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Aim and Scope|  Readership |  Submission processPeer review process |  Paper preparation (Manuscript submission)|   References | Figures | Tables | Ethical concerns | Copyright | Submission checklist Contributors' form


Contributors are requested to read the instructions of the journal very carefully and follow them.

 Aim and Scope  Top

International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering (IJEHE) is an open access, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality articles in English in all areas related to Environmental sciences, environment and human health, ecological effects of pollutants in water, air, and soil environments including:
toxic effects of environmental agents on humans and animals and interrelationships between the environment and human health, distribution and ecological effects of pollutants in water, air, and soil environments, Treatment processes for surface and ground waters and municipal, agricultural and industrial wastewaters, including residuals management, point and non-point sources of pollution, water quality standards and the analysis, monitoring and assessment of water quality by chemical, physical and biological methods, hazardous, industrial and municipal solid waste management, and remediation and bioremediation of pollutants, mathematical application and modeling techniques, public health and risk assessment, and occupational health, epidemiologic studies, risk assessment, relevant ethical, legal, social, environmental justice, and policy topics, longitudinal human studies, in vitro and in vivo animal research with a clear relationship to human health, and environmental medicine case reports and new techniques for their study and measurement
The journal welcomes the submission of original research articles, reviews, and Letter to Editor that meet the general criteria of significance and academic excellence.

 Readership Top

Environmental health and engineering practitioners, Environmental epidemiologist, Medical practitioners, Environmental toxicologists, Civil engineers, Food safety and Health practitioners.

 Submission process Top

Manuscripts Submission is acceptable only via Journal URL: and


All manuscripts (original articles, case reports, brief reports, and review articles) except for “letter to the editor” go through manuscript payment phase. A fee is also required when resubmitting a manuscript that was previously rejected.

There is a publication fee of 50 USD / 3000 INR which should be paid  after accepting the manuscript and it is payable to the Medknow publisher account.

 Peer review process Top

All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. Reviewers’ comments will be discussed by the Editorial Board, and then they will be sent to the corresponding author to consider the necessary actions and responses. The revised manuscript will then evaluated by the Editorial Board, and the final decision of the Editor-in-Chief will be sent to the corresponding author.

 Paper preparation (Manuscript submission) Top

Title Page (First page) of the manuscript should include: 1) The manuscript title; 2) Authors' names (Full name of authors); 3) Affiliation including name of the institution where the work was done; and 4) complete mailing address, telephone /fax numbers, and email address of the corresponding author. Word count and number of tables and figures also must be included. This page is unnumbered.

Main manuscript should include following parts:

The manuscript title: Do not add authors' name an affiliation in this file.

Abstract: The abstract should state structured, with no more than 250 words, briefly specifying the Aims of the research, Materials and Methods, the main Results obtained and major Conclusions. It must be able to stand alone.

Keywords: 3-6 keywords which will enable subsequent abstracting or information retrieval systems to locate the paper.

Introduction: Describing the background of the work and its aims.

Materials and Methods: A brief description of the methods/techniques used (the principles of these methods should not be described if readers can be directed to easily accessible references or standard texts). Add the Model of used devices in the study.

- Statistical tests should be described in more details.

Results: A clear presentation of experimental results obtained.

- For all P values give exact values and not less than 0.05. For P values less than 0.001, do not include the exact value but present it as < 0.001.
- P values should be accompanied by degree of freedom, and confidence interval.

Discussion: Should emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Possible mechanisms or explanations for these findings should be explored. The limitations of the study and the implications of the findings for future research or clinical practice should be explored. Also the findings of the study must be properly compared with updated articles in literature.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, as subsection of a Discussion.
- Papers must be in good, grammatically correct English.
-Your typescript should be read by at least two other persons to avoid typing errors.

File formats. The preferred format for electronic versions is Microsoft Word; please do not supply your typescript as a PDF. Please supply only the final version of your file (with no hidden text) so as to avoid any risk of old versions of the text being used in error.

Research papers should not exceed 5000 words. A proper word count for research article could be between 4000-5000 words.

Review articles are allowed a maximum length equivalent to 8000 words or up to 10,000 words by prior arrangement. More than 5 percent of the article references must be belonged to the authors for review article.
- The manuscript should be formatted as follows: ISO A4 (212 x 297 mm), with margins of at least 2.5 cm; by using double-spacing and font of Times New Roman 12-point type for text and tables; and Arial (nonserif) font for figures.
- Provide numbered lines and pages (the line of each page should be numbered individually staring from 1)

File naming: When naming files it is strongly recommended that you incorporate the name of the first author into the filename.


 References Top

References: The references should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and typed as superscript at the end of the sentence.

Citation in text: It shall convert citation in text with square brackets and references are as follows.

SQUARE BRAKETS in SUPERSCRIPT format must be used to show reference number in text of the manuscript, for example:
The capacity of nanofiltration in removing humic acid from water was examined, and high removal efficiency was attained. [14]
Examples for citation in text of manuscript:

Journal article:

  1. Gazauli M, Ikonomopoulos J, Koundourakis A, Bartos M, Pavlik I, Overduin P et al. Characterization of mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates from Greek patients with sarcoidosis by spoligotyping. J Clin Microbiol 2005;43:4858-61.
  2. Ning L, Bajoghli A, Kubba A, Bhavan J. Identification of mycobacterial DNA in cutaneous lesions of sarcoidosis. J Cut Pathol 1999;26:271-8.
  3. Gupta D, Agrawal R, Aggarwal AN, Jindal SK. Molecular evidence for the role of mycobacteria in sarcoidosis: A meta-analysis. Eur Respir J 2007;30:508-16.
  4. Mise K, Goic-Barisic I, Puizina-Ivic N, Barisic I, Tonkic M, Peric I. A rare case of pulmonary tuberculosis with simultaneous pulmonary and skin sarcoidosis: A case report. Cases J 2010;3:24-31.

Chapter in a book: Poursafa P, Kelishadi R. Particulate Matter: Sources, Emission Rates and Health Effects. Non-respiratory Health Hazards of Particulate Matter. 1 ed: NOVA; 2011. P. 250-7.

Book: Eaton AD, Franson MAH. Standard methods for the examination of water & wastewater: Amer Public Health Assn; 2005.

Report: USEPA. Technologies For Treating MtBE and Other Fuel Oxygenates. Washington, DC 20460: Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation2004.

URL: WHO. Indoor air pollution 2011 [accessed 2011, 17 Dec.]; Available from: .


 Figures Top

Figures should be cited in the same order they appear in the text and be positioned after references. Figures should be provided only if they improve the manuscript.
- Editable format of Graphs in Excel or Word file must be uploaded in the website during manuscript submission.
- Acceptable formats for pictures and photos are JPEG, JPG, GIF, and TIF.

 Tables Top

-Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and locate after references and figures.
-Place title on the top and footnotes below the table.
-Avoid vertical rules.
- Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the manuscript.

 Ethical concerns: Top

The editors and staff of IJEHE adhere to the ethical standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; and are committed to providing authors with a transparent process in the handling of manuscripts received in the editorial office. Any alleged breach of scientific integrity will be adjudicated by COPE.

Conflicts of interest:
Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, or holding stocks and shares in, an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general support. Financial and material support should be acknowledged in the statement of funding sources

The authors are not allowed to utilize verbatim text of previously published papers or manuscripts submitted elsewhere.

 Copyright Top

The copyright form is a doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, .gif, .png file (Do not zip the file), less than 10MB in size, which is signed by all the contributors and states the manuscript is only the work of the author(s) stated, has been submitted solely to IJEHE  and that it has not been previously published or presented, either in whole or in part, nor have the findings been posted online. Submission of a manuscript implies that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher. The corresponding author must include a statement confirming full access to all aspects of the research and writing process, and takes final responsibility for the paper.

Submission checklist  Top

The following list will be useful during the final checking of a manuscript prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item. Ensure that the following items are present:

  • Title Page (First page) of the manuscript as outlined in the instructions
  • Abstract and keywords, that conforms the instructions for author
  • Manuscript file in Microsoft Word including Figures and Table
  • Results in the separate section from Discussion.
    Further considerations:
  • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
  • References are in the correct format for this journal
  • Clarify if there is any conflict of interest


Contributors' form  Top

(to be modified as applicable and one signed copy attached with the manuscript)

Manuscript Title:

I/we certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in contributing to the intellectual content, concept and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor.

 I/we believe that the manuscript represents valid work. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except as described in the covering letter. I/we certify that all the data collected during the study is presented in this manuscript and no data from the study has been or will be published separately. I/we attest that, if requested by the editors, I/we will provide the data/information or will cooperate fully in obtaining and providing the data/information on which the manuscript is based, for examination by the editors or their assignees. Financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed in the cover letter. Sources of outside support of the project are named in the covering letter. 

I/We hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) all copyright ownership, including any and all rights incidental thereto, exclusively to the International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering, in the event that such work is published by the International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering. The International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering shall own the work, including

  1. copyright;
  2. the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee;
  3. the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate intouages other than English for sale or free distribution; and
  4. the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format.

We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf.

All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript, but who are not contributors, are named in the Acknowledgment and have given me/us their written permission to be named. If I/we do not include an Acknowledgment that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors and no contributor has been omitted.

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These ready to use templates are made to help the contributors write as per the requirements of the Journal.

Save the templates on your computer and use them with a word processor program. 
Click open the file and save as the manuscript file.

In the program keep 'Document Map' and 'Comments' on from 'View' menu to navigate through the file. 

Download Template for Original Articles/ABSTRACT Reports. (.DOT file)

Download Template for Case Reports.  (.DOT file)

Download Template for Review Articles.  (.DOT file)

Download Template for Letter to the Editor.  (.DOT file)


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