1- Why one can submit paper to Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management?
Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management (GJESM) is a double blind peer reviewed electronic and print quarterly publication concerned with all aspects of environmental science and management. GJESM publishes original research papers, review papers, case reports and short communications across the broad field of environment. The Journal database is fully open access and full text of published articles are available for everyone who can get access to the Journal website free of cost. The authors never pay any charges for submission, article processing and publication.
2- What is GJESM peer-review policy?
Articles submitted to GJESM are usually sent out to peer reviewers, although submissions that are out of scope for the journal or are of an unacceptably low standard may be rejected without review. Potentially suitable manuscripts will generally be reviewed by at least two experts in the field with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible.
3- How the articles are cited in GJESM Journal?
The traditional citation is used to citation tracking of articles. The citation of articles is in the form of: Authors, (Year). Title. Journal name. volume number (issue number), page number range. For example:
Nouri, J.; Mansouri, N.; Abbaspour, M.; Karbasi, A.R.; Omidvari, M., (2011). Designing a developed model for assessing the disaster induced vulnerability value in educational centers. Safety Sci. 49 (5): 679-685.
4- Is GJESM indexed in scientific databases and search engines?
The full text of all published articles in GJESM is immediately available in the website of GJESM and they are currently disseminated and fully indexed with search engines such as Google Scholar, which enhance the visibility of all articles to public who are seeking on their interest. Further, the articles of GJESM are disseminated and indexed with various scientific databases, details are found at: http://gjesm.net/journal/indexing
5- How does GJESM make money for the publication?
There is no charge to publish, process and access the research articles. The cost involved in the publication of articles in GJESM is provided by the Solid Waste Engineering and Management Association, which is non-profit organization in publishing the GJESM Journal as an association GJESM body.
6- Is GJESM available in printed form?
GJESM is available in printed form. One can submit the subscription form to the GJESM editorial office and get the printed form of GJESM. Also one can submit their request through online at http://gjesm.net/journal/subscription.form, and get the same.
7- Is GJESM highlighted the most relevant articles and the most important articles?
The most relevant and important articles are disseminated in the Most Visited Articles section of home page of the GJESM website and found at: http://gjesm.net.
8- What is Open access?
Open access publications are available freely available and permanently in the website of GJESM, in which one can download the articles at any time and by anyone with an internet connection. If author/editor is properly acknowledge then one can do unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted. In order to increase the visibility of authors work, open access has provided tremendous support to both authors and science institutions. Authors can retain copyright and do rapid publication.
9- Can authors do share their offprint with others?
Authors (both corresponding and co-authors) have the full right to disseminate the PDF offprint of their journal article(s) to their research colleagues and research organizations.
10- Can authors pay the amount for publication?
The authors never pay any charges for submission, article processing and publication.
11- What happens if authors don’t respond to their My Publication email on time?
Authors will receive a reminder mail after a few days. The editorial office will process authors article as soon as the editorial office have received the necessary information from authors, and proofs will be sent to authors once the My Publication process has been completed.
12- When can authors expect their page proofs?
Page proofs will reach to authors approximately 2 weeks after finishing the Publication process. Authors’ paper will then be released into the system and the paper will be typeset. Authors will receive PDF proofs of their paper shortly thereafter. At that time authors will have the opportunity to submit their corrections to the typesetter.
13- Can authors change the content of their article once the My Publication process has commenced?
Authors can do make changes during the proof process, which starts after authors have completed the My Publication process.
14- What can authors do if webpage is not opening properly?
The problem is caused by cookies that are blocked on your system. In case of using Internet Explorer, then go to “Tools” on the top bar and then click on “Internet Options.” Under “Privacy” adjust the cookie settings to allow cookies. In case of using Firefox, then go to “Extras” on the top bar and then choose “Settings > Data Security > Accept cookies”. Now, the problem should then be solved.
15- Who is responsible for completing online procedure and receiving communication?
Only the corresponding author receives an e-mail notification to complete the online procedure and receiving communication. At any cause, co-author(s) will not do the online completion procedure and will not receive any notification about their submitted manuscript. But, the corresponding author is transferring the copyright on behalf of the others and then they are eligible for doing all activities as that of corresponding author.
16- How do authors change their account details?
After having clicked the link provided in the email, authors can change all of their account details. After having changed their address, use the link from the email again to go back to the “My Publication” pages.
17- How can authors change if Name of the author(s) is spelled incorrectly in the submitted?
At the proof stage, one can do any changes that would like to have made. The typesetter carries out corrections before an article is published online. Please note that changes are no longer possible after publication.
