Aims and Scope
Journal of Water and Environmental Nanotechnology (JWENT) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal, aiming to publish state-of-the-art findings at the forefront of research and developments in nanotechnology. The journal will consider original research articles, case studies, critical reviews, and short communications in nanoengineering, applied nanoscience and nanosystems topics. We strongly encourage work that supports innovation, novelty, and collaboration within the nanotechnology community.
As its name suggests, Journal of Water and Environmental Nanotechnology covers all aspects of nanoscale science and technology that are applied in addressing water-related and environmental issues. JWENT’s broad scope enables authors to publish highly interdisciplinary research on a wide range of topics. Research areas include, but not limited to:
- Water desalination and wastewater treatment
- Nanomaterials synthesis or self-assembly
- Nanomaterials properties and characterization
- Energy at the nanoscale
- Biofuels, bioprocesses and bioproducts
For publication in JWENT, we are looking for articles which are scientifically rigorous, report original science, and add significantly to research already published.
The journal’s policy is to accelerate progress in science and technology and to promote the widest readership possible. Therefore, all articles published in JEWNT are free of all restrictions on access. The author also does not have any publication charges for open access. The Iranian Environmental Mutagen Society (IrEMS) will pay to make the article open access.
General Information about Manuscript Processing
All scientific contributions are assessed initially by the Editorial Board. Those manuscripts failing to reach the required priority rating, failing to comply with the Instructions to Authors or not fitting within the scope of the journal are not considered further and are returned to authors without detailed comments. It should be noted that rebuttals that challenge rejections based on priority and/or scope alone will rarely be successful, since such a decision is necessarily a matter of opinion.
Manuscripts meeting the requirements will be peer-reviewed on the criteria of originality and quality. If the decision following review is "reject subject to major revision", a revised version may be submitted, but if major issues with the revised version are still identified by the reviewers, it will then be rejected outright. On acceptance, papers may be subjected to editorial changes. Responsibility for the factual accuracy of a paper rests entirely with the author.
All instances of publishing misconduct, including, but not limited to, plagiarism, data fabrication, image/data manipulation to falsify/enhance results, manipulation of the reviewing process, etc., will result in rejection/retraction of the manuscript.
(i) Original Research Papers consist of experimental and theoretical work with new results describing completed studies and should comprise about 28 000 characters (including spaces). In addition, up to 8 figures or schemes, and 6 tables may be included.
(ii) Communications describing results that are brief, timely and/or of such importance that rapid release is warranted. These manuscripts should be in the range of 18 000 characters (including spaces) and 6 figures. Authors submitting communications should provide reasons why the work is urgent and requires rapid publication.
(iii) Review articles summarize information published on a certain topic and are not limited to own results. Rather than an assemblage of information with a complete literature survey, a comprehensive critical description and selection of the material are indispensable. These contributions should typically not exceed 45 000 characters (including spaces); up to 15 figures may be included.
Submission of Manuscript
It is recommended to submit your manuscript through Journal online submission www.jwent.net. You will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. The system automatically converts source files to a single PDF file of the article, which is used in the peer-review process.
All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail removing the need for a paper trail. You may contact to managing editor for any query via email.
Upon submission, File Management requires the following:
- Title page: This file should include your research paper title, the authors’ names, their affiliations and the address, phone and email of the corresponding author.
- Manuscript Main File (Without Authors Name): This file should include your whole research paper (including figures, tables, etc) except the names of the authors.To assure anonymity, please remove any information that might identify you or your institution(s). Use line numbering in this file.
- Figures: In addition to the figures embedding in the main file, you should also provide them in a separate MS-Word document. Make sure you include the figures captions in this file.
- Tables: In addition to the tables embedding in the main file, you should also provide them in a separate MS-Word document. Make sure you include the tables captions in this file.
- Research Highlights: are a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article. Research highlights are mandatory and should be submitted in a separate file in the online submission system. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).
Authors are required to suggest at least three potential referees through the submission stages. Please provide their institutional email addresses and a link to the website. Authors may also specify the names of those they wish to be excluded from the review process for a particular paper; in such cases, their wishes will usually be respected, unless, of course, in the opinion of the journal such a request unreasonably excludes all the expertise available to it in that scientific area.
JWENT ensures that the reviewers act independently and have no conflict of interest in the paper. In case of a complaint, editorial board, if it is deemed necessary and appropriate, may ask for additional reviews before making a recommendation. In all cases, the final decision rests with Editor-in-Chief. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject papers that are unsuitable for the journal or cannot adequately be assessed because of a poor standard of English.
The manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English. Indent new paragraphs. The manuscript should be presented in the following order. The recommended organization of an article is: (i) ABSTRACT, (ii) INTRODUCTION, (iii) MATERIALS AND METHODS (or EXPERIMENTAL), (iv) RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, (v) CONCLUSIONS, and (vi) REFERENCES. Headings should be upper case and in bold type. Sub-headings should be lower case and italics.
Manuscript should contain the article title, name(s) of author(s) and affiliation(s) and the name and complete mailing address (including telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address) of the person to whom correspondence should be sent. The title of the paper should be short, precise and written without any abbreviations. It should contain an abstract of 150-200 words, without any citation and footnotes. A list of four to six keywords, of which at least three of them should not appear in the title of the paper. Other footnotes, identified by superscript Arabic numerals, should be limited to dedications, an identification of the corresponding author and an author's present address.
Papers must be fully written in English. Please do not contain the secondary abstract in another language at the end of the manuscript.
Figures and tables should be embedded at the appropriate point within the text, rather than placed at the end of the manuscript.
Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2, etc.) and cited consecutively in the text. Tables must be created with the table-function of MS-Word and should be enclosed on separate sheets of paper at the end of the manuscript, bearing the same number as in the text. Units (SI) must be clearly indicated for each of the entries in the table. Footnotes to tables should be identified by superscript lower-case roman letters and placed at the bottom of the table.
Figures should be cited in the text by Arabic numerals (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.). High-quality of all figures are needed. A figure legend should be supplied. The quality of the figures must be such that they can be reproduced directly after reduction to 80 mm width and the numbers, letters, and symbols must be large enough to still be legible. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining the contents of the figure. The legend – as the figure itself – must be comprehensible without reference to the text. Particular care should be taken to ensure that figures reporting data are unambiguously labeled with regard to units and, in their legends, provide adequate information about the conditions under which the data were obtained.
In-line equations should be math-type as text. The use of graphics programs and 'equation editors' should be avoided. Use of Microsoft equation editor is recommended. Please avoid converting equations to images.
Units and Symbols
The use of SI units is mandatory. Generally accepted nomenclature and symbols as recommended by ASTM or IUPAC are preferred. In the interest of clarity, symbols should be defined in the text. If numerous symbols are involved, they should be listed and defined at the end of the text (before “References”)
Bibliographic references in the text appear like [1, 2 ...], using square brackets. References should be numbered consecutively in the text.
- Journal Articles: Ouyang, D., J. Bartholic and J. Selegean, 2005. Assessing Sediment Loading from Agricultural Croplands in the Great Lakes Basin. Journal of American Science, 1(2): 14-21.
- A Book: Durbin, R., S.R. Eddy, A. Krogh and G. Mitchison, 1999. Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Cambridge University Press.
- Conference Proceedings: Stock, A., 2004. Signal Transduction in Bacteria. In the Proceedings of the 2004 Markey Scholars Conference, pp: 80-89. References are often the cause of many proof corrections, and inaccuracies hamper inter-journal linking and Medline links in the online journal.
- Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations:http://woodward.library.ubc.ca/research-help/journal-abbreviations/.
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• Telephone and fax numbers
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
How to Prepare Your Revised Article
If you are asked to submit a revised version of your article, in addition to article files, we require a list of changes made and a point-by-point response (even if you disagree) to each referee comment before we consider the revision. We recommend that authors copy each referee comment into a separate document and add a response below each comment (and refer to the manuscript line numbers when referring to changes in the main text) to assist our staff and referees with checking revisions as quickly as possible. If the referee(s) and Editorial Board are not satisfied with the changes to your manuscript, it may still be rejected at this stage. Please make sure that you send your revised article to us and not simply the original version again. By observing these guidelines you will be assisting the referees, who give up their time to review manuscripts.
Upon submission, File Management requires the following:
- Response to Reviewers; in which you address reviewers’ comments point-by-point.
- Revised Manuscript; When revising your work, use the “Track Changes” tool in the Microsoft Word or highlight changes in order to let us know which parts you have edited.
Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail contains the copyright form and the proof. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors.
We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately - please upload all of your corrections and the signed copyright letter within 48 hours. 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.
Copyright and Permission
By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript.