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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

SCOPE

The journal will publishoriginal research and review papers in all fields of Human ecology, Environmental Sciences all aspects of pollutions,conservation of environment, management of environment, rural and urban environment, social environment, population and environment, environmental economics, and various environmental issues),pure and applied Ecology (Plant, Animal and Atmospheric Sciences (Climatology, Meteorology, Micrometeorology, Agricultural Meteorology, and Boundary Layer Climate), Greenhouse Gas Exchanges, Global Warming Issues, and conservation and managementof Natural Resources, Biodiversity, and issues related to Sustainable Development. Both theoretical and experimental studies will be included. Case histories of environmental problems of different countries/regions and reports of recent meetings and conferences will also be published. Papers presented at international symposia or conferences on subjects of interest to the Journal will be accepted at the request of organizers, for publication in special volumes/issues. The Journal will also publish Book REVIEWS and will notify the forthcoming meetings. The Journal will be published twice in a year (June and December), and will be upload to http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JESNR.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Only original papers will be considered for publication. The authors may be asked to declare that the manuscript has not been submitted to another journal for consideration at the same time.

Three copies of manuscripts (one original and two photocopies and an electronic copy through email or CD), complete in all respects including figures, should be submitted to the Executive Editor, Dr. Md. Abdul Baten, Professor, and Managing Editor, Dr. M. A. Farukh, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh.

Please note that all national authors (and coauthors) are requested tobe Members of the Society for Conservation of Environment and Natural Resources (SCENR) at the time of submission of the manuscripts. Overseas authors are also encouraged to subscribe to the Journal. Details of membership and subscription can be obtained from the Managing Editor.

The authors must ensure that the manuscripts have been prepared strictly according to the format of the Journal in all respects, failing which the manuscripts may not be processed.

Preparation of Manuscripts

The manuscripts should be prepared only in English. Manuscripts should be typewritten, only on letter or A-4 size paper, with double spacing having font size 12 of Times New Roman and minimum 2.5 cm margin on all the four sides. They should be carefully checked for the typographical errors, especially the numerals and diacritical marks in words from different languages.

The title page should comprise a full title of the paper, initials and surname of author(s), name of the laboratory where the work was carried out, and the address to which all correspondence concerning the manuscript should be made. Please add Telephone and Fax numbers as well as Email address of the corresponding author.

An Abstract should be placed before the Introduction. No summary is required at the end of the paper. The abstract should include sufficient information on the objectives, study area, methods, results and major conclusions within 150-200 words. Up to five keywords arranged with alphabetical order not repeated from the title of the paper, should be placed after the abstract. All acknowledgements should be put at the end before References. The main text of the paper should start from a new page. It should be reasonably subdivided into sections and if necessary, subsection. No part of the manuscript should be underlined except for Latin names of organisms (genera and species). No word or phrase should be abbreviated. However, if abbreviations are absolutely necessary, they should be placed in parentheses after the words/phrases when they appear first in the text. The tables should be typed on separate sheets and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Each table should be provided with a short title. The basis for the nomenclature of taxa should be indicated in themethods section.

Only metric units (S.I. Units) should be used. Other units may be given in parentheses only if they are absolutely necessary, Abbreviations of units are same for the singular and plural, and are never followed by a period. Mathematical symbols may be either handwritten or typewritten. Greek letters and unusual symbols should be identified separately in the margin. Distinction should be made between confusing letters like letter O and zero (o); between the letter l, the number one and prime; between K and kappa.

Figures should be submitted separately along with MS Excel file or .eps or .jpeg format with no border. All diagrams, graphs and photographs should be referred to in the text as figure, and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. All the figures should be provided with a detailed caption and all captions should be typed together on a separate sheet. In case, illustrations have been prepared with the help of a computer. Photographs should be sharp, wellcontrasted, glossy prints trimmed at right angles. The amount of lettering on a drawing should be reduced as far as possible by transferring it to the captions. Figures should not be folded in any case. The drawings and photographs should be identified on back by author’s name and figure number. The orientation should be indicated.

References (11 font size) to literature should be given in the text by the author’s name and year: e.g. ‘Tensely (1935)’when forming part of a sentence or ‘(Tensely, 1935)’ when forming an addition to a sentence. If a paper has three or more authors, then it should be referred to by the surname of the first author and expression et al.

References at the end of the paper should list in alphabetical order under the first author’s name all works referred to in the text. These should include the names of authors/editors full title of the paper, unabbreviated title of the journals, and the name and place of the publisher, and total number of pages in case of books, collective volumes and Proceedings. Some examples are listed below:

Tensely, A.G. 1953.The use and abuse of vegetation concepts and terms.Ecology, 16: 284-307.

Harper, J. L.; Williams, J.T. and Sager, G.R. 1965.The behavior of seed in soil.Journal of Ecology, 51:273-275.

Mitsch, W.J. and Gooselike, J.G. 1986.Wetlands. Van No strand Reinhold, New York.539pages.

Aberg, B. and Hungate, F.P. (Editors). 1967. Radio ecological Concentration Processes. Pergamon Press, Oxford. 1040 pages.

Simpson, G.G.1969. The first three billion years of community evolution. Pages 162-177, In: Woodwell, G.M. and Smith, H.H. (Editors).Diversity and Stability in Ecological Systems.Brookhaven Symposia in Biology 22.Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Please note that it is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission to quote copyrighted material which has appeared in another publication.

