Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines

Manuscript Type

Environmental Network Journal (ENJ) considers original research, review and viewpoints/short communication articles. We do not accept already published articles.

Research articles (9,000 ~ 10,000 words)

A research article presents and discusses findings from a piece of original research. Typically, it should include an introduction (including a research question or hypothesis), a description of the research performed (theory and methods), an explanation of the results of that research, and implications of those results including any limitations and/or areas for future research.

Review articles (7,000 ~ 8,000 words)

A review article discusses and assesses (i.e. reviews) the state of knowledge in a particular field of natural or social science. The author’s original research should not be the main focus of a review article.

Viewpoint articles (3,000 ~ 4,000 words)

A viewpoint article presents the author’s personal views and analysis of societal relevance. A viewpoint provides the opportunity to map out new directions for research, policy or practice and/or to be propositional, putting forward new thinking on existing topics that is not directly based on the outputs of research projects.

Manuscript Layout

The title page of the manuscript should contain the full title of the article, the name (without qualifications or titles), affiliations and full address of each author. Include an email address for the corresponding author, an abstract of the article and a keyword list (3–5 words). It should have an abstract, introduction, methods, results and discussion sections. Any acknowledgements (if applicable) should be uploaded in the same document at the end of the paper, just after conclusions.. Please submit manuscripts in Word (.doc) format only. Please use double line spacing in your manuscript.

For revised manuscripts, please send to

  • A document that outlines the reviewer comments, with your responses to each individual comment;
  • A version of your manuscript with track-changes visible; and
  • A clean version of your manuscript (without track-changes)

Abstracts should be between 200 and 300 words and must be supplied with all manuscripts. The abstract should be no more than 300 words long and should summarize the article clearly indicating its conclusions. Note that the abstract text is indexed for search engines, so it is important to ensure it captures the main message of the article.


Include full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses for all authors on the manuscript cover page. The author’s affiliation should be the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

About the Author(s)

All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCID identifiers. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal) and the online article

Include a short summary (150 words) detailing either your own or your group’s main research activities, including how the research reported in this paper relates to wider projects or issues. You can also add one supporting photograph, including details of who is in the photograph.

Classification and Keywords

We encourage authors to identify connections within and across different subject areas by selecting relevant classifications during submission and including specific keywords in their manuscript. Keywords should be between 3-5 words and not more than 5 words.


Figure resolution should not be less than 72 dpi for line art, grayscale or color graphics. Figures should be saved in the main (text) document, after the list of references. Give clear and descriptive titles and numbers e.g. Figure 1, Figure 1a.


Authors should present table data as succinctly as possible; tables should not duplicate data that are available elsewhere in the article. Tables need to be submitted in text-format and can be included in the main (text) document, after the list of references. Each table should be presented at a separate page.

Funder Information

Please include details of any funders of your research, including grant numbers, when submitting your manuscript. This should be supplied for each author.


References must be relevant and up-to-date. Environmental Network Journal uses the American Psychological Association reference style. All references are converted to APA style during the production process. Author name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title, year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and page numbers are essential. All bibliographic entries must contain a corresponding in-text citation. The addition of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers is recommended but not essential.

Competing Interests

Authors will be asked to declare any relevant competing interests of a personal, professional or financial nature.


Manuscripts can be written in English, French or Spanish. First person voice is discouraged. Illustrations should only be used to aid the clarity of the article. Do not include several versions of similar illustrations or closely related diagrams unless each is making a distinct point.

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement must adhere to SI units and should not be italicized. Spell out in full acronyms and abbreviations when first used.

Ethics and Consent Policy

For manuscripts containing clinical trials or animal experiments, authors should state any necessary ethical approval by the local ethics committee including the name of the body, date of issue and registration number. When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983. Do not use patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. Identifying information should not be published.

In written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that the patients have been shown the manuscript to be published.


Authors of an accepted work, are stating that the work is original, and that any material derived from other copyright sources has the relevant permissions sought and obtained of the copyright holder. The publisher reserves the right to withdraw an accepted paper if it is established this is not the case, and to inform the author’s institution or employer of any such breach.

Copyright Material

You must obtain permission, and pay associated fees, if necessary, to use any third party copyright material – both direct reproduction and ‘derivative’ reproduction. The rights holder of this material must grant you permission to publish their material under CC-BY license or with the appropriate copyright notice.

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