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published by Marine Science Center,University of Basrah

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Structure Of The Manuscript:

The original manuscript should be typed on one side of A4 paper (210mm & 297 mm), double – spaced with a 35mm margin all pages should be numbered. Authors are requested to use SI unites as the primary listing and to include, in parentheses, other conventional units only when their listing is extremely necessary to improve immediate understanding of the article contents. Authors are asked, after acceptance of their paper., to send the manuscript on disc, including the software used.


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The total length of the paper should not exceed 20 printed pages of the journal.


The title should be concise and brief.


The abstract should not exceed 200 words. It should contain the key words of the paper as wall as the essence of the results a chieved.


Each figure must be referred to in the text, numbered and have caption below it. The caption should be indicated in the margin. Axes of figures must be labeled properly. The drawings for the figures must be submitted on separate sheets, and carefully lettered. The figures should preferably be of the same size as the typescript and designed for a reduction factor of two or three. The figures should be identfied by the name of the principal author and figures number.


Tables should be typed on a separate sheet and headed by a title. The appropriate place of the insertion of the tables should be indicated at the margin.


References to other works should be cited in the test properly by the name and year as it comes in the text. The references should be listed Alphabetically on a separate sheet at the end of the paper. Examples of correct references forms are give below:

An article/ paper in journal / periodical / serial

Huisman ,E.A ( 1990) .Grass carp for food production and weed control .J. Fish Biol ., UK . 27 ( 2) : 71- 73

A Book

Jauncey, K. and B. Ross (1982). A guide to Tilapia feed and feeding.Univ. Stirling Scottland .pp. lll.

A Chapter in a Book

Fauconneau, B. ;S.Bonnet ; C. Dourin ; C. Gulbert ; F. Lefever and C. Bauvineau (1994). Assessment of muscle biochemical and histochemical criteria for flesh quality in salmonids. In : Measures for success. P. Kestemont ; J . Muir ;F. Serial and P. Williot ( Eds.) Camagree- edition , PP.225- 238 .

A Paper in the proceedings of a Conference / Symposium / Meeting .

Sorgeloos, P. (2001). Technologies for Sustainable aquaculture development. Plenary Lecture II. In R.P. Subasinghe, P. Bueno, M. J. phillips, C. Hough, S. E. Mc Gladder, and J. R. Arther, (Eds). Aquaculture in the third Millennium. Bankok, Thailand, 20-25 February 2000. pp 23-28. NACA, Bankok and FOA, Rome.

A Thesis

Al Mukntar, M. A. (1983) some Biological aspects of Hemri Barbus sharpegi and Shelige Aspius vorax from Al Hammar marsh. MSc. Thesis, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq.

Internet / www address:

Rottmann, R.W., J. V. Shireman and F.A. chapman (1991) Hormonal control of reproduction in fish for induced spawning. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center at http:// www.SRAC.Net.


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