Archives of Environmental Science
31 December 2011
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
1. Archives of Environmental Science accepts manuscripts submitted by e-mail only.
2. Papers will be considered for publication in Archives of Environmental Science provided they have not been published elsewhere.
3. Submissions should not include identifying information (e.g., author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, etc.). Manuscripts received with identifying information will be returned to study authors for cleansing.
4. All manuscripts will be subjected to a blinded peer-review, consisting of at least 2 referees in the subject area. If there is not a consensus after review (e.g., 1 vote for acceptance and 1 vote for rejection), a 3rd referee will be asked to review the document. The majority opinion will determine whether the manuscript will be accepted, accepted pending revisions, or rejected.
NOTE: The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires "...that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication..." If a manuscript reporting NIH-funded research is accepted, the Editor must be informed promptly to ensure compliance with the NIH policy.
5. Manuscripts should be written in English. Non-native English speakers are kindly requested to have a native English speaker proofread their manuscript prior to submitting.
6. Manuscripts must be double-spaced with 2 cm margins with a font size of 12 (A4 size) in Microsoft Word format.
7. Each paper should be preceded by a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and key words (up to 5). The abstract must indicate the scope of the research and principal findings.
8. All illustrations, drawings, and photographs should be placed separate from the running text. The numbers of related drawings must be given in the text and in the right-hand margin. Drawings with captions must have the figure numbers.
9. Tables should be placed separate from the running text, numbered in Arabic numerals, and denoted in the text in the same way as figures are. The size of the table must not be larger than A3.
10. Authors are encouraged to use electronic bibliographic software, such as EndNote (http://www.endnote.com) or Reference Manager (http://www.refman.com). References must be single-spaced and numbered consecutively as they are cited. References first cited in a table or figure legend should be numbered so that they will be in sequence with references cited in the text at the point where the table or figure is first mentioned. List all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more, list the first six, followed by “et al.” The following are sample references:
Standard journal article:
i. Mualem Y (1976). New model for predicting hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated porous media. Water Resour Res 12 (3):513-522.
ii. Topp GC, Davis JL, Annan AP (1980). Electromagnetic determination of soil water content: Measurements in coaxial transmission lines. Water Resour Res 16 (3):574-582.
More than six authors:
iii. Kolpin DW, Furlong ET, Meyer, MT, Thurman, EM, Zaugg SD, Barber LB, et al. (2002). Pharmaceuticals, hormones, and other organic wastewater contaminants in US streams, 1999-2000: A national reconnaissance. Environ Sci Technol 36 (6):1202-1211.
Chapter in a book:
iv. Goadsby PJ (2001). Pathophysiology of headache. In Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain. 7th ed., Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ (Eds.). Oxford, England, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 57-72.
v. Kuczmarski RJ, Ogden CL, Grammer-Strawn LM, Flegal M, Guo SS, Wei R, et al. (2000). CDC growth charts: United States. Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics, No. 314. National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD, USA.
vi. EPA (2010). Benzene (CASRN 71-43-2). Integrated Risk Information System, US Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed 31 March 2010 at http://www.epa.gov/iris/subst/0276.htm.