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Environmental Engineering Science

Editor-in-Chief: Domenico Grasso, PhD, PE, DEE

ISSN: 1092-8758 • Published Monthly • Online ISSN: 1557-9018

Current Volume: 31

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  • Manuscript Submissions
  • NIH/HHMI Wellcome Trust Policies
  • Self-Archiving Policy
  • Open Access Policy
  • Manuscript Submissions

    Environmental Engineering Science is now online only


    All manuscripts must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/environmental


    Environmental Engineering Science publishes refereed, full length articles, shorter communications, review articles, and letters to the editor.  Conference proceedings are not published by this journal.  All contributions should conform to the aims and scope of the Journal. The Editors welcome contributions on new topics that fall within the broad scope of environmental engineering science. Articles should be complete and authoritative accounts of work which has special significance and must be presented clearly and concisely. Shorter communications deal with new ideas and specific points rather than developing a theme, and should not exceed the equivalent of 2,000 words including illustrations and tables. Review articles are commissioned by the Editor; authors wishing to submit a review article should contact the Editor.  Letters to the Editors are of two kinds: letters commenting on work published in the Journal should be sent to the Editor; letters concerned with novel and particularly interesting concepts, or giving advance results that will subsequently be reported fully in an article should be sent to the appropriate Editor in the same way as an article.   The Journal highly recommends your submission to be edited by English-speaking colleagues to ensure important research work is not declined due to improper use of the written English language.

    Submission of Work

    Only contributions not submitted or published elsewhere can be accepted for review. Furthermore, authors must agree not to submit elsewhere an article submitted to and accepted by Environmental Engineering Science. Authors should refer to an Editor if they are in doubt about what constitutes publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for the originality of their texts. Authors are encouraged to submit the names and addresses of five potential referees when they submit.


    Please do not upload a single PDF containing all text, image, and table files. Upload individual files of all manuscript material. Once all individual files are uploaded on to Manuscript Central, the system will automatically create a single PDF proof for you and for the peer-review process.


    All articles should be typed, double-spaced and in English. Submit the original with illustrations and tables. Figures must be in high resolution (at least 300 DPI for photographs and 900 DPI for illustrations) tiff or eps files. Color art must be saved as CMYK. A legend should be supplied for each illustration, and all legends numbered consecutively and provided (double spaced). Avoid submitting Powerpoint files.

    Manuscripts may be edited for clarity and grammar. The title page should include the authors' names and affiliations, the source of a work or study (if any), a list of keywords, and a running title of about 45 characters. We require the full mailing address and contact information (telephone, fax, and email address) for EACH author listed on your manuscript. Please include the address(es) either on the title page of your article or on a separate page. Please also indicate the corresponding author. The second page should consist of an abstract of no more than 250 words, which should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. A list of key words should be included on this page.

    The manuscript should consist of a maximum of 8000 words, following this format: abstract, introduction, experimental protocols, results, discussion, summaries, acknowledgments, disclosure, references. Number pages consecutively.  At the end of the manuscript, give the name and address of the individual to whom correspondence should be directed, including phone number, fax number, and email address. Please follow the required style to avoid delays in publication. Consult an issue of the Journal for the exact format.

    Tables and Illustrations

    Prepare each table in a separate file in Word format and include a table title. Use Arabic numerals to number tables. Remember each table must stand alone--i.e., contain all necessary information in the caption, and the table itself must be understood independently of the text. Details of experimental conditions should be included in the table footnotes. Information that appears in the text should not be repeated in tables, and tables should not contain data that can be given in the text in one or two sentences. 

    Figures should be numbered in the order cited in the text. Images should not show the name of a manufacturer. Please keep in mind that the figures will be reduced, so please do not submit large figures/graphs that contain small type, as the text within the figure will not be readable after reduction.

    Color publication of figures is encouraged, but must be subsidized by the author(s).  Authors will be charged at the rate of $200.00 USD for each typeset page that includes color.  Color costs apply to all manuscripts, including those invited, unless the contributor has made prior arrangements with the Publisher.  Please consider these costs when preparing your manuscript for submission.

    Please follow these guidelines for submitting figures:

    • Do NOT include any illustrations as part of your text file.
    • Line illustrations should be submitted at 900 dpi.
    • Halftones and color should be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi.
     • Save as either TIFF or EPS files.
    • Color art must be saved as CMYK.
    • Black and White art must be submitted as grayscale – not RGB.
    • Do NOT submit PowerPoint, Bitmap or Excel files.

    Please name your artwork files with the submitting authors name i.e. SmithFig1.tif, SmithTable2.doc etc.  Label figures and tables inside the files in addition to naming the file with the figure or table number.  (ie:  When figures or table files are opened, the figure or table number should appear inside the file.)  Authors who do not follow these guidelines may have their submission returned to them without being reviewed.

    You will be given directions on how to correct any files which do not pass.


    Converting Word or Excel files:  Scan files using the below guidelines: 

    • All files should be scanned at 100% size.
    • 300 dpi
    • Final color mode: CMYK
    • save file as: .tif or .eps

    If you need directions on how to convert a Power Point slide to acceptable format go to http://www.liebertpub.com/MEDIA/pdf/ppconvert.pdf

    Disclosure Statement
    Immediately following the Acknowledgments section, include a section entitled “Author Disclosure Statement.”

    In this portion of the article, authors must disclose any commercial associations that might create a conflict of interest in connection with submitted manuscripts. This statement should include appropriate information for EACH author, thereby representing that competing financial interests of all authors have been appropriately disclosed according to the policy of the Journal. It is important that all conflicts of interest, whether they are actual or potential, be disclosed. This information will remain confidential while the manuscript is being reviewed and will not influence the editorial decision.

    Please see the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals at //www.icmje.org/index.html#conflicts for further guidance.

    If no conflicts exist, the authors must state “No competing financial interests exist."


    All references must be cited by authors and dates within the text. e.g., It is well known that nitrogen retained in sediment could be released into overlying water to supply nutrients to aquatic ecosystems (Fillos and Swanson, 1975; Zong, 1993).

    If more than two authors are involved, use et al. after the first author’s name. e.g., (Sogin et al., 1971).

    If several works by the same authors are cited in the article, use a lower case letter designation to indicate the individual citations. e.g., (Dunn and Studier, 1973a, 1973b). Use the same designation in the reference list.

    All references in the reference section must be double spaced and listed in alphabetical order at the end of the article. References must include complete titles and complete list of authors of cited works. References should be presented in the following style:

    Journal articles:
    La France, P., and Grasso, D. (1995).  Trajectory modeling of non-brownian particle flotation using an extended Derjagain-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek approach.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 29, 1346.

    Weber, W.J., Jr., and DiGiano, F.A. (1996).  Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems.  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

    Book Chapters
    Sposito, G. (1993). Surface complexion of metals by natural colloids. In J.A. Marinsky and Y. Marcus, Eds., Ion Exchange and Solvent Extraction.   New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., p. 211.

    Notenboom, G.J., Jacobs, J.C., van Kempen, R., and van Loosdrecht, M.C.M. (2002). High rate treatment with SHARON process of waste water from solid waste digestion. Presented at the 3rd International IWA-Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion of Solid Wastes, Munich/Garching, Germany, September 18–20.

    Scacheri, P., Crabtree, J., Kennedy, A., Swain, G., Ward, J., Marx, S., Spiegel, A., and Collins, F. (2006). V804 RET mutation in MEN2A: First report. J. Int. Med. 255, 712 (abstract).

    National Research Council (NRC). (2003). Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments: Processes, Tools, and Applications. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Available at: www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309086256  

    Reference citations are not permitted in the abstract of any article. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references, and are reminded that inaccurate references are highly frustrating to the reader, the cited author, and indexing services. 


    The author must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables and text from previously published material. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the publisher, not the author or editor) of the journal or book concerned. An appropriate credit line should be included in the figure legend or table footnote, and full publication information should be included in the reference list. Written permission must be obtained from the author of any unpublished material cited from other laboratories, and should accompany the manuscript.


    Reprints may be ordered by following the special instructions that will accompany page proofs, and should be ordered at the time the corresponding author returns the corrected page proofs to the Publisher. Reprints ordered after an issue is printed will be charged at a substantially higher rate.

    Page Proofs 

    Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author via email, so please be sure to have any email filters accept email from the liebertpub.com domain.  Please ensure that valid email addresses are uploaded with the manuscript.


    The Journal is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215. Telephone (914) 740-2100; fax (914) 740-2101; email: info@liebertpub.com online: www.liebertpub.com 

  • NIH/HHMI Wellcome Trust Policies

    NIH Public Access Policy: In order to assist our authors who have NIH funding to comply with this policy, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers will deposit the final accepted paper (after copy-editing and proofreading) to PubMed Central (PMC) on behalf of the authors. Authors need not take any action. The manuscript's public access posting on PMC will occur 12 months after final publication. This service is provided free of charge. Please note that authors may not deposit manuscripts directly to PMC or other sites without permission from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

  • Self-Archiving Policy

    Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a "blue" publisher (as defined by Sherpa), as we allow self-archiving of post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF.

    In assigning Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. copyright, the author retains the right to deposit such a 'post-print' on their own website, or on their institution's intranet, or within the Institutional Repository of their institution or company of employment, on the following condition, and with the following acknowledgement:

    This is a copy of an article published in the [JOURNAL TITLE] © [year of publication] [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; [JOURNAL TITLE] is available online at: http://online.liebertpub.com.

    Authors may also deposit this version on his/her funder's or funder's designated repository at the funder's request or as a result of a legal obligation, provided it is not made publicly available until 12 months after official publication.

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    These valuable benefits are included with a one-time article processing charge (APC). APC charge varies based on journal, membership, and subsequent submissions.

    Contact openaccess@liebertpub.com for questions on article Open Access options. 

     *Please note that PubMedCentral, not the Publisher, has sole control over when the paper is made live on PMC.


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