Journal of
Urban Environment

ISSN-E: Will be updated soon

Instructions for Authors

Before to submit your manuscript in this journal, it is highly important to read the instructions given below and prepare your manuscript according to the given guidelines.

Article types

The author can submit the manuscript in different categories. It depends upon the researcher in which category or which type of research he/she has conducted. EURAASS accepts the following categories of research work for its different journals:

Peer‐review policy

All the submitted manuscripts are initially examined and reviewed by one of the editors. At this stage, if the paper deemed suitable according to the scope and the guidelines of the journal, the editor may send it to reviewers for review process. If the editor feels that the submitted manuscript is not of high enough quality or not relevant to the journal according to its scope, the editor may return it to the corresponding author with a note of reasoning. This act of editor may help and provide the opportunity to the authors to consider their manuscript for another journal.

Manuscripts that are passed through initial screening to consider for review or to return to the authors, those manuscripts which are considered for peer review are then sent out for review process. Once the reviewers report is received to editor, the final decision will be taken by the editor based on the feedback or review report received from worthy reviewers. The decision of the editor to accept of decline the manuscript is always based on the review reports and his/her decision will be considered final.

Tentative Editorial Evaluation Timeline (Tentative)

Euraass editorial team is highly committed to provide full concentration and importance to every submitted manuscript. The editorial board and the publishing editor are devoted to complete the whole process (review, editing and publication) in very short time to provide the opportunity to our valuable scientists to get the decision about their submission on fast track. The authors will receive the acknowledgement at the time of submission of their manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief will make it sure to provide the initial decision without any long delay and if he/she find the manuscript appropriate, it will be sent for review base on its scope, importance in scientific knowledge and if the authors have prepared and written their manuscript by following the given guidelines.

If the manuscript is accepted for review process, then it will be sent to at least two reviewers. As most of the reviewers have less time due to their personal schedules and research works, they shall be given plenty of time of 2 to 3 weeks to review the manuscript and send back the report to editor.

Once the review report receives, the Editor-in-Chief with consultation of Co-Editor/Associate Editors will make decision whether to accept or decline the manuscript based on the review comments of the reviewers. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors will be given 2 weeks for correction, modifications according to the comments of the reviewers and to resubmit it in its final form. The editorial team will make it sure that your manuscript may publish within 10 weeks from the date of its initial submission however in some cases there may be an exceptional delay in publishing the article if the review comments receive late from the reviewers.

Submission of Manuscript

The manuscript submissions of EURAASS journals are online through a secure system where the submissions are done through Manuscript manager. Author need to register online to create an account and follow the given steps to submit the manuscript online. Please click on the link given below to submit your manuscript: www.manuscriptmanager.net/jue

Declaration by the author(s)

All the submissions in EURAASS journals are considered as original research work. Author(s) has/have to submit a declaration while submitting the manuscript online. The declaration states as under:

It is certified that it is original work carried out by the authors and this manuscript in its present form is being submitted with consent of all contributing authors.

Plagiarism policy

While submitting your manuscript, you need to accept the “declaration by the author(s)” in which second and third points are related to plagiarism policy. In case of any plagiarism before or after the publication of the manuscript is found, the author(s) will be responsible. Therefore it is advised to use proper citation to avoid any issue of plagiarism in future. In case some material is copied from other’s sources/work/research findings etc. that is restricted to copy right in any form for further use according to copy right policy of the publisher, it is essential to seek the prior permission to use it from the main source of publisher or author, whichever concern. In case the plagiarism is detected even after the publication of the article, the publication will be cancelled and the article will be removed from the journal’s data base. In this case the author(s) will be banned for further submission in EURAASS journals and an alert will be issued about the author’s dishonest and unacceptable practice by using COPE forum.

Open access policy

EURAASS is determined to facilitate the global research community through its Open Access policy. For this purpose it applies the Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license to all kind of publications which are published by EURAASS.

Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content. However they allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, remix, redistribute and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited.

You must give appropriate credit, provide a link, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

All the authors who wish to publish in this journal must agree the Open Access policy of the journal for which their manuscript is accepted for publication.

For further understanding and details, you may further read at the following link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or visit the website of Creative Commons at https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/.

