Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Research, ISSN:1996-8914

Department of Environmental Sciences

Instructions to Authors

 Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Research (ISSN: 1996-8914) is a peer-reviewed trans-disciplinary journal in the broad field of environmental research published in English annually. Its scope includes conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations on environmental studies, sciences, management and technologies. Original research papers, full-length review and short review articles, short communications, commentary, and letter to the editor are welcome on the understanding that they have not been published, submitted, under review or are being considered for publication elsewhere.  

Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (with 12 font size and Times New Roman font style) so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author before reviewing for correction. The entire manuscript, including references, should be typed double spaced on one side of the paper, with margins of 3 cm each side. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom centre. The manuscript should be presented in the following order.

Title page. Should contain the title (capitalise the first letter of each word in the title) of the contribution and the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s). The full postal address, e-mail address, telephone number of the author who will receive correspondence and check the proofs should be included, as well as the present address of any author if different from that where the work was carried out. The main title should, where possible, contain the major keywords used in the body of the manuscript; the title should include the scientific name and authorities of the insect with the order and family placed in parentheses.

Abstract. All manuscripts must include a brief but informative Abstract intelligible without reference to the main text. It should not exceed 300 words and should describe the scope, hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings.

Keywords. Keywords (3-5) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article. These should not duplicate keywords from the title.

Introduction. This section should include sufficient background information to set the work in context. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either findings or conclusions.

Materials and Method. This section should be concise but provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others.

Results. Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion.

Discussion. This should consider the results concerning any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work. Only in exceptional cases should the Results and Discussion sections be combined.

Conclusion. A summary of the work along with recommendations should be included in this section.

Acknowledgement. The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors' industrial links and affiliations.

References. References should be in any recognised format. But it is advised to maintain the following instructions- Citation in text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list, they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as in press implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference style:

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. 

Examples: 'as demonstrated (Allan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1999). Kramer et al. (2010) have recently shown ....' 

List: 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. 

Examples: 

Journal: Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun., 163, 51–59. 

Book: Strunk Jr.W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York. 

Reference to a chapter in an edited book: Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. 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. 281–304.

Proceedings: Krewitt, W., Trukenmueller, A., Mayerhofer, P., Freidrich, R., 1995. An integrated tool for environmental impact analysis. In: Kremers, H.; Pillmann, W., eds. Space and time in environmental information systems, 90-97.

Web references: As a minimum, the full URL should be given, and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Unpublished results can be cited in the main text but no need to list them up in the reference list.

Tables. Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, the information contained in the text. The table and its legend/footnotes should be understandable without reference to the text.

Figures. Only scientifically necessary illustrations should be included. All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Graphics should be supplied as high resolution (at least 300 dpi.) electronic files, saved as .eps or .tif format. Authors have to bear the cost of colour printing.

Review, Charges and Reprints. Reviewer’s comments will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format)/ .docx file and should be returned within 7 days of receipt. The editor keeps the right to cancel any delay submitted manuscript. Tk.1000.00/USD100.00 will be charged as a processing fee for an accepted manuscript. Soft copy (pdf) of the journal will be provided to the corresponding author after the publication.

Submission Guidelines: The manuscript should be submitted as an email attachment to the Editorial Office at banjenvres@gmail.com or hafizsr@juniv.edu mentioning new manuscript submission in the subject area.



Message from editor

You are cordially invited to submit papers for publications in the Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Research. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Research (ISSN:1996-8914) is a peer-reviewed trans-disciplinary journal in the broad field of environmental research published in English annually. Its scope includes conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations on environmental studies, sciences, management and technologies. Original research papers, full-length review and short review articles, short communications, and letter to the editor are welcome on the understanding that they have not been published, submitted, under review or are being considered for publication elsewhere.

Publication Date

Journal will be published annually in June every year. 

Publication Fee

The journal charged a nominal fee (Tk.1000.00/USD100.00) for article processing and other expenditures used in the publication.

Manuscript Submission

The manuscript should be submitted to the editor for the peer-review process. The paper should be formatted according to BJER Author’s Instructions. BJER Author’s Instructions is available at https://juniv.edu/department/env. Authors can submit their manuscripts through email attachment (.pdf / .docx file format) at banjenvres@gmail.com or hafizsr@juniv.edu mentioning new manuscript submission in the subject area.

Papers should be submitted by 30 April every year for publishing an upcoming issue.

 

Professor Dr Syed Hafizur Rahman

Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Research