The International Journal of Environmental
Science and Technology (IJEST) is a quarterly peer review open
access full color publication of Iranian Society of
Environmentalists (IRSEN) and Center for the Environment and Energy
Research and Studies (CEERS) affiliated to Graduate School of the
Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch, IAU. IJEST
publishes original research papers, case reports, research notes,
short communications and review papers on various aspects of
Environmental science and technology. Authors should submit their
contributions electronically through the Journal website submission
system to the Editorial Office:
International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Graduate School of the Environment and Energy,
Science and Research Branch, P.O.Box 14515-775,
Authorship Guidelines Authorship credit should be based on:
1) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition
of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important
3) Final approval of the version to be submitted for publication.
All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquisition of
funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research
group alone does not constitute authorship. All contributors who do
not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
All authors must agree on the sequence of authors listed before
submitting the article.
All authors must agree to designate one author as the corresponding
author for the submission. It is the responsibility of corresponding
author to arrange the whole manuscript upon the requirements and to
dialogue with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing
stages and to also act on behalf.
Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written
according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Manuscripts
should be typed in Times New Roman of 11 pt. font and in MS-word
2003 format in one column with 2.5 cm margin at each side.
Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only
one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single
manuscript can loose the chance of the manuscript consideration.
Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter including title
and author(s) name.
Papers submitted for publication should describe high quality
original work, not previously partially or fully published
elsewhere; that it is not under consideration for publication else
where; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if
any, as well as by the responsible authorities-tacitly or
explicitly-at the institute where the work has been carried out. The
publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any
claims for compensation.
Manuscript literature and tenses must be written based on the
passive 3rd. person and should be structured as: Title; Running
title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods;
Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements and References
submitted in a file with limited size.
The title page should include:
- The name(s) of the author(s)
- A concise and informative title
- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
- The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding
Title of up to 17 words should not contain the name of locations,
countries or cities of the research as well as abbreviations. The
title should be oriented to Environmental issues while not being
obscure or meaningless.
Running title which is the short version of the main title should be
An abstract of 150 to 250 words that sketches the purpose of the
study; basic procedures; main findings its novelty; discussions and
the principal conclusions, should not contain any undefined
abbreviations or references.
Provide 4 to 7 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or
contain abbreviations and shall be written in alphabetical order as
separated by semicolon. Abbreviations should be defined at first
mention and used consistently thereafter through the text.
The Introduction should state the purpose of the investigation and
identify clearly the gap of knowledge that will be filled in the
Literature review study. Date and location of the research carried
out throughout the study must be mentioned at the end of this
Materials and methods
The Materials and Methods section should provide enough information
to permit repetition of the experimental work. It should include
clear descriptions and explanations of sampling procedures,
experimental design, and essential sample characteristics and
descriptive statistics, hypothesis tested, exact references to
literature describing the tests used in the manuscript, number of
data involved in statistical tests, etc.
Results and Discussion
The Results section should describe the outcome of the study. Data
should be presented as concisely as possible - if appropriate in the
form of tables or figures, although very large tables should be
avoided. The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results
and their significance with reference to work by other authors.
Please note that the policy of the Journal with respect to units and
symbols is that of SI symbols
Do not submit tables and graphs as photograph. Place explanatory
matters in footnotes, not in the heading. Do not use internal
horizontal and vertical rules. Tables should be called out in the
text and should have a clear and rational structure and consecutive
numerical order. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give
enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable
without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table
caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any
previously published material by giving the original source in the
form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Tables should
be with the captions placed above in limited numbers.
Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case
letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical
data) and included beneath the table body.
Figures/ illustrations should be in high quality art work, within
200-300 dpi and separately provided in Excel format. Ensure that
figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced
legibly in the journal. The manuscript should include a separate
list of figures. Following remarks should be applied to the figures:
- Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately
what the figure depicts. Include the captions
in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
- Figure captions begin with the term Fig. Figures should be with
the captions placed below in limited numbers.
- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption.
- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption;
and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
- Identify previously published material by giving the original
source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure
This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state
what the added value of the main finding is, without literature
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a
separate section before the reference list. The names of funding
organizations should be written in full.
Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be
mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial
support must be included.
All the references should be cited throughout the manuscript text as
well as in the Reference section organized in accordance with
Harvard system. Groups of references should be listed first
alphabetically, then chronologically. The number of references
extracted from each journal should not exceed 3 to 5 citations,
which is the average acceptable amount. The number of references
should not be less than 30 for original paper, less than 100 for
It is substantially recommended to the authors to refer to more
recent references rather than old and out of date ones. Volume,
issue and pages of the whole references must be specified according
to the IJEST format.
Citing and listing of Web
As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information,
if known (Author names, dates, reference to a source publication,
etc.), should also be given. Please ensure that every reference
cited in the text is also present in the reference list.
All citations in the text should refer to:
1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there
is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;
3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by "et al."
and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or
parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first
alphabetically, then chronologically. Examples: "as demonstrated
(Allan, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1995). Kramer et al.,
(2000) have recently shown ..."
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further
sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from
the same Author(s) in the same year must be identified by the
letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
Baumann, T.; Fruhstorfer, P.; Klein, T.; Niessner, R., (2006).
Colloid and heavy metal transport at landfill sites in direct
contact with ground water. Water Res., 40 (14), 2776-2786.
Davis, M. L., (2005). Introduction to Environmental Engineering,
3rd. Ed. McGraw Hill Inc, 52-68.
Mettam, G. R.; Adams, L. B., (1999). How to prepare an electronic
version of your article, in: Jones, B. S., Smith, R. Z. (Eds.),
Introduction to the electronic age. E-Publishing Inc., New York.
Brown, J., (2005). Evaluating surveys of transparent governance. In
UNDESA, 6th. Global forum on reinventing government: towards
participatory and transparent governance. Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Trent, J. W. (1975). Experimental acute renal failure. Ph.D.
Dissertation, University of California. USA.
Cartwright, J., (2007). Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing
Physics Web. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1.
Please note that references to electronic sites should only occur if
there is an expectation that the site will be maintained.
Prior to acceptance of the manuscript for publication, author(s)
will receive revision and proof in order to revise and will be asked
to complete and signed, the copyright for the accepted article,
individually due to the fully peer review processing and
publication. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic
citations lies entirely with the authors.
Conflict to Interest
Authors are requested to evident whether impending conflicts do or
do not exist. If an organization encompasses any financial interest
in the outcome of the study, the authors are appealed to provide a
declaration that have full access to all the data in the study and
take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the
accuracy of the data analysis.
All studies (if necessary based on the type and subject), must be
approved by the relevant Ethics Committee/ Institution review board
of the respective institutions.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that
have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain
permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online
format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted
when submitting their papers. Any material received without such
evidence will be assumed to be originated by the authors.
A copyright transfer agreement is signed by the corresponding
author, upon the acceptance of the manuscript, on behalf of all
authors, for publication to be legally responsible towards the
Authors will be notified as soon as possible of decisions concerning
the suitability of their manuscripts for publication in the journal.
Once the article has been accepted for publication, it will be copy
edited and typeset, after which the corresponding author will be
sent information on accessing page proofs to correct. Other than the
correction of typographical errors, alterations cannot be made at
this stage. Please note that there are no page charges to publish in
International Journal of Environmental Science and technology.
The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but can not
be returned and Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept
or reject any article in any stage, if necessary.