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 Submission Process

The Journal accepts online submissions and those applied by hand in the ASTN-CM office in the national research center or through editor in chief or coeditor E-mails. Once the manuscript has been received by either ways are sent for reviewing. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revisions, will be managed through automated system.



All authors have to explain their substantial contributions to all of the following:

 (1) The idea and design of the study, or data collection, or analysis and interpretation of data

 (2) Editing the article or revising it for content and discipline.

 (3) Finally give agreement upon the accepted version to be submitted.


Types of paper 

1-   Research Papers that report original research results. The manuscript should not be previously published elsewhere. Articles are expected to contribute new information (e.g. novel methods of analysis with added new ideas and impacts) to the knowledge base in the field, or fill gap of knowledge.

2-   Review Articles can overview either specified disciplinary topics or broad issues requiring interdisciplinary discussion. Articles should critically  evaluate that subject. Mention used databases, selection criteria of studies, as inclusion and exclusion criteria.

3-   Book ReviewA broad perspective of texts, technical and lay books on nutrition, metabolism, food science and complementary Medicine and natural therapy.

4-   Brief Communication

5-   Letter to the Editor

6-   Technical Papers should express new methods and procedures for either research methodology or culture-related techniques.


Declaration of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations


English language.


Preparing your manuscript

The information below details the section headings that you should include in your manuscript and what information should be within each section.

Title page

The title page should:

  • present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design e.g.:
    • "A versus B in the treatment of C: a randomized controlled trial", "X is a risk       factor for Y: a case control study", "What is the impact of factor X on subject Y: A systematic review"
    • or for non-clinical or non-research studies a description of what the article reports
  • list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
    • if a collaboration group should be listed as an author, please list the Group name as an author. If you would like the names of the individual members of the Group to be searchable through their individual PubMed records, please include this       information in the “Acknowledgements” section in accordance with the instructions below
  • indicate the corresponding author


The Abstract should not exceed 350 words. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. Reports of randomized controlled trials should follow the CONSORT extension for abstracts. The abstract must include the following separate sections:

  • Background: the context and purpose of the study
  • Methods: how the study was performed and statistical tests used
  • Results: the main findings
  • Conclusions: brief summary and potential implications
  • Trial registration: If your article reports the results of a health care intervention on human participants, it must be registered in an appropriate registry and the registration number and date of registration should be in stated in this section. If it was not registered prospectively (before enrollment of the first participant), you should include the words 'retrospectively registered



Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.


The Background section should explain the background to the study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature and why this study was necessary or its contribution to the field.


The methods section should include:

  • the aim, design and setting of the study
  • the characteristics of participants or description of materials
  • a clear description of all processes, interventions and comparisons. Generic drug names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses
  • the type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate


This should include the findings of the study including, if appropriate, results of statistical analysis which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures.


This section should discuss the implications of the findings in context of existing research and highlight limitations of the study.


This should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study reported.

List of abbreviations

If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations should be provided.


All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations':

  • Ethics approval and consent to participate
  • Consent for publication
  • Availability of data and material
  • Competing interests
  • Funding
  • Authors' contributions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Authors' information (optional)


If any of the sections are not relevant to your manuscript, please include the heading and write 'Not applicable' for that section. 

Ethics approval and consent to participate

Manuscripts reporting studies involving human participants, human data or human tissue must:

  • include a statement on ethics approval and consent (even where the need for approval was waived)
  • include the name of the ethics committee that approved the study and the committee’s reference number if appropriate

Studies involving animals must include a statement on ethics approval.

If your manuscript does not report on or involve the use of any animal or human data or tissue, please state “Not applicable” in this section.

Consent for publication

If your manuscript contains any individual person’s data in any form (including any individual details, images or videos), consent for publication must be obtained from that person, or in the case of children, their parent or legal guardian. All presentations of case reports must have consent for publication.

