Authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single word file to be used in the refereeing process.
Requirement of revised submission
Only when the submitted paper is at the revision stage, authors will be requested to put the paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of the manuscript.
Contact details for submission
If authors are submitting a manuscript for publication in a special issue, please contact the Editor-in-Chief or Guest Editor for submission instructions. Please do not submit it through the online JSEHR unless authors are specifically instructed to do so.
Authorship credit should be based on: (i) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (ii) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) Final approval of the version to be submitted for publication. All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group 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 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.
To find out more, please visit the Preparation section below.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
The standards of ethical publication have been legislated to warrant public confidence in scientific findings, high-quality scientific publications, and that people receive credit for their ideas. The ethical policy of JSEHR is according to the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and all parties involved in the act of publishing are necessary to abide by these ethical policies once working with JSEHR. The publishing decision is in accordance with the suggestion of the journal's reviewers and editorial board members. They have an obligation to evaluate the research papers in confidential manner. Authors should ensure that the manuscript is original and has been submitted only to JSEHR; it is not under consideration or accepted for publication or published elsewhere. Manuscripts may consider to be rejected if any aspects of publishing ethical misconduct, especially (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism have been observed. More details on publication ethics can be found at http://publicationethics.org.
Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing which helps the publisher decide whether the work should be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. JSEHR journal employs double‐blind review policy in which both the authors and the reviewers remain anonymous. Once a manuscript is submitted through the online submission process, it will be checked to ensure that it has been prepared in accordance with the JSEHR submission criteria by the editorial office. Each manuscript is then assigned to two or more reviewers. After receiving reviewers’ comments, the editorial team member will make a decision to:
Accept with no further changes.
Accept with minor revision. The revised manuscript may or may not be assigning to the reviewers for another round of comments.
Decline with resubmission encouraged. Major changes are necessary for resubmission. The revised manuscript will be peer reviewed for another round. Typically, it will be sent to the original reviewers.
Decline without encouraging resubmission. The manuscript is rejected for publication in the JSEHR journal.
To increase the reliability and accuracy of published papers, Post-Publication Evaluation by the scientific community has been made possible in the JSEHR journal's publication process. It allows the authors who had registered and published one manuscript in journal's website to comment and cite online on published papers. Then Authors get notified of comments on their papers and respond to them or reconsider their manuscripts. Authors of comments MUST use their real name, if they expect their writing takes into consideration.
Preparation of Manuscripts
All submitted papers Must be typed only in clear and concise English language. No grammatical or terminological proof should be contained in the submitted papers. It's preferred that just editable manuscript files (MS–Word 2003 format) be submitted, which have been typed in one column, with 2.5 cm margin at each side, and in cambria font style with font size 12. Tables' title and contents and Figure legends should be in the same font style with size 10. The Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter similar to the sample which is prepared in journal's website. Since only one submission ID number allocates to each submitted manuscript, more than one submission for a single manuscript can miss the chance of its consideration.
English Language Writing
All submitted manuscripts MUST be written in American or British language, but not a mixture of these. Please request an English-speaking colleague to proofread your manuscript, if none of author(s) or co-authors is a native English speaker. Otherwise a professional language editing service can be used to make ensure that your exact meaning will be clearly transferred.
Since Submission to JSEHR journal proceeds entirely online, all submitters are firstly needed to create an account or use their existing account. Authors should submit the manuscript as a single DOC file (*.doc or *.docx) comprising All figures, tables and supplementary data, however some supplementary files (e.g. endnote and excel files) are required to be enclosed.
Reference formatting can be in accordance with any style at submission, as long as the style is compatible. However, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be contained. Use of DOI is highly recommended. Notice that missing data will be highlighted for the author to correct.
Nevertheless there are no strict formatting provisions, some essential elements are required to convey your manuscript; for instance Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Artwork and Tables with Captions. These elements will help you to divide the paper into clearly defined sections. Therefore, note that each element is embedded at the correct position, especially for figures and tables.
All the manuscripts which reach to the revision step should resubmit with JSEHR format and it may be editable. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Applying the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' for the submitted manuscript is highly encouraged, to avoid unintended errors.
