Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission & Charges 

Journal does not charge authors for submission of manuscript. Pollution is an open access journal.  Accordingly, readers are allowed to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship. Manuscripts should be submitted through this website only (http://jpoll.ut.ac.ir) and Email submissions are not acceptable.

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Language

 

The journal's language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used. We appreciate any efforts that you make to ensure that the language is corrected before submission. This will greatly improve the legibility of your paper if English is not your first language.

Manuscript Presentation

Manuscript should contain titles such as: Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusion, Akcknowledgement and finally References. No other subheadings should be given in the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be typewritten with a font Times New Roman of 12 pt, leaving adequate margins on all sides to allow reviewers' remarks. Please double space all material. Number the pages consecutively with the first page containing:

 

Title

 

Author(s) as : 

  1. Names of authors should be written in accordance with journal format. Example

Right:- Abdolreza Karbassi, Touraj Nasrabadi and Javad Amiri

Wrong:- Karbassi, A. R., Nasrabadi, T. and Amiri, J.

  1. Write the addresses in proper form. If all the authors are from same address don’t number them. If they have different affiliation numbers the authors. Example

Abdolreza Karbassi, Touraj Nasrabadi and Javad Amiri

Graduate Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, P.O.Box 14155-6135, Tehran, Iran

Abdolreza Karbassi1, Touraj Nasrabadi1 and Javad Amiri2

1Graduate Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, P.O.Box 14155-6135, Tehran, Iran

2Department of Environment, University of Tousi, Mashhad, P.O.Box 12341-2234, Tehran, Iran

 

Affiliation(s)

Full address for correspondence, including telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.

Text

 

The text should include: Title, author(s) name and address, an abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions, conclusion, acknowledgement and references.

Abstract

 Please provide a short abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references. Abstract should contain the main findings.

Key words

 Please provide 3 to 5 key words.

Notes

 Please avoid notes and foot prints.

Acknowledgements

 

Authors MUST add the following three items before reference list:-

 

GRANT SUPPORT DETAILS

IF YES: The present research has been financially supported by ???????? (grant No.?????).

IF NO: (JUST KEEP THIS SENTENCE.) The present research did not receive any financial support.

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

IF YES: Please indicate…

IF NO: (JUST KEEP THIS SENTENCE.) The authors declare that there is not any conflict of interests regarding the publication of this manuscript. In addition, the ethical issues, including plagiarism, informed consent, misconduct, data fabrication and/ or falsification, double publication and/or submission, and redundancy has been completely observed by the authors.

 

LIFE SCIENCE REPORTING

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.

IF YES: Please indicate…

IF NO: (JUST KEEP THIS SENTENCE.) No life science threat was practiced in this research.

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

References

 

All publication cited in the text should be presented in the list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to the authors' name (without initials) and year of publication (e. g. Williams, 2004). For three or more autours use the first autour followed by "et al.," in the last. The list of references at the end of the manuscript should be arranged alphabetically authors' names and chronologically per author: The list of references should be given in the following style:

 

1. Journal article:

Deegan, C. (2002). Introduction: the legitimizing effect of social and environmental disclosures – a theoretical foundation. Account. Org. Soc., 15(3), 283-311.

 

Cormier, D. and Magnan, M. (1999). Corporate environmental disclosure strategies: determinants, costs and benefits. Account. Org. Soc., 14(3), 429–451.

Cormier, D., Magnan, M. and Van Velthoven, B. (2005). Environmental disclosure quality: do firms respond to economic incentives,public pressures or institutional conditions? Account. Org. Soc., 14(1), 1–37.

(Journals names should be indicated in abbreviated forms. You may find the list in

http://www.efm.leeds.ac.uk/~mark/ISIabbr/E_abrvjt.html ).

 

2. Book chapter:

Cutrona, C. E. and Russell, D. (1990). Type of social support and specific stress: Towards a theory of optimum matching. (In I.G. Sarason, B. R. Sarason, & G. Pierce (Eds.), Social support: An interactional view (pp. 341-366). New York: Wiley.)

3. Book, authored:
Capland, G. (1964). Principles of preventive psychiatry. (New York: Basic Books)

4. Book, edited: 
Felner, R. D., Jason, L. A., Moritsugu, J. N. and Farber, S. S. (Eds.) (1983). Preventive psychology: Theory, research and practice. (New York: Pergamon Press)

5. Paper presented at a conference: 
Phelan, J. C., Link, B. G., Stueve, A. and Pescosolido, B. A. (1996, November). Have public conceptions of mental health changed in the past half century? Does it matter? (Paper presented at the 124th. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York)

6. Dissertation:
Trent, J.W. (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California 

7. Internet publication/Online document 

7.1. Internet articles based on a print source 
VandenBos, G., Knapp, S. and Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates [Electronic version]. J. Bibliog. Res., 5, 117-123.

VandenBos, G., Knapp, S. and Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates. J. Bibliog. Res., 5, 117-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from http://jbr.org/articles.html.


7.2. Article in an Internet-only journal 
Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from http://journals.apa.org/prevent/vol3/pre03.html.

Figures
All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a 'Figure' and they should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Multipart figures ought to be labeled with lower case letters (a, b, etc.). Please insert keys and scale bars directly in the figures. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure, refer to the figure in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. Figures should be submitted in separate files. The resolution of each figure must at least be 300 dpi. jpg and tiff files are accepted. Figures that are prepared by excel should be send along with their source of data. Please avoid giving Figures as Fig.1a, Fig.1b, etc. Each Figure should stand alone.

Tables

 

Each table should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). In tables, footnotes are preferable to long explanatory material in either the heading or body of the table. Such explanatory footnotes, identified by superscript letters, should be placed immediately below the table. Please provide a caption (without abbreviations) to each table, refer to the table in the text and note its approximate location in the manuscript. The same data should not be presented simultaneously in tables and figures.