You should not send the form to us on submission, but we may request to see a copy at any stage (including after publication).

If your manuscript does not contain data from any individual person, please state “Not applicable” in this section.


Payment methods:

1-By direct pay to the editorial office of the journal at ASTN-CM office in National research center Dokki- Cairo

2-bank deposit number  000/110773  Faisal bank = Giza branch  for Arab Society Of Therapeutic Nutrition and Complementary Medicine

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  • Frequency: Biannual
  • Publication Dates: January, July.
  • Open AccessYes
  • Article Charges: For Egyptians: A sum of 300 EGP, For Foreigner researchers: A sum of 100$ upon acceptance. As well as additional fees for the Arab Society Of Therapeutic Nutrition and Complementary Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Scope: Clinical nutrition, complementary Medicine, food science and related subjects
  •  Types of Journal: clinical, preventive, Natural therapy, hospital nutrition, food fortification, dietary supplements
  • Indexed & Abstracted: ………………………………………..
  • PolicyPeer-reviewed
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Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) 


 It must be uploaded upon acceptance for the paper:


Contributors’ form (to be modified as applicable and one signed copy attached with the manuscript)


Journal Title: _______________________________________________________________


 Manuscript Title: ____________________________________________________________


 Manuscript Number: _________________________________________________________


I/we certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in the intellectual content, conception and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as the writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor. I/we believe the manuscript represents valid work. Each author confirms they meet the criteria for authorship as established by the ICMJE. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except as described in the covering letter. I/we certify that all the data collected during the study is presented in this manuscript and no data from the study has been or will be published separately. I/we attest that, if requested by the editors, I/we will provide the data/information or will cooperate fully in obtaining and providing the data/information on which the manuscript is based, for examination by the editors or their assignees. Financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed in the cover letter. Sources of outside support of the project are named in the cover letter.


I/We hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise, convey(s) all copyright ownership, including any and all rights incidental thereto, exclusively to the Journal, in the event that such work is published by the Journal. The Journal shall own the work, including 1) copyright; 2) the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee; 3) the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate into languages other than English for sale or free distribution; and 4) the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format.


We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf.


All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript, but who are not contributors, are named in the Acknowledgment and have given me/us their written permission to be named. If I/we do not include an Acknowledgment that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors and no contributor has been omitted.




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 (Additional signatures may be added provided the authors meet the ICMJE criteria stated above)



مواصفات کتابة البحث العلمى




للنشر فى دوریات المرکز القومى للإعلام والتوثیق








1- عنوان البحث بالانجلیزیة : یکتب أول حرف فى کل کلمة رئیسیة حرف کبیر حجم الخط 12 أسود .




Effect of Different Irrigation Levels and Mulches on Growth and Productivity of Picual Olive Trees


 2- اسم المؤلف : بالنسبة للمؤلف یکتب الحرف الاول کبیر من الاسم الاول والثانى ویکتب الاسم الثالث کامل وبالنسبة  للمؤلفة یکتب الاسم الاول کامل والحرف الاول من الاسم الثانى کبیر ویکتب الثالث کاملاً حجم الخط 10 أسود .




M.A.Fathi*, Samia A. Asad*, Wesam A. Nabeel* and A. Abd El-Baree**




 3- عنوان المؤلف : حجم الخط 10 مائل یکتب کامل ولیس مختصر خط مائل من الخاص الى العام کالتالى :




 القسم - الکلیة - الجامعة - المدینة – الدولة أو القسم – المعهد – المرکز – المدینة – الدولة .




* Department  of  Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, South Valley University, Qena  and   **Olive & Semi–arid Zone Fruits Research Department, Horticulture Research Institute, Agricultural Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.




4-  المستخلص : لا یزید عن 250 کلمة وبعد کتابة المستخلص یکتب بعده الـKeywords وأول حرف من کل کلمة کبیر حجم الخط 9 أبیض.




Keywords: Olive, Picual, Irrigation, Mulch.








