Guide for Authors


       Manuscript shall be considered for publication only with the understanding that they are neither under concurrent consideration by any journal nor have been published elsewhere. Manuscripts are subjected to peer review for their scientific merit. Accepted manuscripts will become the property of Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture. The journal is published four times a year.

Manuscript Submission

      Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors designated as the corresponding author who has the full approval of the co-authors for handling the manuscript during submission, peer review and corrections. Submit the manuscript via online system.

 Manuscript preparation

      Manuscript should be computer typed in Microsoft Word using a 13-point Times New Roman font for English writing  and Simplified Arabic  font for Arabic language writing, single-spaced throughout the text, including figure legends, tables and references. Use A4 paper for typing. The typed area should be printed out on (A4) 3 cm margins on the left side, and the other 2.5 cm. The manuscript, subdivided by one-line space between headings, should be organized as follows:

 Title page

      The first page of the manuscript includes the title (capitalize all the letters) of the article followed by one-line space and the names of all authors (no degrees) and their addresses for correspondence, including the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The first letter of each name and main word should be capitalized. The title, author's name and affiliation should be centered on the width of the typing area.


         The second page contains the abstract which should be 150-250 words in single paragraph and presents the main findings. For indexing purposes, a list of 3–5 key words in English and not included in the title should be typed below the abstract. An Arabic abstract is required for papers written in English. It should follow the English abstract.


    Describes briefly the background of the investigation with updated information and states the aim of the study.

 Materials and Methods

       Provide sufficient details to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Support the techniques and methods used with references. Investigations on animals must comply with institutional and/or equivalent guides for the care and use of animals. Metric and standard international units should be used in this section and throughout the manuscript. Specify the computer software used for statistical analysis and define statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols applied.


      Present the results and their significance clearly. Graphs and tables should be self explanatory. Do not repeat in figures or in the text the data presented in tables. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order of their mention in the text.


      Deals with critical review and interpretations of the results, and supported by relevant updated references. Repetition of data should be avoided. It should end with brief conclusions. In Short Communications, Results and Discussion may be combined.


      Include the sponsor, funding agency, provider of major facilities and the names of those who contributed substantially to the work but do not fulfill the requirements for the authorship.


       References to literature should be mentioned in the text according to the system of Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture ( APA ). Titles of journals should not be abbreviated and should be in italics font, and followed by the number of Volume, number of Issue between brackets, and then the page numbers.


Journal article:  . 

Seo, K. I., Choi, M. S., Jung, U. J., Kim, H. J., Yeo, J., Jeon, S. M., & Lee, M. K. (2008). Effect of curcumin supplementation on blood glucose, plasma insulin, and glucose homeostasis related enzyme activities in diabetic db/db mice. Molecular nutrition & food research52(9), 995-1004.



Sturkie, P. D. (1965). Avian physiology., (2nd ed).‏ London.P:22-35


 Chapter in a book: Chabala JC, Miller MW. Chemistry of antiprotozoal agents. In: Campbell WC, Rew RS, editors. Chemotherapy of parasitic diseases. New York: Plenum Press; 1986. p. 25-85.

 Ph.D. thesis: 

Stephenson, M. J. (1986). The productivity of medieval sheep on the great estates 1100-1500 (Doctoral dissertation, University of Cambridge). P:320


 Journal article on the Internet: Polgreen PM. ., Diekema DJ. ., & Vandeberg J, l. Risk factors for groin wound infection after femoral artery catheterization: a case-control study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [Internet]. 2006 Jan [cited 2007 Jan 5];27(1):34-7. Available from:

 Internet Webpage: AMA: helping doctors help patients [Internet]. Chicago: American Medical Association; c1995-2007 [cited 2007 Feb 22]. Available from:

 Chapter in Book : Mossa , J.S (1987) . Medical plants of Saudi Arabia published by king Soud University Libraries . Riyadh , PP : 244 .

 Anonymous Author :  Anonymous. (1994) .. (9th revisited National academy press , Washington D.C.

 Abstract: Harchran, S. (1965).pachymerus chinesis, its biology and extend of damage to grain. Plant Protection Bulletin.16: 23-28 (Abstract).

 Publication cost

  As an Open Access journal, publishing an article in this journal requires an Article Processing Charge (APC) that will be billed to the submitting author following acceptance. There are no other fees (for example submission charges, page charges, or color charges). The Article Processing Charge for the journal is 100 US$ for international authors, and 150.000 ID for Iraqi authors inside Iraq. Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture does not offer to waiver policy. There are no article submission fees.


Open access publication

 Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture (MJA), publishes the research work, covering a wide range of Agricultural Sciences. All papers published in MJA are open access and distributed under the open access license agreement. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly. 


Papers published in the Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture are available online as pdf files at


Publication Ethics of the Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture.

       The Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture follows ethical standards for publication, the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (publication Special attention will be paid to as well as the detection and prevention of: plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification, redundant publications, ghost writing and improper author contribution, citation manipulation and duplicate submission.

In an open access model, the publication costs of an article is paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution. Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture is an Open Access journal; therefore, publishing an article in this journal requires a payment of 100 US$ for an accepted manuscript to be published. There is no submission or processing fee required.




Permit others distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.  Further details found at: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  In addition, MJA retain the copyright of published articles, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License for CC-BY-4.0” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.