About the Journal

Journal of Education for Pure Science (JEPS) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence in the field of science and new technology. For this purpose, we invite you to contribute your excellent papers in the relevant fields. The publications of papers are selected through peer review to ensure originality, relevance, and readability. The journal is published every three months. The articles published in our journal can be accessed online. The journal maintains strict refereeing procedures to publish only the highest quality papers through its editorial policies.

 Journal of Education for Pure Science (JEPS) is being published by the College of Education For Pure Science 2010 and is funded by the University of Thi-Qar. The journal reports original research findings of local and foreign scientists working in various research disciplines of Pure Science and its allied sectors.

 Reviews on important disciplines of Pure Science research and was launched online in 2016 with free open access journal to users. All the content is regularly peer-reviewed before publication whereas the index is checked through anti-plagiarism software 'Turnitin'. It is also being indexed in national and international databases/resources.

 From 2018, all papers submitted to the journal should be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their papers checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The official language of the manuscript to be published in the Journal of Education For Pure Science (JEPS) is English.

 The international number of JEPS are:

P-ISSN 2073-6592

E-ISSN 2710-429X


 Subject Areas:

  • Mathematics.
  • Computer science.
  • Biology.
  • Physics.
  • Chemistry.

 Copyright/ Open Access.

Articles published in Pure Science will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY NC SA). The copyright is retained by the author(s).

 Journal of Education for Pure Science (JEPS) routinely uses Turnitin plagiarism detection software to verify the originality of papers submitted to the journal.

The publishers’ and journal editors’ definitions of plagiarism (what is acceptable re-use of data, description of methodology and so on may vary across disciplines, but there is general agreement that plagiarism is the non-acknowledgment of other people’s work or contributions).

IEEE  defines plagiarism as “the reuse of someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source”.

The authors can verify the originality of their work before it is sent to the (JEPS) through the use of Plagiarism Software - Online Plagiarism Checker which is located in the link.  https://www.plagiarismsoftware.net/

This activity helps expedite the process of acceptance of papers for publication but does not mean dispensing with the plagiarism program adopted by the Journal.

Call for Reviewer:

Journal of Education for Pure Science (JEPS) welcomes competent academicians to join us as members of the review board. Being a reviewer is a matter of prestige and personal achievement.


    Hold a doctoral or master's degree with a strong publication history in a discipline.

    Fluent in academic and professional English.

    Work promptly and correctly under firm deadlines.

Note: This work is purely a voluntary job and no payment will be made.

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer for the JEPS please send your CV to jceps@utq.edu.iq

We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

Aims and scope

Submission of manuscripts will be published from different disciplines such as Agricultural sciences, applied environmental sciences and biological sciences. All submitted manuscripts (original articles, reviews, short communication and books) have to be written in English only.

Preparation of manuscripts

The authors are required to check carefully the journal's instructions before submitting a manuscript. All submitted manuscripts will be returned if it was prepared in a different style. Authors must use Microsoft Word 2010 to write the manuscript. The text should be in a single-column format. Before submitting a manuscript, the authors have to check their manuscript language. The author is requested to examine the text carefully for grammatical typing errors to avoid correction in the proof. It should also be carefully checked all the tables and calculations. The font size of the text of the whole manuscript must be in Times New Roman 12 Bold except for the references which must be in 10 Time New Roman. The abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and references must be 14-point font size. The English title of the paper should be in Times New Roman 14 Bold, centre; and should present a title that includes the full names of first and surname of the author(s), institutional addresses must be 12 Times New Roman, and email addresses for all authors must written in 10 Time New Roman. The margin should be as follows: top 2 cm; bottom 2 cm; left 2 cm; right 2 cm in A4 format. Right justify must not be used in the text. The line spacing is 1.2 multiple.

Structure of the text body


Organizing all submitted manuscripts should be as follows: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References and Tables and Figure legends. The running head of the manuscript title should be concise, no more than 50 characters (including spaces). The first letter from each word of the title must written in capital except the prepositions.


Author's names and Addresses

The manuscript must write for each author the full first name, middle initial and surname. For instance, Ammar B. Altemimi or Aliaa A. Mahdi. The ampersand "&" must be used instead of "and" before the name of the last author. The uppercase number 1 should be inserted after the full name of the first author while using consecutive numbers for the rest of the authors in case their addresses are different from the first author. The corresponding author should be provided with an uppercase asterisk "*” if there will be more than one authorship in the manuscript.



The abstract should briefly summarize the aim, findings or purpose of the article and not exceed more than 250 words. The authorities for species/genus names should not be mentioned in the abstract. The authors do not need to cite any references, tables and figures in the abstract section.


Three to six keywords should present the main content of the article, it is recommended to choose words not found in the title of the paper as possible.


