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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Bulletin of Environment and Scientific Research (BESR) is a Quarterly peer review open access journal with full color publication. The email id for the manuscript submission is besr.editor@gmail.com. However, authors can also submit their manuscript using online submission, after registering with the journal.

Types of Contributions: Research Articles (papers having conclusions with substantial content), Short Communications (short papers on outstanding advances and outstanding new findings), Reviews (critical surveys of recent developments), Commentary Articles (research issues that are of interest to readers outside research), Research Communications (An article describing an innovative idea, a ground-breaking result, or a novel methodology in environmental science and pollution research), Editorials:  Letters to the Editor (for the discussion of scientific matters of current interest),  Conference Reports and Book Reviews.

Authorship credit should be based on: Significant contributions to conception and design, acquirement of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; final approval of the version to be submitted for publication. All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquirement of grant, data collection, or general supervision of the research team alone does not constitute authorship. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. All authors must agree on the sequence of authors listed before submitting the article. All authors must agree to designate one author as the corresponding author for the submission. It is the responsibility of corresponding author to arrange the whole manuscript upon the requirements and to dialogue with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing stages and to also act on behalf.

Manuscript Submission and Preparation: Papers submitted for publication should describe high quality original work, not previously partially or fully published elsewhere; that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities or explicitly at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written without grammatically error and in proper terms. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman of 12 pt. font and in MS-word format in one column with 2.0 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 loose the chance of the manuscript consideration. Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter including title and author(s) name.

Manuscript Structure: Manuscript should be structured as: Title; Running title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements and References submitted in a file with limited size.

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: The title should be oriented to Current Science issues and must be concise and informative.

Abstract: An abstract of 150 to 300 words that shows the purpose of the study; procedures; findings, its novelty; discussions and the conclusions, should not contain any indeterminate abbreviations or references.

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.

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. Date and location of the research carried out throughout the study must be mentioned at the end of this section.

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.

Results and Discussion: The Results section should describe the outcome 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, Graphs and Figures: Do not submit tables and graphs as JPEG or any form of image. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading. Tables should be called out in the text and should have a clear and rational structure and consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered. 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/ illustrations should be in high quality art work, with 300 dpi and separately provided in Excel tiff or eps format. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. The manuscript should include a separate list of figures. Following remarks should be applied to the figures. Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately 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. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

Conclusion: This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgments of group, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial support must be included.

References: All the references should be cited throughout the manuscript text as well as in the Reference section organized in accordance with the BESR guidelines. 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 substantially recommended to the authors to refer to more recent references if older must be a well cited articles. Citing and listing of Web references: As a minimum, the full URL should be given. 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. 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: Baumann T, Fruhstorfer P, Klein T, Niessner R (2006) Colloid and heavy metal transport at landfill sites in direct contact with ground water. Water Res 40:2776-2786.

Book: Davis ML (2005) Introduction to Environmental Engineering, 3rd. Ed. McGraw Hill Inc. Book chapter: Mettam GR, Adams LB (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, pp 268.

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

Online document  Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing Physics Web. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1.  Please note that references to electronic sites should only occur if there is an expectation that the site will be maintained.

Prior to acceptance of the manuscript for publication, author(s) will receive revision and proof in order to revise and will be asked to complete and signed, the copyright for the accepted article, individually due to the fully peer review processing and publication. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. For authors using Endnote, BESR provides an output style that supports the formatting of reference list. Please download the EndNote style here