Journal of Earth Environment started in August, 2010, The journal is open for submission of regular research letters and review articles. Journal of Earth Environment is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary research journal and publishes bimonthly. The journal focuses on all aspects of earth environment science, ranging from basic aspects of history, process and dynamic within earth system science to practical applications of environmental adaption and suggestions to policy makers. Journal of Earth Environment is an open-access journal, making all research results freely available online.
Journal of Earth Environment publishes articles and research papers that focus on, but are not limited to, the following fields:
Editorial Office Contact Details
Editorial Dept. of Journal of Earth Environment
Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
97 Yanxiang Road, Yanta District, Xi’an 710061
An Zhi-sheng, The State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Science
Ding Zhong-li, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science
Tang Xiao-yan, Department of Environmental Sciences of Peking University
Zhou Wei-jian, The State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Science
Authors should include answers to the following questions (max. 50 words per question) in a cover letter, to help the Editors decide whether to send the manuscript for peer review:
1. What hypotheses or questions does this work address?
2. How does this work advance our current understanding of earth environment?
3. Why is this work important and timely?
Manuscripts may be submitted in the following file formats: Microsoft Word (NOT a PDF).
All pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with 1 for the title page and including those containing acknowledgements, references, tables and figure legends. Manuscripts must be page size letter (210*297mm) with margins of at least 2.5cm. Lines must be double-spaced and text must be in Times New Roman font, 12 point. English spelling should conform to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English. Both American and British English are acceptable, but must be consistent.
The text should be typesetted in one column, divided into sections, each with a separate heading and numbered consecutively using following format.
1. Primary heading
1.1 Secondary heading
1.1.1 Tertiary heading
22.214.171.124 Quaternary heading
Primary Research Articles should be arranged as follows,
1. Title page
1) Title: this should be concise and informative
2) Running title: no more than 45 characters, including spaces
3) List of authors
4) Institute or laboratory of origin: Where authors have different addresses, use numbered superscripts to refer to each address provided
5) Corresponding author: include their email ， telephone, fax and details
6) Keywords: 5-10 key words or short phrases to enable retrieval and indexing by searching techniques
This should provide a concise statement of the motivation for the work done, the scope of the work and the principal findings. The abstract should be less than 300 words for Primary Research Articles and Reviews, and 150 words for Technical Advances and Opinion.
This should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential back ground, but should not include either the findings or the conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed.
4. Materials and methods
This should allow replication of all experiments described and demonstrate the validity of those experiments for the research being conducted.
This should not include material appropriate to the Discussion section.
This should highlight the significance of the results and place them in the context of other work. It should not introduce new material, be over-speculative, reiterate the results, or exceed 20% of the total length. The Results and Discussion sections may be combined for Technical Advances papers (maximum 4000 words).
Keep this section as brief as possible by acknowledging only direct assistance in your research and writing. Financial support for the work done should be the footnotes in the title page.
References should be arranged alphabetically without numbering. Citations to standard references in text should consist of the name of the author and the year of publication—for example, Wang (2000) or (Wang, 1990). If there are two authors, state the surname of the two authors and the year—for example, Boville and Hurrell (1998) or (Boville and Hurrell, 1998). If there are three or more authors, state the first author’s surname, followed by "et al." and the year of publication—for example, Wang et al. (1990) or (Wang et al, 1990). When there are two or more papers by the same author or authors in the same year, distinguishing letters (a, b, c, etc.) should be added to the year in both the citation in text and the reference listing, for example, Wang (1990a). For multiple citations by one author, separate years by commas, for example, Wang (1989, 1990) or (Wang, 1989, 1990). Separate multiple citations by different authors within the same parentheses by semicolons, for example,(Wang, 1990; Li, 1991) or (Wang, 1989, 1990; Li, 1991).
References should be given alphabetically without numbering at the end of the paper. References must be complete and properly formatted and only literature cited in the text can be listed.
1) For typical journal citations it follows the form:
Author’s surname initials. Publication year. Article title [J]. Journal name, volume (issue): page range.
An Z S, Kutzbach J E, Prell W L, et al. 2001. Evolution of Asian monsoons and phased uplift of the Himalaya-Tibetan plateau since Late Miocene times [J]. Nature, 411: 62-66.
2) For a book it follows the form:
Authors’ surname initials. Publication year. Book Title [M]. Edition (if not the first). Place of Publish: Publisher, page range.
Pedlosky J. 1987. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics [M]. 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 120-125.
3) For a chapter in a book it follows the form:
Author(s). Publication year. chapter title [M] // Editor(s). Book Title. Place of Publish: Publisher, page range.
Zhang R H, Chao J P. 1993. Mechanisms of interannual variations in a simple air-sea coupled model in the tropics [M] // Ye D Z, et al. Climate Variability. Beijing: China Meteorological Press, 236-244.
Each table should be numbered and accompanied by a title and explanatory caption at the top. Each table must be referred to in the text. Tables must be in editable Word or Excel format (NOT embedded in picture format). Data must not be presented in both tabular and graphical form.
All figures should be uploaded as separate files. Each figure must be supplied with a self-explanatory caption and all captions should be listed together. Graphics/figures of accepted formats include AI, layered PSD, postscript, Vector EPS, PowerPoint, Word and CorelDraw. Pdf format of the graphic is also acceptable if the embedded images are not reduced in quality. Figures created using Microsoft Excel can be exported at high resolution.
11. Formatting mathematical formulas, symbols, units
Fraction and other complicated equation structures should better not be mixed together with text. Instead, complicated expressions can be centered on their own line by using the equation number in parentheses set flush right consecutively to facilitate their citation in the text. Different typefaces should be set for different kinds of variables. Subscripts and superscripts should be set off clearly. Each author should make a clear distinction between the letter o and the zero symbols, also between the number 1 and the letter l.
Units should be SI with the exception of a few approved non-SI units of wide meteorological or oceanographic usage. Units should be set in roman font using exponents rather than the solidus (/) and with a one-letter space between each unit in a compound set(e.g., m·s-1 rather than m/s or ms-1).
Dates (except radiocarbon dates) should be expressed using the abbreviation "ka" and "Ma" for thousands or millions of years before present. "BP" as an abbreviation for "before present" should only be used in reporting radiocarbon dates, for which "present" refers precisely to AD 1950. Dates younger than 1000 years should be given in full. Historical dates should be expressed as years BC or AD (e.g., AD 1850; 2030 BC). Note that periods are not used in any of these abbreviations. Intervals of time should also be expressed with the abbreviations "yr", "ka", or "Ma". In accordance with the recommendation of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), other abbreviations (e.g., kyr, ky, Myr, etc.) should not be used.
Biological names. Scientific names of plants and animals must be italicized. Common names of species or plants and animals may be used only if they are accompanied by scientific names upon first usage.
Temperatures should be expressed in degrees Celsius (C) (e.g., 100°C).
Geographic locations. Latitude and longitude should be given in degrees and decimal minutes, with no spaces (e.g., 122°14.35′W).
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