Instructions for authors

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1. Introduction

Procedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management publishes paper selected from Conference Proceedings focusing on multi-disciplinary nature of the environmental issues, and offers authors and conference organizers a rapid way to make available maximum visibility for their papers. The main responsibility for paper selection and first peer-review belongs to the Conference Organizers, who should guarantee quality control, the review process and the content of individual conference papers.

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all coauthors, if any, as well. The Conference Organizers and the Editor-in-Chief will agree and sign a bilateral agreement with technical and financial details for paper publication.

Papers, books for review, offers to review, suggestions and commercials (advertising) should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief or Co-Editor. All papers will be published in English. Non-English speaking authors should seek the advice of a professional language expert or an English speaker to help translate the paper.

2. Legal requirements

The Conference Organizers and author(s) guarantee that the manuscript is/will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders, that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) 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. The author(s) are encouraged to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher upon acceptance of an article by the journal, using the Authors' Warranty and Assignment of Copyright agreement . This transfer enables the Editor to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not resign the authors' proprietary rights. The publication of an article is conditioned by the signature of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed on this Authors' Warranty and Assignment of Copyright agreement that is provided by the Editor.

Ethics in publishing

For information on ethics in publishing for journal publication please read the Journal Ethics.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest such as any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations concerning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

3. Editorial procedure

Maximum 10 pages are accepted (including Abstract, Keywords, References, Figures and Tables), processed with MS editing facilities, using the manuscript template.
Manuscripts should be written in US English and submitted electronically, in .doc format (please do not use .docx) by the Conference Organizers to the Editor-in-Chief, at procedia_esem at yahoo dot com. Please be sure to include your full affiliation address and e-mail address.

4. Manuscript preparation

Authors must follow guide for authors strictly (manuscript template), failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards of uniformity.

Manuscripts should be concise, in 1.5 line spacing, and should have 2 cm all over margins. The font should be Times New Roman of size 12 points. The numbering of chapters should be in decimal form. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated, using TAB at 1.25 pts.

The title page will contain:

A concise and informative title (Times New Roman bold, all caps of size 13 points); the maximum length of the title should be 150 letters and spaces; The full name(s) of the author(s) (first name, then last name, with Times New Roman bold 11 points) should be written below the title. The affiliation(s) and complete postal address (es) of the author(s) will be provided immediately after the full name of the authors and will be written with Times New Roman italic 9 points. When the paper has more than one author, their name will be followed by a mark (Arabic numeral) as superscript; for the corresponding author, two asterisks will be added using Word_Insert_Reference_Footnote_Symbol sequence. Also, the full and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author will be provided in the footer of the first page, as: Corresponding author: email..., Only one corresponding author has to be provided.


Each manuscript must be preceded by an abstract presenting the most important results and conclusions in no more than 300 words, written with Times New Roman 9 points.


Three to five keywords should be supplied after the Abstract for indexing purposes, ordered alphabetically, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
The text of the paper should be divided into Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References (or Case-studies presentation instead of Experimental).
The text layout must be on a single column.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section (maximum 100 words).

Formulae, symbols and abbreviations

Formulae will be typeset in Italics (preferable with the Equation Editor) and should be written or marked for such in the manuscript, unless they require a different styling. The formulae should be quoted on the right side, between brackets:

(x1+x2)2 = x12 + x22 + 2x1x2 (1)

Abbreviations should be defined when first mentioned in the abstract and again in the main body of the text and used consistently thereafter.
SI units must be used throughout.
Footnotes should be avoided.


The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published. References should be cited in the text in brackets (Harvard style) as in the following example: (Schmidt, 1989), (Schmidt and Walter, 1996), (Walter et al., 1999).

References should be alphabetically listed at the end of paper, with complete details, as follows:

Book chapter: Names and initials of authors; year, article title; editors; title of the book (italic); edition; volume number; publisher; place; page number:

Cutaia L., Morabito R., Barberio G., Mancuso E., Brunori C., Spezzano P., Mione A., Mungiguerra C., Li Rosi O., Cappello F., (2014), The Project for the Implementation of the Industrial Symbiosis Platform in Sicily: The Progress After the First Year of Operation, In: Pathways to Environmental Sustainability, Salmone R., Saija G. (Eds), Springer Science & Business Media, Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London, 205-214.

Faber K., (2000), Biotransformations in Organic Chemistry - A Textbook, vol.VIII, 4th Edition, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York.

Handbook, (1951), Handbook of Chemical Engineer, vol. II, (in Romanian), Technical Press, Bucharest, Romania.

Symposia volumes: Names and initials of authors; year; article title; full title; symposium abbreviated; volume number; place; date; page number:

Masutti D.C., Borgognoni A., Scardovi F., Vaccari C., Setti L., (2014), Production of Lignocellulosic Enzymes from Different Agro-Food Wastes by Solid State Fermentation, Proc. of 5th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation - Rio de Janeiro, September 6th-8th, Brazil.

Journal papers: Names and initials of authors; year (between brackets); full title of the paper; full name of the journal (italic); volume number (bold); first and last page numbers:

Setti L., Giuliani S., Spinozzi G., Pifferi P.G., (1999), Laccase-catalyzed oxidative coupling of 3-methyl 2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone and methoxyphenols, Enzyme Microbial Technology, 25, 285-289.

Patents: Names and initials of authors; year; patent title; country; patent number: Grant P., (1989), Device for Elementary Analyses. USA Patent, No. 123456.

Dissertations: Names and initials of authors; year; title; specification (Ph. D. Diss.); institution; place:

Guikema J.W., (2004), scanning hall probe microscopy of magnetic vortices in very underdoped yttrium-barium-copper-oxide, PhD Thesis, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.

Star K., (2008), Environmental risk assessment generated by natural hazards, MSc Thesis, Institute of Hazard Research, Town, Country.

Legal regulations and laws, organizations: Abbreviated name; year (between round brackets); full name of the referred text; document type; author; URL address:

JRC European Commission, (2011), Supporting Environmentally Sound Decisions for Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Management, A practical guide to Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), On line at:

EC Directive, (2010), Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control), Official Journal of the European Union, L334, 17-119.

EC, (2014), Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Towards a Circular Economy: A zero waste programme for Europe, European Commission, On line at:

Law 152 (2006), Legislative Decree No. 152 of the 03 April 2006, Environmental Regulations, Official Journal, No. 88 of the 14 April 2006 – Ordinary Supplement No. 96.

GD, (2004), Governmental Decision no. 1076/2004 surnamed SEA Governmental Decision, regarding the procedure for strategic environmental impact assessment for plans or programs, published in Romanian Official Monitor, part I, no. 707 from 5th of August, 2004.

Web references: The full URL should be given in text as a citation, if no other data are known. If the authors, year, title of the documents are known and the reference is taken from a website, the URL address has to be mentioned after these data.

Web references must not be listed separately, after the reference list.
All references must be provided in English with a specification of original language in round brackets.

Lorint C., (2012), Natural Protected Areas and Biodiversity Preservation (in Romanian), Universitas Press, Petroşani, Romania.

Citation in text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Do not cite references in the Abstract or in the Conclusions

Unpublished results, personal communications as well as URL addresses are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text.
Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication. Papers which have been accepted for publication should be included in the list of references with the name of the journal and the specification "in press".


Define all abbreviations at their first mention in the text. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


Include acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, funding supports etc.).


Footnotes must be avoided. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.
Table footnotes: Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.


Draw the tables in grid format using a basic, solid line style without shadows. Ensure that the data presented in Tables do not duplicate results described in Figures or elsewhere in the article.


Number Figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction, which may include reduction without retouching.
Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as Figure(s) and should be numbered consecutively, in the order to which they are referred.
Figures may be inserted as black line drawings. They should be pasted on, rather than taped, since the latter results in unclear edges upon reproduction.
Ensure that each illustration has a caption, placed below the Figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the Figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Multiple Figures can be expressed as one Figure (for e.g. 1a, 1b, 1c etc...), while retaining the maximum limit of 6.

ALL Figures must be submitted in either .jpg or .tiff format with a very good resolution (but do not submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content).

Figures and Tables must be embedded in the text.


Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author (mainly by e-mail) and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any other changes may be charged to the author.

Article in electronic format

Authors are asked to submit their final and accepted manuscript as an attachment as .doc or .rtf document to the e-mail.

Authors are provided with the electronic format of the article as .pdf, free of charge. Further supplies in hard copy may be ordered on a reprint order form, which will be sent to the author from the Editor's office. This request will be formulated when the final form of the manuscript (the electronic one) is provided by the author.

5. Notifications regarding processing fee and subscription

Procedia – Environmental Science, Engineering and Management (P-ESEM) is edited under SNSIM Publishing House, which belongs to the National Society of Environmental Science and Engineering (SNSIM) and it is managed by Professor Maria Gavrilescu, as Editor-in-Chief and Professor Alexandru Ozunu as Co-Editor. All the procedures, instructions and publishing policies are publicly on journal webpage at: SNSIM agrees to publish a special issues with scientific papers under the following conditions:

  1. All manuscripts should be sent for the reviewing process once at the time, with at least 6 month before publishing.
  2. Each manuscript sent for publication is charged with a fee of 100 Euro/manuscript for urgent/ rapid evaluation and processing.
  3. If one or more manuscripts are rejected by the reviewers, then there is no refund. Only the accepted manuscripts will be considered for final publication.
  4. One year subscription for Procedia – Environmental Science, Engineering and Management needs to be done one month before publishing the accepted articles. The price for one subscription is 200 Euro/year.
  5. The registration, reviewing process, as well as the correspondence with the authors and reviewers are in P-ESEM’s editor-in-chief duty. The P-ESEM editor-in-chief will periodically inform about the status of each article submitted for rapid evaluation.
  6. The editors will pay a special attention on any manuscript originality and the corresponding authors of the manuscripts with a significant degree of similarity will be informed immediately and the manuscript will be rejected.