AIMS AND SCOPE
The Open Environmental Research Journal is an Open Access
online journal, publishing original research articles, reviews and letters in
the field of ecology, aiming to provide the most complete and reliable source of
information on current developments in the field.
Each peer-reviewed article published in a Bentham OPEN Journal
is universally and freely accessible via the Internet in an easily readable and
printable PDF format.
ONLINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
An online submission and tracking service via Internet
facilitates a speedy and cost-effective submission of manuscripts. The full
manuscript has to be submitted online via Bentham's Manuscript
Processing System (MPS) at
https://bentham.manuscriptpoint.com/journals/toecolj / View Submission
Authors should ONLY submit their articles directly through our online
system as we do not accept articles through intermediary companies or
Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should
not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The principal/corresponding author
will be required to submit a Covering Letter along with the manuscript, on
behalf of all the co-authors (if any). The author(s) will confirm that the
manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under
consideration for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, any illustration,
structure or table that has been published elsewhere must be reported, and
copyright permission for reproduction must be obtained.
For all online submissions, please provide soft copies of all the materials (main
text in MS Word or Tex/LaTeX), figures / illustrations in TIFF, PDF or JPEG, and
chemical structures drawn in ChemDraw (CDX) / ISISDraw (TGF) as separate files,
while a PDF version of the entire manuscript must also be included, embedded
with all the figures / illustrations / tables / chemical structures etc. It is
advisable that the document files related to a manuscript submission should
always have the name of the corresponding author as part of the file name,
i.e., "Cilli MS text.doc" , "Cilli MS Figure 1", etc.
It is imperative that before submission, authors should carefully proofread the
files for special characters, mathematical symbols, Greek letters, equations,
tables and images, to ensure that they appear in proper format.
References, figures, tables, structures etc. should be referred to in the text at
the place where they have been discussed. Figure legends/caption should also be
A successful electronic submission of a manuscript will be followed by a
system-generated acknowledgement to the principal/corresponding author within
72 hours of the dispatch of the manuscript. Any questions with regards to
the preparation of and submission of your manuscript to the journal should be
addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and copied
NOTE: Any queries
therein should be addressed to email@example.com and copied to Jalil@benthamopen.net
Authors who publish in Bentham OPEN Journals retain
copyright to their work. It is a condition of publication that manuscripts
submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be
simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly
forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the authors agree
that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against
the authors, if plagiarism or fabricated information is discovered. Once
submitted to the journal, the author may not withdraw their manuscript at
any stage prior to publication.
Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons
Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0) (
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode), which permits
the copying and redistribution of the material in any medium or format, as
well as remixing, transformation, and building upon the material for any
purpose, even commercially, provided appropriate credit is given, a link to
the licence is provided, and provided it is indicated if any changes were
A signed copy of the downloaded copyright letter must also be submitted
along with the manuscript by the author to whom correspondence is to be
the Copyright Letter
PERMISSION FOR REPRODUCTION:
Published/reproduced material should not be included unless you have obtained
written permission from the copyright holder, which should be forwarded to
the Editorial Office in case of acceptance of your article for publication.
For obtaining permission for reproducing any material published in an article
by Bentham OPEN, please fill in the request
FORM and send to firstname.lastname@example.org for
The manuscript should be written in English in a clear, direct and active
style. All pages must be numbered sequentially, facilitating in the
reviewing and editing of the manuscript.
Professional editing services may be availed by the team available at
Bentham OPEN, for the correction of grammatical,
scientific and typographical errors.
The journal accepts original research articles, review articles and letters
written in English. Single topic/thematic issues may also be considered for
Research articles should be of 4000-6000 words with 75 or more references
excluding figures, structures, photographs, schemes, tables,
The length of a published comprehensive review article is from 6000-10000 words with 100 or more references excluding figures, structures,
photographs, schemes, tables etc.
Letters should be 3000-4000 words with 40 or more references excluding
figures, structures, photographs, schemes, tables, etc.
This journal publishes open access reviews on recently published books
(both print and electronic) relevant to the journal. Publishers and
authors of books are invited to contact our book reviews editor at email@example.com
with book review requests. All submitted books will be reviewed by an
independent expert in the field. No page charges will be levied to
authors for the publication of book reviews.
Editorials are short papers on important topics related to the journal.
