Paper Preparation Guide 

Authors Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation 

Authors should submit their contributions electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office:

Website: https://www.gjesm.net/              

Email:     gjesm.publication@gmail.com 

                editor@gjesm.net

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Addresses:

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Branch 3: Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 7 Salto, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA. 

SUBMISSION OF PAPER

Requirements for new submission

Authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single word file to be used in the refereeing process.

Requirement of revised submission

Only when the submitted paper is at the revision stage, authors will be requested to put the paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of the manuscript.

Contact details for submission

If authors are submitting a manuscript for publication in a special issue, please contact the Editor-in-Chief or Guest Editor for submission instructions. Please do not submit it through the online GJESM unless authors are specifically instructed to do so. 

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ethics in Publishing

The ethical policy of GJESM is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with International Committee of GJESM Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with GJESM. The ethical policy of GJESM is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. The publishing decision is based on the suggestion of the journal's reviewers and editorial board members. The ethical policy insisted the Editor-in-Chief, may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the decision. The reviewers are necessary to evaluate the research papers based on the submitted content in confidential manner. The reviewers also suggest the authors to improve the quality of research paper by their reviewing comments.  Authors should ensure that their submitted research work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed by the authors.  Any kind of plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org. 

Peer-Review Process

In order to sustain the peer review system, authors have an obligation to participate in peer review process to evaluate manuscripts from others.  When appropriate, authors are obliged to provide retractions and/or corrections of errors to the editors and the Publisher.  All papers submitted to GJESM journal will be peer reviewed for at least one round. GJESM journal adopts a double-review policy: authors are blind to reviewers, and reviewers are also blind to authors. The peer review process is conducted in the online manuscript submission and peer-review system. After a manuscript is submitted to the online system, the system immediately notifies the editorial office. After passing an initial quality check by the editorial office, the manuscript will be assigned to two or more reviewers.  After receiving reviewers’ comments, the editorial team member makes a decision. Because reviewers sometimes do not agree with each other, the final decision sent to the author may not exactly reflect recommendations by any of the reviewers.

The decision after each round of peer review may be one of the following:

  1. Accept without any further changes.
  2. Accept with minor revision. The revised manuscript may or may not be sent to the reviewers for another round of comments.
  3. Decline with resubmission encouraged. Major changes are necessary for resubmission. The revised manuscript will be peer reviewed for another round. Typically, it will be sent to the original reviewers.
  4. Decline without encouraging resubmission. The manuscript is rejected for publication by GJESM. 

Publication Evaluation

In addition to rapid Peer Review Process, the GJESM Journal has Post-Publication Evaluation by the scientific community. Post-Publication Evaluation is concentrated to ensure that the quality of published research, review and case report meets certain standards and the conclusions that are presented are justified. The post-publication evaluation includes online comments and citations on published papers. Authors may respond to the comments of the scientific community and may revise their manuscript. The Post-Publication Evaluation is described in such a way; it is allowing authors to publish quickly about Environmental science, management, engineering and technology concepts. 

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Manuscripts should be typed in Calibri of 11 pt. font and in MS-Word 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 lose the chance of the manuscript consideration. Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter including title and author(s) name.

English Language Writing

All publications in the GJESM are in English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the GJESM; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.

New Submissions

Submission to GJESM journal proceeds totally online and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.doc or *.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures, tables and supplementary data should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file. 

References

References list must be provided according to the GJESM references format in a consistent style. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), year of publication, journal abbreviated title/ book title, chapter title/article title, volume and issue  numbers/ book chapter and the pagination must be present. Provide hyperlinks under each references in the references list. No DOI's is admitted instead. Citations must be highlighted in blue throughout the manuscript content and written in static text with no holding tracks.

Formatting requirements

All manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and Conflict of Interest. Artwork and Tables with Captions. Please ensure all figures, tables and supplementary data should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file. 

Revised Submissions

Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision the authors are instructed to submit their manuscript with GJESM format and it may be editable. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors the authors are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' for the submitted manuscript. 

