Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution

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21, 6 issues

Latest issue

21:3 online 04 June 2024

Next issue

21:4 scheduled for August 2024

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From volume 1, 2004

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Aims & Scope

Asia, as a whole region, faces severe stress on water availability, primarily due to high population density. Many regions of the continent face severe problems of water pollution on local as well as regional scale and these have to be tackled with a pan-Asian approach. However, the available literature on the subject is generally based on research done in Europe and North America. Therefore, there is an urgent and strong need for an Asian journal with its focus on the region and wherein the region specific problems are addressed in an intelligent manner.

In Asia, besides water, there are several other issues related to environment, such as; global warming and its impact; intense land/use and shifting pattern of agriculture; issues related to fertilizer applications and pesticide residues in soil and water; and solid and liquid waste management particularly in industrial and urban areas. Asia is also a region with intense mining activities whereby serious environmental problems related to land/use, loss of top soil, water pollution and acid mine drainage are faced by various communities.

Essentially, Asians are confronted with environmental problems on many fronts. Many pressing issues in the region interlink various aspects of environmental problems faced by population in this densely habited region in the world. Pollution is one such serious issue for many countries since there are many transnational water bodies that spread the pollutants across the entire region. Water, environment and pollution together constitute a three axial problem that all concerned people in the region would like to focus on.

Editorial Board


Prof. V. Subramanian
Jawalharlal Nehru University, Environmental Science

Editorial Board

Prof. D. Datt
Khulna University, Khulna

Prof. R.V. Grieken
University of Antwerp, Antwerp

Dr. L. Gupta
Institute for Marine Exploration and Engineering, JAMSTEC, Yokosuka

Prof. M. Haigh
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
United Kingdom

Prof. V. Ittekkot
Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen

Prof. J. Krecek
Czech Technical University, Prague
Czech Republic

Prof. R. Ramesh
National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Zone Management, Anna University, Chennai

Prof. J. Zhang
East China Normal University, Shangai

Author Guidelines

The Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution is published by Capital Publishing in partnership with IOS Press. Authors submit their article to Capital Publishing directly.

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically to the journal office:

Required files
The following electronic files are required:
- a word processor file of the text, such as MS Word, WordPerfect, LateX (If using LaTeX, please use the standard article.sty as a style file and also send a pdf version of the LaTeX file)
- separate files of all figures (if any); see "Preparation of manuscripts" for the required file formats.

Color figures
It is possible to have figures printed in color, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. See Preparation of Manuscripts for the required file formats.

Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to consult a professional English language editing service or a native English speaker prior to submission.

Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
Title page
Body of text (divided by subheadings)
Figure captions
Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.

SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.

Title page
The title page should provide the following information:
Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
Full affiliation(s)
Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services

Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.

Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should not be included in the text.

Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.

Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.

Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.

Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.

For citations in the text, international standards must be followed at all points of references i.e. names(s) of author(s), year of publication, title, publisher, volume no. and must be checked thoroughly. For example:

(a) Madhavan, N. and V. Subramanian (2001). Fluoride concentration in river waters in South Asia. Current Science, 80:1312-1319.
(b) Silva, E.I.L. (1999). Status of water quality in Sri Lanka. In: Recent trends in Environmental Biogeochemistry. V. Ittekot and V. Subramanian (eds.), SCOPE publicaction, Hamburg University, Hamnburg, Germany, 240 p.

References to unpublished work should be avoided.

Quoting from other publications
An author, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing figures or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that he is not infringing a copyright. Although in general an author may quote from other published works, he should obtain permission from the holder of the copyright if he wishes to make substantial extracts or to reproduce tables, plates or other figures. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained. Submission of a paper will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.


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