 6 - متن البحث : العناوین الجانبیة والرئیسیة ومتن البحث حجم الخط 10








Material and Methods_____________                            


 ب- العناوین الجانبیة : أبیض مائل أول حرف کبیر فى أول کلمة فقط .




ج- الجداول والاشکال :




* حجم خط عناوین الجداول والاشکال 9 أسود والبیانات الداخلیة للجداول 9 أبیض . والعناوین التابعة أسفل الجدول بخط 8 أبیض .




* یتم الالتزام بالحجم لا تزید  11.5سم عرض × 16 سم طول




* لا یتم تخطیط الجداول الا خطین بالعرض فى رأس الجدول وخط أسفله




* کتابة عناوین الاعمدة والصفوف ببرنامج Microsoft word ولیس کصورة




* الجداول الکبیرة بالعرض یتم حفظها کصورة واضحة  JPG وترفق مع ملف البحث الرئیس.




* الصور التى تحتوى على ارقام منفصلة واسهم یتم حفظها کصورة واحدة وتوضع فى مکانها فى البحث.




* یوضع کل جدول او شکل بعد ذکره فى متن البحث مباشرة .




7- المراجع :




* تکتب قائمة المراجع فى المجلة بنظام الاسم - التاریخ Name-date System))




یتم کتابة اسم المؤلف کالتالى الاسم الثالث کامل (اسم العائلة) ثم الحرف الاول من الاسم الأول ثم الحرف الاول من الاسم الثانى ثم السنة ثم اسم البحث ثم عنوان المجلة مع بیان رقم المجلد والعدد وعدد الصفحات.




 کل المرجع الخط ابیض ما عدا اسم المجلة مائل




 مرجع دوریة




Nabih, A.S, Aly, A.A and Nada, M.K. (1992) Growth, flowering and corm productivity of Fressia refracta cv. Aurora as affected by different irrigation periods and chemical fertilization. Egypt. J. Appl. Sci., 17 (6), 265-283.






المرجع الکتاب یذکر کالتالى : اسماء المؤلفین – عنوان الکتاب – العنوان الفرعى للکتاب – رقم الطبعة – دار النشر – بلد النشر- عدد الصفحات المستشهد بها أو عدد صفحات الکتاب.




Snedecor, G.W. and Cochran, W.G.  (1972) "Statistical Methods", 6th ed., Iowa State Univ. Press, Ames, Iowa, pp. 250-254.




* ترتب المراجع ترتیباً ابجدیاً .




* لا یزید عدد المراجع عن 40 مرجع فى البحث .




* مطابقة اسم المرجع فى متن البحث مع المرجع المکتوب فى قائمة المراجع (الاسم والسنة).




8- الملخص العربى :




* یتضمن عنوان البحث واسماء المؤلفین اسم ثلاثى وعناونیهم مطابقة للاسماء بالانجلیزیة وعناوینهم بالکامل .




* یقدم البحث على الموقع الالکترونى الخاص بکل مجلة على برنامج Word  Microsoft فى صورة Doc, Docx




* بعد قبول البحث فى المجلة لا یتم اعطاء الـ Scientific Acceptance  للمؤلف الا بعد تقدیم البحث مستوفیاً للشروط والمواصفات کتابة البحث العلمى.




9 – بیانات اضافیة یتم العمل بها :




تخطیط الجداول خطین فى رأس الجدول وخط أسفله لا توجد خطوط طولیة




المراجع فى متن البحث بخط عادى (ولیس بولد)




et al.  تکتب خط عادى ولیس مائل




العناوین الجانبیة خط مائل (ولیس بولد)




عدم ترقیم العناوین الجانبیة بالارقام أو الأحرف




قائمة المراجع حسب المواصفات المتبعة فى کتابة البحث العلمى (مراجعة رقم 7)




یتم اضافة الاتى ویوضع قبل قائمة المراجع





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