Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

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Edited By: Martin Abraham

Impact Factor: 1.631

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 29/50 (Engineering Environmental); 63/135 (Engineering Chemical); 118/225 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1944-7450

Associated Title(s): AIChE Journal, Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, Biotechnology Progress, Process Safety Progress

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    Author Guidelines

    All authors should read the AIChE Ethical Guidelines and AIChE Code of Ethics

    Online Submission and Peer Review

    Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy publishes papers on all aspects of environmental concerns, sustainability and sustainable energy, with emphasis on system design, engineering solutions, and practical applications. Journal content is directed toward Chemical Engineers with environmental management, regulatory response, and/or instructional responsibilities. Reflecting professional concerns, the journal emphasizes waste minimization, sustainability, issues of sustainable energy, pollution prevention, "green" design and operation, and integrated management of environmental and health and safety issues. Manuscripts presenting significant new development in air, soil and water pollution reduction, solid and hazardous waste management and resource conservation (including recycle and reuse), fate-and-effect interactions, life cycle effects, global impacts, energy generation and efficiency, and sustainable energy are encouraged. Papers based on work presented at AIChE meetings are particularly welcomed.

    Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy articles are typically no longer than 16 manuscript pages (double-spaced), excluding tables and figures. All submissions are first reviewed by the Editor(s) to ensure compliance with journal standards, appropriate English grammar, novelty and significance, and topical relevance. Those papers being considered for acceptance go on to be reviewed by one or more members of the periodical's Editorial Advisory Board and/or other peer reviewers. The review process is completed as rapidly as possible, allowing submissions to be published online within six months of submission, in some cases.

    Manuscript Preparation

    All manuscripts must be typed in 12 pt font and double-spaced in a single column and should be no more than 16 pages in length. Remember to define all acronyms and any terms that might not be commonly known outside of your area of technical specialization. A nomenclature section may be helpful. Authors are encouraged to take advantage of supplementary material to ensure compliance with length expectations. Figures, tables, and supplemental content (if required) should be uploaded to the online submission site as separate files.

    The manuscript should include the following essential components:

    Title Page. This must contain the complete title of the manuscript, names and affiliations of all authors, institution at which the work was performed, name, address and telephone, fax numbers, and email address of author responsible for correspondence.

    Abstract. Each paper must include an abstract of 100-200 words, offering a brief account of the contents, conclusions, and relevance of the findings of the paper. The abstract should not be identical to the introductory paragraphs of the paper, or to the conclusions.

    Novelty or Significance. A brief statement of less than 100 words describing the unique contribution of the manuscript.

    Key words. Provide 3-5 key words not used in the title that will adequately index the subject matter of the article.

    Nomenclature. For manuscripts with substantial symbols and mathematical content, a table of symbols is helpful for the reader.

    Introduction. Place the work in an appropriate context, citing relevant prior publications. Summarize prior work in your own words. Be thorough, but brief. Copying content from previous publications is not permitted and is cause for rejection without review. All manuscripts will be checked against prior publications.

    Materials and Methods. Provide sufficient explanation so that the reader can understand how the experimental activity was completed. For methods have previously been used, consider citing prior publications. For more detailed explanations, consider using supplemental materials.

    Results. Provide the critical new information in a logical format. Do not repeat information presented in tables or figures.

    Discussion. Describe the important outcomes of the study and the significance of the results. The discussion may be included along with the results or may be a separate section.

    Conclusion. Provide a concise summary of the most important findings from your work.

    Literature Citation. Any literature directly referenced within the text of the paper or in any tables or figures must be notated by numbers in brackets and a full citation provided. References must be listed in the order in which they are cited in the article. All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:

    Journal Article
    Eiden-Assmann, S., Widoniak, J., Maret, G. (2004). Synthesis and characterization of porous and nonporous monodisperse colloidal TiO2 particles. Chem. Mater., 16, 6-11.

    Levenspiel, O. (1998). Chemical reaction engineering, 3rd edition. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
    Rall, T.W., Schleifer, L.S. 1985. Drugs effective in the therapy of the epilepsies. In A.G. Gilman, L.S. Goodman, T.W. Rall, F. Murad, (Eds.), The pharmacological basis of therapeutics, 7th ed., (pp.446-472). New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.

    Length. Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 16 double-spaced pages (excluding the literature citations). While longer manuscripts may be considered, an explanation of the need for the increased length should be provided in the accompanying submittal letter. However, in most cases, appropriate use of supplemental material can reduce the length below 16 pages.

    Online submission. All manuscripts must be submitted through ScholarOne, Wiley’s online manuscript submission system. Although ScholarOne will accept a single file upload from the author, final submission must include original figures and tables submitted as separate files. Figures should be saved as .tif or .eps. Other file types are not suitable for production purposes. To complete the online submission process:

    1. If you have not already done so, create an account for yourself in the system at the submission site, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ep by clicking on the "Create an Account" button. To monitor the progress of your manuscript throughout the review process, just login periodically and check your AuthorCenter.

    2. Include stepwise through the submission screens, completing all information as required.

    3. It is essential that all authors have a valid e-mail address, as they will be notified of the submission. Failure to provide a valid e-mail will delay transmission of the manuscript into the review process.

    4. Include the name of up to three qualified reviewers that may be considered by the editor for review of the manuscript.

    5. Be sure to upload all files, typically a Word or document file containing the manuscript text, a separate file containing tables, and then another file in appropriate format containing figures and charts.

    6. Review the contents of the submission, and then click submit to transmit the manuscript to the editorial office. You will receive an e-mail acknowledgment that the manuscript was successfully submitted. Save this e-mail, as it also contains your manuscript number which is required for all activity related to this submission.

    Online help is available to you at all times during the process. You are also able to exit/re-enter at any stage before finally "submitting" your work. All submissions are kept strictly confidential. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at http://support@scholarone.com .

    Color Figure Preparation

    For best reproduction, bright, clear colors should be used. Dark colors against a dark background do not reproduce well; please place your color images against a white background wherever possible.

    All print reproduction requires files for full color images to be in a CMYK color space (not RGB). If possible, ICC or ColorSync profiles of your out put device should accompany all digital image submissions.

    Color Reproduction Charges

    Authors will be asked to pay a color reproduction charge for the publication of color figures appearing in the print journal. The charge for color publication is $850 for the first figure on a page and $150 for each additional figure on that page. All color figures will be published in color online at no charge to authors.

    Additional Reprint Purchases

    Should you wish to purchase additional copies of your article, please follow the instructions provided at: https://caesar.sheridan.com/reprints/redir.php?pub=10089&acro=EP

    Electronic Proofing

    In order to expedite the publication and online posting of articles in Wiley Online Library, Environmental Progress offers electronic proofing.Corresponding authors with e-mail addresses will be sent page proofs(and paper work, such as reprint order forms) in pdf format via e-mail.Please follow the instructions in the e-mail; contact names and numbers are given for questions, problems, or if an author wishes to receive a paper proof. A fax cover form with the Production Editor's information is also provided for authors to fax their corrections. Please notify us of your preferred proof delivery method when submitting your final manuscript to the Editorial Office. Indicate in your cover letter your page proof choice: ELECTRONIC (.pdf) or TRADITIONAL (paper).


    All materials within the paper, including tables and figures, should be the original, unpublished work of the authors. If a paper uses figures or other materials from published sources, it is the responsibility of the author(s) to get written permission to use it from the person or publisher who holds the copyright. The permission statement must be submitted with the manuscript to the Editorial Office. E-mail is sufficient as long as it contains the name and contact information for the person who authorized its use.

    Copyright/License Agreement

    If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

    For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

    If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

    CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

    For authors choosing OnlineOpen

    For authors choosing OnlineOpen If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

    To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

    If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

    For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license:

    Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

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