Guide for Authors

Introduction

The Analytical Methods in Environmental Chemistry is a peer-reviewed journal in all aspects and phases of analytical chemistry, analytical methods in environmental chemistry, environmental health, and chemical analysis. This Journal publishes new techniques in analytical chemistry, and environmental chemistry, and analytical methods in environmental health and occupational health. This includes fundamental aspects, instrumentation, new developments, methods and applications including environmental and bio-analysis in humans. Analytical Methods in Environmental Chemistry as an open access journal, focused on publishing the latest and most comprehensive developments and techniques in the field of analytical chemistry, analytical method in environmental health, environmental analytical chemistry (soil, waters, wastewaters, and air), analytical chemistry in foods and agricultural, analysis of air pollutants, analytical methods in environmental samples based on nanochemistry and nanotechnology. In addition, this journal invites researchers for submitting of manuscript in special issue with novel and new analytical method in occupational health, trace metals in humans biological samples (hair, nail, tissue, blood, and urine), and biomedical analysis. Traditional classical methods such as : spectrophotometry, atomic absorption spectrometry, and gas chromatography will be considered and, provided. In addition, they show significant improvements and novelty compared to the established methods. Furthermore, Analytical Methods in Environmental Chemistry published methods in field of micro/nanochemistry which can be developed based on nanomaterials and nano-sorbents for extraction/separation and preconcentration toxic metals and VOCs from waters, soil, vegetables, and foods.

Types of Paper

 The Journal publishes original research papers and reviews. Authors of reviews should check with the Editor prior to submission to ensure that the topic is appropriate for the Journal. Please write your text in good English (American or British).

Submission checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Ensure that the following items are present:

 The corresponding author with contact details:

• E-mail address

• Full postal addresses which have been placed in files have been uploaded.

 Manuscript

• Keywords

• All figures (include relevant captions)

• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)

• Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided • Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable) Supplemental files (where applicable) Further considerations

 • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'

 • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text

 • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material

 • A competing interest’s statement is provided

 • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed

 • Referee suggestions and contact details provided

Manuscript Formatting

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Template

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Ethics in publishing

Please see our information pages on Ethical guidelinesfor journal publication.

Declaration of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work.

Submission declaration and verification

Your submission implies that the work described has not been published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscript publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or Persian language.

Changes to authorship

Authors must consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from of the corresponding author:

(a) The reason for the change in author list and

(b) Written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement (Change Authorship form).

Note: Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted.

Copyright & Author rights

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Manuscript Submission

Online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files.

The system converts your article files to a single PDF file used in the peer-review process. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.

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Peer review

This journal operates a double-blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of three independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.

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Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Abstract

The abstract is written in separated page with title and keywords

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. .

Results

Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. The combined Results and Discussion section is/are often appropriate.

Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section.

Supplementary material

Supplementary material, such as : applications, images, and sound clips can be published with your article to enhance it.

Acknowledgments

This should explore in the end of manuscript before references.

References

All of references in text must be written in this part based on journal format.

 

Essential title page information

Title.Concise and informative and avoid abbreviations

Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the

e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given, and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

 

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided.  Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should. be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The word counts not more than 200 words.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (and; of). Be sparing with abbreviations (;) only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.

Abbreviations

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments must be mention in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

Also, List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance to funder's requirements:

Funding: This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy].

Footnotes

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors can build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used.

Artwork

Electronic artwork and formats as follows:

A detailed guide on electronic artwork is available. If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format.

EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts. TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), 300-600 dpi.

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF), or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. The structure or rule of the Artwork of AMECJ is the same as Elsevier's, but preparing color reproduction in print is completely free.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Tables

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.

 

References

Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. A DOI can be used to cite and link to electronic articles where an article is in-press and full citation details are not yet known, but the article is available online.

Reference formatting

There are strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. The author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. The reference style will be applied to the accepted article by AMECJ at the proof stage. Note that missing data will be highlighted at proof stage for the author to correct.

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ....'

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

[1] J.M. Jimenez, S. Cardenas, M. Valcárcel, Evaluation of single-walled carbon nanohorns as sorbent in dispersive micro solid-phase extraction, Anal. Chim. Acta, 714 (2012) 76-81.

Reference to a book:

[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.

Reference to a website:

[4] Cancer Research UK, Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/, March 13, 2003.

Supplementary material

Supplementary material such as : applications, images, and tables can be published with your article to enhance it. Submitted supplementary items are published exactly as they are received. Please submit your material together with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file.

Online proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. Web-based proofing provides a faster and less error-prone process by allowing you to directly type your corrections, eliminating the potential introduction of errors. If preferred, you can still choose to annotate and upload your edits on the PDF version. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors, including alternative methods to the online version and PDF. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables and

figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

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