Manuscript Submission and Declaration

While submitting a manuscript to GJESM, all contributing author(s) must verify that the manuscript represents authentic and valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly similar content under their authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in other language, without the written consent the copy right holder. All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof. All contributing authors must complete and submit an Authorship Statement Form once submitting a manuscript to the GJESM. In addition, corresponding author is required to identify all authors’ contribution to the work described in the manuscript. All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (e.g., data collection, analysis, writing or editing assistance) but who do not fulfil the authorship criteria should be mentioned along with their specific contributions in the Acknowledgments Section of the manuscript. It will helpful for determining the nature of the reported work. The contributing author(s) ensures that the presented data should be represented accurately in the manuscript and the manuscript should contains sufficient references to reproduce the concept or work by others. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Manuscript Submission and Verification

Manuscripts are assumed not to be published previously in print or electronic version and are not under consideration by another publication. Copies of related or possibly duplicated materials (including those containing significantly similar content or using same data) that have been published previously or are under consideration for another publication must be provided at the time of online submission.

Manuscript Structure

Manuscript literature and tenses must be structured as: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Author contributions; Acknowledgements; Abbreviation list table; Conflict of Interest; Open Access statement and References. 

Title Page

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 author. 

Manuscript Title

Title of up to 17 words should not contain the name of locations, countries or cities of the research as well as abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions and do not use vague expressions. The title should be oriented to Environmental issues while not being obscure or meaningless. 

Abstract

An abstract of 200 to 400 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 and also no abbreviation. ABSTRACT content structures MUST be structured according to:  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES; METHODS; FINDING and CONCLUSION except research and case study manuscripts.

Keywords

Provide 5 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.

Highlights

Highlights are mandatory for GJESM journal. A highlight is a concise, short phrase, conveying the core findings of your research. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 4 items. The approximate length of each highlight item may be within two lines.

Graphical Abstract

A Graphical Abstract is a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings of the article where it can be learnt more from the guideline at the link below or viewing from the GJESM Journal published articles graphical abstract: 

https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/graphical-abstract

A graphical abstract image must be uploaded during submission. A Graphical Abstract should visually summarize the main findings of the manuscript research story in pictorial image, not by presenting with the manuscript figures, tables or maps. It should be relevant to the topic covered and serve to attract readers' attention to the paper.

Introduction

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. The introduction should have 2-3 paragraphs dependent on the type or category of information delivered, as well as the study's motivation and objectives.  Provide the relevant background information in the introduction chapter to place the author's contribution into context. Date and location of the research carried out throughout the study must be mentioned at the end of this section.  The introduction chapter do not include the following.

  1. Other than outlining what was done and achieved in the final paragraph, do not describe methodology, outcomes, or conclusions.
  2. A description of the data collection and analysis process.
  3. In a nutshell, what was accomplished?
  4. A thorough examination of the subject.
  5. Cite your own work, work by colleagues, or work that supports your conclusions disproportionately, while omitting research that contradict your findings or work by competitors.

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.  For materials, include the exact technical specifications and quantities as well as source or methods of preparation. For methods, the most common presenting order is chorological. This part must be concise while still being informative. This section includes subheadings for each category, method, or procedure employed, as well as study regions, analysis, and so on. This part should be written in the past tense with passive voice and should not contain any study findings.

Results and Discussion

The Results and Discussion section should describe the outcome and interpretation 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.  Tables and figures should be used to present the research findings. Each collection of tables and statistics should be discussed in a separate paragraph, with the overall trends and data points of particular importance emphasised. 

The results and discussion should be included the following.

  1. It should be brief but well-represented without being overly wordy.
  2. To organise all of the data in a methodical way, use Tables and Figures: Tables are used to show exact values, while figures are used to depict patterns or the effect of a connection.
  3. Without referring to the text, the reader should be able to understand the figures and tables.
  4. Do not use both a Table and a Figure to display the same data.
  5. Each table and figure must have a textual representation highlighting the major results. The result section should employ multiple tenses while delivering different information.
    g. i) Something accomplished throughout the course of the research, in the past tense
    ii) A present-tense element in the document itself.
  6. It is frequently instructive to give a discussion of the interpretation's potential flaws.
  7. Show how your findings and interpretations align with (or differ from) previously published work.
  8. Discuss both theoretical and practical implications.
  9. The various works in the literature that cover this topic and how this work contributes to the larger field of research are discussed at the end of the section. 