The total number of words in an editorial should not exceed 1000 to 1500, and it
should contain only 10-15 references. An abstract is not required.
Commentaries present an analysis by scientists on different important
issues related to the publications in the journal. Commentaries should
contain less than 3000 words, including the abstract, main text,
references, and figure legends. However, an abstract is not necessary.
A perspective provides a short overview of a research topic relevant to
the field. The length of a published perspective ranges from 1500 to
1800 words, with 20 or more references, excluding figures, structures,
photographs, schemes, tables, etc.
For proposals to publish conference proceedings in this journal, please
contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplement/Single Topic Issues:
The journal also considers Supplements/Single topic issues for publication. The Guest Edited Thematic Issues are published free of charge.
A Supplement/Single topic will be a collection of articles (minimum of 6,
maximum of 20 articles) based on a contemporary theme or topic of great
importance to the field. Mini-supplements consisting of between 3 to 5
articles are also welcome. The Guest Editors' main editorial task is to
invite the contributors to the Supplement and to manage the peer review of
submitted manuscripts. A short summary or proposal for editing a supplement
should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief at e-mail to email@example.com
Industry News should provide important developments in industries related to
the scope of the Journal, that could be of interest to the readers. The
length of the submission should be about 1000 words, and it should ideally
have 10 or more references (abstract is not required).
Patent News may present important information about recent important patents
that have been granted, relevant to the scope of this journal. The length
should be about 1000 words, and it should ideally have 10 or more references
(abstract is not required).
There is no restriction on the number of figures, tables or additional files
e.g. video clips, animation and datasets, that can be included with each
article online. Authors should include all relevant supporting data with
MANUSCRIPT SECTIONS FOR PAPERS
Manuscripts for research articles and letters submitted to the respective
journals should be divided into the following sections; however, there can
be an extension in the number of sections in review articles in accordance
with the requirements of the topic.
- Copyright letter (e-mail submission only)
- Title page
- Structured Abstract
- Text (with subsections)
- List of Abbreviations (if any)
- Availability of Data and Materials
- Conflict of Interest
- Figures/Illustrations (if any)
- Chemical Structures (if any)
- Tables (if any)
- Supportive/Supplementary Material (if any)
The title should be precise and brief and must not be more than 120
characters. Authors should avoid the use of non-standard abbreviations
and question marks in titles. The title must be written in title case
except for articles, conjunctions and prepositions.
As recommended by the Reporting guidelines information about the study
should be a part of the title (particularly for systematic reviews).
Authors should also provide a short ‘running title’. Title, running
title, by line correspondent footnote and key words should be written as
presented in the original manuscript.
The abstract of an article should be its clear, concise and accurate
summary, having no more than 250 words, and including the explicit
sub-headings (as in-line or run-in headings in bold). Use of
abbreviations should be avoided and the references should not be cited
in the abstract.
All the original research articles systematic reviews must be accompanied
with a structured abstract. Ideally, each abstract should include the
following sub-headings, but these may vary according to requirements of
The headings can vary, but must state the purpose of the study, details
of the participants, measurements, methods, main findings and
6 to 8 keywords must be provided. Choose important and relevant keywords
that researchers in your field will be searching for so that your paper
will appear in a database search. The keywords should be contained in
the title and they should appear several times in the article.
The main text should begin on a separate page and should be divided into
title page, abstract and the main text. The text may be subdivided
further according to the areas to be discussed, which should be followed
by the List of Abbreviations (if any), Conflict of Interest,
Acknowledgements and Reference sections. For review, the manuscript
should be divided into title page, abstract and the main text. The text
may be subdivided further according to the areas to be discussed, which
should be followed by the Acknowledgements and Reference sections. The
Review Article should mention any previous important recent and old
reviews in the field and contain a comprehensive discussion starting
with the general background of the field. It should then go on to
discuss the salient features of recent developments. The authors should
avoid presenting material which has already been published in a previous
review. The authors are advised to present and discuss their
observations in brief.
For Research Articles the manuscript should begin with the title page and
abstract followed by the main text, which must be structured into
separate sections as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results,
Discussion, Conclusion, Conflict of Interest, Acknowledgements and
The manuscript style must be uniform throughout the text and 10 pt Times
New Roman fonts should be used. The full term for an abbreviation should
precede its first appearance in the text unless it is a standard unit of
measurement. The reference numbers should be given in square brackets in
the text. Italics should be used for Binomial names of organisms (Genus
and Species), for emphasis and for unfamiliar words or phrases.
