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Author Guidelines

Copyright Statement:

  • Copyright on any research article is transferred in full to International Journal of Environment upon publication.   The copyright transfer includes the right to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction (printing, electronic media or any other form).
  • Articles in the International Journal of Environment are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC License (
  • This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.


  1. An author's major commitment is to present a concise, accurate account of the research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

  2. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to public sources of information to permit the author's peers to repeat the work.

  3. An author should cite those publications that have been significant in determining the nature of the reported work and that will guide the reader quickly to the earlier work that is essential for understanding the present investigation.

  4. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported in the author's work without explicit permission from the investigator with whom the information is originated.

  5. Fragmentation of research papers should be avoided. A scientist who has done extensive work on a system or group of related systems should organize publication so that each paper gives a complete sense of the general study.

  6. It is unethical for an author to publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal of primary publication.

  7. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and unacceptable.

  8. After receipt of research paper, your paper will be sent to two reviewers, and both reviewers should approve the paper. Their decision regarding acceptance will be final and binding. The editorial board reserves the right to condense or make changes to the research article. When revision of a manuscript is requested, authors should return the revised version of their manuscript as soon as possible.

  9. Authors will receive a PDF file with the edited version of their manuscript for final proofreading/galley proof. This is the last opportunity to view an article before its publication on the journal web site. The galley proof must be confirmed within three (3) days. No changes or modifications can be introduced once it is published.
Manuscripts accepted for publication are published on-line.
After publication, the corresponding author is notified by email and receives a PDF file with the published version of the manuscript.
A properly completed copyright form must be provided for each accepted manuscript and should be duly signed, scanned and sent via email to the managing editor. Delay in sending the form will automatically delay the publication of the paper.

  10. An author should make no changes to a paper after it has gone through the galley proof. If there is a compelling reason to make changes, the author is obligated to inform the editor directly of the nature of the desired change. Only the editor has the final authority to approve any such requested changes. The Galley Proof (GP) of the papers are the final ones which will be made to the public.

  11. A criticism of a published paper may be justified; however, in no case is personal criticism considered acceptable.

  12. Only persons who have significantly contributed to the research should be listed as authors. The corresponding author attests that any others named as authors have seen the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. The author who submits a manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of having included as co-authors all persons appropriate and none inappropriate.  

The International Journal of Environment (IJE) welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. 

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman font).

Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachments to the editorial office at: A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author on the same day or within 48 hours.

The cover letter should include the research title, author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Chief Editor, with the file, labelled with the first author's surname, as an attachment.  

All matter and information should be submitted by email. Soft copy format should be in MS word only. Charts, tables and diagrams should be in MS Word and images in JPEG format with the good resolution. However, the total size of the file should not exceed 1 MB. All matter should be typed in Times New Roman Font 12 point.

Spelling: Either British or American but not mixed.

Units: S.I. Use negative indices rather than / and leave spaces between symbols, e.g. m s-1 not ms-1 or m/s. 

Symbols: Define in text 

Math: Type if possible

Full-length research papers (maximum 12 A4 pages) should be divided as follows:

Title, Authors' names with institutional address and email, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures.

Titles should be informative. Avoid formulas in titles. They should include specific location if possible.

Abstract: 600 words maximum. Include main points of the paper.

Keywords: Only five

Introduction: Should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and methods: Should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced and should include the study area.

Results: Should be presented with clarity and precision. Should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be in the discussion section.

Discussion: Should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and past studies on the topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The results and discussion sections can include subheadings. When appropriate, the two sections can be combined. 

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be brief.

Tables: Should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and supplied with a title and footnotes. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the footnotes. The same data should not be presented in both a table and a graph or repeated in the text.

Figure legends: Should be typed in numerical order on a separate page. Use Arabic numerals to designate figure numbers and upper-case letters for their parts (Figure 1A). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reference to the text of the manuscript. Graphics should be prepared with applications capable of generating high-resolution JPEG before pasting into the Microsoft Word manuscript file.

References should appear in the text as: Sharma (2013) or (Sharma, 2013) according to content of sentence. For three or more authors use the first author's name followed by “et al.”

References should be listed in alphabetical order of first author’s surname at the end of text as follows:

Author’s name(s), initials, year of publication, title. Periodical titles should be written out in full, with volume number and inclusive page numbers.

Bhandari, G., 2012. Study on agricultural production in Nepal: a case study in far western development region. International Journal of Engineering and Sciences, 12(6), 60-70.

Bhandari, G. and Panthi, B.B., 2014. Analysis of Agricultural Drought and its Effects on Productivity at Different District of Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 19(1): 106-110.

K.C., A., Bhandari, G., Wagle, S.P. and Banjade, Y., 2013. Status of soil fertility in a community forest of Nepal. International Journal of Environment, 1(1), 56-67.  

Book references should include the title, publisher’s name, location and page numbers. 

Conference, symposium and workshop proceedings should include sufficient information for the reader to locate the reference. In particular, references should contain the name and address of the organization responsible.

Authors and co-authors may be members of Progressive Sustainable Developers and develop the journal in their home country.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

The author(s) acknowledge that the manuscript submitted is his/her/their own original work; all authors participated in the work in a substantive way and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work; all authors have seen and approved the manuscript as submitted;  the manuscript has not been published and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere; the text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe(plagiarism) upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.

Notwithstanding the above, the Contributor(s) or, if applicable the Contributor’s Employer, retain(s) all proprietary rights other than copyright, such as Patent rights; to use, free of charge, all parts of this article for the author’s future works in books, lectures, classroom teaching or oral presentations; the right to reproduce the article for their own purposes provided the copies are not offered for sale.

The copyright to the contribution identified is transferred to IJE.

(c) International Journal of Environment.  Articles in the International Journal of Environment are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC License ( This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.


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