Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ALGERIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS (E-ISSN: 2353-0391)  is an open-access journal, free of charge, published two times a year by the Laboratory of Organic Materials (LOM), Faculty of Technology, University of Bejaia, ALGERIA. The journal is dedicated to research on all aspects of Plant and Natural Products. Authors can send their   views and comments to  the Editor in chief:

Prof.Kamel BELHAMEL :ajnp@univ-bejaia.dz

The journal covers 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 a Single 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 the 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 ONLY via e-mail : ajnp@univ-bejaia.dz


For manuscript preparation Use the template of the journal to write your manuscript: AJNP-template 

The manuscript should be accompanied by the Copyright form signed by the corresponding author. 


  • 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 plants and their active principles
  • Pharmaceutical formulations and evaluation of natural products
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment

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


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


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


The author (s) must give about 4-6 keywords that can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract.


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 chemical 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 to the existing knowledge in the field as clearly as possible. Tables, Graphs, and figures (Illustrations) should be inserted into the main text at the 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 text form and should not form part of the image. Color 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 the highest-quality reproduction.


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 the 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., 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 following "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 a 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 website. 

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.

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.




Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

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.

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 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 or more external reviewers, provided that no conflict of interest exists between these reviewers and the manuscript author. 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:

  • Publish Unaltered
  • Consider after Minor Changes
  • Consider after Major Changes
  • Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel


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

  • Accept Submission
  • Revisions Required
  • Resubmit for Review
  • Decline Submission


  1. If the Editor recommends accepting Submission, the manuscript will undergo a final check by the proofreader 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 acceptance, and the manuscript will appear in the Articles in Press section of the journal's website.
  2. If the Editor recommends Revisions, 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 following that recommendation and to submit their revised manuscript promptly. 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 œReject.
  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 for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.


Open Access Policy

The journal «Algerian Journal of Natural Products» is an open-access journal, which means all its content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as they cite the source. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. 

 In submitting an article to the Algerian Journal of Natural Products, the authors certify 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;
    • All authors agree that the article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. The Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), 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

The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 provides the following summary :

You are free to:

  • Share a 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


Copyright :

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



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