Manuscript Submission and Declaration
Submission of a manuscript implies that neither the same nor a significantly similar work has been published or is being considered for publication under their authorship elsewhere, without the written permission of the copy right holder, in English or in any other language. All contributing author(s) must approve that the corresponding author is permitted to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review and proof the edited manuscript which submits an authoritative work. All contributors who satisfied the criteria for authorship have been named in the manuscript, but who didn't make substantial contributions to the work, such as a department chair that provided only general support, should be mentioned in the Acknowledgments Section of the manuscript, along with their specific contributions. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Manuscript Submission and Verification
The manuscripts submitted to JSEHR are assumed not previously published or under consideration for publication by another publisher. When submitting a manuscript, all previous papers that might be considered as duplicate publication of the same or very similar work (e.g. those containing significantly similar content or using the same data) that have been published previously or are under consideration for another publication must be presented.
The Manuscript Must be assembled as follows: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements and References.
Title Page (first page)
The title page of the manuscript Must be consisted of:
A concise, specific and relevant title
Full name of authors
Authors' affiliation(s) and address(es)
The e-mail address, telephone# and fax# of the corresponding author
*Please note that this page is unnumbered.
An accurate, informative and explicit title should be provided for the manuscript. No abbreviation or formulae should be contained where possible.
The abstract should be a representative paragraph of entire manuscript which approximately comprised of 150–250 words in length. For this reason, the aims of the research, basic procedures; main novelty–findings; discussions and the principal conclusions Must be embedded.
3 to 5 Keywords should be supplied for indexing purposes. Abbreviations are not accepted as keywords. Keywords should not contain the words of the manuscript title and shall be written in alphabetical order as separated by semicolon.
Highlights are three to five bullet points which offer readers a quick textual overview of the article. These items describe the quiddity of the study by covering its key findings. Each bullet point should be about half to one line in length. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name.
A Graphical Abstract is a single image file which provides the readers with a quickly understanding of the main findings of the article. Since this will be displayed in online search result lists, the online contents list and the online article, readers can recognize more quickly which papers are most relevant to their research interests. Referring to JSEHR Journal published articles graphical abstract or following link will help the authors for more details: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/graphical-abstract
Firstly, Supply an adequate background to define the targets of the work and its significance more obviously in this section. Detailed literature survey or a summary of the results are not supposed to be mentioned here.
Materials and Methods
Explain briefly, but in sufficient detail to allow skilled researchers fully replicate your experimental works. Herein sampling procedures, experimental design, essential sample characteristics, descriptive statistics, hypothesis tested, exact references to literature describing the tests used in the manuscript, number of data involved in statistical tests, name and version of any software used, etc. should be explicitly described.
Results and Discussion
The result section represents detailed outcomes of the experiments as concisely as possible. Reserve the interpretation of these results and any comparisons with others' observations to emphasize on result's significance for the discussion section.
The main inference can be drawn from the study is supposed to be represented here. This section will reveal the added value of the main result without referring to literatures.
Tables and graphs
Tables and graphs should be cited with consecutively numbers in order of their initial appearance within the text. They must be inserted directly after the paragraph in which they are first cited and must be numbered in ascending numeric order as they have been mentioned. Please avoid using internal horizontal and vertical rules. Do not submit them as an image and if it is created in Excel, it should be submitted in Excel format (accompanied by all source data). Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter. Then express every footnote description beneath the table body. Refer to the original resource (in the form of a reference) at the end of the table caption, if any previously published material is used.
Figures/illustrations should have a resolution of 200-300 dpi and separately provided in Excel format. A concise caption should be provided to describe each figure point. This would be typed below the table, not as a part of the figure file. Begin figure captions with the term Fig. and end it with no punctuation. Refer to the original resource (in the form of a reference) at the end of the figure caption, if any previously published material is used.
This part is placed in a section after the conclusions and before the reference list. Those individuals, grants, funds, etc. that provided help during the research will be appreciated here. Providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc. are including some instances of assistance which should be gratitude. The full names of funding organizations, financial support affiliation of the study (if any) and the Grant number of financial support is expected to be included.
All the references cited throughout the manuscript text should be presented in the Reference section organized in accordance with Vancouver system. Groups of references should be numbered consecutively at the end of the manuscript, in order of appearance in the text. Please refer to recent references in last 10 years rather than old ones. References accuracy (e.g. correct surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination) is so significant to create links to abstracting and indexing services; therefore be aware of available errors even as you copy the references. 3 to 5 citations preferably accepted to be extracted from each journal for average. At least 30 references for original paper and 100 references for review paper are recommended. Finally, all of the references MUST be organized according to the JSEHR format.
As a minimum, the full URL is needed to be presented. Any further information, if available (Author names, dates, reference to a source publication, DOI, etc.), should also be supplied.
All citations in the text should be shown by consecutive numbers in square brackets (e.g. ).
References should be arranged consecutively as they have been occurred in the text body.
H. Izanloo, A. Mesdaghinia, R. Nabizadeh, K. Naddafi, S. Nasseri, A. Mahvi, S. Nazmara, The treatment of wastewater containing crude oil with aerated submerged fixed-film reactor, Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10 (2007) 2905–2909.
Metcalf, I. Eddy, G. Tchobanoglous, F. Burton, H.D. Stensel, Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, McGraw-Hill Education, 2002.
A. Angelakis, D. Koutsoyiannis, G. Tchobanoglous, Urban wastewater and stormwater technologies in ancient Greece, in: Water Research, 2005, pp. 210-220.
M. Rattier, S. Hu, C. Hertle, D. Batstone, J. Keller, Anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) and mainstream anammox for domestic wastewater treatment, in: 12th IWA LET Conference: Water & Wastewater Technologies, IWA Publishing, 2015.
Note: references to electronic sites should only occur if there is an expectation that the site will be maintained.
before acceptance of the manuscript for publication, the corresponding author will receive revision and proof so as to revise and will be asked to complete and signed, the copyright for the accepted article, individually owing to the fully peer review processing and publication. The accuracy of bibliographic citations is solely the responsibility of corresponding author.
Instruction for citing references in EndNote
EndNote is a useful software package for managing bibliographies and references when providing an essay or article. This program is designed as a desktop application, online web-based software and an iPad application. A 30-day trial desktop version of Endnote is available for Windows and Mac OS systems. References should be organized in according to the JSEHR style using Endnote (derived from Vancouver referencing style).
Install the latest version of Endnote on your computer. Don't forget to write down the directory address where you install Endnote.
2- Download JSEHR style file
Please download JSEHR Endnote Style. Thereafter copy the file to the endnote “Styles” folder. The Styles folder is usually located in C: Program Files(x86)/EndNote X6/Styles/; unless you chose to save it elsewhere in previous step.
3- Add JSEHR style to your styles on Endnote
Open Endnote. Click to Add a new reference. After you’ve filled all the required fields, close the new window. You’ll be asked if you want to save the changes. Click Yes. Then click on the box titled Select another Style.
Search JSEHR, select it and choose.
4- Apply JSEHR style to the references
On a Windows computer with Word 2007 or later, click on the EndNote tab and click on Select Another Style to apply JSEHR style to the references. On a Mac computer, this order is under the Tools menu>EndNote>Select a Style.
A new window will be opened requesting you to choose a style. Select “JSEHR” and choose.
The request of authorship should be a common request of all contributing authors. All those who identified as co–authors should meet all criteria for authorship and their sufficient participation in the work is a priority.
An author is considered anyone involved in initial research conception and design, data collection or analysis and interpretation, manuscript drafting or revising, and final approval to submit to JSEHR. (Authorship-Form)
Changes in Authorship
It is expected to receive the definitive and accurate list of authors at the time of the original submission. Corresponding authors wishing to make any changes to the author list after submission, including addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names, are required to complete journal's change of authorship form. It should be approved by all authors' signature. The reason of the change is needed to be informed to the Journal Manager. If any requests to Change in Authorship postpones to after online issue publication of the accepted manuscript, the same policies will be followed and result in a corrigendum. (Changes-in-Authorship-Form)
This is a form of legal protection which defines how anyone who has an interest in the author's work can use it. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, authors will be requested to fill a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. The editorial office will sent an e-mail to the corresponding author affirming receipt of the manuscript accompanied with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.(Copyright-Transfer-Agreement-Form)
All necessary permissions should be cleared prior to publication so as not to ignore the rights of others and only use their works when it is correct to do so. Any previously published text, illustrations, charts, tables, photographs, or etc. must not be used without gaining prior approval from the copyright owner. As soon as manuscript acceptance, all permission grants will be required. Whenever selections of other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright holders and credit the source(s) in the manuscript.
