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
- 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
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
• 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
• 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 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
The text should include:
Title, author(s) name and address, abstract, keyword, introduction,
materials and methods, results and discussions, conclusion, acknowledgement,
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
• 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
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
─ 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
─ 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
1-Receipt of manuscript
Editorial Office (EO) acknowledges receipt of the manuscript
The manuscript is sent to a number of the journal’s editorial
committee and/or other subject specialist(s) for assessment (peer
3- Advises of acceptance
EO advises the author in writing:
• If the manuscript has been assessed as unsuitable in the journal
• 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
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