Tables

Do not submit tables and graphs as photograph. Tables should be set within the text. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Tables should be set within the text and should have a clear and rational structure along with 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

Figures/ illustrations should be in high quality art work, within 200-300 dpi.  As similar to Tables, all Figures must be embedded into the text not as separate submitted into the manuscript dashboard. Ensure that figures are clear, labelled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. 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 caption.

- No Google Earth images are accepted.

- The maps must be original with Cardinal directions as well as Scales logos.

Conclusion

The introduction to the work, followed by a concise description of the results found, and the discussion’s points are the most crucial element of the conclusion chapter.  The conclusion chapter further includes the research's uniqueness, limitations, and recommendations for future research. Finally, the authors should convey the highlight in its entirety, with no references to literature.  The concluding chapter should be at least half a page long, both scientifically and in terms of content.

Author contributions

All authors must accept public responsibility for the substance of the material submitted for publication, according to the GJESM. Use the following phrase for single authors: The study conceptualization and design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results, and manuscript writing are all solely the responsibility of the author. Use the following phrase if there are many authors: The authors confirm the study conception and design: X. Author, Y. Author; data collection: Y. Author; analysis and interpretation of results: X. Author, Y. Author. Z. Author; draft manuscript preparation: Y. Author. Z. Author. The results were evaluated by all authors, and the final version of the manuscript was approved.  The contribution of the author(s) to the research effort must adhere to the authorship standards outlined in the GJESM Authorship Guidelines and as advised by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All contributors who do not match the authorship requirements should be listed in an 'Acknowledgements' section instead.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds with official number, etc. should be placed as a compulsory section. The names of financing organisations should be written in full, and the statement should follow the funding institution's criteria.  Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial support must be included. 

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest is defined as a set of conditions in which professional judgment concerning a primary interest, such as the validity of research, may be influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain. A Conflict of Interest Disclosure is an agreement or notification from the authors that they have not been paid for the work, or if they have, stating the source of their payment. The purpose of Conflict of Interest Disclosure form is to provide readers of authors’ manuscript with information about authors’ interests that could influence how the authors receive the work. The author(s) should submit a conflict of interest disclosure form and is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the submitted manuscript. Conflict of Interest Disclosure form can be signed by all authors  and  stating  that  the  submitted  manuscript  is  the  authors’ original  work,  has  not  received  prior publication and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, permission has been received to use any material in the manuscript much as tables, figures etc. or no permissions have necessary to publish the authors’ work.

Conflict of interest statement must be placed at the manuscript as below:

"The authors declare no potential conflict of interest regarding the publication of this work. In addition, the ethical issues including plagiarism, informed consent, misconduct, data fabrication and, or falsification, double publication and, or submission, and redundancy have been completely witnessed by the authors”.

Abbreviations

The list of all abbreviations as well as the chemical symbols which are used in the manuscript text they should be defined in the text at first use (Avoid addition of abbreviation in the manuscript abstract). The list of abbreviations (nomenclatures) must be provided alphabetically. If your manuscript does not contain any abbreviation, just state “Not applicable” in this section. 

References

All the references should be cited throughout the manuscript text as well as in the Reference section organized in accordance with the GJESM reference style. 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. It is recommended that the number of references preferably is not less than 30 for original paper, not less than 100 for review paper. It is also substantially recommended to the authors to refer to recent references in last 10 years rather than old and out of date ones. Volume, issue and pages of the whole references must be specified according to the GJESM format.

Citing and listing of Web references

No URL, or web are admitted to be mentioned as references. Only the past decade Web of Science or Scopus Journal articles are preferred to be used for study quality and better citations. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list.  

Text

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 ..." 

List 

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. 

