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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.

Author Guidelines

Please read and follow these recommendations carefully, the Editor-in-chief has the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these recommendations.

Preparation of manuscript

Authors are encouraged to use journal template when preparing their manuscript. This will speed up the publication process.

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1. Introduction 

Describing the background of the work and its aims

 2. 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).

2.1. Selecting a Template (Sub-Heading 2.1)

 3. Results and discussion

A clear presentation of experimental results obtained, highlighting any trends or points of interest.

Figures should be embedded in the paper, as well as being supplied as a gif, jpeg, tif file at the end of the paper.They should be a minimum of 300dpi for readability.

Figure 1. Figure 1 caption. <Figures: 8 pt Times New Roman Unicode: N.B. Supply individual, colour (if appropriate), high-quality - 600dpi (at least 10cm wide)>

Tables should be included in an editable format and not as images.Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules.

Citations in text:

  • Use surname of author and year of publication: Jones (2002) or (Jones 2002).
  • Insert initials only if there are two different authors with the same surname and same year of publication.
  • Two or more years in parentheses following an author's name are cited in ascending order of year, and two or more references published in the same year by the same author are differentiated by letters a, b, c, etc. For example: Brown (1999, 2002, 2003a, b).
  • Different references cited together should be in date order, for example: (Smith 1959; Thomson & Jones 2008; Green 2015).
  • If a paper has been accepted for publication but has not been published the term "(in press)" should be used instead of a date.
  • If a paper has been submitted but not definitely accepted the term "(submitted)" should be used. If the paper is still being prepared the term "(in preparation)" should be used.
  • The abbreviation "et al." should be used in the text when there are more than two co-authors of a cited paper.


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4. Conclusion

A brief explanation of the significance and implications of the work reported.


Acknowledgements <10 pt Times New Roman. Remember to include acknowledgement to those who have contributed to the work and relevant funding agencies>


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 below for formats). Note that your paper is at risk of rejection if there are too few (<10) or too many (>25) references, or if a disproportionate share of the references cited are your own. Please make sure to cite all references in the paper

The reference should be arranged according to the alphabetical order by the lead author’s last name. Please make sure to include all authors of references.

Examples of Journal References

Andrews, J.F. (1993) Modeling and simulation of wastewater treatment processes. Wat. Sci. Tech.28 (11/12), 141–150.

Casey, T.G., Ekama, G.A., Wentzel, M.C. and Marais, G.v.R. (1993) An hypothesis for the causes and control of low F/M filamentous organism bulking in nitrogen (N) and nutrient (N & P) removal activated sludge systems. In Proc. of the IAWQ First Int. Conf. on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Processes, Paris, 27–28 September.

Dold, P.L., Ekama, G.A. and Marais, G.v.R. (1980) A general model for the activated sludge process. Prog. Wat. Tech.12, 47–77.

Examples of Book References

Bell J. 2002 Treatment of Dye Wastewaters in the Anaerobic Baffled Reactor and Characterisation of the Associated Microbial Populations. PhD thesis, Pollution Research Group, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Henze M., Harremoës P., LaCour Jansen J. & Arvin E. 1995 Wastewater Treatment: Biological and Chemical Processes. Springer, Heidelberg.

McInerney M. J. 1999 Anaerobic metabolism and its regulation. In: Biotechnology, J. Winter (ed.), 2nd edn, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, pp. 455-478.

Sobsey M. D. &Pfaender F. K. 2002 Evaluation of the H2S method for Detection of Fecal Contamination of Drinking Water, Report WHO/SDE/WSH/02.08, Water Sanitation and Health Programme, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater 1998 20th edn, American Public Health Association/American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation, Washington DC, USA.

Example of an Online Reference

Alcock S. J. & Branston L. 2000 SENSPOL: Sensors for Monitoring Water Pollution from Contaminated Land, Landfills and Sediment. (accessed 22 July 2005)

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