World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
World Journal of Environmental Biosciences

Instructions for Authors

Dear authors,

Please know that we updated instruction for authors in 12/20/2020 and all the contributors need to follow the new instructions.


Submission of an Article

To reduce delays, authors should adhere to the level, length, and format of the journal at every stage of processing right from manuscript submission to each review stage. Editable word files are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.


  • Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. Please submit your article via the submission panel.


Contact Information

For queries with your submission, please contact the team via email:

Editor in Chief
Dr. Andrey A. Nagdalian
[email protected]


Contribution of Author

Credit of the authorship should be based on

Consequential inputs to the concept and design, procurement of data or analysis, and interpretation of data.

Preparing the article or revising it critically for an important matter.

Final confirmation of the adaptation to be published. These all three conditions must be met by authors. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or data or general supervision of the research group does not constitute authorship.

The author must include a proclamation mentioning each author's contribution. Please assure that this is discussed with your co-authors and compliance is reached before manuscript submission. Post-acceptance changes to the author list will not be permitted. The contribution statement is not included in the maximum word count.


Article Types

  1. Letter to the Editor
  2. Original article
  3. Review article
  4. Case report

Letter to the Editor

A letter to the Editor is a brief report that is within the journal's scope and of particular interest to the community, but not suitable as a standard research article. It does not follow a format such as abstract, subheads, or acknowledgments. It is more feedback or the opinion of the reader on a particular article published and should reach the editor within 6 months of article publication. Letters should have a maximum of 1,500 words.

Original Articles

The research Articles report on primary research. They must describe significant and original observations. Consideration for publication is based on the article’s originality, novelty, and scientific soundness, and the appropriateness of its analysis. Research articles should follow all the criteria mentioned in the preparation of the manuscript section and have a maximum of 5,000 words (excluding references), a maximum of 50 references (70% of the references should be within the last 5 years), and 7 tables/figures together. Please use the journals-ready template for preparing your article.

Review Articles

Review Articles are considered reviews of research or summary articles. They are state-of-the-art papers covering a current topic by experts in the field. They should give evidence and provide answers to a well-defined aspect or question in a particular area. Introduction generally delivers the issue forward to the readers followed by analytical discussion with the help of imperative tables, graphs, pictures, and illustrations wherever necessary. It compiles the topic with a conclusion. All the statements or observations in the review articles must be based on necessary citations, providing complete reference at the end of the article. Review articles should have a maximum of 7,000 words, (excluding references), Maximum of 100 references (70% of the references should be within the last 5 years). Please use the journals-ready template for preparing your review article. Abstract, keywords, introduction, conclusion headers are necessary.

Case Report

  • Case studies are accepted to add further information related to the investigative research that advances in the field of Environmental Science.
  • It should add value to the main content/article submitted, by providing key acumens about the core area.
  • Cases reports follow original articles format with the headers of the Cases and Methods Section (That describes the nature of the clinical issue and the methodology adopt to address it), a discussion section that analyzes the case, and a Conclusion section that epitomizes the entire case.
  • The case report should have a maximum of 3,000 words (excluding references), 50 references (70% of the references should be within the last 5 years), and 7 tables/figures together.




At any stage of peer-review, publication, or post-publication, if plagiarism is detected the manuscript may be rejected, returned to the author for correction, or retracted.


Peer Review

We use a double-blind peer-review system where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process. We aim to provide authors with timely and constructive feedback regarding their submitted manuscripts.


Preparation of Manuscript

  1. The preferred word processing program for manuscripts is Microsoft Word.
  2. Footnotes should be avoided.
  3. Abbreviations (except those well established in the field) should be explained when they are first used both in the abstract and in the main text.
  4. Units of measurement should be expressed in SI units wherever possible.
  5. All manuscripts must contain the essential elements, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Artwork, and Tables with Captions.
  6. Please ensure the figures and the tables are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file.
  7. Only papers written in English are considered.
  8. Articles are prepared in a one-column format. (Times New Roman,12, single-spaced)
  9. The document may contain a few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each.
  10. By submitting an article for publication, the authors agree to the transfer of the copyright to the publisher upon acceptance.
  11. The author should make sure that the article submitted for review/publication is not under consideration elsewhere contemporaneously.
  12. The author has to mention a clear title of the article along with complete details of him/her and all the co-author’s professional/institutional affiliation, educational qualifications, and contact information.
  13. The Copyright form with original (hand-written) signatures is to be provided upon submitting the paper.
  14. Manuscripts may be accompanied by a cover letter to the Editor(s)-in-Chief. mentioning altogether the type of manuscript (e.g., Research article, Review articles, Case study, etc.) Unless invited on a special case, authors cannot and should not classify a particular manuscript as Editorials or Letters to the editor or concise communications.
  15. All submitted manuscripts must contain a conflict of interest and funding statements before the reference list.
  16. Studies involving humans and animals must have been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee and provide the reference number where appropriate.
  17. Confirm that each individual named as an author fits the uniform requirements of the Journal criteria for authorship.


