Guide for authors
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
Publication and Peer-reviewing processes of Environment and Natural Resources Journal
Environment and Natural Resources Journal is a peer reviewed and open access journal that is published twice a year (January-June and July-December). Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ ennrj/about/submissions by registering and logging into this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). A guide for authors and relevant information for the submission of manuscripts are provided in this section and also online at: https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ennrj/author. All manuscripts are refereed through a double-blind peer-review process.
Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by outside experts or editorial board members of Environment and Natural Resources Journal. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
Steps in the process are as follows:
The Environment and Natural Resources Journal (EnNRJ) accepts 2 types of articles for consideration of publication as follows:
- Original Research Article: Manuscripts should not exceed 3,500 words (excluding references).
- Review Article (by invitation): This type of article focuses on the in-depth critical review of a special aspect in the environment and also provides a synthesis and critical evaluation of the state of the knowledge of the subject. Manuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding references).
Submission of Manuscript
Submitted file(s): The manuscript (A4) must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).
Reviewers suggestion (mandatory): Please provide the names of 3 potential reviewers with the information about their affiliations and email addresses. The recommended reviewers should not have any conflict of interest with the authors. Each of the reviewers must come from a different affiliation and must not have the same nationality as the authors. Please note that the editorial board retains the sole right to decide whether or not the recommended potential reviewers will be selected.
Preparation of Manuscript
Manuscript should be prepared strictly as per guidelines given below. The manuscript (A4 size page) must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) with Times New Roman 12 point font and a line spacing of 1.5. The manuscript that is not in the correct format will be returned and the corresponding author may have to resubmit. The submitted manuscript must have the following parts:
Title should be concise and no longer than necessary. Capitalize first letters of all important words, in Times New Roman 12 point bold.
Author(s) name and affiliation must be given, especially the first and last names of all authors, in Times New Roman 11 point bold.
Affiliation of all author(s) must be given in Times New Roman 11 point italic.
Abstract should indicate the significant findings with data. A good abstract should have only one paragraph and be limited to 200 words. Do not include a table, figure or reference.
Keywords should adequately index the subject matter and up to six keywords are allowed.
Text body normally includes the following sections: 1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. Results and Discussion 4. Conclusions 5. Acknowledgements 6. References
Reference style must be given in Vancouver style. Please follow the format of the sample references and citations as shown in this Guide below.
Unit: The use of abbreviation must be in accordance with the SI Unit. >>>(Download SI Unit Format)<<<
Format and Style
Paper Margins must be 2.54 cm on the left and the right. The bottom and the top margin of each page must be 1.9 cm.
Introduction is critically important. It should include precisely the aims of the study. It should be as concise as possible with no sub headings. The significance of problem and the essential background should be given.
Methodology should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. The techniques and methodology adopted should be supported with standard references.
Headings in Methodology section and Results and Discussion section, no more than three levels of headings should be used. Main headings should be typed (in bold letters) and secondary headings (in bold and italic letters). Third level headings should be typed in normal and no bold.
Results and Discussion can be either combined or separated. This section is simply to present the key points of your findings in figures and tables, and explain additional findings in the text; no interpretation of findings is required. The results section is purely descriptive.
Tables Tables look best if all the cells are not bordered; place horizontal borders only under the legend, the column headings and the bottom.
Figures should be submitted in color; make sure that they are clear and understandable. Please adjust the font size to 9-10, no bold letters needed, and the border width of the graphs must be 0.75 pt. (Do not directly cut and paste them from MS Excel.) Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'save as' or convert the images to TIFF (or JPG) and separately send them to EnNRJ. The images require a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). If a label needed in a figure, its font must be “Times New Roman” and its size needs to be adjusted to fit the figure without borderlines.
**All Figure(s) and Table(s) should be embedded in the text file.
Conclusions should include the summary of the key findings, and key take-home message. This should not be too long or repetitive, but is worth having so that your argument is not left unfinished. Importantly, don’t start any new thoughts in your conclusion.
Acknowledgements should include the names of those who contributed substantially to the work described in the manuscript but do not fulfill the requirements for authorship. It should also include any sponsor or funding agency that supported the work.
References should be cited in the text by the surname of the author(s), and the year. This journal uses the author-date method of citation: the last name of the author and date of publication are inserted in the text in the appropriate place. If there are more than two authors, “et al.” after the first author’ name must be added. Examples: (Frits, 1976; Pandey and Shukla, 2003; Kungsuwas et al., 1996). If the author’s name is part of the sentence, only the date is placed in parentheses: “Frits (1976) argued that . . .”
**Please be ensured that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
In the list of references at the end of the manuscript, full and complete references must be given in the following style and punctuation, arranged alphabetically by first author’s surname. Examples of references as listed in the References section are given below.
Tyree MT, Zimmermann MH. Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer; 2002.
Chapter in a book
Kungsuwan A, Ittipong B, Chandrkrachang S. Preservative effect of chitosan on fish products. In: Steven WF, Rao MS, Chandrkachang S, editors. Chitin and Chitosan: Environmental and Friendly and Versatile Biomaterials. Bangkok: Asian Institute of Technology; 1996. p. 193-9.
Muenmee S, Chiemchaisri W, Chiemchaisri C. Microbial consortium involving biological methane oxidation in relation to the biodegradation of waste plastics in a solid waste disposal open dump site. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 2015;102:172-81.
Published in conference proceedings
Wiwattanakantang P, To-im J. Tourist satisfaction on sustainable tourism development, amphawa floating marketSamut songkhram, Thailand. Proceedings of the 1st Environment and Natural Resources International Conference; 2014 Nov 6-7; The Sukosol hotel, Bangkok: Thailand; 2014.
Shrestha MK. Relative Ungulate Abundance in a Fragmented Landscape: Implications for Tiger Conservation [dissertation]. Saint Paul, University of Minnesota; 2004.
Orzel C. Wind and temperature: why doesn’t windy equal hot? [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2016 Jun 20]. Available from: http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2010/08/17/wind-and-temperature-why-doesn/.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Volume 1-5. Hayama, Japan: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies; 2006.
* Please be note that manuscripts should usually contain at least 15 references and some of them must be up-to-date research articles.
* Please strictly check all references cited in text, they should be added in the list of references. Our Journal does not publish papers with incomplete citations.
The copyright to the published article is transferred to Environment and Natural Resources Journal (EnNRJ) which is organized by Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University. The accepted article cannot be published until the Journal Editorial Officer has received the appropriate signed copyright transfer.
Online First Articles
The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers. DOI may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes.
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