Labyrinth Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies

Guide for Authors

Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies publishes articles only in English. Authors should submit a manuscript that has been carefully proofread and polished.

Authors are required to read carefully and follow the instructions for authors to the Journal. Acceptance or rejection notification will be sent to all authors through e-mail.                                    

The submitted article is the final version. Manuscript should be submitted exactly according to the instructions for authors to the Journal.                                                                                                                            

Submit your manuscript electronically.                                                                                                        

If you have problems or difficulties to upload your files electronically, please contact the editorial board at:                                                                                                                                  

Important Dates 

Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies is a biannual journal, and its print issue is published in June and December since 2023.

Fayoum University Contributions

It is expected that the number of articles by authors from Fayoum University should not exceed 25% per issue if the number of articles received from outside the University is large. Contributions over this percentage will be delayed to the next issue considering the agreement of their authors. Priority depends on the submission date of the final article.

Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies can publish a special issue at any time of the year.

Please note that Review Papers/Articles are also acceptable.

Once a paper is accepted, authors are assumed to cede copyrights of the paper over to Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies. Once a paper is accepted it will be published online even before the scheduled issue date.

Submit your paper along with a signed COPYRIGHT FORM, while submitting the paper to Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Copyright Transfer Form submitted with us will become void in case paper is not accepted in our Journal.

Note: In case the manuscript is accepted and the Copyright Form and Payment received your paper will be published ONLINE even before the release date of Issue. 

Authors' instructions for Manuscript for the Biannual Peer-Reviewed Journal Issued by Fayoum University (Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies)


General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies after peer-reviewed process and decided "Accepted" by Editorial board. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of the Journal. The final paper layout in PDF type, known as "Uncorrected Proof" should be corrected by the Author(s). The final revised proof will be published first online in "Articles In Press" pre-issue.

Paper content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Names; Authors Affiliations; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Methods (for research based articles); Results; Discussion (Results and Discussion); Conclusions; and References.

The paper has to be written in Times New Roman 12 font, in one column layout, mirror margin; top 3 cm, inside 3 cm, bottom 3 cm, outside 2 cm.  The header and footer refer to this template. Essays should be a minimum of 4,000 words in length and no longer than 7,000 words (INCLUDING ALL NOTES/REFERENCES), except in special circumstances. (2,000-4,000 words for short communication, and 6,000-10,000 for articles).


This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The title of the paper must be concise, specific, informative, complete, and short as possible (TIMES NEW ROMAN 16 CAPITAL BOLD)


Write the Author(s) name(s) without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names (Full Names). Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: the name of the department/unit, (faculty), name of the university, address, country, include email address. Author names should be in Times New Roman 14 Bold. Author affiliations should be in Times New Roman 11.


The abstract is a minor comprehensive version of your manuscript. It should cover the major points, content, and scope of your argument, the theoretical framework, as well as the methodology, and your discussion. It ought to be able to stand alone, means that no citation in the abstract. The abstract should consist of a single paragraph containing a minimum of 150 words in length and no more than 200 words. Keywords must be carefully selected to facilitate the reader’s search and can be written up to six words and separated by a semicolon. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear, and specific. Select words that reflect the precise meaning. The abstract should be precise and honest, summarizing the significant points of the paper. For further reading about how to write an effective abstract please read the full topic Writing an Effective Abstract, provided by the African Studies Review (ASR). 


To know how to write a perfect introduction for an academic paper, kindly read the full topic "When to Write the Introduction", provided by the Comm Lab. An introduction is typically the first section of the paper. The goal of your introduction is to let your reader know what he/she can expect from the paper. It should clearly state the paper’s purpose. It should include key references to appropriate work but should not be a historical or literature review. The perfect introduction starts with a hook that attracts the reader's attention. Then it shows the focus of the paper. What is the paper about? Why is this topic important? The introduction should end with the thesis statement. The kind of thesis depends on the type of paper’s issue.

METHODS (for research based articles)

The contents of the paper include an Introduction, Methods (for research based articles), Content, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, and References. The content of non-research-based articles may include some sub-chapters with a free title depending on the study.

The methods section describes the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information applied to understanding the research problem, thereby, allowing the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability. 


A freely structured discussion needs to make a clear argument, and it can be very useful to use a sub-chapter to structure this argument. You should draw on your own results not just on other literature. A discussion is NOT a literature review, but your work must be at the center of the argument.

Content is the body of the paper, consisting of subtitle that represents a discussion of the paper. Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than provide data in great detail. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The discussion is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion correspond to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?


Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tell how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway. For further reading about how to write a good conclusion please read carefully the topic Writing a Conclusion, provided by the Walden University.


Citations or shortened references should be provided in the text using “Insert Citation,” in text and “Insert Bibliography,” at the end of the paper according to Chicago Style, via the References/Citations & Bibliography tabs from the WORD Program for Microsoft 365 Word 2021 Word 2019 Word 2016 Word 2013 Word 2010. To create a bibliography, citations, and references please follow the instructions as shown in this link:

Citations and Bibliography entries (in alphabetical order) should be provided following the Chicago Manual of Style the Author-Date system.  

Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies recommends using reference software like Mendeley, Zotero, etc., to make the citation work easier. It is the author's responsibility to check the accuracy of references. 

In the in-text citations, the author(s) has(have) to cite the page(s) by clicking Edit Citation and then adding the page(s).


Use only recommended SI units. Numerals should be used for all numbers of two or more digits, and single digits when attached to units of measure. Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules.


It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles to Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

Before the SUBMISSION please check the following:

Authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines. 

- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

- The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word file format.

- The text follows the paper prototype; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

- If submitting the Open Office main file to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in (How to ensure a Blind Review) have been followed.


The author(s) and reviewer(s) data including names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Labyrinth: Fayoum Journal of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies is an open access international journal. Fees for the accepted paper are 1600 EP for Egyptians and 300 USD for non-Egyptians. Charges will be paid through the journal's bank account or to the journal's secretary accompanied by all related data of both the author(s) and the paper.

Charges include reviewing fees, editorial charges, publication of one entire research paper in Online, and one print edition of the entire Issue. Shipping the print issue outside Egypt will require extra charges according to its cost.

The journal's editorial board has the right to exempt pioneers and eminent professors in their fields of specialization, foreign researchers from developing countries, and Post-graduate students from publication fees.