The Sultan Qaboos University Journal for Science ( مجلة جامعة السلطان قابوس للعلوم ) [SQUJS] had its origins in the journal Sultan Qaboos University Journal for Scientific Research- Science and Technology first published by Sultan Qaboos University in 1996. SQUJS is a peer-reviewed journal publishing basic and applied research articles in the fields of science. The journal welcomes original contributions from the full range of the basic and applied sciences (mathematics, statistics, chemistry, physics, biology, earth sciences and computer science). In addition the Journal will publish review articles on topics of particular interest. Papers should represent the results of original research which have not been previously published.