Permission not required
Copyright is a legal right which will expire after a while, as such no permission is required for expired works, subject to proper acknowledgement. Also written permission may not need to be obtained from numbers of authors who publish their works into the public domain. If you create an original figure or table from data or factual information that was not previously in figure or table format, only a full acknowledgement to the original source will be enough.
Retained author rights
Certain rights are preserved for individuals as an author, author or authors’ employer and their institution to reuse the work (Retained-Author-Rights).
Open Access Publication
JSEHR is adopting open access publishing policy in which all submitted articles will be published under open access license agreement (complete the open access license agreement form).
Under the term of this license, authors permit anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly. Also this license will retain the copyright ownership for author. There are two types of licenses viz., author license agreement and user license agreement, which are appealed to be defined within the open access publication process.
Author license Agreement
The publisher needs publishing rights In order to publish the authors' work. This is defined by a licensing agreement in which authors preserve copyright in their manuscript.
User license Agreement
All open access articles published through JSEHR website will be free for everyone to read and download. "Creative Common Attribution" determines the permitted reuse.
Creative Commons Attribution
This license allows others to distribute and copy the article, create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), include in a collective work, text or data mine the article. There is no problem even for commercial purposes, as long as the original work be properly cited, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation. Detailed information may be found at: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Conflict of Interest
All authors are appealed to disclose whether any actual or potential conflicts that could influence their objectivity, do or do not exist. Any financial, personal or other relationships with other people, organizations, institution or product (that is mentioned in the manuscript) must be included. (Conflict-of-Interest)
If there is any financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article, it must be mentioned. Describe the role of the funder(s) in any part of the work including design and conduct of the research, data collection, data management, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of the report, review, approval and the decision to submit the manuscript. The following rules should be considered:
The sentence should start with: ‘This work was supported by …’.
The official funding agency name should be completed and given in an expandable form not in an abbreviated form.
complete and correct Grant numbers should be provided in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number CDX EFXXXXXX]’
Multiple grant numbers should be distincted by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers CDX EFXXXXXX, GHX ABXXXXXX]’
Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency)
Standard Reporting Guidelines
Authors of original research papers and review articles should report their manuscripts adhered to recognized reporting guidelines appropriate to the research design used. Original research papers should contain sufficient details to permit other researchers to replicate the work. Review articles should comprise of substantial works by researchers in a field and should be objectively written.
Life Science Reporting Guidelines
Authors should conduct their experiments in compliance with local regulations and standards for obtaining scrutiny and approval. The ethics committee approval documents and sufficient consent to release personal information or case details should be provided, if requested. Finally, please state within the manuscript that proper consent has been granted for experiments with human subjects.
Errors in Published Papers
You as an author are obligated to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript, if you find out a significant error or inaccuracy in your own published work. It's corresponding author's responsibility to ensure that all appropriate co-authors of the paper have read and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to submit it for publication.
Plagiarism Prevention and Violation of Publication Ethics
Duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, improper credit of author contribution and Plagiarism are some significant violations which can threaten ethical publication. Since Plagiarism is a serious violation, all manuscripts under review or published with JSEHR are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software. CrossCheck is one of the most useful services for assisting our editors to verify the originality of papers. This service is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms, known as providers of Turnitin in the academic community.
Please visit the following link to find out a searchable list of all journals in the CrossCheck database: www.ithenticate.com/search
All of the new submissions to JSEHR journal are automatically screened using CrossCheck within the editorial system. Journal editors may also decide to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication.
The default similarity report view will express the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Notice that a high similarity score does not necessarily demonstrate plagiarism. A similarity score of 40% could mean 40% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 40 diverse sources. Perhaps when a Re-used text has been legitimately cited, the Bibliography and Methods texts all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital so as to interpret the CrossCheck report and determine whether there are any grounds for concern.
