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International Journal of
Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Published since 1974

CODEN: IJESDQ           ISSN: 0377-015X




Only original papers are 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), complete in all respects including figures, should be submitted to the Editor,
Prof. Brij Gopal,
School of Environmental Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi 110067, India.

Papers related to Animal Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology should be submitted preferably to

Dr A. Raman,
University of Sydney, PO Box 883, Orange, NSW 2800,

with one copy to Dr Brij Gopal.

The authors, if they so wish, may submit a copy to one of the Advisory Editors concerned with the subject area of their contribution.

IMPORTANT: Please note that in India, all authors (and coauthors) must be a Member of the National Institute of Ecology at the time of submission of the manuscripts.

Overseas authors are also encouraged to become members. 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.

All correspondence concerning the manuscripts must be sent by email to only



The manuscripts should be prepared only in English.  However, the authors are encouraged to add an Abstract in German, French and/or Spanish, if possible.

Manuscripts should be typewritten, only on letter or A-4 size paper, with double spacing 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: 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 E-Mail address wherever possible.

An Abstract should be placed before the Introduction. Summary is not required at the end of the paper.

The abstract should include sufficient information on the objectives, study area, methods, results and major conclusions.

Upto eight keywords, 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, subsections. 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 a short title. The basis for the nomenclature of taxa should be indicated in the Methods section.

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 a detailed caption and all captions should be typed together on a separate sheet. The line drawings should be drawn in India ink on white paper or good quality tracing cloth and should not be larger than A-4 size. If the drawings are necessarily larger, please submit only A-4 size photographic prints. All inscriptions should be done only by a lettering instrument, and should be large enough to stand sufficient reduction. In case, illustrations have been prepared with the help of a computer, only high quality laser prints should be submitted. Prints made by dot matrix printers are not acceptable.

Photographs should be sharp, well-contrasted, 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.

Only metric units (S.I. Units) should be used. Other units may be given in parentheses only if 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 (0); between the letter l, the number one and prime (N); between K and kappa.

References to literature should be given in the text by the author's name and year: e.g. Tansley (1935) when forming part of a sentence, or (Tansley 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 all 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.

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


Please see the Detailed Guidelines for information on electronic submission of the manuscripts.


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


Twenty-five reprints of each paper are provided free of charge to the corresponding author.

Additional copies may be purchased if ordered when the proofs are returned after correction. Gratis reprints are despatched by Registered
Sea Mail within about 4 weeks after the publication of the respective issue of the Journal.


There are NO page charges. However, the authors are required to pay part costs of reproduction of colour plates and may also be asked to pay partly for illustrations exceeding about 20% of the text.

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 will be asked to formally sign an agreement to transfer the copyright to the publisher.

Updated and Detailed Guidelines for the Preparation of Manuscripts are available as a PDF file. It requires Acrobat® Reader for viewing it.
Click here to view or download the detailed guidelines.


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