Guide for authors
Submission of a manuscript implies the following
• The work is original and has not been published before nor under consideration for publication
• All authors and responsible authorities consent for publication in the journal
Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form directly to the journal Editor at the e-mail
address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Authors should prepare their articles in Microsoft (MS)
Word (2003 or higher). Electronic submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments in a single
file. The guideline to prepare manuscript is given below.
In the cover letter (click here), the authors must attest that the research described in the
manuscript is the original work of the author(s) that has not been previously published, in whole
or in part, and that it is not under consideration by any other journal. The authors should list at
least three potential reviewers who can review their article in the cover letter.
Types of manuscripts
The journal (JCSER) publishes Original Research Articles, Review Papers, Short Communications
and Letters to the Editor. There is no page or word limit to any of the manuscript types.
However, the type of article should be identified at the phase of submission.
There is no specific formatting requirement for new submission as long as the manuscript
follows consistent style throughout the manuscript. This also applies to “References” section.
Manuscript must be typed using MS Word software in double-spaced form and font size used
should be Times New Roman of 12 point. All the manuscript contents should be included in a
single document. The article format should be following: title, authors' names, with their
affiliations, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion,
acknowledgment, references, list of figure captions, figures and tables. All diagrams/images
should be saved in MS Word format.
Once the paper is at the revision stage, authors are requested to format the article as per
Preparation of manuscript after favourable acceptance
Manuscripts must be in typed using MS Word software in double-spaced form with wide margins
of at least 2 cm on the sides as well as top and bottom. Font size used should be Times New
Roman of 12 point.
Manuscript should be divided into sections and each section should be clearly numbered. For
instance, “Introduction” should be numbered as “1” and any Subsections should be numbered
1.1, 1.2, etc. Note that “Abstract” and “References” should not be numbered.
The manuscript should follow the standard format as below
Title page (Manuscript title; Authors name with their affiliations; Corresponding author(s)
Abstract (A concise and factual abstract less than 250 words)
Keywords (maximum of six keywords separated by semicolon)
2. Materials and Methods
3. Results and Discussion
Acknowledgements (if any)
References (See description below)
List of Figure Captions
Figures (See description below)
Tables (See description below)
Specific formatting instructions
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice
versa). It is the responsibility of authors to provide correct references. References to published
literature must be cited in the text as follows:
(a) Single author: the author's surname (without initials) and the year of publication;
(b) Two authors: both authors' surname and the year of publication;
(c) Three or more authors: first author's surname followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication.
Example-1: …..due to extraction (Henry, 2000; Harry and Kumar, 2014; Kumar et al., 2015).
Example-2: Kumar et al. (2015) demonstrated that ……
Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended as references.
References cited in the text should be arranged alphabetically at the end of manuscript.
Reference to a journal publication:
Kumar, A.V.K., Harry, S. and Henry, R. (2015) Adsorption of nitrate using activated carbon.
Journal of Environmental Health and Science, 34, 231-238.
Reference to a book:
Heinemann, K. and Marie, S. (2012) Adsorption science and applications. 3rd ed. Amsterdam:
Albino Publishing Inc., pp. 45-59.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Yun, S.R. and Won, P.K. (2011) Constructed wetlands. In: Brandon, Y.S. and Park, A.D. Eds.;
Introduction to Best Management Practices. Amsterdam: Albino Publishing Inc., pp. 101-164.
Figures submitted (line drawings, photos, micrographs, etc.) should be digital files for highest
quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:
• 300 dpi or higher
• Use consistent lettering and sizing
• Provide captions to figures separately
• Properly sized to fit on journal page
• The preferred format is MS Word.
• If you prepared figures using MS applications, paste the file in MS Word without losing
For photographs, the preferred file is JPEG (300 dpi or higher)
Prepare Tables using MS Word software. Kindly submit tables as editable text and not as
images. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.
Abbreviations should be defined in a footnote at the end of the table or as part of the Table
caption. If any material in a table has been taken from a previously copyrighted publication,
provide a credit line giving full credit to the original source.
All funding sources should be properly acknowledged in the manuscript. It is the responsibility to
authors to include relevant grant numbers and the URL of any funder's website.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published
elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s). It is required to
include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any
material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Plagiarism and research misconduct
Kindly note that all submitted manuscripts will be screened for originality and plagiarism check.
It should also be noted that authors are sole responsible for any scientific misconduct including
plagiarism in their manuscript. Therefore, publisher is not responsible for any scientific
misconduct happened in any published research manuscript. As a publisher we will follow
stringent scientific guidelines and even retract any article at any time if scientific misconduct or
errors happened in any articles.
Authors are encouraged to check their manuscript personally to prevent plagiarism in their