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Journal of Environmental Biology

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Guidelines for Authors

1)   General

Journal of Environmental Biology is a broad-based, peer-reviewed, leading International Journal. It is of special interest to: Toxicologists, Pharmacologists, Zoologists, Botanists, Ecologists, Microbiologists, Environmental Scientists, Biotechnologists, Industry R&D Organizations, and others engaged in Environmental Research.

Journal is published bimonthly with six issues in a year – Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, and Nov.

The Journal publishes unpublished Research Papers (not exceeding 4000 words), Short Communications (not exceeding 1000 words) and Review Papers (not exceeding 6000 words).

All the papers published in the Journal, are reviewed by a group of reviewers/ referees for their scientific merit. The Manuscript decisions are solely based on the results of peer reviews, and in order to eliminate any bias, Reviewers are sent the manuscripts with a blind title page. 

Authors will be notified of acceptance, need for revision or re-revision or rejection. Once rejected, the paper can’t be resubmitted. Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject a paper at any stage without assigning the reason. 

2)   Aims and Scope

Journal of Environmental Biology publishes original research papers dealing with all aspects of Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Biotechnology, Toxicology, Forestry and related fields – in English language.

Scientists who use English as a foreign language are strongly recommended to have their manuscripts (MS) checked by a native English speaking colleague for linguistic correctness, before submission.

3)   Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript should be computer typed in double spacing on one side of A4 size white paper, leaving wide margin on both sides. The Manuscript should be prepared strictly as per the following guidelines

        (a)  Use standard symbols of Units conforming to the International System of Units (SI). Some examples are:

km, m, cm, mm, µm, Å, nm, kg, g, mg, µg, mol (mole), l (liter), ml (milliliter), µl (micro liter), eV (electron - Volt), yr (year), wk (week), d (day), hr (hour), min (minute), s (second), ms (millisecond), µs (microsecond), ppm (parts per million), o C (centigrade), SD (standard deviation), SE (standard error), CV (coefficient of variation), sc (subcutaneous), ip (intra-peritoneal), iv (intravenous), mgl-1 (milligram per liter), ms-1 (meter per second), gl-1 (grams per liter).

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

For abbreviations, standard international practices should be used. Full form of all abbreviations should be given at their first citation.

(b)  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 should be referred to as “Table 1, 2, …”.

(c)   Figures should be planed to suit a column width of 8.2 cm or a page width of 17 cm. Figures may be combined to a maximum plate size of 17x23.5 cm. Color figures can also be printed at the authors' expense. Photographs should be sharp, contrast and must be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format, with a resolution between 300-600 dpi. Line diagrams (e.g. graphs, histograms, etc.) should be submitted in Excel format. Figures should be submitted on separate pages and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (e.g. Fig. 3). Legends for figures should be given below the figures. Illustrations taken from outside source should be accompanied with source (reference).

(d)  Page 1 of the paper should contain the following:

1.       Title of the paper – concise and descriptive

2.       Author(s) name(s)

3.       Author(s) affiliations (Department and Institution)

4.       Short running title

5.       Postal address, telephone numbers of the Corresponding Author

6.       E-mail ID of the Corresponding Author

7.     Type of paper (review, original, short communication etc.)

8.       Total number of Tables and Figures in the paper

(e)  Page 2 should contain the Title of the paper, followed by the Abstract (about 200 words), 4-5 Key words and Text proper. To facilitate the review process, there should be no name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) on this and the subsequent pages of the Text.

Abstract should be in single paragraph and should indicate significant findings with data/ data range, and conclusions. It should be in a form such that abstracting agencies may use it without change.

Key words should adequately index the subject matter and should not be more than 5 key words. They should be arranged in alphabetical order.

Text proper should be subdivided into sections:

1.       Introduction

2.       Materials and Methods

3.       Results and Discussion

4.       Acknowledgements

5.       References

Do not use capital letters for author names and headlines. All scientific names, from the level of genus downward, should be made italics (e.g. Rattus rattus).

Introduction should precisely include the aims of the study. It should be concise and specific with no sub-headings. Reviewing of literature should be avoided.

Materials and Methods should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. The techniques and methodology adopted should be supported with standard references. 

Results and Discussion should be combined. Results may be split into sub-headings. Data emerging out from the study should be included, arranged in a unified and coherent sequence, and statistically analyzed with significance. The same data should not be presented both in Tabular and Graphic forms. Lengthy, confusing and irrelevant discussion should be scrupulously avoided. It should deal with interpretations and the conclusions drawn, based on results and supported by relevant latest references. Repetitions should be curtailed.

Acknowledgements should include the names of those who contributed substantially to the work described in the manuscript but do not fulfill the requirements for the authorship. It should also include the sponsor or the funding agency of the project.

References should be cited in the Text by surname of the author(s) and the year e.g. Migal (2011); Luo and Hu (2013). In case of more than two authors, surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year should be cited in the text e.g. Chen et al. (2010). If two or more papers were published by the same author in one year, distinction of these should be made by adding a, b or c -- e.g. Chandra (2010 a, b)..

In the list of references (Reference section) at the end of the paper, full and complete references should be given in the following style and punctuation, arranged alphabetically by first author’s surname.