It's highly recommended to read the user manual provided by the ithenticate software, prior to using CrossCheck for the first time. Visit this manual at:Detailed User Manual
The covering letter comprises of the title of the manuscript, corresponding author and all other author’s detail, the area of the study and type of the manuscript along with 3 referees to review the manuscript. Furthermore, the corresponding author should declare that the manuscript is prepared in according to the Journal of Safety, Environment and Health Research guide for authors. You can get the sample covering letter at: (Covering-Letter)
Before the acceptance of the manuscript, the corresponding author is meant to adjust the whole manuscript based on the following items:
Read the Journal’s Guide for Authors at http://jsehr.net/journal/authors.note to check your manuscript (text, tables, figures, and photographs), as each journal will have its own specific requirements.
The manuscript consists of the main parts outlined in Journal’s Guide for Authors, e.g., Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Appendices, Acknowledgments, Conflict of interest and References.
Spell-check the manuscript.
Prior to submit the manuscript to JSEHR, all authors must read the Publication Ethics, Plagiarism Prevention and Violation of publication ethics.
All listed authors has read and approved the Manuscript.
Not only the Corresponding Author, but also the whole contributors of the manuscript are urged to be registered at the journal website so as to retain their names in the manuscript bio-sketches.
The title of the manuscript is short and descriptive and does not contain abbreviation.
All authors' name and their complete affiliations and addresses are included.
Corresponding author's name with complete affiliation, address and email address is included.
3 to 5 Keywords should be supplied, preferably not mentioned in the title.
The manuscript is adjusted in single column (not double column) format.
Abstract is one paragraph of 150 to 250 words, which accurately reflects the major contents of the manuscript and is accessible (jargon-free and Comprehensible to the readers).
No references or abbreviations are cited in the Abstract.
The pages are numbered consecutively, beginning from the title page.
The document's lines are continuously numbered from start to finish.
Data presented in Figures should not be duplicated in tables, or vice versa.
Abbreviated Terms are written out completely (by the abbreviationin parentheses) for the first time they are used, and then use the abbreviation thereafter.
Introduction indicates the purposes of the work and provides an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
The Results section is clear and succinct.
The Discussion section should discover the importance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations or discussion of published literature.
Conclusions of the study may present the outcome of the research work.
Appendices should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
The author(s) are asked to provide the source(s) of financial supports together with the grand number of the study in the acknowledgements section.
References should contain articles' title.
References are cited based on consecutively numbers (Vancouver system), in order of appearance in the text.
All references referred to in the text are included in the list of references which is located at the end of the manuscript.
The cited references are current and up to date.
All references are formatted in according to the journal style (Vancouver style).
Personal communications or unpublished observations, if really necessary, are not comprised as references.
The number of references in the review paper preferred to be not less than 100; for original research paper or case report not less than 30, and for short communication 20 references are needed.
The majority of manuscript references must not be extracted from a single journal. At most 4 to 6 references indicated from each journal, may be acceptable in average.
Tables and Figures
All Tables and Figures are numbered consecutively in the order of their initial appearance in the body text.
All Tables and Figures are prepared in accordance with the journal's specific format.
Figure Legends has been typed in the ordinary manuscript and not as a part of the Figures.
All Tables and Figures referred to or mentioned are within the body text.
All abbreviations and symbols should be described in the Figure Legends.
All Figures are preferred to be presented in excel format.
All Figures that are graphs and maps (not photos) are supplied as:
EPS - encapsulated postscript (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.
TIFF (or JPEG): Color or gray scale photographs (halftones), Bit-mapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings and Combinations bit-mapped line/half-tone keep to a minimum of 700-1000 dpi.
All provided maps should be offered with scales and north-south direction.
Use of the Digital Object Identifier(DOI)
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an international, public persistent identifier of intellectual property in the digital environment. Its aims are to link customers with publishers, determine a framework for managing intellectual content, facilitate electronic commerce, and enable automated copyright management. The DOI is a unique alpha-numeric character string that is assigned to a paper by the publisher upon the first electronic publication. When the authors apply a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.
Online Proof Correction
An e-mail including a link to our online proofing system will be sent to corresponding authors, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The work environment is similar to MS Word software. In addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and response to the questions from the Copy Editor. Use this proof only for checking the completeness and correctness of the text, typesetting, editing, tables and figures. Impressive changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor-in-Chief. It is substantial to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check attentively before replying, as coverage of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is the corresponding author responsibility.
The offprints can be downloaded from the JSEHR website, once the final corrected manuscripts are published.