Guide for authors

Publication and Peer-reviewing processes of Environment and Natural Resources Journal

Environment and Natural Resources Journal is a peer reviewed and open access journal that is published twice a year (January-June and July-December). Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging into this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). A guide for authors and other relevant information for the submission of manuscripts are available on the Guide for Authors. All manuscripts are refereed through a double-blind peer-review process.

Peer-review process will be performed by the outside experts or editorial board members of Environment and Natural Resources Journal. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Steps in the process are as follows:


EnnrJ Flow chart




The Environment and Natural Resources Journal (EnNRJ) accepts 3 types of articles for consideration of publication as follows:

  • Original Research Articles: Manuscripts should not exceed 3,500 words (excluding references).
  • Short Communications: Manuscripts should not exceed 2,000 words (excluding references).
  • Review Articles: This type of article focuses on the in-depth critical review of a special aspect in the environment and also provides a synthesis and critical evaluation of the state of the knowledge of the subject. Manuscripts should not exceed 6000 words (excluding references).

Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscript should be prepared strictly as per guidelines given below. The manuscript should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) with Times New Roman 12 point font and a line spacing of 1.5. The manuscript that is not in the correct format will be returned and the corresponding author may have to resubmit. The submitted manuscript must have the following parts:
Title should be concise and no longer than necessary. Capitalize first letters of all important words, in Times New Roman 12 point bold.
Author(s) name and affiliation must be given, especially the first and last names of all authors, in Times New Roman 11 point bold.
Affiliation of all author(s) must be given in Times New Roman 11 point italic.     
Abstract should indicate the significant findings with data. A good abstract should have only one paragraph and its limited to 200 words. Do not include a table, a figure or a reference. 
Keywords should adequately index the subject matter and up to six.
Text body normally includes the following sections: 1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. Results and Discussion 4. Conclusions 5. Acknowledgements 6. References
Reference stylemust be given in Vancouver style. Please follow the format of the sample references and citations as shown in this Guide below.

Format and Style 
Paper Marginsmust be2.54 cm on the left and the right. The bottom and the top margin of each page must be 1.9 cm.

Introduction is critically important. It should include precisely the aims of the study. It should be as concise as possible with no sub headings. The significance of problem and the essential background should be given.

Methodology should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. The techniques and methodology adopted should be supported with standard references.

Headings in Methodology section and Results and Discussion section, no more than three levels of headings should be used. Main headings should be typed (in bold letters) and secondary headings (in bold and italic letters). Third level headings should be typed in normal and no bold, for example;

2. Methodology
2.1 Sub-heading
2.1.1 Sub-sub-heading

Results and Discussion should be either combined or separated. This section is simply to present the key points of your findings in figures and tables, and explain additional findings in the text; no interpretation of findings is required. The results section is purely descriptive.
Tables Tables look best if all the cells are not bordered; place horizontal borders only under the legend, the column headings and the bottom.
FiguresThe journal does not normally use color for figures. Figures should be submitted in black and white; make sure that they are clear and understandable. Photographs converted from color to black and white format usually need to have their contrast adjusted. Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'save as' or convert the images to TIFF (or JPG) and separately send them to EnNRJ. Do not directly cut and paste them from MS Excel. The images require a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). The lettering used in the artwork should be consistent in size and type.

Conclusions should include the summary of the key findings, and key take-home message. This shouldn’t be too long or repetitive, but is worth having so that your argument is not left unfinished. Importantly, don’t start any new thoughts in your conclusion.

Acknowledgements should include the names of those who contributed substantially to the work described in the manuscript but do not fulfill the requirements for the authorship. It should also include sponsor/funding agency of the project of which the work described is a part.

References should be cited in the text by the surname of the author(s), and the year. This journal used the author-date method of citation: the last name of the author and date of publication are inserted in the text in the appropriate place. If there are more than two authors, “et al.” after the first author’ name must be added. Examples: (Frits, 1976; Pandey and Shukla, 2003; Kungsuwas et al., 1996). If the author’s name is part of the sentence, only the date is placed in parentheses: “Frits (1976) argued that . . .”

In the list of references at the end of the manuscript, full and complete references must be given in the following style and punctuation, arranged alphabetically by first author’s surname. Examples of references as listed in the References section are given below.

Tyree MT, Zimmermann MH. Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer; 2002.

Chapter in a book
Kungsuwan A, Ittipong B, Chandrkrachang S. Preservative effect of chitosan on fish products. In: Steven WF, Rao MS, Chandrkachang S. editors. Chitin and Chitosan: Environmental and Friendly and Versatile Biomaterials. Bangkok: Asian Institute of Technology; 1996. p. 193-9.

Journal article
Muenmee S, Chiemchaisri W, Chiemchaisri C. Microbial consortium involving biological methane oxidation in relation to the biodegradation of waste plastics in a solid waste disposal open dump site. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 2015;102:172-81.

Published in conference proceedings
Wiwattanakantang P, To-im J. Tourist satisfaction on sustainable tourism development, amphawa floating marketSamut songkhram, Thailand. Proceedings of the 1st Environment and Natural Resources International Conference; 2014 Nov 6-7; The Sukosol hotel, Bangkok: Thailand; 2014.

Ph.D. thesis
Shrestha MK. Relative Ungulate Abundance in a Fragmented Landscape: Implications for Tiger Conservation [dissertation]. Saint Paul, University of Minnesota; 2004.

Orzel C. Wind and temperature: why doesn’t windy equal hot? [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2016 Jun 20]. Available from:

* Please be noted that citation in the manuscript should usually be at least 15 references and some of them must be up-to-date research articles. 
Please strictly check all references cited in text, they should be added in the list of references. Our Journal does not publish the paper with incomplete citation.

Copyright transfer 
The copyright to the published article is transferred to Environment and Natural Resources Journal (EnNRJ) which is organized by Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University. The accepted article cannot be published until the Journal Editorial Officer has received the appropriate signed copyright transfer.

Online First Articles
The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers. DOI may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes.