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Author Guidelines

International Journal of Plant and Environment

(Published in both print and online versions)

Submission of a manuscript to International Journal of Plant and Environment (IJPE) for publication implies that the same

work has not been either published or under consideration for publication in another Journal. Authors, in their cover note to

the Editor, have to clearly mention whether the manuscript shall be considered as a Research Paper, Short Communication

or Review Article and also confirm that the manuscript has not been submitted to any other Journal for publication.

Authors desirous of submitting manuscripts for publication to the IJPE are advised to refer to the current issue of the Journal

to enable them to follow the format and style of papers. Authors are also advised to go through the current set of Instructions

to Authors and prepare their manuscripts accordingly. Information should be conveyed in simple language with the correct

syntax. Care should be taken to avoid common errors like having abbreviations in the Title or Abstract, beginning a sentence

with a numeral, adding “etc.” after a few examples, dropping articles and using “&” instead of 'and' in the text. The usage of

standard abbreviations and symbols is encouraged. Manuscripts that fail to conform to the requirements of the Journal, as

specified under Instructions to Authors, will be rejected outright.

Manuscripts should be concisely written and conform to the following general requirements: It should be typewritten in

double-space in A4 sized sheets, only on one side, with a 2 cm margin on both sides. Normally, research papers should not

have more than 15-20 pages, review articles in the range of 20-25 pages and short communications up to 10 pages, inclusive

of illustrations. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page.

How to Prepare Manuscript for IJPE?

1. Submission of article: Original research paper/short notes/ critical reviews to IJPE are submitted on-line only. MS

should be submitted in an editable format such as doc. or rtf. The text should be double-spaced throughout.

2. Authors need to include their full mailing address, phone numbers and e-mail address and also to provide along with the

MS, the names and addresses (phone numbers & e-mail addresses) of 3-4 experts.

3. The MS should be organized in the following manner:

· Besides providing full title of the MS the authors should provide a short running title upto a maximum of 70 characters as


· Abstract (200-300 words), providing 4-5 key words.

· Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results; Conclusions; References.

References: References should be listed in alphabetical order. Names of the journals should not be abbreviated; full titles of

papers, and first and last page numbers should be given. All references must be cited in the text, giving author and year

(Author et al., 1996; Author and Author, 2000; Author, 2010). If more than one paper published by the same author(s) is

cited for the same year, letters a, b, c etc. should follow the year.

For more than two authors, et al. is to be used in all citations.

Follow the following reference format:

ü Paper in Journal (single author):

Cutchis, P. 1974. Stratospheric ozone depletion and solar ultraviolet radiation on earth. Science 184:13-19.

ü Paper in Journal (more than one author):

Barnes, J.D., Su, Z., Zhi, L., Shimamoto, T., Jhao, B. and Brown, K.A. 1990. The influence of ozone and acid mist on the

amount and wettability of the surface waxes in Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karts.]. New Phytologist 114:531-535.

ü Authored Book:

Adriano, D.C. 1986. Trace elements in the Terrestrial Environment. Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 533.

ü Edited Book:

Alloway. B.J. (Ed.) 1990. Heavy Metals in Soils. Wiley, New York, pp. 339.

ü Chapter in Edited Book:

Demerjian, K.L. 1986. Atmospheric chemistry of ozone and nitrogen dioxides. In: Legge, A.H. and Krupa, S.V. (Eds.) Air

Pollution and their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem, Wiley, New York, pp. 105-127.

Demerjian, K.L. 1986. Atmospheric chemistry of ozone and nitrogen dioxides. In: Legge et al. (Eds.) Air Pollution and

their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem, Wiley, New York, pp. 105-127.

· Illustrations: Figures may be line drawings, drawings or photographs and must have legends that could be understood

without referring to the text. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the


· Tables: to be submitted preferably in MS word or Excel format – separately from the text.

· Figures: All figures to be printed in black and white unless a fee is paid.

4. Submission of manuscript will be deemed to imply that it has not previously been published in full or part and that it has

not been communicated for publication elsewhere.

5. Soon after the acceptance of the paper the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright to the publisher, i.e., MRI

Publication Pvt. Ltd., Lucknow.

Proofs: The corresponding author will receive the page proof via Email/PDF file, which may be corrected on track and be

returned. Only minor corrections/alterations would be allowed at this stage.

Reprints and offprints: Free access to the final PDF file of the article will be made available to the author. The paper

reprints/off prints may be ordered on-line and on payment basis at the time of page proof correction.

International Review Board: Papers submitted to the journal are double-blind reviewed by qualified peers. An Advisory

Editorial Board comprising leading experts has been constituted. Members of the Editorial Board will also be approached to

review the articles. The International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) have entrusted the following scientists

with the responsibility of editing the Journal.


Dr. R.D. Tripathi


Dr. Nandita Singh

The Editors of IJPE reserve the right to reject papers that, in view of the editorial board, are either of insufficient quality, or

are not relevant enough to the subject area.

Please read “Instructions to Authors” before submitting your contribution.

Submissions and correspondence with the authors are dealt only via online submission <>.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. R.D. Tripathi


International Journal of Plant and Environment

International Society of Environmental Botanists

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute

Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001, U.P., India



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Article must be original and relative.

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