International Journal of Excellence in Environmental Management

ISSN: 2220-8283

Editorial Policies

The International Journal of Excellence in Environmental Management is published twice a year by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Publishing House, Dubai. The journal solicits and welcomes scholarly articles, case studies, applications of science and technology, practitioners' viewpoints and book reviews of interest to academics, practitioners, government policymakers, media organizations and multilateral organizations across the entire range of excellence in environmental management. Submissions should reflect sound theoretical foundation and have implications for strategy. Articles can be conceptual, theoretical and empirical. Collaborative and multi-disciplinary articles and case studies prepared by scholars and practitioners are encouraged.

Editorial Objectives

The editorial objectives of the International Journal of Excellence in Environmental Management include the following:

  • Enhancing excellence in research in the domains of environmental management and sustainable development
  • Facilitating the exchange of cutting-edge ideas among academics, policymakers and practitioners
  • Providing a forum for generating problem-solving strategies through scientific research
  • Disseminating useful knowledge electronically throughout the world

General Principles

  • Contributors are advised to maintain a sound balance between theory and practice.
  • Contributors are encouraged to identify issues and questions raised by their work in the research areas defined above and to develop the practical implications for managers and public policymakers.
  • Articles based on experience and case material, rather than theories would be preferred.
  • A series of short articles on a linked theme appearing in successive issues is particularly welcomed.
  • Papers that challenge the paradigms and assumptions of a single discipline or function are encouraged.


Reviewing Process

The editor will first review each paper. If a paper is judged suitable for publication, it will be sent to at least two referees for electronic double-blind peer review or the Editorial Advisory Board. Based on their recommendations, the editor will decide whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. The entire process of submission, reviewing and status update will be conducted online.

Manuscript Requirements

  • Article needs to be typed in A4 format and submitted in electronic form as a Microsoft Word Dot.doc or dot.rtf file.
  • Article length should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words.
  • Article title should not exceed ten words
  • A brief resume of the author should be supplied including full name, affiliation, e-mail address and full international contact details.
  • A structured abstract, with a maximum of 250 words, including the following sub-headings is to be provided:
    • Purpose
    • Methodology/Approach
    • Findings
    • Research limitations/implications, if applicable
    • Practical implications, if applicable
    • Originality/value of paper.
  • Up to six keywords that encapsulate the key topics of the paper
  • Paper classification as: Research paper, Viewpoint, Scientific paper (Science and technology application), Conceptual paper, Case study, Literature review or General review.
  • Notes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article


  • Figures should be supplied within the article itself.
  • o All figures (charts, diagrams and line drawings) and plates (photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form, with clear captions. Figures should be of good quality, black and white or color and numbered consecutively.
  • Acceptable standard image formats are: dot.eps and dot.pdf. If you are unable to supply graphics in these formats then please ensure these are one of dot.tif, dot.jpeg, dot.bmp or dot.gif at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Alternatively, electronic figures can be saved and imported from the original software into a blank Microsoft Word document. Figures created in MS Powerpoint are also acceptable.
  • Photographic images (plates) should be saved as dot.tif or dot.jpeg files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Digital camera settings should be set at the highest resolution/quality possible.
  • If your file size is very large, we recommend that you compress the file using WinZip or Winrar.


References to other publications should be complete and in Harvard style. They should contain full bibliographical details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. For multiple citations in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication. References should be shown within the text by giving the author's last name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets. At the end of the article, there should be a reference list in alphabetical order. For books, reference the full name, title of the book, publisher and the year of publication. For chapters and articles inside books or journals, reference also the title and the specific pages. For electronic sources, include the URL.