Journal of Environmental Biology
pISSN: 0254-8704 ; eISSN: 2394-0379 ; CODEN: JEBIDP
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Guidelines for Authors
(Revised: 30 November 2020)
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.
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. To know more about this, please refer to the Publication Policies section of this website, and see 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.
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.
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 his 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.
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 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 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:
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 designation, professional 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 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 text.
Abstract, Consists of two parts: i) Content and ii ) Graphic abstract
Content of Abstract: Content should be concise and factual, not exceeding 300-400 words, with no references and abbreviations.
i) 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) Key words: only 4-5 Key words to serve as subject index. They should be arranged alphabetically.
iii) 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.
h) Page 4 and onward should contain Text proper which should be subdivided into the following main headings:
2. Materials and Methods (Combined)
3. Results and Discussion (Combined)
5. Conflict of interest
Do not use capital letters for headlines. All botanical / zoological names should be in italics (e.g. Magnifera indica, Rattus rattus).
Latest references should also be cited. Unpublished references should not be cited.
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.
Manuscript should be submitted online through E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Author Self check
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 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 email@example.com 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.
Revised manuscript is subjected to approval of our R&D Division before issuing the Acceptance Letter.
Page-proofs will be sent to the Corresponding Author only once for minor corrections and approval.
Please refer to the Fees & Payments section on this 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 direct transfer to our Bank account.
b. Overseas authors should make all payments only by direct transfer to our bank account in India.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Bank Account details for making the payments.
No reprint will be supplied. 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 the Journal of Environmental Biology belongs to “Triveni Enterprises”, Lucknow, India.
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).
Phone: +91-522-4017359, +91-522-3556509
Please click here to download the Manuscript First Page Proforma that the author should fill-in and submit as First Page of the manuscript.
The Editorial Review process is outlined below. Please also refer to the Publication Policies section of this website for a complete set of guidelines.