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Journal of Environmental Biology

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Guidelines for Authors

(Revised: 7 October 2021)

 

 

General

Journal of Environmental Biology (JEB) is one of the oldest International research Journal published regularly from India for the last 42 years with no financial support from any funding agency. It is an Open Access Journal with reading and downloading facility of current and archives papers "FREE of cost".

Journal of Environmental Biology (JEB) is a broad-based, peer reviewed, international Journal. It is published bi-monthly with six issues in a year– January, March, May, July, September and November. Authors are advised to carefully read this Guidelines for Authors, also refer to the Publication Policies section on this website, for preparing the manuscripts (MS) before submitting for publication in Journal of Environmental Biology.

Manuscript prepared and submitted as per this Guidelines for Authors only, will be considered for publication in this Journal.

 Ph.D./ Research Scholars should not submit manuscript for publication to the journal directly. They should submit either through their Supervisor/ Guide or Senior Author with his/her consent.

All the manuscripts published in the Journal are subjected to preliminary screening and peer-review. Journal follows Dual Blind Review system and the decisions are solely based on the results of peer-review. To know more about this, please refer to the Publication Policies section of this website, which includes the Peer Review Process.

Authors will be notified of acceptance, need for revision, or rejection. Once rejected, the manuscript cannot be resubmitted.

 

JEB International Awards

Journal of Environmental Biology has instituted two JEB International Awards, i.e., International Award (IA) and Young Researcher Award (YRA) consisting of Cash Prizes of USD 500 and USD 200 to the Best Papers published in the Journal in one calendar year. These awards are awarded every year. Award Eligibility Certificate is mandatory. Both awards will not be given to one paper.

The selection of awards is done in three level by the International selection committees, the first two committees short-list 10-15 papers, and the third one, International Selection Committee, selects the best out of the short-listed ones for the two awards.

 

1) Aims and Scope

Journal of Environmental Biology publishes original research manuscripts in English Language dealing with all aspects of Environmental Sciences, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Health & Engineering, Microbiology & Biochemistry, Toxicology, Agricultural Sciences including Forestry and Fish & Fisheries, in English language only.

2) Types of Manuscripts

Original Research Paper: It should be original, consisting 4000 to 6000 words with at least 25 references and Text subdivided into Introduction, Materials and Methods (combined), Results and Discussion (combined) Acknowledgment, and References.

Research Review Article: It should be authored by expert of the field with prior permission from editor, should contain 6000 to 8000 words with at least 10 to 15 percent references of author.

3) Supplement of Journal:

Volume and its 6 issues may also contain manuscripts devoted to a theme in the form of special section or supplement including papers presented in conferences from time to time.

4) Fully Open Access

All research papers published in Journal of Environmental Biology are available online immediately after publication of print version. Download PDF of published paper FREE of charge from website: www.jeb.co.in  

5) Terms and Conditions

Submission of manuscript to the journal implies that:

              (i)  it has not been published and  it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,

              (ii)  it does not contain plagiarized and non-ethical contents, and

              (iii)  it has been approved by all the authors and their institutions.

6) Subscription of Journal

Please refer to the Subscription and Payments section on the website for full details on the Fees applicable.

 

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript should be computer typed in double spacing on one side of A4 size white paper, leaving wide margins on both sides. Prepare and submit the manuscript strictly as per “Guidelines for Authors”.

Manuscript NOT prepared as per this Guidelines For Authors will not be considered.

a)          For units, use standard symbols conforming to the International System of Units (SI), e.g., km, m, cm, mm, µm, Å, nm; kg, g, mg, l (liter), ml (milliliter), µl (micro liter), yr (year), wk (weak), d (day), hr (hour), min (minute), sec (second), ppm (parts per million), 0C (centigrade), SD (standard deviation), SE (standard error), CV (coefficient of variation), mg l-1 (milligram per liter), ms-1 (meter per second), g l-1 (grams per liter).

For enzymes, use trivial names as recommended by IUPAC-IUB Commission.

For abbreviations, full form of abbreviation should be given at the first citation with abbreviation in the bracket e.g., ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS).

b)          For Human & Animal study Authors should provide statement on approval and consent of Ethics; name of the Ethics      committee that recommended and approved the study.

c)          Tables should be typed in Microsoft-Word Table format on separate pages, and should be numbered using Arabic numerals. They should be supplied with headings and referred as “Table 1, 2, …”.

d)          Figures Only original figures & photographs of high contrast should be given, prepared by Coral Draw / EPS software as vector-based files.

* The figure width should be 8 cm OR 16 cm and height should not exceed 23 cm with the screen resolution of 300-600 dpi in JPEG or TIFF format. Scanned line figures and images should be of minimum resolution 800 dpi and for halftone 300 dpi.

