Author Guidelines

Dear author/s,

We are pleased to inform you that for the full paper submitted in the Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecologyshould comply with the Author Guidelines

In order to undergo the peer review process, the following must be complied with:

  • THE PAPER SHOULD NOT EXCEED 7 PAGES(Times New Roman 12, Single space) including figures and references.

For formatting purposes, please read carefully the attached model paper from JEPE and comply with the structure and length of the paper (Abstract + Keywords (max. 5); AIMS AND BACKGROUND; EXPERIMENTAL; RESULTS & DISCUSSION; CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; REFERENCES)

  • TITLE (caps, bold, Times New Roman 12)
  • AUTHORS (caps, Times New Roman 12)
  • Affiliation, Address, Emails (Italic, Times New Roman 12)
  • Corresponding author: (Italic, Times New Roman 12)
  • Tables – each bearing a brief title should be num­bered in Arabic numerals and placed in order of their mention  in the text - see below example

Table 1. Disasters in representative Western Balkan countries according to EM-DAT9

Figures and captions –figures must be numbered consecutively together with captions. Illustrations must fit the format of the Journal and should not exceed  12 ´ 18 cm. For best results, illustrations are to be black and white, and submitted in the actual size at which they will appear in the Journal - see below example

Fig. 1. Method for municipality vulnerability assessment 

  • REFERENCES must be all translated in English and numbered in the order of citation (see model paper). No more than 25 TOTAL REFERENCES are accepted and include maximum 2 citations from JEPE (


Sequence and punctuation of references should be:

1.   F. K. VOSNIAKOS, K. S. FARMAKIS: Radioactive Releases from Nuclear and Ther­mo­elec­tric Power Plant Operation and Their Effect to the En­vi­ronment of Northern Greece. J. of En­vi­ron­men­tal Protection and Ecology(2), 255  (2000).

2.   E. P. PAPANIKOLAU, P. KRITIDIS: Contamination of the Agricultural Land of Greece with Cs-137 and Its Effect on Crops. In: Intern. Conf. on Radioactivity in the Mediterranen Areas, Barcelona, May 1988, 457-466.

3.   K. TASCHNER: Environmental Management and Audit Scheme.EEB In­dus­try Hand­book (Eds C. Key, K. Tashner). Brussels, Belgium, 1998.

In preparing the list of References attention must be drawn to the following points:

a) Names of all authors of cited publications should be given. Use of  ‘et al.’ in the list of references is not acceptable;

b) Only the initials of first and middle names should be given.


Please pay attention to the formatting of the attached model paper and use the same layout, fonts, punctuation, reference types, etc.



Notes: the manuscript should be named 
article_Name of main author_JEPE.doc

Electronic Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted only in electronic form. Submission not in elec­tronic form may face a delay in publication.

All text (including the title page, abstract, keywords, all sections of the manu­script, figure captions, and references) and tabular material should be in one file, with the com­plete text first, followed by the tabular material. The manuscript must be prepared using MS Word 6.0 and above. Manuscripts in PDF are not accepted.

Chemical equations must be supplied using equation editor. Tables must be created using table format feature.

Graphics, i.e. figures, schemes, etc. should be in a separate file. The file name should be descriptive for the graphic. Structures and schemes may be supplied in ChemWindow format and other graphics in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint format.

References of papers from JEPE journal can help to increase impact factor which is now at 0,838.
Thus, it is important to remember to use recent references from  JEPE, especially from other authors, while editing your scientific papers, as to avoid self-citation.

IMPORTANT NOTE from editors to all BENA members-authors

When you submit a paper for publication to JEPE, you should receive a Registration Number from our Editorial Office. If you don’t have such number for any reason, you should request it from E-mail: as soon as possible. Only with this number you may check the progress of the publication.

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be sent electronically to the following e-mail address:


All manuscripts are subject to critical review and the names of referees will not be dis­closed to the authors. The manuscript sent back to the au­thor for revision should be returned within 2 months in duplicate. Oth­er­wise it will be considered with­drawn. Revised manu­scripts are gen­erally sent back to the original referees for comments, unless (in case of minor revisions) the editors accept them without seeking further opinions. Proofs should be corrected and re­turned as soon as possible.

Latest Announcement about submissions

The International Board of BENA decided regarding JEPE the following:

Only BENA members (at least one of the authors), from now on, can submit papers for publication to JEPE (He or she has to pay his/her BENA membership during the year of his/her paper submission).

Paper-citation tracking 

You can track the pdfs of your papers, published in JEPE and all the citations of your papers in JEPE using the box in the upper right side of the screen labeled "search this site". Just enter your last name. Aiming to search for citations for a specific paper, type the title of the paper or key words of the paper title.

Subpages (1): Authors instructions