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Journal of Environmental Biology

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Guidelines for Authors

(Revised: 01 January 2023)



Journal of Environmental Biology (JEB) is one of the oldest International Research Journal published regularly from India for the last 43 years. For more details, kindly visit Journal’s website: 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, multidisciplinary Journal. It is a bi-monthly journal with six issues in a year published in January, March, May, July, September and November. Authors are advised to carefully read the Guidelines for Authors, and also refer to the Publication Policies of the journal on the website, for preparing the manuscripts (MS) before submission for publication in Journal of Environmental Biology.

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

Ph.D./Research Scholar should not submit manuscript for publication to the journal directly. They should submit either through the 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 Double-Blind peer review system and the decisions are solely based on the results of peer-review. For more details, refer to the Publication Policies section of the website, and see also the Peer Review Process .

Only Corresponding Author will be notified regarding acceptance, need for revision, or rejection by email. Once rejected, the manuscript cannot be resubmitted.

Journal of Environmental Biology is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the journal will follow the COPE Guidelines. Editors, Reviewers and Authors are suggested to read and follow the Guidelines laid down by the COPE.


1) Aims and Scope

Journal of Environmental Biology publishes original research manuscripts in English Language dealing with all aspects of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Environmental Toxicology & Health, Environmental Engineering, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Wild Life Conservation, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Forestry, Agricultural Sciences and Nanotechnology.

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) Acknowledgments, and References.

Research Review Article: It should be authored by a subject expert with prior permission from the Editor. Review article should consist 6000 - 8000 words with at least 10 to 15 percent references of the 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 on specific topics including papers presented in conferences from time to time.

Journal also publishes Monographs and Book Reviews. For details e-mail at

4) Fully Open Access

All research papers published in Journal of Environmental Biology are available online immediately after publication of the print version. The PDF of published papers may be downloaded FREE of charge from website:  

5) Terms and Conditions

The following Terms & Conditions are mandatory:

               (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 for publication.

6) Subscription of Journal

Please refer to the Subscription and Payments   section on the website for details of the applicable fees.


Manuscript Preparation

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

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).

All botanical / zoological names should be in italics (e.g. Magnifera indica, Rattus rattus).

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

c)         Tables: 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

e)      Submission of manuscript should include a Cover letter, dully filled in and signed Checklist for initial submission of manuscript, along with full length Research Paper, Panel of 4 potential Reviewers with their affiliations and E-mail ids and Online Money Transaction Document (Registration fee). These are mandatory requirements.

f)       Page 1 should contain the following information only:

1. Title of the manuscript: Short, informative, should not exceed 20 words. 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: Professional designation and complete official address with postal code and mobile number of all the authors.

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

5. ORCid of Corresponding Author.

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

g)      Page 2 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 page and subsequent pages of manuscript.

(i)   Abstract: It should be concise and factual, not exceeding 200 words, with no references and abbreviations. It should be written under the following sub-headings:

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

                        ii.        Methodology: 2-3 sentences describing research methods adopted.

                      iii.        Results: 2-3 sentences stating only significant findings of the study.

                      iv.        Interpretation: 2-3 sentences stating conclusion, recommendation, relevance and practical utility of the study.

(ii) Graphical Abstract: It is the pictorial representation of the study. Requirements of graphical figure are as follows:

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

                        ii.        Font:  Arial Narrow-9 point.

                       iii.        Preferred figure type:  Coral draw maximum X5.

(iii)   Key words: Carefully choose the key words. Give only 4-5 Key words as they serve as subject index in internet search. They should be arranged alphabetically.

h)      Page 3 and onward should contain Text which should be subdivided into the following main headings:

1.      Introduction

2.      Materials and Methods (Combined)

3.      Results and Discussion (Combined)

4.      Acknowledgments

5.      Authorship & Contributorship details under the subheadings: Authors’ contributions, Funding, Research content, Ethical approval, Conflict of interest, Data availability and Consent to publish.

6.      References


  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 include the details of the experiments to be reproduced. The standard techniques and methodology should be adopted/given and supported with proper references of standard protocols.
  3. Results and Discussion should be combined. Results should be co-related and significant data emerging from the study should be included, arranged in a unified and coherent sequence, and statistically analyzed for significance of the results. It should deal with interpretations and the conclusions drawn, based on results and supported by relevant references. Figures and tables should be indicated at appropriate place in the text. 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 and affiliations of those who contributed substantially to the work.
  2. Authorship & Contributorship should include statements on the following: Authors’ contributions, Funding, Research content, Ethical approval, Conflict of interest, Data availability, Consent to publish.
  3. References should be cited in the Text by surname of the author(s) and the year of publication e.g., Kumar (2022); Bala and Karmakar (2022). 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., Polla 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

Kumar, R.: Response of understorey vegetation in chir pine forests to prescribed burning in Shiwalik region of Himalaya. J. Environ. Biol., 43, 622-630 (2022).

Bala, S.C. and K. Karmakar: Study on diversity and community structure of mite fauna associated with vegetable crops in West Bengal, India. J. Environ. Biol., 43, 245-250 (2022).

Polla, W.M., L. Regaldo, U. Reno, A. Popielarz, S. Gervasio, V. Fernández and A.M. Gagneten: Effect of a glyphosate formulation on freshwater plankton: Acommunity combined metric approach. J. Environ. Biol., 43, 35-42 (2022)


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: The following documents should also be E-mailed:

                                 i.     Soft copy of manuscript

                               ii.     Panel of reviewers

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

Subsequently, the 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 on the receipt 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 all future communications in this regard.
  • Authors should provide a panel of 4 potential Reviewers (two overseas & two national). Reviewers should not belong to author’s institution / laboratory. On a separate page, Reviewers’ Designation, Professional addresses, e-mail id and contact numbers should be provided. Reviewers should be the expert of his/her research field.
  1. Submission of Revised Manuscript

After receiving the Reviewers’ reports & recommendations in the Editorial Office, the manuscript will be sent back to the corresponding author for revision, if the reviewers recommend for revision. Authors are suggested to highlight all the complied comments and modifications made in the revised manuscript.  Manuscript should be carefully revised, checked and read critically before submission. If the manuscript is not revised properly as per reviewers 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 along with query compliance sheet and Compliance Certificate should be e-mailed to and also by post to Triveni Enterprises, 1/206, Vikas Nagar, Lucknow-226 022 (India).

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

Acceptance Letter

Revised manuscript is subjected to compliance check for clearance and approval of our R&D Division before issuing the Acceptance Letter.

Page Proofs

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


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


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 online transfer to the Bank account.

b.      Overseas authors should make all payments only by online (electronic) transfer to the bank account in India.

Bank Account details

Please contact to receive the Bank Account details for making the payments.


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


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

Contact and Correspondence

All communication should be addressed to:

The Editor

Journal of Environmental Biology

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



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