Non-assimilated words from Latin or other languages should also be
italicized e.g.per se, et al., etc.
If any of the following are to be used in the manuscript, follow the
Section headings should be numbered sequentially, left aligned and
have the first letter capitalized, starting with the introduction.
Sub-section headings however, should be in lower-case and italicized
with their initials capitalized. They should be numbered as 1.1,
The Introduction section should include the background and aims of
the research in a comprehensive manner.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
This section provides details of the methodology used along with
information on any previous efforts with corresponding references.
Any details for further modifications and research should be
included. Sufficient details should be provided to the reader about
the original data source in order to enable the analysis,
appropriateness and verification of the results reported in the
It is important for the Method Section should be sufficiently
detailed in respect of the data presented, and the results produced
from it. This section should include all the information and
protocol gathered for the study at the time when it was being
written. If the study is funded or financially supported by an
organization to conduct the research, then it should be mentioned in
the Method Section. Methods must be result-oriented.
Repeated information should not be reported in the text of an
article. A calculation section must include experimental data, facts
and practical development from a theoretical perspective.
The important and main findings of the study should come first in the
Results Section. The tables, figures and references should be given
in sequence to emphasize the important information or observations
related to the research. The repetition of data in tables and
figures should be avoided. Results should be precise.
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, present a reproducible procedure and emphasis the importance of the article in the light of recent developments in the field. Extensive citations and discussion of published literature should be avoided.
This section of research articles should discuss the implications of the findings in the context of existing research and highlight the study's limitations. The authors should justify the sample size according to the study purpose and methods.
The Results and Discussion may be presented together under one heading of “Results and Discussion”. Alternatively, they may be presented under two separate sections (“Results” Section and “Discussion” Sections). Short sub-headings may be added in each section if required.
A small paragraph summarizing the contents of the article, presenting
the final outcome of the research or proposing further study on the
subject, may be given at the end of the article under the Conclusion
The authors need to declare the funding sources of their manuscripts
clearly by providing the name of the funding agency or financial
support along with allotted grant/award number in round brackets (if
applied), for instance, “This work was financially supported by
[Name of the funding agency] (Grant number XXX).
Similarly, if a paper does not have any specific funding source, and
is part of the employment of the authors, then the name of the
employer will be required. Authors will have to clearly state that
the funder was involved in writing, editing, approval, or decision
to publish the article.
The authors will be required to submit the Microarray experiment data
to the ArrayExpress using the MIAMExpress submission tool (
www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/), which will be subjected to
reviewing by the curation team and if accepted, an ArrayExpress
accession number would be assigned for it. The ArrayExpress offers
the facility to maintain the data until the related paper is
Microarray data should be made available for reviewers and editors at
the time of manuscript submission in a MIAME compliant and widely
accessible format. Submission of large raw and/or analyzed
microarray data files as supplementary data to the journal should be
discouraged, which may alternatively be submitted either to the Gene
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/ or ArrayExpress
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress repositories, thereby
obtaining an accession number for the journal and any necessary
passwords, to facilitate the reviewers and editors of a manuscript
to access the data. The submission of the microarray data to either
of these repositories should be done at or before acceptance of a
paper for publication, with accession number being allotted well
Genetic And Drug Abbreviations And Acronyms:
- Genes, mutations, genotypes, and alleles should also be
indicated in italics but the protein product of a gene
should be in Roman type . Use the recommended name by
consulting the appropriate genetic nomenclature
database, e.g., HUGO for human genes. It is sometimes
advisable to indicate the synonyms for the gene the
first time it appears in the text. Gene prefixes such as
those used for oncogenes or cellular localization should
be shown in roman: v-fes, c-MYC, etc.
- The Recommended International Non-Proprietary Name (rINN)
of drugs should be provided.
- In case of usage of symbols that do not conform to those
that have previously appeared in the literature, their
aliases may be obtained from the approved nomenclature
in the Human Gene Nomenclature Database (Genew) and
LocusLink, to allow retrieval of all the information
available for each gene.