Length of manuscript

There is no page limit for the manuscripts submitted in EURAASS journals. However it is encouraged if the manuscript does not exceed to 15 pages including text, figures, tables and references. The supplementary material supporting to the manuscript can be submitted as a separate file along with the manuscript file. The supplementary material will not be published with the article. Submission of manuscript based on short communication should not exceed more than 6 pages including text, tables, figures and references.

Language

All the journals of Euraass are published in English. Author should use British English or American English for vocabulary, terminology, grammar and spellings, which must be consistently applied throughout the manuscript. If the English is not the mother language of the author, it is highly encouraged to ensure that the spellings and terminology used in the manuscript are correct before to submission in one of the EURAASS journals. Language errors may cause to delay the review process or may have maximum chances of rejection of the manuscript by the reviewers. Authors whose native language is not English can consult the organizations for editing assistance to overcome the linguistic errors to enhance the chances of acceptance of the article.

Formatting the manuscript for submission

Title page

The title page of the manuscript should include the title of the manuscript, complete names of the authors, their institutional affiliation, email addresses of each author and telephone number of the corresponding author for any necessary communication.

Abstract

For the brief summary of the manuscript, it is necessary to provide an abstract of 200 to 250 words by including the objective/purpose, design/methodology/approach, major results/findings and research limitation/implications.

Keywords

The manuscript should contain 4 to 5 key words just after the abstract.

Text format

Manuscript should be written in in word by using the following designs:

Font style and size

Tables and figures

All the figures and tables should be numbered properly with suitable captions. The elaboration and labelling of figures should be clear and easy readable and properly printable.

Abbreviations

The author(s) should define all the abbreviation at first mention and thereafter the author can use only the abbreviation in the whole manuscript wherever it is appearing.

Headings

For the headings in your manuscript, follow instruction below:

Footnotes

The authors are advised not to use the footnotes. It is encouraged to use the references in spite of using footnotes.

Acknowledgement

The author(s) should acknowledge the people, institutes, funding agencies or other people who remained involve in any way to complete the research work. If the manuscript is part of a project, please mention the project approval number, date and funding institute for that project.

References

All the literature, figures, tables or other material consulted or taken from other sources must be cited properly. For all sources of literature consulted or to use as a reference, the author(s) is advised to use APA (American Psychological Association) style. As a guideline for the author(s) some examples of this style to use as a reference are given below.

Citing a journal article in print

Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.

Example: Ho Q.B., Clappier,A., and Blond, N (2014) Fast and optimized methodology to generate road traffic emission inventories and their uncertainties. Journal of CLEAN-Air, Water and Soil, 42(10): 1344-1350.

Citing a journal article found online

Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp. DOI:XX.XXXXX.

Example: Selmi, W., C. Weber, E. Rivière, N. Blond, L. Mehdi, D. Nowak (2016). Air pollution removal by trees in public green spaces in Strasbourg city, France, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 17: 192-201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2016.04.010.

Citing a book in print

Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.

Example: Adams, W.M (2009). Green development: environment and sustainability in a developing world. 3rd ed. New York, Routledge.

Citing of an e-book

Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or DOI:xxxx

Example: Santos de Silva, M and Cano, M.I.N (2017) Frontiers in parasitology: Molecular and cellular biology of pathogenic trypanosomatids. Bentham eBook Imprint. Retrieved from https://books.google.fr/books.

Citing a website article with an author

Author, A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL.

Example: Rincon, P. (2018, January 10) ‘Serious gap’ in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42630399.

Citing a website article without an author

Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL.

Example: Insect declines: new alarm over mayfly is ‘tip of iceberg’, warn experts (2018, 10 January). Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com.

Citing a magazine article in print

Author, A. (Year, month of Publication).Article title. Magazine Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.

Citing a magazine article found online

Author, A.A. (Year, Month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title,Volume(Issue), Retrieved from http://xxxx

Example: Haeberlein, S.B. (2018, January 4). Why this scientist is hopeful a cure to alzheimer’s disease isn’t far off. Times, 191(1), Retrieved from http://time.com/5087364/scientist-hopeful-cure-to-alzheimers-disease-isnt-far-off/.

Publication Charges

As Euraass adopts an Open Access policy, article processing charges are applied for the publication of accepted manuscript. The publication charges are to meet the cost of handling, publishing and giving an open access to your articles. It is only charged from the accepted manuscript and are payable online before the publication of your manuscript in form of article. The publication charges of this journal are 145 Euro.

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