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Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum



Guide to authors 

Please read the following instruction carefully for speedy publication of your manuscript. The editor reserves the right to return the manuscript if it is not prepared according to the following instructions. 

Publishing Ethics


By submitting a manuscript, the authors affirm that the work is original, has not been published in parts or in full and is not being submitted for publication in any other journal. The materials included in the manuscript do not violate the copy right of anyone. As a publishing policy of the journal, all the manuscripts are checked for plagiarism before reviewing process.

Preparation of manuscript 


Failure to do so will result in return of manuscript and delay in publication process. We ensure speedy review and publication process, therefore, authors’ cooperation is highly encouraged in this regards. Manuscript should be preferably prepared in Word 2003 – 2010  and should be sent through email address ( for speedy review and publication process.

Title of the Manuscript


The title of the manuscript should be complete, comprehensive and should denote the essence of work, title must be written in capital letter without bold type (Including the scientific name provided that it is in italic type). 

Names of authors and their affiliations

Each author should be identified using superscript. The corresponding author name should also carry asterisk for identification, and E- mail of corresponding author as fallow : 
1. Ahmed Ali Al- Ali
Department of Biology, Collage of Science, Kufa University, Al-Najaf, Iraq
E-mail:   ……………

2. Ahmed Ali Al- Ali* and Hassan Ali Al- Saffar
Department of biology*, Collage of Science, Kufa University, Al-Najaf, Iraq
Corresponding author: ……………

3. Ahmed Ali Al- Ali * and Hassan Ali Al- Saffar**
* Department of Biology, Collage of Science, Kufa University, Al-Najaf, Iraq
** Department of Biology, Collage of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
*or ** Corresponding author: ……………

4. Ahmed Ali Al- Ali*, Hassan Ali Al-Saffar** and Ali Saud Al-Baiyti ***

* Department of Plant Protection, Collage of Agriculture, Wasit University, Wasit, Kut, Iraq

** Department of Biology, Collage of Science, Kufa University, Al-Najaf, Iraq

*** Department of Geology, Collage of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

*, ** or *** Corresponding author: ……………

5. Ahmed Ali Al-Ali, Hassan Ali Al-Saffar  and Ali Saud Al-Baiyti (Without star if all authors at the same affiliation)

Department of Entomology and Invertebrates, Iraq Natural History Museum, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

*, ** or *** Corresponding author: ……………

ABSTRACT        ( Capital letter and at the middle page)

The abstract should not be more than 200 words. It should contain the objective, methods use to conduct the research, clear description of results, and brief conclusion drawn from the results. References and discussion should not be included in this section.

Key words

Key words should describe the studied problem as best possible. They should not be less than 5 words, and arranged alphabetically.

INTRODUCTION  ( Capital letter and at the middle page)

This section should provide information on the  importance of the problem and clear objective of the study. Every statement must be supported by a literary source in the journals that had been published to date. It is advised to provide recent references from impact factor journals. References containing one or two names of the authors should be cited by the names of the authors (e.g. Steel, 1984 or Steel and Torrie, 1980). Any reference carrying more than 2 authors should be denoted by first author and et. al. should be included (Martin et al., 2011).  If more than one paper is cited by the same set of authors they should be differentiated by year (a,b,c) both in the text and references. Several papers cited should be arranged according to the year in an ascending manner.

MATERIALS AND METHODS ( Capital letter and at the middle)

All procedures, analytical methods, experimental design and preliminary materials should be provided with detail in this section. Relevant references should be quoted for a particular analytical methodology. Complete statistical procedures should be produced under separate heading of ‘statistical analysis’.


RESULTS AND DISCUSSION ( Capital letter and at the middle page)

Note: or written separated from each other.
 The results from the experiment, including their statistical detail should be presented graphically or in table form. In this section, the results obtained should be recorded in text form and table data should not be repeated. Results should be clear and concise. Detailed discussion should be produced in this section with relevant references, preferably most recent citation should be included. Discussion should be at a point, explain and supports the results. 


If results containing (figures, plates, diagrams and maps). they defined  as below:

  Figure: (hand drawing types).

  Plates: (Photographic pictures).

  Diagrams: (Curved and Graphic formats).

  Tables and maps.

The figures, plates, diagrams and maps must be put at the end of results and discussions except the tables puts through the text, and their titles  must be written as fallow:

Tables : The title written at the top of them with bold type: Table (1):, but in text [ at the beginning of paragraph written as: Table(1).; but if it comes at the end of paragraph it will be written as:  Tab.( 1).

Figures, Plates and Diagrams : The title written at the bottom  of them Figure(1):, Diagram (1): …. etc. with bold type , but in text[at the beginning of paragraph written as: Map(1), Figure (1) ……. etc.; but if it comes at the end of paragraph it will be written as: (Map 1 ), (Fig. 1), Pl. (1) and Diag. (1).


CONCLUSIONS ( Capital letter and at the middle page)


The major conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusion section, which may stands alone or form a subsection of discussion.


ACKNOWLEDGMENT  ( Capital letter and at the middle)

If present , the person who helps the author and (his/ here ) work address , and not more than 5 lines .

LITEREATURE CITED:    ( Capital letter and at the middle)


List of references should be arranged alphabetically in the following style.

Reference to a journal publication: (The name of journals should be written in full and italic type).



Roche, G.C. 2007. Conspectus of the sphecid wasps of Egypt (Hymenoptera: Ampulicidae, Sphecidae, Crabronidae). Egyptian Journal of Natural History, 4(2): 12-149.


Liu, D.Y. and Baker, H. 1992. Morphology of spermatozoa bound to the zonapellucida of human oocytes that failed to fertilize in vitro. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 94: 71-84.


Mahmoud, S.S., Mohammad, M.K. and Ali, S.Y. 2000. Intensity and histopathological effects of the nematode Hartertia gallinarum (Theiler, 1919) on seesee partridge, Ammoperdix griseogularis (Brandt, 1843) collected from Qaara area, west of Iraq. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum, 9(2): 45-55. 


Reference to a book:

Kaufmann, J. 1996. Parasitic Infections of Domestic Animals: A Diagnostic Manual. Springer Basel, xvi + 423pp.


Romanoff, A.L. and Romanoff,  A.  1949. The Avian Egg. 1st ed., John Wiley and Sons Co., New York. 500pp.

Steel, R.G. and Torrie, J.H. 1980. Principle and Procedures of Statistics. 2nd ed., McGrow-Hill Book Co., Inc, New York. 467pp ( Chapter 8: 333-362).



On acceptance of the manuscript, the authors will have to sign the copyright license of the manuscript. As regards the transfer of rights, the corresponding author assumes responsibility of all authors. The submitted manuscripts are published with understanding that all the authors are aware of the contents and are agree with submission of the manuscript to this journal. This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Authors would have to pay the minimum publication fee after acceptance of the manuscript.

Processing and Publication Fees:


Bulletin of The Iraq Natural History Museum is self-supporting financial so author(s) must pay the processing and publishing fees which is 125.000 IQD (Iraqi Dinar) for Iraqi authors and 100$ (US Dollars) for Arabian and foreign author(s).



The Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum do check plagiarism of submitted papers through Turnitin software.

In the case of doing check plagiarism for the submitted manuscript earlier, a copy of the receipt should be attached with it.

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