Instructions for Authors
SARJ of Environmental Sciences is devoted to publishing original,
peer-reviewed research papers on main aspects of environmental sciences, such
as environmental chemistry, environmental biology, ecology, geosciences and
environmental physics. Appropriate subjects include basic and applied
research on atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic environments, pollution control
and abatement technology, and conservation of natural resources,
environmental health and toxicology.
The objectives are to report on the latest research achievements and
developments; to strengthen academic exchanges; to promote cooperation in
science and technology; and to contribute to the progress in environmental
1. Type of contributions
Three types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication: Articles,
Communications and Reviews.
Articles are meant for papers reporting the results of completed definite
studies. If several closely related manuscripts are being prepared at about the
same time, all should be submitted together. Articles of high scientific quality
and originality that are of interest to the wide and diverse readership of the
Journal will be given priority for publication.
Communications are intended for the rapid and timely publication of
original research of significance. Communications are short contributions not
exceeding three printed pages in length.
Reviews articles deal with topics of current interest in areas relating to
environmental sciences. Rather than an assemblage of detailed information
with a complete literature survey, a critically selected treatment of the material is desired. Unsolved problems and possible developments should also be
2. Preparation of manuscripts
The manuscripts should be organized in a 12pt Times New Roman font
with 1.5 line spacing and single column. The text, tables and figures must be in
one document preferably Microsoft word document.
The Title should clearly and accurately indicate the contents of the
Articles or Communications and should be expressed in adequate scientific
terms. No abbreviations should be used in the titles.
Full address of authors should be placed below the Title.
An information should be included on the first page to give the mail
address, phone number and e-mail address of the author of correspondence, and
if applicable, information regarding funding.
We request that authors should submit Abstracts for both Articles and
Communications. Abstracts should state briefly the purpose and method of the
study, the significant results and conclusions (or recommendations).
Three to eight Keywords should be given at the bottom of the abstract to
serve as guidelines for indexing.
Headings: Articles should be organized under the main headings:
Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, and
Tables and Figures must be numbered consecutively with Arabic
numerals respectively and should be self-explanatory. Tables should be concise
and exact and should use three-lines. Tables must have a brief descriptive title
and include footnotes if necessary. Figures should have figure captions, either
with the figures or collected on a separate sheet. The contents of figures, tables
and word descriptions should not be duplicated.
Photographs should be of sufficiently high quality with respect to detail
and contrast. Indicate the magnification by a bar on the photograph.
References should be arranged alphabetically by author without serial
numbering. Reference accuracy is critical and authors are responsible for the
accuracy of the references. Only articles that have been published or are in
press should be included in the References. Journal articles and books must be
cited by the following formats:
Pakker H, Martins R, Boelen P et al., 2000. Effects of temperature on the
photoreactivation of ultraviolet-B-induced DNA damage in Palmaria
palmata (Rhodophyta)[J]. J Phycol, 36: 334-341.
Sheng J R, 1979. Fauna sinica, crustaces, freshwater copepoda[M]. Beijing:
3. Submission of manuscripts
Send your manuscripts as email attachment to
4. Reviewing of manuscripts
Every manuscript is independently reviewed by peers. If two or more
reviewers consider the manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a
statement for the decision will be sent to authors within one months of
the submitting date. Manuscripts rejected will not be returned to the authors.
5. Revision of manuscripts
A manuscript sent back to an author for revision should be returned to the
editor without delay.
6. Acceptance of manuscripts
Once the article is published in the journal, a few reprints will be sent to
the author free of charge.
Article Processing Charges
Article processing Charges (APC) are associated with accepted articles to cover the costs of making the final version of the manuscript freely available via open access. Typically they cover part of the costs of the following:
Peer review management
In-house copyediting and linguistic support
Electronic composition & typesetting
Manuscript submission systems
Permanent Journal archiving systems
Editorial and administrative costs with unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
Inclusion in Crossref, giving a permanent DOI and enabling easy citation in other journals.
- Archiving, where appropriate, in an internationally recognized, open access repository.
For SARJ of Environmental Sciences, the APC is US$350
Authors may still request (in advance) that the Journal Office waive some of the Charges under special circumstances.