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Author Guidelines

EQA publishes in English original research paper, review articles and short communications on aspects of air, water, soil ecosystems quality, and its conservation, policy, perspectives. The Author Guidelines can be downloaded here in PDF.



Types of paper. Article submissions should not normally exceed 5000 words excluding tables, figures and reference.

Original paper. Should not exceed 12 double-spaced pages with 2 cm margins including tables, figures and summary.

Language. EQA publishes in English original papers. Titles, abstract and keywords must be written in English, French, and Italian languages.

Format. Font: Times New Roman Font style: italic   -  Size: 12

Page setup. Margins: top 2 cm; bottom 2 cm; left 2 cm; right 2 cm -

Orientation: portrait - Paper: 17x24 cm

Manuscript organization. The pages should be numbered.

The manuscript should contain: title (in English, in French, and in Italian) , name(s) and address(es) of Author(s), corresponding autor (email and fax number), abstract  (in English, in French, and in Italian (every summary not exceeding 150 words), keywords (in English, in French, and in Italian), introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusion(s), references (in English)..

References. Should be listed in alphabetical order without numbering and should contain: all Authors' surnames followed by their first name(s), title of the paper, name of the Journal (italics) and abbreviated in conformity, arabic numbers (italics) of the volume, initial and final page numbers, year (brackets). Books should be cited as: Author(s), title, edition, city and year.

References in the text. References should be cited by Author surname(s) and date (brackets) using "et al." where there are more than two authors.

Diagrams and figures. Not exceeding 20 x 30 cm should be in black and numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers. When electronic artwork is finalised please convert to format TIFF grayscale format, with at least a resolution of 300 dpi.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Copyright Notice

Copyrights and publishing rights of all the texts on this journal belong to the respective authors without restrictions.

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This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (full legal code).
See also our Open Access Policy.


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