All appropriate datasets, images, and information should be deposited
in public resources. Please provide the relevant accession numbers
(and version numbers, if appropriate) and any necessary passwords to
enable the reviewers and editors of a manuscript to access the data.
Providing accession numbers facilitates linking to and from the
established databases and integrates the article with a broader
collection of scientific information, therefore list all accession
numbers should be listed directly after the Supporting Information
All accession numbers for all entities such as genes, proteins,
mutants, diseases, etc., for which there is an entry in a public
database should be included in the manuscript. Experimental data
should be submitted to the appropriate databases, with a release
date corresponding to the date of publication.
Greek Symbols And Special Characters:
Greek symbols and special characters often undergo formatting changes
and get corrupted or lost during preparation of manuscript for
publication. To ensure that all special characters used are embedded
in the text, these special characters should be inserted as a symbol
but should not be a result of any format styling (Symbol
font face) otherwise they will be lost during conversion to PDF/XML.
Authors are encouraged to consult reporting guidelines. These
guidelines provide a set of recommendations comprising a list of
items relevant to their specific research design. All kinds of
measurements should be reported only in International System of
List of Abbreviations (if any):
If abbreviations are used in the text either they should be defined in
the text where first used, or a list of abbreviations should be
In case there is a need to present lengthy, but essential methodological
details, use appendices, which can be a part of the article. An appendix
must not exceed three pages (Times New Roman, 10 point fonts, 900 max.
words per page).The information should be provided in a condensed form,
ruling out the need of full sentences. A single appendix should be
titled APPENDIX, while more than one can be titled APPENDIX A, APPENDIX
B, and so on.
Supportive/Supplementary Material (if any):
We do encourage to append supportive material, for example a PowerPoint
file containing a talk about the study, a PowerPoint file containing
additional screenshots, a Word, RTF, or PDF document showing the
original instrument(s) used, a video, or the original data (SAS/SPSS
files, Excel files, Access Db files etc.) provided it is inevitable or
endorsed by the journal's Editor.
Supportive/Supplementary Material intended for publication must be
numbered and referred to in the manuscript but should not be a part of
the submitted paper. In-text citations as well as a section with the
heading "Supportive/Supplementary Material" before the "References"
section should be provided. Here, list all Supportive/Supplementary
Material and include a brief caption line for each file describing its
Any additional files will be linked into the final published article in
the form supplied by the author, but will not be displayed within the
paper. They will be made available in exactly the same form as
originally provided only on our Web site. Please also make sure that
each additional file is a single table, figure or movie (please do not
upload linked worksheets or PDF files larger than one sheet).
Supportive/ Supplementary material must be provided in a single zipped
file not larger than 4 MB.
Authors must clearly indicate if these files are not for publication but
meant for the reviewers'/editors' perusal only.
RESEARCH ETHICS AND POLICIES
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
All potential conflicts of interest that could have a direct or indirect
influence on the work must be disclosed by the authors. Even if an author
does not have a conflict, disclosing affiliations and interests allows for a
more comprehensive and open approach, which leads to a more accurate and
objective evaluation of the work. Conflicts of interest, whether genuine or
imagined, are a perspective to which the readers are entitled.
The publication of a conflict statement in the article itself, as well as the
submission of the conflict disclosure form, is required for all types of
papers. It is not necessarily the case that a monetary relationship with
examination support or funding for counseling work is inappropriate.
The following are some examples of potential conflicts of interest that are
directly or indirectly related to the research:
Financial competing interests include (but are not limited to):
- Type of support / grant number
- Name of institution
- Funds received by the author
- Fund received by the institution
- Travel allowances for the research
- Funds received for article preparation and reviewing
- Funds for conducting review activities
- Support provided for article writing assistance, for drugs,
- Editorial board member
- Advisor or expert opinion
- Paid lectures
- Expert advice for scientific and technical issues
- Pending fund or grant
In addition, interests other than monetary and any funding (non-financial
interests) should be declared if they are relevant to readers. Personal
relationships or conflicting interests directly or indirectly related to
research, as well as professional interests or personal opinions that may
impact your research, are examples of these.
Intellectual property, in basic terms, refers to any intangible property that
is the result of creativity, such as patents, copyrights, etc. Similarly,
this section seeks to know about copyright and patent (licensed patent,
pending or issued) and any payment received for intellectual property such
- Licensed Patent
- Issued Patent
- Pending Patent
- Funds received for article preparation and reviewing
All conflict of interest disclosure forms are collected by the corresponding
author. It is sufficient for the corresponding author to sign the disclosure
form on behalf of all authors in author collaborations when legal agreements
for representation allow it. The templates of the form can be found here.
Before the reference list, the corresponding author will include a summary
statement in the text of the article that reflects what is reported in the
potential conflict of interest disclosure form (s).
Any research assistants or other individuals who assisted with the research but are not listed as authors, such as those who carried out the literature review, produced, computerized, and analyzed the data, or helped with the language, writing, or proofreading of the article, or offered any comments or suggestions, should be acknowledged. Briefly, everyone who has contributed significantly to the improvement of the paper should be acknowledged. It is recommended to mention the "Declared None" if there is no acknowledgement for the study.
Guest or honorary authorship based solely on position (e.g. research supervisor, departmental head) is discouraged
The specific requirements for authorship have been defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org). Examples of authors' contributions are: 'designed research/study', 'performed research/study', 'contributed important reagents', 'collected data', 'analyzed data', 'wrote paper' etc. This information must be included in the submitted manuscript as a separate paragraph under the heading ‘Authors' Contirbution’. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining permission from all co-authors for the submission of any version of the manuscript and for any changes in the authorship.
Consent for Publication:
If the manuscript has an individuals’ data, such as personal detail,
audio-video material etc., consent should be obtained from that individual.
In case of children, consent should be obtained from the parent or the legal
Post-publication discussions are well-timed and engaging scientific
remarks and justifications on research articles published in “The Open
Environmental Research Journal”. These remarks must be based on the
information concurrent with the original study and not on the scientific
advancements being made subsequently.
Manuscript Preparation, Submission & Editorial Process:
- Post-publication discussion should commence with a short paragraph that
outlines the summary of the article.
- Authors are advised to avoid using inciting tone in the comments and keep
the message clear and concise.
- The main text should not exceed 1200 words with up to 15 references and
may include one or two figures and/or tables.
- References should be submitted in the ACS or Vancouver style.
- The correspondents are recommended to contact the original authors first
prior to submitting their comments to the journal as this may resolve
the issues that may have arisen due to some misunderstanding.
- The correspondence that has been done with the authors should also be
submitted as an attachment with the manuscript.
Any queries therein should be addressed to
Formatting of references follows the Harvard system. References should be
indicated in the text by surname of the author(s) followed by the year of
publication as shown below.
References to more than one publication by an author in the same year should
be distinguished with lower-case letters, e.g. (Smith 2003a, 2003b). The
abbreviated author and date reference should be placed in parentheses unless
the name forms part of the text, e.g. “Jones (2005) has established that….”
If no person is named as author, the name of the appropriate body should be
used, e.g. (Ecological Society of America 2006).
Unpublished studies and personal communications should be referred to in the
text only, using the authors’ initials and surname.
The references should be relevant to the study and should refer to the
original research sources. Self-citation and self-interest should be avoided
by the authors, editors and peer-reviewers.
All authors’ names should be listed in the references. The full list of
references including names of all authors should be typed in alphabetical
order and double-spaced at the end of the article, in accord with the
following examples. Journal titles should be in full, not abbreviated. Below
are a few examples of references listed in the Harvard style.
Rolán-Alvarez, E, Carballo, M, Galindo, J, Morán, P, Fernández,
B, Caballero, A, Cruz, R, Boulding, EG & Johannesson, K
(2004) Nonallopatric and parallel origin of local reproductive
barriers between two snail ecotypes. Molecular Ecology,
Wellborn, GA & Broughton, RE (2008) Diversification on an
ecologically constrained adaptive landscape. Molecular
Ecology, 17, 2927-36.
Sambrook, J, Fritsch, EF & Maniatis, T (1989) Molecular
Cloning a Laboratory Manual, 2nd ed, Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory Press, New York.
Stevenson, WG, Friedman, PL (1999) In: Hennekens, CH (Ed)
Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Disease, Philadelphia, WB
Saunders Co 217-30.
Citations for articles/material published exclusively online or
in open access (free-to-view) , must contain the exact Web
addresses (URLs) at the end of the reference(s), except those
posted on an author’s Web site unless editorially essential,
e.g. ‘Reference: Available from: URL’.