Journal article

Nouri, J.; Lorestani, B.; Yousefi, N.; Khorasani, N.; Hassani, A. H.; Seif, F.; Cheraghi, M., (2011). Phytoremediation potential of native plants grown in the vicinity of Ahangaran lead-zinc mine.  Environ. Earth Sci., 62(3): 639-644 (6 pages). 

Book 

Davis, M. L., (2005). Introduction to Environmental Engineering, 3rd. Ed. McGraw Hill Inc. 

Book chapter 

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. 

Conference paper 

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 24-27 May. United Nations: New York. 

Dissertation 

Trent, J. W. (1975). Experimental acute renal failure. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California. USA.

Authorship

All contributing authors should qualify for authorship. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the co-authors. Authorship credit should be based on substantial contribution to conception and design, execution, or analysis and interpretation of data. All authors should be involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, must have read and approved the final version of the manuscript and approve of its submission to this journal. The authorship details are refereed to:

<http://www.gjesm.net/data/gjesm/news/authorship_form.docx>

Copyright

The GJESM is made available to the public under the open access policy. The accepted submissions are free to read, reuse, download, copy, distribute, and share as long as the author(s) of the manuscript are credited.  GJESM will ask all authors of the acceptance article to sign a Copyright Agreement Form for granting the necessary publishing rights once the manuscript has been accepted. The accepted manuscript is moved into production after the copyright agreement form from the relevant author of the manuscript is received. Because the author(s) publish their manuscript as open access, the author(s) retain(s) certain rights such as patents, trademarks, and designs, while other copyright is transferred to the GJESM. The conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License are incorporated into the author(s) contract, dictating what others can do with the author(s) manuscript after it is published. Furthermore, after being properly attributed, the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License allows for unrestricted use, distribution, modification, and reproduction in any medium.

Role of Funding Source

Authors are requested to clearly identify who provided financial support for the conduct of research and/or preparation of the article and briefly describe the role of the funder/sponsor in any part of the work including design and conduct of the study, data collection, data management, data analysis and interpretation, preparation, review and approval of the manuscript. The following rules should be followed: 

  1. The sentence should begin with: ‘This work was supported by …’.
  2. The full official funding agency name should be given in an expandable form not in an abbreviated form.
  3. Grant numbers should be complete and accurate and provided in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number ABX CDXXXXXX]’
  4. Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers ABX CDXXXXXX, EFX GHXXXXXX]’
  5. Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency). 

Standard Reporting Guidelines

Authors of original research papers and review articles should report their work accurately. Original research papers should be contained sufficient details to allow other researchers to replicate the work. Review articles should be included important work by researchers in a field and should be objectively written.

Life Science Reporting Guidelines

Authors should clearly report any involvement of hazards, human or animal subjects, patient images, case details, and other materials and information. Their experiments should be performed in compliance with laws and relevant institutional guidelines. When requested, authors should provide the ethics committee with approval documents, consent to release personal information such as images of individuals, and other necessary documents used in the approval process. In addition, it should be stated within the manuscript that proper consent has been obtained for experiments with human subjects.

Errors in Published Papers

When an author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript.  Finally, the corresponding author should be ensured that all appropriate co-authors included on the paper have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Plagiarism Prevention and Violation of Publication Ethics

All manuscripts under review or published with GJESM are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software called iThenticate. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit of author contribution.  Thus, the Plagiarism or Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour are unacceptable and submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. 

After the submission of a manuscript, it will be checked by the iThenticate similarity test for a plagiarism detection. The overall similarity (Similarity Index) must not exceeds the limit 15%, and the single paper similarity must not exceed the limit 1%. Otherwise, the paper will be directly rejected by the editor and no other chance will be given to the author(s) to re-submit it. Please visit: www.ithenticate.com/

The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited the Bibliography and Methods texts may all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital in order to interpret the Crosscheck report and determine whether there are any grounds for concern. 

Covering Letter

The covering letter contains the title of the manuscript, corresponding author and participated other author’s detail, an area of study and type of manuscript along with 3 referees to review the manuscript.  Further, the corresponding author should be declared that the prepared manuscript is in accordance with the Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management Guide for Authors.  