The first page should contain a short and concise title (8-16, Times New Roman 14) words plus a running title (20-42 characters, Times New Roman 12). Abbreviations should be avoided.


Below the title, list all the authors with their complete affiliations. Each listed author must have an affiliation, which comprises the department, university, or organization and its location, city, state/province (if applicable), and country.

Place the e-mail address of the corresponding author at the bottom of the first page.


A concise and factual unstructured abstract is required (150- 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions.


4-6 keywords relevant to the article should be listed below the abstract.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of

published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


Contributions from anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed, with permission from the contributor, in an Acknowledgments section.

Conflict of interest

Any interest, financial relationship, personal relationship, religious or political beliefs that might influence the objectivity of the author can be considered as a potential source of conflict of interest. All manuscripts submitted to the journal must include a conflict of the interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial support

Authors should list all funding sources and they are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation.

Ethics statement

Studies involving humans and animals must have been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee and provide the reference number.

Math formulae

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images and numbers consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text.





  • Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Number tables consecutively following their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.
  • Ensure that all figures have a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. Please make sure that figure files are in TIFF or JPEG format (300 dpi).

Mention all the tables and figures in the text as follows:

 (Table 1), (Figure 1)



Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses.

1. The short references within the text are given wholly or partly in round brackets.

2. Use only the surname of the author followed by a comma and the year of publication. Include page, chapter, or section numbers if you need to be specific. The abbreviation for the page is p. and the abbreviation for pages is pp.

3. No distinction is made between books, journal articles, internet documents, or other formats except for electronic documents that do not provide page numbers. In this instance, use the paragraph number, if available, with the abbreviation para.

4. Citations in the text can either be placed at the end of a sentence in parentheses (brackets) or the author's name may be included in the text, and just the date and additional information placed within the brackets.

e.g. Book: (Kline, 2000, pp. 26-27), Journal and conference article: (Foo & Kelso, 2001, p. 222) or Foo and Kelso (2001) showed….., (Foo et al., 2001, p. 222), Others:  (see Munro, 1999, para. 12), More than one work cited: (Haddon, 1999; Larsen, 1991).

Reference list

Print articles

Article with 1 to 6 authors

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., & Author, D. D. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of the journal, volume number(issue number), page numbers.



Petitti, D. B., Crooks, V. C., Buckwalter, J. G., & Chiu, V. (2005). Blood pressure levels before dementia. Archives of Neurology, 62(1), 112-116.

Article with more than 10 authors

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., Author, G. G., Author, H. H., Author, I. I., Author, J. J., et al. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of the journal, volume number(issue number), page numbers.


Hallal, A. H., Amortegui, J. D., Jeroukhimov, I. M., Casillas, J., Schulman, C. I., Manning, R. J., Habib, F. A., Lopez, P. P., Cohn, S. M., & Sleeman, D. (2005). Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography accurately detects common bile duct stones in resolving gallstone pancreatitis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 200(6), 869-875.


Electronic journal articles

Electronic journal article

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page numbers. URL



Stockhausen, L., & Turale, S. (2011). An explorative study of Australian nursing scholars and contemporary scholarship. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(1), 89-96. 858241255

Electronic journal article with DOI

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., & Author, F. F. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, number(issue number), page numbers. URL DOI



Kanneganti, P., Harris, J. D., Brophy, R. H., Carey, J. L., Lattermann, C., & Flanigan, D. C. (2012). The effect of smoking on ligament and cartilage surgery in the knee: a systematic review. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(12), 2872-8. DOI: 10.1177/0363546512458223


Conference articles

Print Conference

Author(s). (Year of Conference). Title of paper. In: A. Editor, & B. Editor (Eds.), Proceedings of the Title of Conference: subtitle of Conference (page numbers). Place of publication: Publisher.