 

Review process

 The objective is to provide detailed, constructive feedback on submitted papers and publish high quality papers within a very short period of time. The target for a first reply is three months. You may be requested by the Editor to submit a revision. Please assist us in achieving our ambitious goals for short publication times by submitting a revision at your earliest convenience.

Copyright

 Authors will be asked, upon acceptance of an article, to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. This will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws.

The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but can not be returned.

Note

Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept, reject and edit any article in any stage, if necessary. The sole responsibility for the whole contents if the article remains only with the authors.

Please check the following items

Author/authors are kindly advised to check out the following items. Otherwise and unnecessarily the time of publication would be postponed.

  1. Paper should not contain short title.
  2. Names of authors should be written in accordance with journal format. Example
  3. Right:- Abdolreza Karbassi, Touraj Nasrabadi and Javad Amiri
  4. Wrong:- Karbassi, A. R., Nasrabadi, T. and Amiri, J.

    1. Write the addresses in proper form. If all the authors are from same address don’t number them. If they have different affiliation numbers the authors. Example

    Abdolreza Karbassi, Touraj Nasrabadi and Javad Amiri

    Graduate Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, P.O.Box 14155-6135, Tehran, Iran

    Abdolreza Karbassi1, Touraj Nasrabadi1 and Javad Amiri2

    1Graduate Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, P.O.Box 14155-6135, Tehran, Iran

    2Department of Environment, University of Tousi, Mashhad, P.O.Box 12341-2234, Tehran, Iran

  1. Please don’t write the position of authors (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Student, Director, Manager, etc...) in the addresses.
  2. Keywords should not be selected from the main title. Keywords should be single or maximum of two words. The number of keywords should be 4 to 6.
  3. Don’t number the headings.
  4. Pollution accept the following main titles only and there should not be any sub-titles:-

-Main title

-Name of Authors

-Addresses

-Email of corresponding author

-Abstract

-Introduction

-Material & Methods

-Results and Discussion

-Conclusion

-Acknowledgement

-References

Therefore the following example is indicative of a wrong submission

2. Materials & Methods

2.1. Study of area

2.2. Chemical analysis

  1. The length of Introduction part should be 1 to 1.5 pages. The Introduction part should be supported by at least 15 references from the years 2000 to 2017. At the end of Introduction part clearly write the aims of study in one or two lines.
  2. The length of Material & Methods should be 1 to 1.5 pages. This part should be supported by classic references.
  3. The length of manuscript including everything (text, tables, figures, references) should not be less than 10 pages and should not be more than 25 pages. The line spacing is considered as 1.5 and the font size is 12.
  4. Review papers' length can be up to 40 pages. The number of references for a review paper should not be less than 100.  
  5. Maps should have Latitude and Longitude along with scale.
  6. Units should be in accordance with journal format. For instance mg/kg is right and mg kg-1 is wrong.
  7. Please look at the following reference. The references should be exactly in this format.

Karbassi, A. R. (2017). Geochemistry of marine sediment in northern part of Oman sees. Int. J. Environ. Res., 2(3); 234-256.

Karbassi, A. R.  and Nasrabadi, T. (2017). Geochemistry of marine sediment in northern part of Oman sees. Int. J. Environ. Res., 2(3); 234-256.

Karbassi, A. R.  and Nasrabadi, T. (2017). Geochemistry of marine sediment in northern part of Oman Sea. Int. J. Environ. Res., 2(3); 234-256.

Karbassi, A. R., Nasrabadi, T. and Amiri, J. (2017). Geochemistry of marine sediment in northern part of Oman sees. Int. J. Environ. Res., 2(3); 234-256.

  1. Avoid any http references.
  2. Avoid any unknown reports.
  3. Title of Tables should be given above them. Title of Tables should be self-explanatory with preferably longer titles. Tables should have units – if applicable.
  4. Title of Figures should be given under them. Title of Figures should be self-explanatory with preferably longer titles. Figures should have units – if applicable.
  5. References within text should follow as:

The main source of pollution in marine environment is from oil transport (Karbassi, 2017; Karbassi & Nasrabadi, 2017)). The lithogenic portion of metals in decreasing in marine environment (Karbassi & Nasrabadi, 2017).  It is well known that toxic metals can be transported in various forms (Karbassi et al., 2017; Karbassi, 2017; Karbassi & Nasrabadi, 2017).

  1. All references given in text should be appeared in reference section too (and vice versa).
  2. We cannot publish papers with too many self-citations. The maximum number of reference from authors should not be more than 4.
  3. The number of references in manuscript should not be less than 30.
  4. While submitting the revised manuscript, all figures and tables should be placed within text in their appropriate places.

 

 Additional Information

 

Authors MUST add the following three items before reference list:-

 

GRANT SUPPORT DETAILS

IF YES: The present research has been financially supported by ???????? (grant No.?????).

IF NO: (JUST KEEP THIS SENTENCE.) The present research did not receive any financial support.

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

IF YES: Please indicate…

IF NO: (JUST KEEP THIS SENTENCE.) The authors declare that there is not any conflict of interests regarding the publication of this manuscript. In addition, the ethical issues, including plagiarism, informed consent, misconduct, data fabrication and/ or falsification, double publication and/or submission, and redundancy has been completely observed by the authors.

 

LIFE SCIENCE REPORTING

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.

IF YES: Please indicate…

IF NO: (JUST KEEP THIS SENTENCE.) No life science threat was practiced in this research.

Additional information can be obtained from:

Pollution 
Graduate Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran

 P.O. Box: 14155-6135, Tehran, Iran

E-mail: jpoll@ut.ac.ir

http://jpoll.ut.ac.ir

Tel: +9821 61113586

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