* Symbols and lettering size should be of 9 point in Arial Narrow. Use units as specified stated above. The axis of the graph should be 0.5 point or 1.0 point. Do not draw figures with hairlines. Use black & white, hatched and cross hatched patterns for distinctness. Overlapping of the symbols and data should be avoided. Avoid variations in font size in a single figure.

* Use Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black (CMYK) colors rather than Red, Green or Blue (RGB) for color figures. Use zero before a decimal number e.g. 0.3, 0.55 etc.

* Electronic changes or manipulation of micrographs or other digital figures / images are not allowed. Linear adjustment of contrast & brightness of color must be applied to the entire image or plate equally. The legend of each figure should be self explanatory and given at the bottom.         

e)       Page 1 of the manuscript should be as per “Manuscript First Page Proforma”, ensuring that all proforma information are given. This is a mandatory requirement.

f)        Page 2 should contain the following information only:

1. Title of the manuscript: Short, informative, should not exceed two lines. Numbers and abbreviations should NOT be included.

2. Author(s) name(s): The names should be in the order: initials of first and middle names and then surname (family name), eg., R. C. Dalela. Check that all names are spelled correctly.

3. Author(s) affiliations: Full and professional designation, address with postal code, and mobile number of all the authors.

4. E-mail ID: of all the authors.

5.  Short running title: only of 4 or 5 words.

g)       Page 3 should contain the Title of the manuscript, followed by Abstract, Graphical abstract, and Key words. To facilitate the review process, Name(s) and address (es) of the author(s) should not be given on this and subsequent pages of the manuscript.

Abstract, consist of two parts: i) Content  and ii ) Graphic abstract

i)                   Content of Abstract: Content should be concise and factual, not exceeding 300-400 words, with no references and abbreviations.

                     It should be written under the following sub-headings:

§  Aim: 2-3 lines of introductory sentences that would explain topic, objective and research question(s).

§  Methodology: 2-3 sentences describing research methods used.

§  Results: 2-3 sentences mentioning only very significant findings.

§  Interpretation: 2-3 sentences stating conclusion, recommendation, relevance, practical validity of the study.

ii)                 Graphical Abstract: Pictorial representation of the study. Requirements of graphical figure are as follows:

§  Size: The size would be 8X8 cm OR 8X16 cm (height & width) with the screen resolution of 300 dpi in JPEG or TIFF format.

§  Font:  Arial Narrow-9 point.

§  Preferred figure type:  Coral draw maximum X5.

 

iii)                   Key words: Very carefully choose the key words. They are very important for you. Give only 4-5 Key words as they serve as subject index in internet search. They should be arranged alphabetically.

h)       Page 4 and onward should contain Text proper which should be subdivided into the following main headings:

1.                               Introduction

2.                               Materials and Methods (Combined)

3.                               Results and Discussion (Combined)

4.                               Acknowledgments

5.                               Conflict of interest

6.                               References

7.                               Add-on-information

 

Do not use capital letters for headlines. All botanical / zoological names should be in italics (e.g. Magnifera indica, Rattus rattus).

  1. Introduction should be subjective, informative & precisely include the aim / objective of the study, and specific with no sub-headings.
  2. Materials and Methods should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. The standard techniques and methodology should be adopted/given and supported with references of standard protocols.
  3. Results and Discussion should be combined. Results may be split into sub-headings. Results should be co-related and discussed. Data emerging from the study should be included, arranged in a unified and coherent sequence, and statistically analyzed with significance. It should deal with interpretations and the conclusions drawn, based on results and supported by relevant references. Position of figures and tables should be indicated. The same data should not be presented in both tabular and graphic forms.

Latest references should also be cited. Unpublished and anonymous references should not be cited.

  1. Acknowledgments should include the names of those who contributed substantially to the work and the sponsor or the funding agency.
  2. Add-on-information corresponding author should duly fill all the information of this section under Certification and Copyright transfer agreement.
  3. References should be cited in the Text by surname of the author(s) and the year of publication e.g. Muthusamy (2021); Chaudhuri and Datta (2021). In case of more than two authors, surname of first author followed by et al. and the year of publication should be cited e.g. Rajith-Varman et al. (2021). If two or more manuscripts of one / or of same authors in one year, they should be made distinct by adding a, b or c -- e.g. Chandra (2010 a, b).

While giving the names of the periodicals, standard abbreviations as listed in box (given below) should be used.

Under the heading of References at the end of the manuscript, full and complete references should be written as per style and punctuation given below (see box), arranged alphabetically by first author's surname.

 

 

Paper in a Journal

Muthusamy, A.: Establishment of Glyoxalase I gene transformation and regeneration of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). J. Environ. Biol., 42, 203-210 (2021).

Chaudhuri, P.S. and R. Datta: Neuroendocrine control of cocoon production in native earthworm Perionyx ceylanensis subjected to seasonal variation. J. Environ. Biol., 42, 930-937 (2021).

