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Instructions to Authors

(i) AIMS & SCOPE

Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability is an international, interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal for addressing the impact of climate change on social, economic, ecological and environmental sustainability and providing suitable strategies including nature-based solutions and ecosystem based approaches for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. The manuscript submitted to this journal for publication must clearly demonstrate how climate change affecting the sustainability of various systems such as soil, water, air, forest, agriculture, coastal, marine, urban, rural, socio-cultural systems etc. and what are the sustainable pathways for climate resilience and adaptation. The Journal also welcome manuscripts related to climate change and disasters, climate risk reduction, climate change and human health, climate resilient agriculture, climate smart crops, emission reduction and low-carbon technologies, bioeconomy, circular economy, climate change and UN-Sustainable Development Goals, climate policies and various international initiatives for tackling climate change.

Publication in CCES is completely free. There is no article processing charge or any kind of publication charges.

(ii) TYPES OF PAPERS

  • Original Research Articles (maximum 4000 words, excluding references, figures and tables)

  • Short Communications (maximum 2500 words, excluding references, figures and tables)

  • Reviews (maximum 8000 words, excluding references, figures and tables)

  • Commentary (maximum 2000 words, excluding refences, figures and tables)

  • Letter to the Editor (maximum 1000 words, 15 references, 1 figure/table)

  • Book Reviews (maximum 1000 words)

(iii) LANGUAGE

Authors are requested to ensure that the language is corrected before submission. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used, but either one should be followed consistently throughout the article.

(iv) COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors and they are solely responsible for copyright violation if any.

(v) PEER REVIEW POLICY

Submitted manuscripts will be initially checked for novelty and technical clarity by the Editor-in-Chief or any concerned Subject Editor. Manuscripts which are not coming under the scope of the journal or poorly written manuscripts will immediately send back to authors without peer review. Manuscripts passed the initial screening will be send out to minimum two external reviewers for peer review. Authors must provide the name, current affiliations and contact details of 4 reviewers from at least 2 different countries.

(vi) TITLE PAGE

The title page should include:

  • A concise and informative title

  • The name(s) of the author(s)

  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

  • The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author

  • If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)

(vii) ABSTRACT

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

(viii) KEYWORDS

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

(ix) TEXT FORMATTING

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.

  • Use italics for emphasis.

  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.

  • Do not use field functions.

  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.

  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.

  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.

  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

(a) HEADINGS

Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.

(b) ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

(c) ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

(d) TABLES AND FIGURES

Do not embed the tables and figures in the main text. Tables and figures must be provided separately at the end of the reference list.

(x) REFERENCES

(a) CITATION

  • Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).

  • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).

  • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995a, b; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999, 2000).

(b) REFERENCE LIST

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Order multi-author publications of the same first author alphabetically with respect to second, third, etc. author. Publications of exactly the same author(s) must be ordered chronologically.

  • Journal article

    Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8

    Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of "et al" in long author lists will also be accepted:

    Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325-V329

  • Article by DOI

    Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001090000086

  • Book

    South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

  • Book chapter

    Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

  • Online document

    Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007

  • Dissertation

    Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California
    Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal's name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations.

(xi) EDITORIAL CONTACTS

P. C. Abhilash
Editor-in-Chief
Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability
Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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