18- Are there consequences for refusing to review a paper?
No. However, it is a duty of reviewer to explain his / her situations, why review was not completed to editorial office through mail.
19- What if reviewer feel there is a conflict of interest in his / her commenting on the research?
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. In such a case a reviewer should contact the editor and excuse himself / herself from the review process for that particular paper.
20- What if the language, grammar or structure of the paper is very bad?
GJESM encourages authors to double verify the grammatical corrections before being submitted to the editorial office. Before assigning the submitted manuscript by the authors to the reviewers, editorial office ensures that manuscript with very poor English is not sent to reviewers. However, a paper with poor English and with the errors, the paper should be returned to the editor with the request that the authors have the material edited for content before re-submitting it for peer review.
21- What if the paper does not follow the journal’s format?
Authors are required to adhere to the journal’s Guide for Authors. If the paper is good, the editor may choose to overlook the formatting issues, else, editor may ask the authors to restructure the manuscript before publication.
22- What if referee doesn’t feel qualified to review the research?
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript should notify the editor and excuse himself / herself from the review process. This should be done as soon as possible by return email.
23- Is there a deadline to complete the review process?
Deadlines for reviews vary per journal. The editors will provide information on deadline expectations with the review request. Editors appreciate being informed that reviewers have received their request within a day or two and are able to complete the review. If reviewer feels the review will take longer time to complete than normal, please contact the editor to discuss the matter. The editor may ask reviewer to recommend an alternate reviewer, or may be willing to wait a little longer. As a general guideline, reviewer should decline to review the paper. It is important that reviewer keep the editor informed if the review is taking longer than expected.
24- Who can one ask for help if needed?
Anyone can have queries relating to the content of the paper, contact the journal Editor-in-chief or the editorial office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org, Telefax: 09821 26105110.
25- Can reviewer invite his / her colleagues to give inputs for the assigned paper?
Papers sent to reviewer for reviewing are confidential; however, requesting the opinion of a single colleague may be appropriate in some circumstances. Consult the editor about this issues before being proceeded.
26- What if reviewer has issues with the research from an ethical perspective?
This is a vital part of the referee’s remit; reviewer should contact the editor without delay to discuss any concerns.
27- If reviewer found the plagiarism or found the same content elsewhere before - what should reviewer do?
Any claim that an observation, derivation or argument has been previously published should be accompanied by a relevant citation. A reviewer should call the editor's attention to any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
28- Can reviewer revise the submitted paper for review?
No. In some cases, if reviewers have called for substantial changes or additions, the editor may send a revised copy of the paper for reviewer to check, to ensure that the changes made meet reviewer’s expectations. In some cases reviewer may be asked to also look at a third submission of a paper.
29- To whom the review comments to be addressed?
The review comments to be addressed to editorial office through assigning editor.
30- Will the author(s) see the reviewers’ comments?
The authors will only see the comments, if reviewers have made that are specific to the author, else the assigning editor will submit the comments given by the reviewer to authors through online editorial system.
31- What happens if one review conflicts with that of another reviewer?
The final decision of whether to accept or reject a particular manuscript lies with the Editor-in-chief or assigning Editor. The editor will weigh both views and may call for a third opinion or ask the author for a revised paper before making a decision.
32- Can see the other reviewers’ comments on the paper?
No. If the concerned reviewer really interest on the particular manuscript, then the reviewer may request the editor to get the other reviewers’ comments.
33- Who makes the ultimate decision about whether a paper is accepted or rejected?
The GJESMs’ Editor-in-chief or assigning Editor.
34- Will the reviewer be notified whether the paper was accepted or rejected?
Yes. The reviewer is notified whether the paper was accepted or rejected through the editorial office of the GJESM.
35- Can reviewer use some of the submitted papers for reviewing?
No. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
36- How to submit the paper?
The researcher needs to email the manuscript to editorial office through online editorial flow process. The detailed information is available in the submit paper page.
37- How to edit the account information?
Visit "My HOME" to edit or update the account information and user profile. Options are included: change your password, update your profile information, and view your saved records.
38- How to retrieve the forgotten my password?
From “GJESM.net” page, click on the “Log in” link in the upper right corner of your screen. Then click on the “forgot password” link in the sign-in box that appears. A reset password link will be sent to the e-mail address associated with account and information for resetting the password. By clicking on the reset password link, a new password will be generated automatically and sent to concerned email address.
39- How to remember the e-mail address of the account?
Please do not hesitate to contact the editorial office via email@example.com. Editorial office will be happy to help you retrieve your account information ASAP.