 

Paper in a Journal

Uysal, Ismet: An overview of plant diversity of Kazdagi (Mt. Ida) Forest National Park, Turkey. J. Environ. Biol., 31, 141-147 (2010).

Amanchi, N.R. and Mohd Masood Hussain: Cytotoxicity assessment of monocrotophos in Paramecium caudatum and Oxytricha fallax. J. Environ. Biol., 31, 603-607 (2010).

Zogaris, Stamatis, Yorgos Chatzinikolaou and Panayotis Dimopoulos: Assessing environmental degradation of montane riparian zones in Greece. J. Environ. Biol., 30, 719-726 (2009).

Book

APHA: Standard methods for examination of water and wastewater. 21st Edn. APHA, AWWA, WPCF, Washington DC, USA (2005).

Zakrzewski, Sigmund F.: Environmental Toxicology. Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, 3rd Edn. (2002).

Chapter in a Book

Wilkinson, C.F.: Introduction and overview. In: The effects of pesticides on human health (Eds.: S.R. Bakers and C.F. Wilkinson). Princeton Scientific Publishing Co. Inc., Princeton, NJ. p. 5 (1990).

 

When papers originally published in languages other than English (e.g. Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Spanish.....) are cited in the text, their references in the Reference section should be translated into English language, along with the original language.

While giving the names of the periodicals, standard abbreviations listed in the International Serials Catalogue, published by International Council of Scientific Unions Abstracting Board (ICSUAB) should be used. Even if a reference contains more than two authors, the names of all the authors should be given.

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

Unpublished research including online and personal communication should not be cited in the Text and the Reference sections.

Footnotes should be avoided.

4)   Manuscript Submission

Manuscript should be submitted by post with the following mandatory elements:

1)      Two hard-copies of the Manuscript

2)      CD of the Manuscript

3)      Registration cum Processing Fee

4)      Panel of four Reviewers

One soft-copy of the Manuscript should also be sent by e-mail to: editor@jeb.co.in

Acknowledgement of the manuscripts will be sent to the Corresponding Author and the Manuscript Registration Number will be assigned. Please use this number for all further communications.

The process of review shall start only after the Registration cum Processing Fee is credited to our Bank account.

A panel of four potential reviewers (scientists/ experts of the field) for reviewing the Manuscript should be provided on a separate page with their complete contact details including postal address, e-mail, and telephone.

Submission of a Manuscript to this Journal implies that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and its submission for publication has been approved by all the authors and the concerned institutions.

Materials contained in the Manuscript represent the opinion of the author(s) alone and should not be construed as the opinion of the Editors or/and the Publisher.

5)   Computer Disk

A CD of the Manuscript is to be submitted at two stages:

a)      at the time of initial manuscript submission

b)      at the time of revised manuscript submission

 

6)   Submission of Revised Manuscript

After receiving the Reviewer Report, the Manuscript may be sent back to the Corresponding Author for revision. The revised Manuscript should be submitted by post with the following mandatory elements:

a)      One hard-copy of the final revised version of the manuscript

b)      CD of the final revised manuscript in Microsoft-Word (2003 or higher version)

c)       Certification & Copyright transfer agreement form – completed and signed

d)      Author Checklist – completed and signed

One soft-copy of the final revised Manuscript should be sent by e-mail to: editor@jeb.co.in

The hard-copy of the final revised Manuscript should exactly match the soft copy sent by e-mail and CD. Label the CD with the Manuscript Registration Number (MRN) along with the Author name(s).

The Journal is published directly in page set. Authors are, therefore, advised to mark the positions for Figures and Tables in the left margin of the Manuscript.

Revised Manuscript is subjected to compliance check of reviewers' reports and final re-check by our R&D division before releasing the acceptance letter.

7)   Page Proofs

Page-proofs will be sent to the Corresponding Author only once for approval, and for minor corrections. Please mark printer’s errors in red and author’s alterations in blue. Excessive changes/ alterations made in page-proof by Authors will be charged as per line reset.

8)   Fees and Payments

There are two separate charges that are applied to Authors: Registration cum Processing Fee, and Page Fees.

Registration cum Processing Fee must accompany each paper at the time of first submission, and it is Non-Refundable. The fee details are as follows:

For India-based Authors

Rs. 1200

For Outside-India Authors

USD 60

Page Fee invoice will be sent to the Corresponding Author after the Manuscript has been accepted for publication post-review. Page Fee should be paid immediately after the receipt of the invoice.

An Extra Fee may be applicable to some manuscripts depending on the heaviness of the usage of multiple colored figures, extensive Tables, and excessive changes in page-proofs. This would be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and the Authors would be invoiced for it separately along with the Page Fee. 

India-based Authors should make all payments in the form of Bank’s Demand Draft in favor of: Triveni Enterprises, payable at: Lucknow, India.

Outside-India Authors should make all payments only by direct wire-transfer to our bank account in India.  Please send us an E-mail for detailed information regarding this.

9)   Copyright

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

10)         Contacts and Correspondence

All communication should be addressed to the Editor, the contact details are as follows:

Postal Address

Editor-in-chief

Journal of Environmental Biology

1/206, Vikas Nagar,

Lucknow - 226 022,

INDIA

E-mail

editor@jeb.co.in

Telephone

+91 522 4017359

Fax

+91 522 2769018