Author Guidelines

The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors, you are advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your word processor.

Please do not divide your manuscript into numbered sections. The manuscript should be structured in Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussions, Summary, References, Acknowledgement, and Appendix. Main heading (12, Times New Roman, Capital and Bold), sub-heading (12, Times New Roman, Bold), and further headings (12, Times New Roman, Italics). Type your manuscript in A4 paper size with font 11/Times New Roman and line spacing of multiple at 1.08. Express unit as mg/l.

The title should be concise and informative. Font: 14/times New Roman with single line spacing, Bold and Capitalize each word.

Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author (font 10/Times New Roman). Present the authors’ affiliation addresses below the names (font 10/Times New Roman). Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Abstract.

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly (not exceeding 200 words) the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions (font 11/Times New Roman/single Line spacing). Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords separated by a semicolon (;).

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. The use of non-standard or case-specific abbreviations must be avoided. Footnotes should be used sparingly. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.

If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply ‘as is’ in the native document format preferably in JPEG format with a minimum of 500 dpi. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from the Journal after receipt of your accepted article. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Insert Table in the text of the manuscript only. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Figures should be sent as a separate file (doc/jpeg).

References

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). For web references, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Web references should be listed after the reference list.

Reference style

Text: All citations in the text should refer to:

Single author: the author’s name and the year of publication e.g.Gupta (1970); (Gupta, 1970);

Two authors: both authors’ names and the year of publication e.g.
Gupta and John (1985); (Gupta and John, 1985)

Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication e.g. (Gupta et al. (1990); Gupta et al., 1990).

List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

Singh, J., Gupta, J.A. and Agarwal, S.K. 2018. The way of reference in a text. Journal of Institution of Engineers. 163:51–59.

Reference to a book:

Rao, M. K. and Singh, S. K. 2000. The Ideology of Faith. third ed. New Delhi Publishers, Kolkata.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Srivastava, S. K. and Adams, K. L. 20018. How to prepare an electronic version of your manuscript, in:Jones, B.S. and Smith, K.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. New Wonder Publication, New Delhi, pp.381–396.

Reference to a website:

Ministry of Water Resources, GoI. 2016. Draft National Water Framework Bill, http://mowr.gov.in/policies-guideline/policies/draft-national-water-framework-bill-2016. [Assessed on April 1, 2020]

To ensure a fast publication process of the article, we request the authors to provide us with their proof corrections within three working days. Corresponding authors will receive an E-mail with the pdf file attached for proofing. The corresponding author and all the co-authors will, at no cost, receive a soft copy of the published article.
All contributions will be initially assessed by the Editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor’s decision is final. In case of any further dispute or issues, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher will take up the matter.