40- How to report a technical problem with the site?
Please contact editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to report any problems. It is helpful if you can provide the URL you are accessing, the browser and operating system you are using, and any error messages you encounter.
41- Which web browsers does gjesm.net site support?
GJESM supports a variety of browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. For any assistance required regarding the versions of various browsers, please contact us (email@example.com).
42- How to opt in or opt out of receiving e-mails from GJESM?
Any one may opt in or out of e-mails by signing into "My HOME" account and changing the sign for receiving news, promotions and special offers about our products and services.
43- How to receive the alerts that signed up for?
If anyone not receiving e-mail alerts, check the current settings in "My HOME" account and one will be able to manage the e-mail preferences from there.
44- Is any GJESM content available via RSS feeds and podcasts or video-casts?
Yes. One can subscribe the GJESM RSS and receive all new articles via RSS feed. GJESM also provide different sort of podcasts and video-casts. These include summaries of our published articles which are audio recorded. One could also follow GJESM news and forthcoming events through a variety of social media including: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Academia and research gate.
45- How often does the journal get published?
The GJESM is published quarterly.
46- Who is on the Journal’s Editorial Board?
View the current list of the GJESM’s Editorial Board members in "Journal Info" section. The link is http://gjesm.net/journal/editorial.board
47- How to inquire about the status of a manuscript that submitted?
Any one may check on the status of the submitted manuscripts by visiting GJESM online manuscript processing system at "login form" and locating the manuscript in his / her account.
48- How many manuscripts can any author submit?
Authors may submit an unlimited number of articles, provided that all submissions are compatible with our "Guide for Authors".
49- What Endnote style does GJESM use?
GJESM uses its own style of note formatting. Cited references and explanatory notes should be presented in one section of consecutively numbered endnotes. Additional information on our note style, along with examples, is available on our "Guide for Authors" section.
50- How long authors can wait to hear the publication of a manuscript?
Submissions are acknowledged promptly by e-mail. All manuscripts submitted to the GJESM are subject to peer-review process. Authors can expect to wait about one or two months from the date of submission until receiving the journal’s decision. For manuscripts that are selected for revision, the length of time between the revision request and publication will vary widely (from two weeks to two months) depending on various factors, including the extent of revision required, the need for additional review and revision.
51- What are the publication charges for an article in GJESM?
GJESM supports the Open Access initiative. Abstracts and full texts (PDF format) of all articles published by GJESM are freely accessible to everyone immediately upon publication. GJESM also does not charge any submission or publication fees.
52- Can Authors make changes to the manuscript at proof stage?
Although authors will receive proofs from editorial office before the manuscript is published, the purpose of these proofs is to pick up inaccuracies or typographical errors. Authors will not be able to make editorial changes (e.g. changes in wording, adding references, etc.) at this stage. It is essential for the authors to ensure that the version authors submit for publication in GJESM is the final version.
53- What if anyone want to access GJESM online from a computer outside the institutional network?
GJESM is an open access journal. Anyone can get access to its articles from anywhere in the world without any charge.
54- How much time to complete a review?
Each submission undergoes detailed review by appointed domain experts and peer-reviews by domain peers. Entire process takes 15-30 days or more, to complete the review process.
55- What is position if anyone hasn’t received any GJESM notification even after 30 days of submission?
Depending on the personal spam filter settings it is possible that the notification email may be directed to concerned spam folder rather than inbox. If this is not the case, GJESM requested the concern to escalate the issue to firstname.lastname@example.org. GJESM shall be replied on the status within 24 hours.
56- Do the authors need to submit the copyright form along with the manuscript?
Yes. Copyright forms shall be submitted by corresponding author at the time of submission of manuscript.
57- Is publication of conference free-of-cost?
Publication of conference proceedings is a free-of-cost GJESM service to the scientific community furthering the journal's mission to preserve and disseminate scientific knowledge.
58- How to publish the conference proceedings with GJESM?
The conference organizers should email a request to email@example.com. The conference shall be evaluated by GJESM advisory panels. Once approval is granted by the panel, the conference organizers shall be asked to submit the conference proceedings with GJESM. The proceedings shall be published and available in both print and online versions.
59- How much does time is needed to publish the proceedings?
GJESM typesetting teams shall require a minimum of 30 days (from the date of panel results against the submitted the proceedings' papers) to complete the publication process in both print and online formats.
60- Is there any particular paper format to be submitted by conference organizers?
GJESM recommends the conference organizers to accept the final papers according to the GJESM paper template. The set of papers should be submitted to GJESM in DOC/DOCX format.