International Journal of Environmental Health Science
Chairman: Mohammad Reza Khani, Ph.D
Editor-in-Chief: Mostafa Khademi, Ph.D
Executive Manager: Rooholah Mahmoudkhani

 Editorial Board:
 Fakhrul-razi b.Ahamdun, Ph.D
 Mohammad Reza Khani, Ph.D
 Ashrafolsadat Mesbah, Ph.D
 Hasfalina bt Che Man, Ph.D
 Nematolah Jafarzadeh Haghighi, Ph.D
 Mostafa Khademi, Ph.D
 Nor Rasidah Hashim, Ph.D
 Kamyar Yaghmaian, Ph.D
 Amir Hesam Hassani, Ph.D
 Mohammad Reza masoudinezhad, Ph.D
 Mohammad Manshouri, Ph.D

Instruction to authors

Aims and scope
The journal of EHS which is published quarterly, is a seasonal magazine by school of Public Health, Tehran Medical Branch, Islamic Azad University and keep reader up to date on current issues, new research, useful products and services. The journal covers the complete spectrum of EHS topics in field of:
- Air quality
- Drinking water
- Food safety and protection
- Solid waste disposal including bioenergy
- Hazardous material/ toxic substances management
- Dangerous goods
- Institutional environmental health
- Terrorism and all-hazards preparedness
- Vector control
- Wastewater planning, modeling, pollution, engineering, management
- Water pollution control/ water quality
- Health and sanitary of housing
- Environmental health emergency response planning
- Health, safety and environment (HSE)
- Radiation protection
- Noise pollution.
The foremost mission of the JEHS is to provide its readers with the latest research and advancements in EHS. It serves as a widely respected educational resource and a mean of elevating the discussion on a range of EHS issues. The editors of JEHS invite environmental health professionals educators and researcher as well as other individuals of entities, to submit manuscripts for possible publication. Original technical papers, review articles or reports on experiences and research endeavors are considered. Guest commentaries, special reports, letter to the editor, and other items of interest to the relationship also are encouraged.
We do not accept manuscripts that have been published previously in print or electronic format or under consideration elsewhere. For interested to co-authors should have agreed to the submission, the journal cannot be responsible for loss of manuscripts. Responsibility for the accuracy of the materials in manuscript, including bibliographic citation, lies entirely with the authors. Submitting to this journal, we recommend that you review “About the Journal” as well as the the “Author Guidelines” from here. We appreciate of any efforts you make to ensure that the language of paper is corrected before submission. This will greatly improve publication and presentation of journal. The Editorial Board of the Journal reserves the right to accept, reject and deleting a part of the text in any stage.
All articles and papers are submitted for expert peer-review (with authors and referees remaining anonymous) with two or three referees (members of the Editorial Committee or/and external consultants independently evaluating all manuscripts. For more information you can call to Editorial Office by phone or fax. The referees will make suggestion as to acceptance, revision or rejection of manuscripts. If the referees indicate that a manuscript should be revised, authors will be requested to revise the manuscript along the lines indicating by the referees.
Once revision are completed and approved by the Managing Editor, the corresponding author is notified that an article has been accepted for publication.
All contributions must be original work, assignment of copyright to IJEHS will be requested an acceptance of articles. Due to the large number of manuscripts received for consideration, their publication may take at least several months following acceptance.
What your contribution should contain major articles should be arranged as follow:
• Title
• Author/s
• Biographical details of author/s: details to include academic/professional qualification and institutional affiliations.
• Abstract: a concise summary of the content of the article, length to be no more than 150 words.
• Keywords: no more than five to be provided.
• Text of article: ideally, length should not exceed 4000 words, articles should include an introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. The text may include statistical tables, figures, diagrams and photographs.
• Acknowledgement: this should be brief and only acknowledge persons who have made substantial contribution to the article.
• References: references should be included substantiate assertions.
Manuscript presentation
Manuscript should be typewritten on A4 paper in English, with a font Times New Roman one side only, leaving adequate margins on all sides to allow reviewer’s remarks. Please double space all materials. The page should be numbered.

