Archives of Environmental Science

31 December 2011




Guidelines for Authors

Advisory Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Contact and Submissions


Archives of Environmental Science considers the following types of submissions:

Research - articles presenting the results of original scientific research.

Case reports - well-described reports of cases that: can be used for educational purposes, as a necessary reminder of an important clinical lesson; describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma; suggest the need for change in practice or thinking in terms of diagnosis or prognosis but not in terms of preventive or therapeutic intervention, which require stronger evidence; suggest an association between two conditions; or that present an important adverse reaction to treatment.

Commentaries - these articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written by opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board. They focus on specific issues and are about 1500 words.

Hypotheses - articles that present an untested original hypothesis backed up solely by a survey of previously published results rather than any new evidence. Hypothesis articles should not be reviews and should not contain new data; they should ideally be short articles (about 1500 words) outlining significant progress in thinking that would also be testable, though not so easily testable that readers will wonder why the testing has not already been done.

Methodology - these articles should present a new experimental method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method. The article must describe a demonstrable advance on what is currently available. The method needs to have been well tested and ideally, but not necessarily, used in a way that proves its value.

Reviews - summaries of recent insights in specific research areas within the scope of Journal of Environmental Protection Science; they can be submitted either upon specific invitation or editorial acceptance of an author's proposal. To submit a proposal, authors should send a tentative title and abstract to the Editorial Office, justifying their expertise in the target area, the scientific relevance and the lack of recent reviews on the topic. Review articles should be limited to 20,000 words.

Mini-reviews are also encouraged and need not be invited by the Editorial Board. The length should be limited to 3,000 words.