Submission Final Checklist

Prior to acceptance of the manuscript, the corresponding author is responsible to adjust the whole manuscript according to the following items and then the marked final checklist should be attached along with the covering letter:

General Considerations

  1. Read the Journal’s Guide for Authors and make sure that the manuscript (text, tables, figures, and photographs) meets Journal requirements.
  2. The manuscript contains the main sections outlined in Journal’s Guide for Authors, e.g., Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Appendices, Acknowledgments, Conflict of interest and References.
  3. Spell-check the manuscript.
  4. All authors must read the Ethics in publishing, Plagiarism prevention, Violation of publication ethics and Handling cases of misconduct before being submitted to the GJESM.
  5. The Manuscript has been read and approved by all listed authors.
  6. Not only the Corresponding Author, but also the whole contributors of the manuscript are advised to be registered at the journal website in order to keep their names in the manuscript bio-sketches.
  7. A copy right release and conflict of interest disclosure form must be signed by the corresponding author in case of multiple authorships, prior to the acceptation of the manuscript, by all authors, for publication to be legally responsible towards the Journal ethics and privacy policy. 

Title Page

  1. The title of the manuscript is short and descriptive and does not contain abbreviation.
  2. Names of all authors and their affiliations and complete addresses are included.
  3. Name of corresponding author with affiliation, complete address and email address is included.
  4. Provide 5-7 indexing keywords preferably not mentioned in the title. 

Text Format

  1. The manuscript is in single column (not double column) format.
  2. Abstract is brief (one paragraph of between 150 to 250 words), descriptive (a summary of the major findings in the manuscript) and accessible (jargon-free and clear to the readers).
  3. No references and abbreviations cited in the Abstract.
  4. The pages are numbered consecutively beginning from the title page.
  5. Document has continuous line numbers from start to finish.
  6. The same data are not presented in both Tables and Figures.
  7. Terms that are abbreviated are written out completely the first time they are used, and then abbreviated thereafter.
  8. Introduction states the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  9. Results should be clear and concise.
  10. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  11. Conclusions of the study may be presented the outcome of the research work.
  12. Appendices should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
  13. The author(s) are appealed to provide the source(s) of financial support along with the grand number for the study in the acknowledgements section.

References

  1. References should contain article titles.
  2. References must be arranged in alphabetical order.
  3. All references referred to in the text are included in the list of references.
  4. The references cited are current and up-to-date.
  5. All references are formatted according to the style of the journal (Harvard style).
  6. The volume and issue numbers of references must be mentioned, accurately.
  7. The number of pages of each reference must be calculated and added at the end of each reference as the "Total Pages" in bold character.
  8. The number of references in the review paper preferred to be not contain less than 100; for original research paper or case report not less than 30 and for short communication 20 references are required.
  9. The majority of manuscript references must not be extracted from a single journal. The acceptable average can be indicated at most 4 to 6 references from each journal. 

Tables and Figures

  1. All Tables and Figures are numbered consecutively in the order of their initial citation in the text.
  2. All Tables and Figures are prepared according to the journal format.
  3. All Tables and Figures referred to or mentioned are within the text.
  4. Figure Legends are written in the ordinary manuscript and not on the Figures.
  5. All symbols and abbreviations are defined in the Figure Legends.
  6. All Figures preferred to be provided in excel format.
  7. All Figures that are graphs and maps (not photos) are supplied as EPS - encapsulated postscript (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts. TIFF (or JPEG): Colour or grayscale photographs (halftones), Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings and  combinations bitmapped line/half-tone keep to a minimum of 700-1000 dpi.
  8. All provided maps are shown with scales and cardinal direction. 

AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes, i.e., When the authors use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change. 

Online Proof Correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor.  Use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor-in-Chief. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely the corresponding author responsibility. 

Offprints

The offprints can be downloaded from the GJESM website once the final corrected manuscripts are disseminated. 

AUTHORS INQUIRIES

Authors can track their submitted article through GJESM website on author’s login section.  It is found at: http://gjesm.net/contacts?_action=login