The text should include:
Title, author(s) name and address, abstract, keyword, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions, conclusion, acknowledgement, references.

How your contributions should be submitted:
All manuscripts received are considered for publication. Authors should email their submission to the managing editor at IJEHS@iautmu.ac.ir . it is a good practice for the authors to retain own copy of the manuscript.

• The title of the manuscript
• The full names of all authors
• Relevant academic/professional qualifications and institutional affiliations of all authors
• The postal address, telephone and fax number and email address of the corresponding author
• Page two of the manuscript should repeat the full title, and include an abstract and upto five keywords.
• The body of manuscript begin page 3. The manuscript should be clearly divided into sections using concise heading for example, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. Figures and tables should be supplied on separates sheets, and placed at the end of the manuscript.
All manuscript titles should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulate where possible.

A concise, factual and unstructured abstracts is required (maximum length 150 words). The abstract should briefly state the background for the study, purpose of the study, methodology, main finding and principal conclusions. Abstract should not contain references.

Three to five keywords should be provided. Keywords should express the main themes of the article as they are used for indexing purposes.

Manuscript should be written in clear, simple, English.
References should be cited chronologically in the text by superior numbers. Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned. The accuracy of references is the author’s/s’ responsibility. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their words do not infringe copyright.
─ References to books should include authors’s surnames and initials, full title, place of publication, full name of publisher and date of publication.
─ References to journal articles should include author’s surnames and initials, full title of article, full tilte of journal (or its official abbreviation), date of publication, volume number, issue and page number.
─ Books: an example of the correct method of citing a book is as follows:
1. Hopkins, A. Lesson from longford. Sydney: CCH Australia limited, 2000, P 144.
─ Journal article: an example of the correct method of citing a journal article is as follows:
1- Lowery, JT et al. Analysis of construction industry burden by type of work. Am J md Med 2000. 37(4): 340-344.
─ Official reports: an example of the correct method of citing official reports is as follows:
1- International Occupational Health and Safety Commission. Report may 1984. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1984.
─ Theses and unpublished data and reports: an example of the correct method of citing theses and unpublished data and report is as follow:
1- Brooks, B. Culture and claim data: the building blocks for decision support in OHS. Melbourne: Monash University Accident Research Center (in-progress PhD thesis).
─ Footnotes: the use of footnotes should be avoided, where possible, by incorporating the material in the text. Footnotes cause production problems and interrupt the flow of the article for the reader.
─ Results: results should be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables and figures. Do not repeat in the text all of the data given in the tables and figures.
─ Acknowledgements: do not acknowledge a long list of people who have helped with your manuscript. Only acknowledge who have made substantial contributions to the study. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission from everyone acknowledged by name.

Journal of Environmental Health Science (JEHS)
Publishing Process for Articles
The following outlines the typical progress of an article through JEHS editorial process.

1-Receipt of manuscript
Editorial Office (EO) acknowledges receipt of the manuscript writing.

2- Assessment
The manuscript is sent to a number of the journal’s editorial committee and/or other subject specialist(s) for assessment (peer review).

3- Advises of acceptance
EO advises the author in writing:
• If the manuscript has been assessed as unsuitable in the journal or
• If the manuscript is accepted for publication. If acceptance is subject to revisions, the author is advised at this time as to what revisions are required. The onus is on the author to return the revised manuscript. If the manuscript is still not acceptable with revisions, the author is advised.

4- scheduling for publication:
Once accepted, the article is scheduled for publication. EO advises the author in which issue the article will appear and when. The material only may be used by the author(s) for academic purposes, private use, teaching purpose and as part of noncommercial instructional publication.

5-printing and distribution of journal
Final printing take place. Following publication, two complimentary journals, in which the article appears are sent to the principal author.