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Instructions for Authors

Environmental Research & Technology offers complete coverage of environmental issues with original contributions such as Research Articles, Short Communicaitons, Review Papers, Book Reviews, Editorial Discussions, and Conference Papers.

The entire submission and review process for Environmental Research & Technology will be handled electronically. All papers should be submitted electronically through

General Guidelines:

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in a Word (.doc or .docx) format and should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; references; appendices (as appropriate).
  • Please provide full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of all authors on the cover page of the manuscript, and identify one author as the corresponding author. 
  • Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Papers should be structured, i.e. they must comprise:
  • Abstract: No more than 250 words briefly specifying the aims of the work, the main results obtained, and the conclusions drawn.
  • Keywords: 3–6 keywords (in alphabetical order) which will enable a subsequent information retrieval system to locate the paper.
  • Introduction: Describing the background of the work and its aims.
  • Materials and Methods: A brief description of the methods/techniques used (the principles of these methods should not be described if readers can be directed to easily accessible references or standard texts).
  • Results and Discussion: A clear presentation of experimental results obtained, highlighting any trends or points of interest.
  • Conclusions: A brief explanation of the significance and implications of the work reported.
  • Acknowledgements: Collate acknowledgements 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. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
  • References: These should be to accessible sources. Please ensure that all work cited in the text is included in the reference list, and that the dates and authors given in the text match those in the reference list. References must always be given in sufficient detail for the reader to locate the work cited (see Guide for Authors document for formats).

Please download the Template for Authors document and prepare your manuscript according to this file. Authors can also use this file as a template for their manuscript.

Publishing fee or changes: This journal assesses no submission fees, no publication fees (article processing charges), or page charges.

Advertisement PolicyEnvironmental Research & Technology and Technologies does not accept advertisements; the journal is sponsored by the Yıldız Technical University. Environmental Research & Technology has no direct marketing policy; the journal is sponsored by the Yıldız Technical University.

Terms of Submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal or any other publisher. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. 

Peer Review

Manuscripts submitted to Environmental Research & Technology will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two external, independent peer reviewers who are experts in their field in order to ensure an unbiased evaluation process. The editorial board will invite an external and independent editor to manage the evaluation process of manuscripts submitted by editors or by the editorial board members of the journal. The editor-in-chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all submissions.

Reviews are typically completed within one month of submission to the journal. Authors will be sent constructive reviewer comments intended to be useful. In general, the instructions, objections, and requests made by the reviewers should be followed. The revised manuscript should clearly and precisely indicate every step taken in accordance with the reviewers' notes. A list of responses and the corrections made to each comment should be provided.

Title and Authorship Information

The following information should be included

  • Paper title
  • Full author names
  • Full institutional mailing addresses


The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 200 words. An abstract showing the novelty and main findings of the study should be written in the abstract section. The number of keywords should be between 3-5.


Environmental Research & Technology aims to encourage and publish research studies about the challenges and opportunities associated with considerable numbers of understandings in the Environmental Engineering.

Results and Discussion

This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.

Articles include AcknowledgmentsData Avability Statement, Author's Contribution, Conflict of Interest, Ethics sections after the conclusion section.


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

Data Availability Statement

It is stated that the published publication includes all graphics and data collected or developed during the study.

Author’s Contributions

All authors' contributions to the article are indicated.

Conflict of Interest

Authors must declare that they have no potential conflicts of interest regarding the research, authorship and/or publication of this article.


It should be noted that there was no ethical issues in publishing the article.


Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Smith [9]”; “as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]”). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.

References style;

Journal Article

E. Hong, A. M. Yeneneh, T. K. Sen, H. M. Ang, and A. Kayaalp, “ANFIS based Modelling of dewatering performance and polymer dose optimization in a wastewater treatment plant,” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Vol. 6(2), pp. 1957–1968, 2018.