PRINTING COST:Upon acceptance please pay Taka 2500/- for each article. [Tk. 500/- Reviewer’scharge + Tk. 200/- Web hosting fee + Tk. 1800/- Printing cost]. Money may be deposited at: SOCIETY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES, SB/AC No. 19180, Pubali Bank Limited, Agricultural University Branch, Mymensingh 2202). Please note that, Tk. 500/- (Reviewer’s charge) must be paid along with the first submission of manuscript.If the manuscript is accepted, the rest (2000/- Tk.) will be charged for printing up to 4 pages. Accepted manuscript more than 4 pages will be charged additionally@ Tk. 500/page.

SUBMISSION OF ELECTRONICALLY PREPARED MANUSCRIPTS

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts prepared on IBM-compatible computers with operating system MS DOS (version 3.3 or higher) and word processing with MS-Word (5.0 or higher). The CD must be clearly labeled with the name of the author(s), title of the paper, DOS version, and file format (word processing software used). At least one hard copy of the manuscript and the original figures must be submitted with the CD. If the windows versions of word processing packages or various graphic and statistical packages are used, please contact the Managing Editor from whom further details can be obtained.

PROOFS

Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. The corrected proofs should be returned to the Executive Editor without delay. Alterations in the proofs, other than those necessitated by the printer’s errors, should be kept to the minimum.

REPRINTS

Ten reprints of each paper will be provided free of charge. Additional copies may be purchased if ordered when the proofs are returned after correction. Gratis reprints are dispatched by RegisteredSea Mail/ Surface Mail within about 4 weeks after the publication of the respective issue of the Journal.

MISCELLANEOUS

There are no page charges. However, the authors may be required to pay part costs of reproduction of illustrations exceeding about 20% of the text and of colourplates. No manuscript or figure will be returned following publication unless a request for return is made when the manuscript is originally submitted. The copyright in published papers is vested with the publisher. The authors of accepted contributions may be asked to formally sign an agreement to transfer the copyright to the publisher.

Privacy Statement

Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) is a member of the Ubiquity Partner Network coordinated by Ubiquity Press. According to the EU definitions, BanglaJOL is the data controller, and Ubiquity Press are the service providers and data processors. Ubiquity Press provide the technical platform and some publishing services to BanglaJOL and operate under the principle of data minimisation where only the minimal amount of personal data that is required to carry out a task is obtained.

More information on the type of data that is required can be found in Ubiquity Press’ privacy policy below.

Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

We take seriously our duty to process your personal data in a fair and transparent way. We collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy. This document is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the press portal, affiliated journals, book, conference and repository websites (the “Websites”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

What type of personal data do we handle?

There are four main categories of personal data stored by our journal platform, our press platform, and our book management system; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests
  • Twitter profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • ImpactStory profile
  • profile picture

The data subjects have complete control of this data through their profile, and can request for it to be removed by contacting info@ubiquitypress.com

What do we do to keep that data secure?

We regularly backup our databases, and we use reliable cloud service providers (Amazon, Google Cloud, Linode) to ensure they are kept securely. Backups are regularly rotated and the old data is permanently deleted. We have a clear internal data handling policy, restricting access to the data and backups to key employees only. In case of a data breach, we will report the breach to the affected users, and to the press/journal contacts within 72 hours.

How do we use the data?

Personal information is only used to deliver the services provided by the publisher. Personal data is not shared externally except for author names, affiliations, emails, and links to ORCiD and social media accounts (if provided) in published articles and books which are displayed as part of the article/book and shared externally to indexes and databases. If a journal operates under open peer review then the reviewer details are published alongside the reviewer details.

How we collect and use your data:

1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
  • When you comment on an article or book using Disqus, we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the DISQUS privacy policy can be found on their website.
  • When you annotate an article or book, this is done via a 3rd party plugin to the website called Hypothes.is. In using this plugin we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the Hypothes.is privacy policy can be found on their website.

1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

1.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • Please contact info@ubiquitypress.com to request a copy of your data, or for your data to be removed/anonymised.

2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
  • Any articles published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in various formats (e.g. PDF, XML).
  • Ubiquity Press books and articles are typeset by SiliconChips and Diacritech.This process involves them receiving the book and book associated metadata and contacting the authors to finalise the layout. Ubiquity Press work with these suppliers to ensure that personal data is only used for the purposes of typesetting and proofing.
  • For physical purchases of books on the platform Ubiquity Press use print on demand services via Lightning Source who are responsible for printing and distribution via retailers. (For example; Amazon, Book Repository, Waterstones). Lightning Source’s privacy policy and details on data handling can be found on their website.

2.4 why we store the data

  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to completely delete your account, please contact us at support@ubiquitypress.com and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact info@ubiquitypress.com

3. When registering as a reviewer

3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

3.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

4. When being registered as a co-author

4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact info@ubiquitypress.com
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact info@ubiquitypress.com

5. When signing-up to receive newsletters

5.1 what data we collect

  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We use mailchimp to provide our mailing list services. Their privacy policy can be found here

5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

Notification about change of ownership or of control of data

We may choose to buy or sell assets. In the case that control of data changes to or from Ubiquity Press and a third party, or in the case of change of ownership of Ubiquity Press or of part of the business where the control of personal data is transferred, we will do our best to inform all affected users and present the options.

(Updated: 18 May 2018)