Rajith-Varman, S.V., K. Baskar, S.Y Kim, M. Jayakumar, M.V. Arasu and N.A. Al-Dhabi: Phytochemicals with nanoparticles and their potential applications in medicine – A review. J. Environ. Biol., 42, 918-929 (2021).

 

Book

APHA: Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater. 22nd Edn., APHA, AWWA,  WPCF, Washington DC, USA (2018).

Robert, C. M. and E. Hodgson: Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology. 5th Edn., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA (2017).

 

Chapter in a Book

Castenholz, R.W.: Oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria. In: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (Eds.: D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz). 2nd Edn., Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 473–600 (2001). 

*The abbreviations et al., idem and ibid should not be used in reference section. Footnotes should be avoided.

 

 

 

 

Manuscript Submission

 

  1. Submission of New Manuscript

Manuscript should be submitted online through E-mail to: editor@jeb.co.in. The following documents should also be E-mailed:

                                                               i.      Soft copy of manuscript

                                                              ii.      SWIFT copy OR NEFT / UTR number of Registration Fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)

                                                            iii.      Panel of reviewers

Hard copy of the manuscript, Panel of reviewers and Registration Fee by Bank's Demand Draft (if not sent by Direct transfer) should also be sent by Post.

  • Acknowledgment of the manuscript will be sent to the Corresponding author only by E-mail and a manuscript registration number (MRN) will be assigned. Author should use this number in future communications.
  • The process of review shall start only after Registration Fee is credited to our bank account.
  • Reviewer names (not of author's institution or laboratory) should be provided on a separate page with their Designation and Professional address, e-mail ID and contact mobile numbers

 

 

Author Self check

              DOs

    • Use uniform letters and size in text, tables and figures
    • Use Arial font of size 9 in text, tables and figures
    • Size the figures / graphics close to recommended dimensions
    • Send each figure and table as separate file
    • Create figure in JEPG or TIFF form of 300 to 600 dpi resolution screen
    • Give all references cited in text in references section at the end of manuscript as well, and vice-versa

 

DON’Ts

    • Submit figures of low resolution
    • Submit figures / graphics disproportionately large in size
    • Cite unpublished references, theses works and web references
    • Submit blurred figures / graphics
    • Write title of paper in capital letters
    • Write authors names in capital letters

 

 

  1. Submission of Revised Manuscript

After receiving the Reviewer reports & recommendations, the manuscript will be sent back to the corresponding author for revision, if the reviewers recommend the revision. Manuscript should be carefully revised, checked and read twice before submission. If the manuscript is not revised strictly as per reviewer reports or if at the time of editing visible error is noticed, or the plagiarized content/material is found the manuscript will be rejected.

 

The revised manuscript should be e-mailed to editor@jeb.co.in and also by post to Triveni Enterprises, 1/206, Vikas Nagar, Lucknow-226 022 (India) along with the following mandatory documents:

i)         One copy of the revised manuscript

ii)       Certification and copyright transfer agreement & completed and signed (Click here to download)

iii)      Author's checklist & completed and signed (Click here to download)

iv)      Certification regarding plagiarism (Click here to download)

v)       Compliance sheet

vi)      Award Eligibility Certification in “First Page Proforma” (Click here to download) & completed and signed

The hard copy of final revised manuscript should exactly match the soft copy sent by e-mail.

 

  1. Acceptance Letter

Revised manuscript is subjected to approval of our R&D Division before issuing the Acceptance Letter.

 

  1. Page Proofs

Page-proofs will be sent to the Corresponding Author only once for minor corrections and approval.

 

  1. Fees

Please refer to the Fees & Payments section on this website for full details on the Fees applicable to the Authors

 

  1. Payments

a.       India-based authors should make all payments either in the form of Bank's Demand Draft in favor of: Triveni Enterprises, payable at Lucknow branch or by direct transfer to our Bank account.

b.       Overseas authors should make all payments only by direct transfer to our bank account in India.

 

  1. Bank Account details

Please contact editor@jeb.co.in to receive the Bank Account details for making the payments.

 

  1. Reprint

No reprint will be supplied. However, a PDF reprint (ePrint) of published paper will be e-mailed to the corresponding author free-of-charge.

 

  1. Copyright

Copyright of all the manuscripts published in the Journal of Environmental Biology belongs to “Triveni Enterprises”, Lucknow, India.

 

  1. Contact and Correspondence

All communication should be addressed to the Editor at the address mentioned below:

The Editor

Journal of Environmental Biology

1/206, Vikas Nagar, Lucknow - 226 022 (India).

E-mail:  editor@jeb.co.in

website:  www.jeb.co.in

Phone:  +91-522-4017359, +91-522-3556509

 

 

  1. Manuscript First Page Proforma

Please click here to download the Manuscript First Page Proforma that the author should fill-in and submit as First Page of the manuscript.

 

  1. Editorial Review Process

The Editorial Review process is outlined below. Please also refer to the Publication Policies section of this website for a complete set of guidelines.  

 

Editorial Review Process