L. M. Jackson, "The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.)," American Psychological Association, 2019.

R. .M. Sapolsky, "Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst," Penguin Books, 2017.

Edited Book

E. Hygum, and P.M. Pedersen, (Eds.).  "Early childhood education: Values and practices in Denmark," Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2010.

Chapter in an edited book

L. Aron, M. Botella, and T. Lubart,  "Culinary arts: Talent and their development.," In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, and F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent. American Psychological Association. pp. 345–359, 2019. 

Report with Individual Authors References

This page contains reference examples for reports with individual authors.

P. Baral, M. Larsen, and M. Archer, (2019). "Does money grow on trees? Restoration financing in Southeast Asia. Atlantic Council,"

Report by a Government Agency References

This page contains a reference example for a report by a government agency.

National Cancer Institute. (2019). Taking time: Support for people with cancer (NIH Publication No. 18-2059). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

Conference Paper in Print

S. Jang, (2019, August 8–11). Deconstructing the opposition of natural/arbitrary in Coleridge’s theory of language [Paper presentation]. NASSR 2019: Romantic Elements, Chicago, IL, United States.

Conference Proceedings

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Conference paper title. In Editor First Initial. Editor Surname (Ed.), Proceedings Book Title (pp. page range of paper). Place of Publication: Publisher. Armstrong, D. B., Fogarty, G. J., & Dingsdag, D. (2007). Scales measuring characteristics of small business information systems. In W-G. Tan (Ed.), Proceedings of Research, Relevance and Rigour: Coming of age: 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 163-171). Toowoomba, Australia: University of Southern Queensland.


A. A. Author, (date). "Title of doctoral dissertation or master's thesis (Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis)." Available from Name of database. (Accession or Order No.)

J. C. Pflieger,  (2009). "Adolescents' parent and peer relations and romantic outcomes in young adulthood (Doctoral dissertation)." Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database. (UMI No. 3371229)

Preparation of Figures

Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the PDF file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.

Preparation of Tables

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should not be used.


Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 2-3 days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.

Authorship Criteria

 All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article.

Authorship credit should be based only on; (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and (3) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions 1, 2, and 3 must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship. All others who contributed to the work who are not listed as authors should be named in the acknowledgments, and their contribution should be described. Authorship of multicenter trials is attributed to a group. All members of the group who are named as authors should fully meet the above criteria for authorship. Group members who do not meet these criteria should be listed, with their permission, in the acknowledgments. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

All statements and opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in Environmental Research & Technology reflect the views of the author(s). All liability for the advertisements rests with the appropriate organization(s). The Editor-in-Chief, and Kare Publishing do not accept any responsibility for claims made in articles or advertisements.

Copyright Statement

The authors transfer all copyright to the manuscript to the Environmental Research & Technology according to the framework of national and international regulations at the start of the evaluation process. A Copyright Transfer Form signed by the corresponding author must be submitted to the journal with the manuscript. A separate form should be submitted for each manuscript. Manuscripts submitted without a Copyright Transfer Form will not be accepted. After acceptance of the manuscript, all of the authors must complete and sign a Copyright Transfer Form. The authors must affirm that they will not submit the work to another journal, publish it in the original or another language, or allow a third party to use the manuscript without the written permission of the Environmental Research & Technology. In the event that the manuscript is rejected, all copyrights transfer back to the authors. Manuscripts that are declined will not be returned, with the exception of artwork.

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License. When distributing or re-publishing the Work, the Author agrees to credit the Journal as the place of first publication.

All content is the authors’ responsibility. All financial liability and legal responsibility associated with the copyright of submitted tables, figures, and other visual materials protected by national and international laws rest with the authors. The authors take responsibility for any legal proceedings issued against the journal.

To clarify scientific contributions and responsibilities and any conflict of interest issues relevant to the manuscript, all parts of the Authors' Contribution Form must be completed by the corresponding author. Authors' Contribution Form should be included with the manuscript at the time of original submission.

Author names will be published as they are listed on the Copyright Transfer Form. Requests for changes in affiliation or the order of names at a later date cannot be granted to protect all parties involved.