Instructions for Authors

Aegean Journal of Environmental Sciences considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that

  1. the manuscript is the author(s) own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including the author(s) own previously published work in any language.
  2. the manuscript has been submitted only to Aegean Journal of Environmental Sciences; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.

Aegean Journal of Environmental Sciences welcomes original research contributions founded on theory, using robust methodology, employing clear analysis and displaying clarity of argument. The Journal also welcomes contributions of review papers, but only after an initial proposal has been agreed with the Editors-in-Chief. The Journal also publishes shorter ‘research notes/communiqués’ while the Editors-in-Chief retain the right, following the referees suggestion, to invite author(s) to submit a research note/communiqué instead of a research paper.
Contributions to the Journal are subjected to double-blind peer review by at least two referees and only those contributions receiving positive recommendation(s) will be published.

The themes covered in AEJES include: Environmental Politics, Policy and Sociology; Environmental Economics and Management; Environmental Education; Environmental Pollution and Restoration; Biodiversity and Conservation; Global Environmental Change; Environmental Health and Toxicology. Prospective authors are welcome to contact the Journal’s Editors-in-Chief in order to investigate whether their manuscript fits the Journal’s scope.

Manuscript preparation

  1. General guidelines
  • Manuscripts are accepted in English. Nevertheless, in order to enhance the dissemination of scientific knowledge to the lay public, author(s) of accepted papers will be asked to contribute, alongside their final manuscript, an extended abstract of the paper in their mother language (if other than English).
  • Research papers should normally be around 8,000 words.  Review papers should normally be around 10,000 words. Research Notes/Communiques should normally be around 4,000 words. The word count should include abstract, main text, figures, tables, footnotes, appendices/supplementary material and references. For each Figure estimate around 200 words towards the final word count. Contributions which will fall drastically outside these word-count ranges will be critically reviewed with respect to length and may be returned to the author(s) for modification.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in a Word doc format and should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; references; appendices (as appropriate).
  • On the title page, please provide all authors’ full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript; one author should be identified as the corresponding author. The affiliation and the context (e.g. M.Sc. program, thesis research etc) where the research was conducted should also be provided.
  • Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an Acknowledgement on the title page of the manuscript.
  • Highlights consist of a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article and should be included on the title page. Please include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 100 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).
  • Abstracts of maximum 250 words are required for all manuscripts submitted.
  • Each manuscript should have up to 5 keywords.
  • Main text should include the following Sections: Introduction; Literature Review; Materials/Methods; Results; Conclusions & Discussion
  • Section headings should be numbered sequentially, using a decimal system for subsections.
  • All authors of a manuscript should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author.
  • Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an Acknowledgement on the title page of the manuscript.

b Style Guidelines

  • All text should be in Times New Roman, 12 pt, with indented paragraphs. Please use double-line spacing and justified paragraphing.
  • Please use endnotes and not footnotes.
  • Tables and Figures should be numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3…).
  • All Tables should have a supernatant concise title; all Figures should have a supernatant concise caption.
  • Please submit ALL Tables as a separate file. Each Table’s relevant position within the Manuscript should be indicated with the notion “Table X about here”.
  • Please submit EACH Figure as a separate file [300dpi TIFF format]. Each Figure’s relevant position within the Manuscript should be indicated with the notion “Figure Y about here”.

Please make sure that:

  • Manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’.
  • References are in the correct format for this journal.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).
  1. Reference Style

Text:  All citations in the text should refer to citations in the final Reference List. In-text citations should comply with the following format

  • Single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
  • Two authors: both authors’ names and the year of publication;
  • Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Examples: ‘as demonstrated (Toke 2002; della Porta and Diani 1999). Black et al. (2010) have demonstrated ….’

Reference List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., placed after the year of publication.

Reference to a journal publication:

Toke D. (2002), Ecological Modernisation and GM Food, Environmental Politics, 11(3): 145-163.

Reference to a book:

della Porta D. and Diani M. (1999), Social Movements: An Introduction. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Klandermans B. (2004), ‘The Demand and Supply of Political Participation: The Social Psychological Correlates of Participation’, in Soulle S., Kriesi H. and Snow D. A. (eds) The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing.

All references mentioned in the Reference list should be cited in the text, and vice versa

In the Reference list, please provide the internet/doi link for ALL sources cited (papers, books, newspaper articles, theses, conference proceedings etc.)