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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines






The Scientific Journal of the Faculty of Fine Arts - Alexandria University receives scientific papers for evaluating and publishing. The journal is not interested in technical reporting types of paper or review papers. Each issue has a supplement contains staff members scientific work. The evaluation process is double-blinded, the editorial Board maintains a high degree of quality for received papers. Authors may examine the journal details and perspective layouts. The submitted paper must not be submitted earlier or at the same time to any other journal in Egypt or abroad. For multi-author papers, the corresponding author must affirm that all of the authors have read and approved the manuscript. Copyright and Declaration of Authenticity forms is a must for the early evaluation process, it must be completed and sent to SJFA. The journal allows only TO 20% plagiarism, ethics of scientific research must be provided.

KEYWORDS: Format, Introduction, fonts, headings, figures, equations.


Papers can be submitted in either Arabic or English only online or via e-mail sjfa@alexu.edu.eg. The paper may be arranged in the typical form i.e. abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgment, references. list of symbols, figures, tables, etc. are included after each section.

The format to be used is Microsoft word 2013, Times New Roman font, size 12 for the main text, other addition differences of all are parts of the paper i.e. abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgment, references, list of symbols, figures, tables, etc. will be clear later.


The maximum length of the paper is 12 pages including the Arabic summary for English paper and English summary for Arabic paper. Extra pages up to a maximum of 5 pages will be an additional extra charge. The Margins in all pages are 2.5 cm from the top, and 2.00 cm from the right, left and bottom. Text should be justified to the left and right margins.

All the text body are single line spacing, the spacing is 6 pt before and after. Only headings are spacing 12 pt before and 6 pt after. Abstract headings are size 12, spacing 0 pt before and 12 pt after. Abstract body is size 11, the spacing is 6 pt before and after, indentation1cm before and after. Keywords are size 10, 0pt spacing and indentation. the same is Acknowledgments and references.

Papers shall start with Abstract and end with Conclusions with the main body of the paper arranged in between. Acknowledgments, if provided, shall be placed immediately after the “Conclusions” and before the “References”.

No extra blank line is located between the separate sections and subsections.

2.1  Title

The length of the paper title may not exceed 80 characters. The paper title is to be typed in bold capital letters, size 16 and placed centered, the spacing is 18 pt before and 12pt after. Author(s) name(s) should be typed in plain capital letters, centered, and placed 3 spaces under the paper title with a footnote giving the author(s) title(s) and affiliation(s). Another 3 line spaces are to be provided between the author(s) name(s) and the title of the abstract.

2.2  Footnotes

Footnotes must not be used in the paper except for the authors' affiliations where they appear at the foot of the first page typed in Times New Roman font size 10, and separated from the text by a short line.

2.3  Abstract

English abstract should be provided at the beginning of the paper immediately before the Introduction with the word ABSTRACT as heading flush left.  The abstract must be self-contained one-paragraph, no longer than 200 words. It should contain a summary of the highlights of the paper, a statement of the problem and the nature of approach, content and key findings.

Five to seven keywords (not more than two lines) must be provided on a separate line after the Abstract and preceded by the word “KEYWORDS:”.

2.4  Headings

Major headings are to be boldface, all capital letters flush left with Arabic numerals starting with “Introduction” (e.g. 1. INTRODUCTION) and ending with the “Conclusions”.  Second level headings are to be boldface, initial capital and flush left (e.g. 2.2 Analysis of the Results). Third level headings are to be boldface, with only the first letter of the heading capital and flush left (e.g. 3.1.2 Description of test specimens).

2.5  Units

The International System of Units (SI) should be used. Equivalents in other units may be given in parentheses.


Original figures and photographs must be submitted with the paper. Figures and tables are to be totally integrated into the text.

3.1  Figures and Tables

Captions should be located under the figure and on top of the table. They should be clearly distinguished from the text and the figure or table by providing enough space before each caption. They should start with the word “Fig.” or “Table” in plain text followed by the number and a period (e.g. Fig. 5. , Table 2. ).



This file is a model that can be used to present a paper to our scientific journal. The following points must be are considered:

  • The publishing’s fees were previously referred to in "Table 1"
  • Copyright must be signed prior to evaluation of the research paper, provided that such rights are considered null and void if the research is rejected.
  • An Arabic abstract should be provided for a paper that is submitted in English, located at the end of the paper, and not more than 10 vertical single-spaced lines.
  • The editorial team provides the translation service of the main title and the abstract of the research paper for non-Arabic-speaking publishers. This service is free of charge.

The aformntiomend numbering model is the format used in the journal paper, considering that this file is programmed with the writing systems for each element of the paper in the Style list under lists starting with the name SJFA.


     References is vancouver, should be cited in the text between square brackets (e.g. [3], [5-8]) and listed at the end of the paper with the word REFERENCES as heading flush left. The reference list should contain only those references cited in the text, numbered in the order in which they are first cited. Arrangement of the list of references is as in the example given at the end for: 1.“ a Journal article”, 2. “a Book (1-6 authors)”, 3. “Book (More than 6 authors)”, 4. “ a Book chapter”, 5. “Newspaper article”, 6. “Report (Online)”, 7. “Thesis”, 8. “Conference Paper”, 9. “Web page”.



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  2. Arens AA. Auditing in Australia : an integrated approach. 5th ed. Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia; 2002.
  3. Goering RV, Dockrell HM, Wakelin D, Zuckerman M, Chiodini PL, Roitt IM, et al. Mims' medical microbiology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2008.
  4. Thomas, G. Medicinal Chemistry. 2nd ed. Chichester: John Wiley; 2007. Chapter 8.2, The chemical nature of the binding of ligands to receptors; p.252-254.
  5. Beale, B. Our apocalypse now. Biodiversity and the threat to it from environmental destruction. Sydney Morning Herald 1989 Jul 15:71,6.
  6. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Drinking patterns in Australia, 2001-2007 [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2010 [cited 2010 Jan 19]. Report No.: PHE133  Available from: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/phe/133/11895.pdf.
  7. Evans PR. Motor and sensory function of the upper digestive tract in health and in irritable bowel syndrome [Ph.D Thesis]. Sydney, NSW: University of Sydney; 1998.
  8. Passey M, Gale J, Stirling J, Sanson-Fisher R. Caring for pregnant Aboriginal women: provider views on managing tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use. In: 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference, 2010 Jun 30 - Jul 2; Darwin.
  9. Queensland University of Technology. Writing literature reviews. [Internet] 2010 [updated 2010 Jul 27; cited 2010 Dec 6]; Available from: http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/write/litreviews.jsp.


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