Luca, J., & Tarricone, P. (2001). Does emotional intelligence affect successful teamwork? In: G. Kennedy, M. Keppell, C. McNaught, et al. (Eds.), Meeting at the Cossroads: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (pp. 367-376). Melbourne: Biomedical Multimedia Unit, The University of Melbourne.

Online Conference 

Author(s).  (Year of Publication). Title of paperIn: Editors of proceedings. Title of Conference: subtitle of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher. URL



Cloherty, SL., Dokos, S., &  Lovell, NH. (2005). Qualitative support for the gradient model of cardiac pacemaker heterogeneity, In: Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27 Annual Conference [conference proceedings on the Internet] (pp. 133-136). Shanghai, China. New York


Books and book chapters

Book : 

Print book


Electronic book

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of book. # edition [if not first]. Publisher.



Carlson, B. M. (2009). Human embryology and developmental biology. 4th ed. Mosby.


Author, A. A. (Year published). Title. Publisher. URL DOI (if available)



Shreeve, D. F. (2012). Reactive attachment disorder: a case-based approach. Springer.


Government and other reports 

Government reports

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of report (Report No.). Publisher.



Rowe, I. L., & Carson, N. E. (1981). Medical manpower in Victoria (Report No. 4). Monash University, Department of Community Practice.


Name(s) of inventor(s). (Date of patent). Patent title. Country or region of patent. Patent number.



Clarke, J., Pines, A., McDermott, R. F., & Trabesinger, A. H. (2004). SQUID detected NMR and MRI at ultralow fields. University of California, assignee.  European Patent 1474707.


Dictionaries and encyclopedias

Article from online reference work

Title of encyclopedia. (Year). Title of article. Publisher. Available from: URL



A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia. (2005). Ear barotrauma. Atlanta (GA): A.D.A.M., Inc.

Article from electronic drug guide

Title of work. (Year). Name of drug. Publisher/Website. URL.



AHFS consumer medication information. (2008). Protriptyline. Bethesda (MD): American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc.


From the Internet

Web page:


part of website 

Author/organization’s name. (Date or year of publication). Title of the page. Publisher's name. Available from: URL



Diabetes Australia. Diabetes globally. (2012). Canberra ACT: Diabetes Australia. Available from: Understanding-Diabetes/Diabetes-


Title of the homepage. (Date of publication of part). Title of specific page/part. Publisher's name. Available from: URL



Australian Medical Association. (2012). Junior doctors and medical students call for urgent solution to medical training crisis. Barton ACT: AMA. Available from: -and-medical-students-call-urgentsolution-medical-training-crisis

Image from web

Note: If the title of the image is not shown construct a title that describes the image shown. Use enough words to make the constructed title meaningful. Place the constructed title in square brackets.

Author or organization. (Date of publication). Title. Publisher's name.  Available from: URL



Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Shingles on the face. Available from:



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There is no fee for manuscript submission. However, the journal charges an article processing fee to the author(s). Because, our journal normally works by subscription, for the articles to have open access, the author(s) is/are required to pay an article processing charge. World Journal of environmental biosciences is an open-access journal, meaning all articles are available online immediately upon publication to anyone, anywhere, at any time. To support open access, the journal has an Article Publishing Charge (APC). The author(s) will be asked to pay the Article Processing Charge (APC) [USD 210- valid after December 15, 2023] to cover publications costs such as assigning DOI number, preparing the galley proof of the paper, professional editing. This is because the journal editors do not want rigorous work to be prevented from publication. 

To help support researchers in low-to-middle-income countries, the World Journal of Environmental Biosciences provides full and partial waivers of article processing charges for manuscripts based on the corresponding author's listed affiliation. Authors need to request these waivers in the Submission Process.


Our waiver policy follows a two-tier approach:

Waiver requests outside of these two tiers may be considered.

Until preliminarily reviewed participation is voluntary so there is no penalty for refusing to participate, and the participants may withdraw at this time without penalty. After preliminary review, the author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscripts, money, and works invested by the publisher. If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be punished with paying APC per manuscript, as a withdrawal penalty to the publisher.


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