Some important points to remember:
- All references must be complete and accurate.
- If the number of authors exceeds six then et al
will be used after three names (the term “et al.”
should be in italics).
- Online citations should include the date of access.
- Journal abbreviations should follow the Index Medicus
- Take special care of the punctuation convention as described
in the above-mentioned examples.
- Avoid using superscript in the in-text citations and
- Abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications
(which can only be included if prior permission has been obtained)
should not be given in the reference section but they may be mentioned
in the text and details provided as footnotes.
- The authors are encouraged to use a recent version of EndNote
(version 5 and above) or Reference Manager (version 10) when formatting
their reference list, as this allows references to be automatically
AVAILABILITY OF DATA AND MATERIALS
The source of data and materials should be mentioned in the manuscript, in
support of the findings. Sharing research data is integral to its transparency
and reproducibility. Data sharing involves the citation and availability of data
that support the findings of the research.
Bentham Open encourages authors to share the source of data and materials in the
manuscript, in support of the findings.
Research Data Policy Types:
The four types of research data policies are mentioned below.
Case 1: Data sharing and data citation
Case 2: Data sharing and its evidence
Case 3: Statement for Data sharing and data availability
Case 4: Data sharing, evidence of data sharing and data
Case 1: Data Sharing and Data Citation
Wherever appropriate and possible, the journal encourages authors to publish
data to support their research findings in a public repository. Any datasets
mentioned in the article that are available in external repositories should
How to Cite the Data?
Whether the data was developed by the author(s) or researcher(s), all
publicly available data referenced in the preparation of an article should
be cited in the text and reference list. The references relating to the data
availability should be presented in the following format:
Example: Name of author(s), the title of data set, data repository, document
version (e.g., most recent updated version), Digital Object Identifier
(DOI), and Bentham Open reference style should be included in data
Case 2: Data Sharing and Its Evidence
When authors submit a paper to a journal, the authors agree that the data
provided in the publication, including the relevant raw data, will be freely
available to any researcher who wants to use these for non-commercial
reasons without jeopardising participant anonymity.
Case 3: Statement for Data Sharing and Data Availability
Data availability declarations are required under Bentham Open research data
The statement relating to the data availability should be presented in the
following format under a separate section for ‘Availability of Data and
Materials’ in the manuscript:
The authors confirm that the data supporting the findings of
this study are available within the article and its
The data that support the findings of this study are
available from the corresponding author, [author initials], on
The datasets generated or analysed during the current study
are not publicly available due to [mention the reason(s)].
Authors who do not wish to share their data should clearly
state that the data will not be shared, and thus mention as ‘Not
The statement relating to the data should be presented in
the following format:
"The data supporting the findings of the article is available in the
[repository name] at [URL], reference number [reference number]”.
Additional Data Availability Statements
Authors can add or change the statement(s) above, to fit their work the best.
Depending on the nature of the research, several assertions may need to be
Case 4: Data Sharing, Evidence of Data Sharing and Data for
All datasets on which the paper's conclusions are based must be made
accessible to reviewers and readers, according to the journal's rules. Prior
to peer review, authors must either deposit their datasets in publicly
accessible repositories or provide them as supplementary materials with
Archiving of Datasets
Authors may deposit their datasets openly to Zenodo Repository, in
addition to their own or their institutional archives.
Zenodo - a repository which is funded by the European Commission, CERN,
and OpenAIRE—features a Data for Policy community.
Data for Zenodo site is primarily being used to host Data for Policy for
conference papers and posters. However, we also encourage authors, who
are already submitting to Data and Policy, to use Zenodo for presenting
content associated with their articles.
Additionally, Zenodo can be used as a repository to host data and other
materials that are referred to in the Data Availability Statement. These
- data management plans
- software documentation
- audio and video files
- reports, and
- technical notes
Moreover, authors who wish to cite any relevant materials could use the
unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) that Zenodo assigns to the
Data Access and Retention
Authors may provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data. if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
FIGURES / TABLES
Figures/Illustrations (if any):
All authors must strictly follow the guidelines below for preparing
illustrations for publication in The Open Environmental Research Journal.
