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Journal of Environmental Biology

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Guidelines for Authors

Revised: 28 August 2019

 

General

Journal of Environmental Biology (JEB) is a broad-based, peer-reviewed International Journal. Journal is published bimonthly with six issues in a year– January, March, May, July, September and November. Authors are advised to read carefully the “Guidelines for authors” for preparing the manuscripts (MS) before submitting for publication in Journal of Environmental Biology. Manuscript not prepared and submitted as per Guidelines will not be considered for publication.

All the manuscripts published in the Journal are subjected to peer-review. Journal follows dual blind review system and the decisions are solely based on the results of peer review.

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

Rapid Publication Facility (RPF) and Technical Language Editing Facility (TLEF) are also available to authors. 

 

JEB International Award

The manuscripts published in the Journal are automatically considered for the cash prize of USD 500 for published paper every year.

 

1) Aims and Scope

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

 

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, Results and Discussion (combined), Acknowledgment and References.

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

Current Research Report: It should be authored by scientist, should contain 1000-1500 words with few references.

 

3) Fully Open Access

All research papers published in the 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  

 

4) Terms and Conditions

Submission of paper 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 material, and

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

 

5) Special Issue

Journal of Environmental Biology may consider publication of Special Issue on specific theme / title. Preference will be given to proceedings' research manuscripts and reviews (National, International conferences etc.).

 

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 Guidelines 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, Ĺ, 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), şC (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)       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 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 in “Authoring Guidelines”. 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 given at the bottom.    

d)       Page 1 of the manuscript should be as per Manuscript First Page Proforma (download here), ensuring that all proforma information is given.

e)       Page 2 should contain the following information:

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

§  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.

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

§  E-mail ID of all the authors

§  Short running title only of 4 or 5 words

f)         Page 3 should contain Title of the manuscript, followed by 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 text.

Abstract, should be Graphical abstract consisting two parts: i) content, and ii) graphic figure

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

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

§  Key words: only 4-5 Key words to serve as subject index. They should be arranged alphabetically.

 

Graphical Figure : 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.

 

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

1.        Introduction

2.        Materials and Methods

3.        Results and Discussion (Combined)

4.        Acknowledgments

5.        References

 

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

Introduction should precisely include the aim / objective of the study, concise and specific with no sub-headings.

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

Results and Discussion should be combined. Results may be split into sub-headings. Results should be co-related and discussed. Data emerging out 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 references should not be cited.

Acknowledgments should include the names of those who contributed substantially to the work and the sponsor or the funding agency.

References should be cited in the Text by surname of the author(s) and the year of publication e.g. Bucher (2017); Arulmathi and Elangovan (2016). 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. Anwele et al. (2015). If two or more papers 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 listed in the International Serials Catalogue, published by International Council of Scientific Unions Abstracting Board (ICSUAB) 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, arranged alphabetically by first author's surname.

Paper in a Journal

Karel, F.B.: Determining the effect of system parameters on ultrasonic water disinfection and enhancing its efficiency with a hybrid application. J. Environ. Biol., 39, 597-602 (2018).

Keskin, D. and N.C. Guvensen: Comparative analyses of phytochemical composition and antimicrobial properties of different solvent extracts of Melissa officinalis leaves. J. Environ. Biol., 39, 633-638 (2018).

Munoz-Colmenares, M.E., S.S.S. Sarma and S. Nandini: Seasonal variations of rotifers from the high altitude Llano reservoir (State of Mexico, Mexico). J. Environ. Biol., 38, 1171-1181 (2017).

Book

APHA: Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater. 22nd Edn., APHA, AWWA,  WPCF, Washington DC, USA (2012).

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

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)           

 

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

 

 

Manuscript Submission

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

a)       Soft copy of manuscript

b)       SWIFT copy OR NEFT / UTR number of Registration (Editor) fee

c)        Panel of reviewers

Hard copy of the manuscript, Panel of reviewers and Editor 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 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 or Editor fee is credited to our bank account.

Reviewer names should be provided on a separate page with their Designation and Professional address, e-mail ID and Mobile numbers

 

Author Self Check


DO

  • 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 600dpi resolution screen
  • Give all references cited in text in references section as well and vice-versa

 

DO NOT

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

 

1) Submission of Revised Manuscript

After receiving the Reviewer reports, the manuscript will be sent back to the corresponding author for revision, if the reviewers recommend the revision. Manuscript should be carefully revised 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, the manuscript may 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:

a.        One copy of the revised manuscript

b.        Certification and copyright transfer agreement - completed and signed

c.        Author's checklist-completed and signed

d.        Certification regarding plagiarism

e.        Compliance sheet

 

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

 

2) Acceptance Letter

Revised manuscript is subjected to approval of our R&D division before issuing the acceptance letter.

 

3) Page Proofs

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

 

4) Fees and Payments

There are two separate fees that are applied to authors: (a) Editor fee (Registration fee) and (b) Page fee

a.        Editor fee must accompany each manuscript at the time of first submission. The editor fee is non-refundable.

b.        Page fee is levied on authors after acceptance of manuscript prior to start of publication. Page fee invoice will be sent to the corresponding author along with page proofs. Page fee should be paid immediately after the receipt of the invoice. The fee details are as follows:

 

Editor Fee

Page Fee

Per page

Per color-page

For India-based Authors

INR 1200

INR 1000

INR 800

For Outside-India Authors

USD 60

USD 80

USD 40


 

§  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.

§  Outside-India authors should make all payments only by direct transfer to our bank account in India.

 

5) 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. Authors may order reprints in advance.

 

6) Copyright

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

 

7)  Contact and Correspondence

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

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, +91-522-4068507