than 250 words.
- Introduction is recommended to brief and documented by references.
- Clear aim of the work is requested.
- Materials and methods should include clear design of the experiment, the used techniques, chemicals and living organisms.
- Units of measure must be clearly indicated.
- The Latin name must be given for all species of living organisms.
- Trade names or abbreviations of chemicals may be used only when preceded by the chemical or scientific name.
- Results should be clear and not repeated by different means
- Discussion should include interpretation of the results and end by conclusion and recommendations.
- All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript.
- In the text refer to the author’s name (without initials) and year of publication:
- Rahmy (2002) – El-Asmar and Rahmy (2001) – El-Asmar et al. (2003).
- (Rahmy, 2002) (El-Asmar and Rahmy, 2001) â€“ (El-Asmar et al., 2003).
- The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors’ names. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors’ names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.
- References should be given in the following form:
Rahmy, T.R. and Ayoub, M.A. (2002): In-vitro action of cobra snake venom on the ultrastructure of the goat spermatozoa: Transmission and scanning electron microscopic study. J. Venom. Anim. Toxins, 8(1): 127-159.
Hassan, F.M.; Mohallal, M.E.; El-Banhawy, M.A.; El-Serafy, T. and Rahmy, T.R. (1987): Pathophysiological changes in kidney function of envenomated rats. In: M.A. Haberal and H. Gulay (eds), â€œChronic Renal Failure and Transplantation, pp. 55-64, Semih Offset, Ankara, Turkey.
All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction. Photographs, charts and diagrams should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text. All illustrations should be clearly marked on the back with the figure number and the author’s name.
Good quality printouts on white paper produced in black ink are required. All lettering, graph lines and points on graphs should be typed and sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction. Handwriting, dye-line prints or photocopies are not accepted. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.
Glossy photographic prints, drawings, graphs should be submitted in duplicate.
Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g. black and white or color). Photocopies of photographs are not acceptable. A scale as well as printed arrows and letters can be marked on the photograph. Printing colored photographs requires additional costs. Legends should be separate and not attached to or written on the illustration.
Tables prepared in Word or Excel are preferred. They should be numbered in order of their mention in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet with a brief title. Abbreviations should be defined in a footnote at the end of the table. If any material in a table has been taken from a previously copyrighted publication, provide a credit line giving full credit to the original source. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript, (e.g. in graphs). Avoid the use of shaded areas and vertical rules within the table body. The simpler the table, the more likely it will be rendered accurately.
Avoid using more than 4 levels of gray in charts and graphs, as they can be difficult to differentiate in print. Otherwise, substitute black and white patterns with cross hatches, diagonal stripes, vertical, and horizontal stripes. Avoid placing text on a shaded background. All art will be printed in black and white, however, color figures may be submitted and you will be asked to pay the costs associated with printing art in color.
Electronic file of the manuscript
Authors should submit an electronic copy of their paper with the final version of the manuscript. The electronic copy should match the hardcopy exactly. Always keep a backup copy of the electronic file for reference and safety. Manuscripts should be submitted on CDs saved on Microsoft Word for Windows. Save text and graphics on separate files. The title of the manuscript and the name of the corresponding author should be typed on the CD.
Arabic summary resemble to the English abstract should be provided with the manuscript in a separate paper.
Articles should be presented in the same format as full paper, except that they should not be divided into sections such as Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion.
Short communications and Preliminary reports should not exceed two or three printed pages including illustrations and references. The form is identical to review article. Letters to the Editor are also accepted.
Brief individual case reports of intoxication with any type of natural toxins are accepted for publication. The Egy. J. Nat. Toxins will publish Congresses, Symposiums, Meetings and Thesis defenses or abstracts. It can also review books in any field of natural toxins
Proofs will be sent to the author (first named author if no corresponding author is identified of multi-authored papers) and should be returned within 3 days of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors. Any queries should be answered in full and proofs should be carefully checked before return. Proofs are to be returned to editor-in-chief or Co-editor.
25 reprints plus one copy of the issue will be supplied to the corresponding author. Additional reprints and copies of the issue can be ordered at a specially reduced rate using an order form.
By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright for their article is transferred to the Egyptian Society of Natural Toxin if the article is accepted for publication.
Upon submission of an article for publication, reviewing costs of 600 LE should be paid for a manuscript of 20 pages written as described above. Each extra paper, over 20 pages, will cost additional 25 LE. The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the published article via e-mail (the PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use). Paper offprints can be ordered (with extra fees) via the offprint order form which is sent once the article is accepted for publication. Both corresponding and co-authors may order offprints at any time.
Orders should be sent to the address below
Egyptian Society of Natural Toxins: Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. Phone: 012 2179659