Authors instructions

Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology – JEPE of B.EN.A. (


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Instruction for authors

The language of the Journal is exclusively English. Contributions will be con­sid­ered only if they have not been previously published or been submitted elsewhere. The manuscripts must be submitted only in electronic form. Receipt of a con­tri­bution for con­sid­er­ation will be acknowledged immediately by the Edi­torial Office. The acknowledge­ment will indicate the paper reference number assigned to the contribution. Authors are particularly asked to quote this number on all sub­se­quent correspondence. The manuscripts are subjected to preliminary evaluation by the Editorial Board, after selecting and receiving the referee’s consent they are forwarded to the appointed referees. The period for evaluation by the referees is two months. In case of negative report, the manuscripts are processed to other referees.


Manuscript preparation

Authors are requested  to prepare the manuscripts considering the following options:  double-space, 2.5-cm margins on all sides, Times New Roman font, and ca.  60 characters per line and 30 lines per page or about 1800 characters per page (standard page).  Use an English keyboard layout  and the Symbol Font  for Greek letters and mathematical symbols. All tables, figures, with their legends must be inserted within the text following their citation.

The length of manuscripts should be as follows: articles – max. 7 pages (not more than 13 standard pages including references, tables and figures)  and for short communications – max. 3 pages (not more than 7 standard pages).



The title page should include the title, authors and their affiliations, complete address of the author to whom correspondence should be sent and an Abstract.

Abstract – should not exceed 200 words and should give the subjects and con­clusions of the article and all results of general interest. References and com­pound numbers should not be mentioned in the Abstract. Maximum  five key­words should follow the Abstract.

Aims – should include brief and clear remarks outlining the specific purpose of the work.

Background – a short summary of the background material including num­bered ref­erences.

Experimental – should be sufficiently detailed (but concise) to guarantee re­pro­ducibil­ity.

Results and Discussion – should indicate the logic used for the in­ter­pre­tation of data without lengthy speculations. Authors submitting material on purely theo­retical prob­lems or on a new experimental technique might unite the sections Ex­peri­men­tal, Results and Discussion into one section under the heading Dis­cussion.

Conclusions – short summary of the main achievements of the research.

References – should be typed on a separate sheet and numbered in the order of their first mention in the text. They should be indicated by superscript Arabic numerical in the text. Abbre­viations of journal titles should follow the style used in Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index, 1970 edition and supplements. 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, 1 (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.

Tables – each bearing a brief title should be num­bered in Arabic numerals and placed in order of their mention  in the text.

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. 

Chemical Structures should be produced with the use of a drawing program such as ChemDraw or ChemWindows.

Particular attention is drawn to the use of SI system of units, and IUPAC recommendations regarding symbols, units, and termonilogy.

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.

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be sent to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Fokion Vosniakos

Balkan Environmental Association (B.EN.A.)

Alexander Technological Educational Institution, P.O. Box 141, 57 400-Sindos, Thessaloniki, Greece




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.