Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission

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Authors should send the final, revised version of their articles in English to the Editorin-chief only through online systems ( The name of the author(s) should appear at the first page, giving the present position of the author(s), a full address, phone number, fax number and current email address. The articles (around 5000 words in length) should be typed, double-spaced on one side of A4 size paper. Papers should be structured into headed sections, for example as follows: Title page, Extended English and Persian Abstracts (between 500 and 600 words), Keywords (4-6), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References. Each section should be identified by the main heading. Other sub-headings within the main headings should be limited. Please use endnotes rather than footnotes. Manuscripts will not normally be returned to authors unless special arrangements have been made.

Manuscript Review: After manuscripts are submitted, they are first screened for basic format and completeness, to ensure that the manuscript guidelines have been adequately followed. Following this, the manuscripts are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief to confirm that the paper fits the scope of the journal, adequately addresses questions and literature relevant to the field of Environmental Sciences. Furthermore, that the manuscript's subject is in proper form and represents a quality sufficient to be further considered for review. Two reviewers will review each paper. The Editor-in-Chief, at his discretion, will convey referees' comments. The recommendation may be for i) minor revision, ii) major revision, or iii) rejection.

Copyright and Offprint: Manuscripts submitted for publication should be original and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Papers accepted become the copyright of the Journal. Ten off prints of each paper are supplied free together with three copies of the issue in which the paper appeared. References: References should be indicated in the main text by giving the author's name and the year of publication in parentheses. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be appeared after the year of publication. The references should be listed in full at the end of the paper. Please use the following standard examples:


Anonymous References

Anonymous, 2000. Guide to Weed Control. Publication 75. Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affaris. pp. 66-75.

Article in Standard Journals

Bordoli, J.M. and Mallarino, A.P., 1998. Deep and shallow banding of phosphorous and potassium as alternatives to broadcast fertilization for no-till corn. Agronomy Journal. 90, 27–33.

Accepted Article in Standard Journals

Harrison, M.T., Evans, J.R. and Moore, A.D., 2012. Using a mathematical framework to examine physiological changes in winter wheat after livestock grazing 1. Model derivation and coefficient calibration. Field Crops Research. (2012),

Article in Serial Publications

Brown, P.D. and Morra, M.J., 1997. Control of soil-borne plant pests using glucosinolate containing plants. Advances in Agronomy. 61, 167–231.

Articles in Persian Journals with English Abstract

Faraji, A., 2005. Evaluation of the effect of sowing date on grain yield and oil yield and yield components of four canola genotypes in Gonbad. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciencec. 7, 189-201. (In Persian with English abstract).


Books, Bulletins and Final Reports

Brown, J., 1966. Soils of the Okpilak River Region, Alaska. CRREL Research Report. USA.

Marschner, H., 1995. Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, Second ed. Academic Press Inc., San Diego, California.

Chapter in a Book

Johnson, D.W. and Todd, D.E., 1998. Effects of harvesting intensity on forest productivity and soil carbon storage. In: Lal, R. (Eds.), Management of Carbon Sequestration in Soils. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 351–363.

Conferences, Symposiums, and Workshops Proceedings

Soufizadeh, S. and Zand, E., 2004. Influence of weed interference on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) yield, nitrogen use efficiency and grain protein content. In Proceedings 4th International Weed Science Congress, 20th-24th June, Durban, South Africa. p.102.


Kirkegaard, J.A., 1990. Effect of compaction on the growth of pigeonpea on clay soils. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Queensland, QLD, Australia.

Software and Software publications

Abacus Concepts, 1991. Super ANOVA user’s guide. Release 1.11. Abacus Concepts, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Citation to the International Organizations

FAO, 2011. FAOSTAT. Available online at:

Web sites

Tran, D. and Nguyen, N., 2001. Declining productivity gains and the yield gap in rice. Available online at: www.fao.og/FarmingSystems. 

Tables and Illustrations: Tables should be typed with the approximate position in the text indicated. Submit your graphs, maps, line drawings and photographs with captions in an electronic format. This helps us to reproduce your work to the best possible standards, ensuring accuracy, clarity and a high level of detail. Consider the page format of the journal when designing the illustrations and mark their appropriate positions in the article.

Book Reviews: The review section carries reviews of books and is intended to promote discussion of a topical area. The length of reviews varies considerably but tends to be in the range of 1000-1500 words. Reviewers are encouraged to ensure that the context and significance of the publication in question compared with other works on the subject is explained.

Proofs: One set of page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, to be checked for typesetting/editing and should be returned to the editorial office by the deadline indicated. Where major developments have taken place to incorporate postscripts, authors should discuss this with the editor at the time.

Authority and responsibilities: The Editor and the Publisher accept no responsibility for opinions and statements of authors.