Egyptian Journal of GroundWater Studies

Author Instructions


The journal publishes original papers which should comprise previously unpublished data, interpretation or syntheses concerning all aspects of science and technology for groundwater studies. All papers will be reviewed by at least two referees. Articles which are refused for publication will not be returned to the authors.


Authors wishing to include figures or tables that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers.

Policy on Intellectual Dishonesty and Plagiarism:

Infractions against generally acceptable standards for research and publication of results are taken very seriously.
Such infractions may include:
• Fabrication – the falsification of research or exaggeration or misrepresentation of data.
• Tampering – altering original data or documents or interfering with the examination of the same.
• Plagiarism – representing the thoughts, words, ideas, discoveries or data of another as one’s own original work. Plagiarism includes copying the work or part of the work of another, either published or unpublished, without giving a proper reference or citation.


(Manuscripts should be written in English and organized in the following manner)
Title author(s) Name(s), affiliation(s), address and e-mail for each author, an asterisk (*) to indicate the corresponding author Abstract:(no more than 250 words) - Introduction Material & Methods- Results and discussion - Conclusion - Acknowledgments - References - Figures with caption
Manuscript must not have been published before, nor simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. To send us your manuscripts, connect to the web site: . If you have a problem, you can contact us by this e-mail: (

Title page:

The title page should include:
• The name(s) of the author(s)
• A concise and informative title
• The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
• The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author

Abstract Page:

An ‘abstract’ of about 150 -250 words is required. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references


Please provide 5 to 7 keywords (in small letters and bold type, separated by slashes) which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting:

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
• Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.
• Use 1.5 line spacing, with 2.5 cm. margins.
• Sections headings (no more than three levels of displayed headings) are numbered according to the international numbering system (1; 1.1.; 1.1.1; etc.).
• Use italics for emphasis.
• Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
• Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
• Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
• Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
• Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
• Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).


• All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
• Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
• For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
• Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
• Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values) and included beneath the table body.


• Supply all figures electronically, with sufficient resolution (300 dpi for ‘illustrations’, 600 dpi for ‘line drawings’; these should also be ‘included’ at the end of the text Word file.
• All illustrations (graphs, diagrams, and photographs) should be numbered in the text, in italics, using Arabic numerals in order of appearance, e.g. (Fig. 1).
• Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size.
• The same symbols and units must be used in figures, tables, and text.
• All composite figures should be mounted together, and the parts labeled (a), (b), (c), etc.
• All maps, field sketches and photographs should include a metric bare scale. Illustrations will be published in the form of one column 80 mm wide (exceptionally 170 mm wide for complicated figures). So, ‘lettering’ of the original illustrations (one figure per A4 page) should be large enough to be clearly legible when the illustrations are reduced to one-column format.
• All figures will be normally printed in black and white. Color illustrations may be published upon approval of the Editor-in-Chief.
• Each figure should be briefly and clearly described. These ‘Figure captions’ should be presented together on a separate sheet, at the end of the paper.
• Remarks like «For explanation see text » should be avoided.


• Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be provided. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.



Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples: • Leaching of gypsum may be the source of sulfate in water (Ramesh and Bhuvana 2012). • Factors influencing hydrogeochemistry of the groundwater have been widely studied (Dawoud, 1997; Ahmed, 2009; Esam et al., 2012). • Omer and Abdel Moneim (2001) encountered very low potassium concentration in the sediments in Sohag.


The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Order multi-author publications of the same first author alphabetically with respect to second, third, etc. author. Publications of exactly the same author(s) must be ordered chronologically.

Journal article

McArthur, J.M., Sikdar, P.K., Hoque, M.A. and Ghosal. U. (2012). Waste-water impacts on groundwater: Cl/Br ratios and implications for arsenic pollution of groundwater in the Bengal Basin and Red River Basin, Vietnam. Science Total Environment, 437, 390–402.


Crites, R. and Tchobanoglous, G. (1998). Small and Decentralized Wastewater Management Systems. International Edition. McGraw-Hill, Boston.

Book chapter

Brown, B., Aaron, M. (2001). The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257.


Abdel Rahman, A.A. (2006). Hydrogeological and geophysical assessment of the reclaimed areas in Sohag, Nile Valley, Egypt. Ph. D. Thesis, Geol. Dept., Fac. Sci., Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Online document

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2015). Domestic Wastewater Advice and Guidance. Accessed 17 February 2015.


The corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within ‘two days’ after receipt (only minor corrections or typographical errors will be accepted at this stage). Otherwise, the paper will be published with in-house corrections only.


5 reprints per contribution will be supplied, free of charge, to the corresponding author. ‘Additional reprints’ can be obtained at prices supplied by the publisher. An order form, sent with the proofs, must be completed and returned with the corrected proofs.


Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Publications Fees:

For Egyptian/ 350 Egyptian Pound for 10 pages+ 10 E.P for each extra page For Non-Egyptian/ $ 200 for 5 pages once the paper has been accepted for publication+ $5 for each extra page. The fees will be paid by post, cash, check or visa to Sohag University - Egyptian Journal of Groundwater studies (EJGS) (after arrangement with the journal manager).