If the figures are found to be sub-standard, then the manuscripts will
The authors are expected to submit good quality figure(s) in PDF, PPT,
MS Word, TIFF or JPEG versions, which, if required, should be improved
yourself or by professional graphic designers of your organization/
country. You may even consider approaching our contracted service
providers Eureka Science
for Graphics Enhancement Services.
The Graphics Designing team at Eureka Science can assist in improving the
quality of your images at affordable rates. Eureka Science has
contracted special rates with us of US $135 for the improvement of up to
five figures, with any additional figures being charged at US $21 each.
The quality of Graphic Enhancement Services offered by Eureka Science can
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Eureka Science at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Availing Graphics Enhancement Services do not guarantee
acceptance of the manuscript for publication. The final
acceptance/decision on the manuscript is taken by the EiC.
Guideline for Figures/Illustrations
Illustrations must be provided according to the following guideline:
Illustrations should be embedded in the text file, and
must be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance.
Each figure should include only a single illustration which should
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The final decision regarding acceptance or rejection is that of the
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software checks content against a database of periodicals, the Internet, and a
comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, highlighting
the percentage overlap between the uploaded article and the published material.
Any instance of content overlap is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism
according to the publisher’s Editorial Policies. If the similarity seems
legitimate, the article will be proceeded for further review process; however,
in cases of superfluous plagiarism, the authors have to revise the text as per
Bentham OPEN strictly follows the COPE guidelines to detect
plagiarism; for more clear insight, authors may refer to flowcharts provided by
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Low Text Similarity
The text of every submitted manuscript is checked by using the Content
Tracking mode in iThenticate. The Content Tracking mode ensures that
manuscripts with an overall low percentage similarity (but which may have a
higher similarity from a single source) are not overlooked. If the
similarity level is significantly high, then the manuscript is returned to
the author for paraphrasing the text and citing the original source of the
It is important to mention that the text taken from different sources with an
overall low similarity percentage will be considered as a plagiarized
content if the majority of the article is a combination of copied material.
High Text Similarity
There may be some manuscripts with an overall low similarity percentage, but
a higher percentage from a single source. For instance, a manuscript may
have less than 20% overall similarity but there may be 15 % similar text
taken from a single article; the similarity index in such cases is higher
than the approved limit for a single source. Authors are advised to
thoroughly rephrase the similar text and properly cite the original source
to avoid plagiarism and copyright violation.
TYPES OF PLAGIARISM:
We all know that scholarly manuscripts are written after a thorough review of
previously published articles. It is therefore, not easy to draw a clear
boundary between legitimate representation and plagiarism. However, the
following important features can assist in identifying different kinds of
plagiarized content. These are:
- Reproduction of others words, sentences, ideas or findings as
one’s own without proper acknowledgement.
- Text recycling, also known as self-plagiarism. It is an author’s
use of a previous publication in another paper without proper citation and
acknowledgment of the original source.
- Paraphrasing poorly: Copying complete paragraphs and modifying a
few words without changing the structure of original sentences or changing
the sentence structure but not the words.
- Verbatim copying of text without putting quotation marks and not
acknowledging the work of the original author.
- Properly citing a work but poorly paraphrasing the original text
is considered as unintentional plagiarism. Similarly, manuscripts with
language somewhere between paraphrasing and quoting are not acceptable.
Authors should either paraphrase properly or quote and in both cases, cite
the original source.
- Higher similarity in the abstract, introduction, materials and
methods, and discussion and conclusion sections indicates that the
manuscript may contain plagiarized text. Authors can easily explain these
parts of the manuscript in many ways. However, technical terms and sometimes
standard procedures cannot be rephrased; therefore Editors must review these
sections carefully before making a decision.
PLAGIARISM IN PUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS:
Published manuscripts which are found to contain plagiarized text are
retracted from the journal website after careful investigation and approval
by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. A ‘Retraction Note’ as well as a link
to the original article is published on the electronic version of the
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difference of opinion as to the interest, novelty, or suitability of the
manuscript for the journal will not be considered as an appeal. The EIC and
other relevant editors will consider the appeal and the decision thereafter
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guaranteed even if the journal agrees to reconsider the manuscript, and the
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Antimicrobial resistance represents a significant challenge to future
healthcare provision.An acronym ESKAPEE has been derived from the names
of the organisms recognised as the major threats although there are a
number of other organisms, notably Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that have
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