The problem must be identified within the context in the introduction section. The objectives of the work should be written in an understandable form even for people who are not working in your field. For One or a few species, non-taxonomic manuscripts should work. However, the studied species should be authenticated but not mandatory species in cited references Here is the list of examples to ensure how the author writes the references in the introduction, materials and methods, and the discussion sections such as David (2012) or (David, 2012), Ammar & Watson (2016) or (Ali & Jones, 2013) and Al-Ali et al. (2016) or (Mohameed et al., 2015; Jones et al., 2017; Al-Saadi & Barker, 2018). The italics form should be used for the scientific names and other Latin words, in situin vivo and in vitro.

Materials and Methods 

The authors are requested to provide coherent and sufficient details to authorize your work to be reproduced. All published methods should be cited with an appropriate reference. Please give so attention to statistical analysis and cite significant differences as small letters (a, b, ab, c, bc, d..etc.) in tables and figures.


Results should be clear and concise. The authors do not have to repeat some data in the form of figures and tables.


This section should explore the significant results of the work, which is related to the problem outlined in the Introduction. The results should be placed in this section and discussed scientifically. Both Results and Discussion sections may be combined in one section.


Global results must written in this section that appear differently in comparison with that found in the Abstract.


The corresponding author should write and mention each author’s last name next to the appropriate category such as Analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, Acquisition of data, Study conception and design and critical revision this section should be written in a brief form.


References must be listed in an alphabetical form in the text and listed individually at the end of the manuscript and written as APA version 7 with a 10-point font size. Each reference must follow with doi or electronic website of the published articles (or book) in their publication place.


Articles in journals:

Wook, H. J., Jact, B. N., & Park, H.L. (2006). Effect of long time starvation on hepatocyte of olive flounder. International Journal of Agriculture and Biological Science, 53(4): 211-216.


Coad, B.W. (2010). Freshwater fishes of Iraq. Pensoft Publication, Moscow: 274pp. + 16pls.

Chapters in books:

Freyhof, J., Güler Ekmekçi, F., Ali, A.; Khamees, N.R., Ozuluğ, M., Hamidan, N., Küçük, F. & Smith, K. (2014). Freshwater fishes: 19-42 In Smith, K. G., Barrios, V., Darwall, W.R.T. & Numa, C. (Eds.). The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean. IUCN programs, 129pp.

  1. Sc. or Ph. D. Thesis (Only one thesis is allowed to be used in the manuscript)

Al-Badran, A.I. (2003). Studies on the molecular genetics of urinary bladder cancer. Ph. D. Thesis, Univ. Panjab.: 165pp.


The citation of foreign (non-English) literature:

Kim, I.-H. (1998). [Cirripedia, Symbiotic Copepoda, and Pycnogonida. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fauna & Flora of Korea. Vol. 38.] Seoul: Ministry of Education, 1038pp. (In Korean.)



Froese, R., & Pauly, D. (Eds.). (2020). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.

Available from http://www.fishbase.org/ (accessed 10 March 2020).

Figures (Fig. or Figs.)

The Arabic numbers should be used [Fig.1, fig, (2), fig. (3)] in the text, tables and figures. Authors are encouraged to submit all figures in the form of generic graphics such as jpeg, EPS or tiff with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.


The Arabic numerals must be used to define the table, then followed by the title. The footnotes in the 10-point bold font will be written under the table in case of giving additional explanations. Tables should be printed within single horizontal lines. The Tables with their legends should each be presented on a separate page

Reviewing of manuscripts

Two referees will be selected to review carefully all submitted manuscripts in addition to linguistic and statically reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief will evaluate all submitted manuscripts to make the right decisions regarding publication. The author should state that the submitted manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All corrections should be completed within a month when the manuscript is accepted.


Corresponding authors will receive a notification either by e-mail or through our online proofing system. The author should use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, and correctness of the text. This step should be completed within seventy-two working hours.

Fees of Publication

  1. For foreign researchers, publication is free on the condition that the research includes the researcher's official email.

  2. For local researchers, the fees are as follows:

    a. If one of the researchers holds the rank of Professor, the fee is 135,000 Iraqi Dinars.

    b. If one of the researchers holds the rank of Assistant Professor, the fee is 110,000 Iraqi Dinars.

    c. For all other cases, the fee is 85,000 Iraqi Dinars.

Note 1: The fees include plagiarism detection, which must be conducted exclusively at the College of Education for Pure Science, University of Thi-Qar.

Note 2: An additional fee of 5,000 Iraqi Dinars per page is applicable for each page exceeding 12 pages.


For Bjas to publish and disseminate research articles, we need certain publishing rights from authors, which are determined by a publishing agreement between the author and the journal.

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License [CC BY-NC-SA 4.0] that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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