Open Access Policy and Licence

ALGERIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS (E-ISSN: 2353-0391)  is an open access journal, free of charges. All contents of the journal are  distributed under the terms of the The Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY- NC), of which CC BY 4.0 is the most recent version, was developed to facilitate open access as defined in the founding documents of the movement, such as the 2003 Berlin Declaration. Open access content has to be freely available online, and through licensing their work under CC BY authors grant users the right to unrestricted dissemination and re-use of the work, with only the one proviso that proper attribution is given to authors.

This liberal licensing is best suited to facilitate the transfer and growth of scientific knowledge. The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) therefore strongly recommends the use of CC BY for the open access publication of research literature, and many research funders worldwide either recommend or mandate that research they have supported be published under CC BY. Examples for such policies include funders as diverse as the Wellcome Trust, the Australian Governments, the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework programme, or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

Copyright and permissions :


Authors of articles published in ALGERIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.

  • The Journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
  • The Journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.


Publication costs

Publication fees: no

Submission fees: no

Focus and Scope

ALGERIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS (E-ISSN: 2353-0391) is dedicated to research of all aspects of Plant and Natural Products.

The journal  covers  all research studies related to Natural products including some of the allied subjects. Articles with timely interest and newer research concepts will be given more preference. All manuscripts are subjected to peer review process . The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.  

Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in ALGERIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS   are sent to two or more expert reviewers. During submission, the contributor is requested to provide names of two or three qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript. 

 

Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail or via online registration

The manuscript should be accompanied with a cover letter(in pdf format) signed by the corresponding author. 

Please send your manuscript accompanied with a cover letter

 

Authors can send their  views and comments to the Editor in chief:

Prof.Kamel BELHAMEL :[email protected]



Topics:


  • Chemistry of Bio-active compounds
  • Phytochemistry (Isolation, Structure elucidation, Spectroscopic properties)
  • Antimicrobial, antiviral, antiparasite activities
  • Biopolymers, biocomposites
  • Electrochemical process using natural products
  • Separation process using natural products
  • Pharmacology, toxicology of plant and their active principles
  • Pharmaceutical formulations and evaluation of natural products
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment


Instructions for Authors

The manuscript should be prepared in French or in English. "Arial" font should be used. The font size should be of 11pt. All research articles should have the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References.  

Please use the template of the journal  to write your manuscript ( click  here): AJNP-Template

 Title: 

The title should then followed by the author name and the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts. Title page should contain title of the paper in arial bold face (font size 14), names of the authors in italic face, (font size 10) followed by the address(es) in italic face lower case. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co-authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.

Abstract: 

This section should detail the problems, experimental approach, major findings and conclusion in one paragraph and should appear on the second page. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract. It should be single - spaced and should not exceed 150 words for full papers.

 Keywords: 

Author(s) must give about 4-6 key words which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract.

 Introduction: 

The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation and relating the manuscript to similar previous research. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.

 Materials and Methods: 

This section must contain specific details about the materials studied, instruments used, specialized chemicals source and related experimental details which allows other research worker to reproduce the results. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote. Results and Discussions The results should be concisely presented. Results and discussion may be separate or combined based on the author’s requirement. Tables and figures should be designed to maximize the comprehension of the experimental data. The interpreted results should be explained clearly in discussions and should relate them to the existing knowledge in the field as clearly as possible. Tables, Graphs and figures (Illustrations) should be inserted in to the main text at respective place they should appear when published and should have appropriate numbers and titles with an explanatory heading. Labels of the table, graph and figures MUST be in the text form and should not form part of the image. Colour photographs and illustrations (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs etc) must be clean originals or digital files would be charged that may be intimated along with the acceptance letter. Those photographs must be clear and sharp. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction.

 References: 

References to the literature cited for the manuscript should be numbered in order of appearance in the manuscript and cited in the text with superscript numbers. The reference number should follow the following format.

For Journals Format : Author(s) of article (surname initials). Title of the manuscript. Journal title , volume number (Year of publication) page numbers. example:

Abderrahim A., Belhamel K., Jean-Claude Chalchat J-C., Figuérédo G., Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil from Artemisia arborescens L. Growing Wild in Algeria, Rec. Nat. Prod. 4:1 (2010) 87-90

 For Books Format:

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of Book. Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page numbers

 Ethical Matters: 

Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research article should seek approval from the appropriate Ethical committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care". The Method section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.

 Revised manuscript submission:

When revision of a manuscript is requested, authors should return the revised version of their manuscript as soon as possible. Prompt action may ensure fast publication if a paper is finally accepted for publication.

 Final proofreading:

Authors will receive a pdf file with the edited version of their manuscript for final proofreading. This is the last opportunity to view an article before its publication on the journal web site. 

 Online First service:

Manuscripts accepted for publication are published on-line in so called Online First service as soon as they are ready for publication (that is when final proofreading is performed by authors, and all concerns are resolved). Once a manuscript appears on the Web site it is considered as published.

Peer-review process.


Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the editor- in-chief   to ensure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process.  If the editor- in-chief   finds that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the normal peer review process, or that the subject of the manuscript may not be appropriate for the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.

If the editor- in-chief finds that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, he should assign the manuscript to two editorial members or external reviewers, provided that no conflict of interests exists between these reviewers and the manuscript’s authors. The reviewers will then submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the editor- in-chief:

  1. Publish Unaltered
  2. Consider after Minor Changes
  3. Consider after Major Changes
  4. Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel

 

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the editor can make one of the following recommendations:

  1. Accept Submission
  2. Revisions Required
  3. Resubmit for Review
  4. Decline Submission

 

  1. If the Editor recommends “Accept Submission,” the manuscript will undergo a final check by the proofreader in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies. Once this is done, the authors will be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance, and the manuscript will appear in the Articles in Press section of the journal’s website.
  2. If the Editor recommends “Revisions required,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.
  3. If the Editor recommends “Resubmit for Review,” the authors are expected to revise their manuscript in accordance with that recommendation and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the original reviewers are asked to review it. Along with their review reports on the revised manuscript, the reviewers make a recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” “Consider after Major Changes,” or “Reject.” Then, the Editor can make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” or “Reject.”
  4. If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

The Editor cannot assign himself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

The name of the Editor in chief is published with the manuscript at the end of the  paper to indicate and acknowledge his invaluable contribution to the peer-review process and the indispensability of his contribution to the running of the journal.

The peer-review process is single blinded; that is, the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers are.


Revised manuscript submission:

When revision of a manuscript is requested, authors should return the revised version of their manuscript as soon as possible. Prompt action may ensure fast publication if a paper is finally accepted for publication.


Final proofreading:

Authors will receive a pdf file with the edited version of their manuscript for final proofreading. This is the last opportunity to view an article before its publication on the journal web site. 


Online First service:

Manuscripts accepted for publication are published on-line in so called Online First service as soon as they are ready for publication (that is when final proofreading is performed by authors, and all concerns are resolved). Once a manuscript appears on the Web site it is considered as published.

 

License Agreement:


In submitting an article to ALGERIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS I certify that: 

  1. I am authorized by my co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
  2. I warrant, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, that:

 

- the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights;

 

- I am/we are the sole author(s) of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to Algerian Journal of Natural Products are not in breach of any other obligation;

 

- the article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;

 

- I/we have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To my/our - and currently accepted scientific - knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.

 

3. I, and all co-authors, agree that the article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial License 4.0.

The Creative Commons Attribution--NonCommercial License 4.0 provides the following summary (where ‘you’ equals ‘the user’):

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. 

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms