Instructions for Authors
Archives of Environmental Protection is a quarterly published
jointly by the Institute of Environmental Engineering of the Polish
Academy of Sciences and the Committee of Environmental Engineering of
the Polish Academy of Sciences. Thanks to the cooperation with
outstanding scientists from all over the world we are able to provide
our readers with carefully selected, most interesting and most valuable
texts, presenting the latest state of research in the field of
engineering and environmental protection.
The Journal principally accepts for publication original research papers
covering such topics as:
- Air quality, air pollution prevention and treatment;
- Wastewater treatment and utilization;
- Waste management;
- Hydrology and water quality, water treatment;
- Soil protection and remediation;
- Transformations and transport of organic/inorganic pollutants in the
- Measurement techniques used in environmental engineering and
- Other topics directly related to environmental engineering and
The Journal accepts also authoritative and critical reviews of the
current state of knowledge in the topic directly relating to the
If unsure whether the article is within the scope of the Journal, please
send an abstract via e-mail to: email@example.com
Preparation of the manuscript
The following are the requirements for manuscripts submitted for
• The manuscript (with illustrations, tables, abstract and references)
should not exceed 20 pages. In case the manuscript exceeds the required
number of pages, we suggest contacting the Editor.
• The manuscript should be written in English.
• The manuscript ought to be submitted in doc or docx format in three
– text.doc – file containing the entire text, without title, keywords,
authors names and affiliations, and without tables and figures;
– figures.doc – file containing illustrations with legends;
– tables.doc – file containing tables with legends;
• The text should be prepared in A4 format, 2.5 cm margins, 1.5 spaced,
preferable using Time New Roman font with no less than 12 point. The
text should be divided into sections and subsections according to
general rules of manuscript editing. The proposed place of tables and
figures insertion should be marked in the text.
• Legends in the figures should be concise and legible, using a proper
font size so as to maintain their legibility after decreasing the font
size. Please avoid using descriptions in figures, these should be used
in legends or in the text of the article. Figures should be placed
without the box. Legends should be placed under the figure and also
• Tables should always be divided into columns. When there are many
results presented in the table it should also be divided into lines.
• References should be cited in the text of an article by providing the
name and publication year in brackets, e.g. (Nowak 2019). When a cited
paper has two authors, both surnames connected with the word “and”
should be provided, e.g. (Nowak and Kowalski 2019). When a cited paper
has more than one author, surname of its first author, abbreviation ‘et
al.’ and publication year should be provided, e.g. (Kowalski et al.
2019). When there are more than two publications cited in one place they
should be divided with coma, e.g. (Kowalski et al. 2019, Nowak 2019,
Nowak and Kowalski 2019). Internet sources should be cited like other
texts - providing the name and publication year in brackets.
• References should be listed at the end of the article ordered
alphabetically by surname of the first author. References should be made
according to the following rules:
Surnames and initials. (publication year). Title of the article, Journal
Name, volume, number, pages, DOI.
Nowak, S.W., Smith, A.J. & Taylor, K.T. (2019). Title of the article, Archives
of Environmental Protection, 10, 2, pp. 93–98, DOI:
Surnames and initials. (publication year). Title, Publisher,
Place and publishing year.
Kraszewski, J. & Kinecki, K. (2019). