1. Manuscripts should preferably be written in English.
  2. All manuscripts must be clearly typed with single spacing in A4 papers, (size 210 x 297 mm.).
  3. All manuscripts must include an abstract approximately 100-200 words.
  4. The manuscript is to be arranged as follows:
    • TITLE,
    • METHODS,

  5. Tables and Figuresshould be numbered separately and sequentially. Each Table and Figure should be given an informative title. Tables and Figures should be presented in the text. Tables should be arranged in the following format:
    • Tables should be submitted as data - .doc, .rtf, Excel or PowerPoint file- Tables submitted as image data are not accepted, for they cannot be edited for publication
    • The first letter of each content word in the headings of the Tables should be capitalized typed with single line spacing. A brief Table Heading is preferred. Please do not present the headings in either bold or italic format.
  6. Signs such as ‘%’, ‘&’, etc. should not be used in the text. Instead, you are to use ‘per cent’, ‘and’ for these signs. Numbers in the text should be presented both in their mathematic forms. Numbers in decimals or in fractions are appropriate to appear in their original form as noted here: 22.3, 5.2, 8/10 and 3½.
  7. All manuscripts that are submitted to the journal are reviewed initially by the editors. If the article has a sufficient and appropriate research focus, it will then enter the review process. The journal has double-blind review policy.
  8. Manuscripts are critically evaluated by at least 3 reviewers. Acceptable manuscripts are usually returned to the author for consideration of comments and criticism.
  9. The Author should provide data includes work and research experiences, current affiliation, and educational background. Address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the author should be clearly indicated.
  10. Manuscript (soft copy) should be submitted to the OJS (Open Journal System) of SALW by the following steps:
    • Register and log in as an Author and start a new submission, via this link  
      Note: there are 5 steps that must be followed.
    • If you are already registered in IRJBS website, just log in with your account (as Author) and create New Submission for submitting your paper.
  11. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before, except in the form of an abstract or as a 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 the coauthors; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication the authors agree to automatic transfer of copyright to the publisher; and that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright 
  12. SALW use APA style as reference format writing. We also provide you a reference format writing templates available in key reference management packages ENdNote ( References should be published within the last 10 years. 

The style to be used is as follows:

Book with Single Author:
Gore, A. (2006). An inconvinient truth: The planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. Emmaus, PA: Rodale. 
           In-text reference:  (Gore, 2006)

Book with Two Authors:
Michaels, P.J., & Balling, R.C., Jr. (2000). The satanic gases: Clearing the air about global warming. Washington, DC: Cato Institute. 
              In-text reference:  (Michaels & Balling, 2000)

Book with Editor as Author:
Galley. K. E. (Ed.). (2004). Global climate change and wildlife in North America. Bethesda, MD: Wildlife Society.
           In-text reference:  (Galley, 2004)

Brochure or Pamphlet:
New York State Departemen of Health. (2002). After a sexual assault. [Brochure]. Albany, NY: Author.
           In-text reference:  (New York, 2002)

An Anonymous Book:
Environmental resource handbook. (2001). Millerton, NY: Grey House.
           In-text reference:  (Environmental Resource Handbook, 2001)

Articles in Reference Books (unsigned and signed):
Greenhouse effect. (2005). American heritage science dictionary. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
Schneider, S.H. (2000). Greenhouse effect. World book encyclopedia (Millenium ed. Vol. 8, pp. 3820382). Chicago, IL: World Book.
          In-text references:  (Greenhouse effect, 2005)
                                        (Schneider, 2000)
Magazine Articles:
Allen, L. (2004, August). Will Tuvalu dissappear beneath the sea? Global warming threatens to swamp a small island nation. Smithsonian, 35(5), 44-52.
Begley, S., & Murr, A. (2007, July 2). Which of these is not causing global warming? A sport utility vehicles; B. Rice fields; C. Increased solar output. Newsweek, 150(2), 48-50.
          In-text references:  (Allen, 2004)
                                        (Begley, 2007)

Newspaper Articles (unsigned and signed):
College officials agree to cut greenhouses gases. (2007, June 13). Albany Times Union, p. A4.
Landler, M. (2007, June 2). Bush's Greenhouse Gas Plan Throws Europe Off Guard. New York Times, p. A7.
           In-text references:  ("College Officials", 2007)
                                         (Landler, 2007)

Journal Article with Continous Paging:
Miller-Rushing, A.J., Primack, R. B., Primack, D.. & Mukunda, S. (2006). Photographs and herbarium specimen as tools to document phonological changes in response to global warming. American Journal of Botany, 93, 1667-1674.
           In-text reference:  (Miller-Rushing, Primack, Primack, & Mukunda, 2006)

Journal Article when each issue begins with p.1:
Bogdonoff, S., & Rubin, J. (2007). The regional greenhouse ga initiative: Taking action in Maine. Environment, 49(2), 9-16.
           In-text reference:  (Bogdonoff & Rubin, 2007)

Journal Article form a Library Subscription Service Database with a DOI (digital object identifier):
Mora, C., & Maya, M. F. (2006). Effect of the rate of temperature increase of the dynamic method on the heat tolerance of fishes. Journal of Thermal Biology, 31, 337-341.
            In-text reference:  (Mora & Maya, 2006)

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2007, May 4). Climate Change. Retrieved From the Environmental Protection Agency website:
            In-text reference:  (United States Environmental, 2007)

Gelspan, R. (2007). The Heat Is Online. Lake Oswego, OR: Green House Netwrok. Retrieved from The Heat IS Online website: 
            In-text reference:  (Geslpan, 2007)

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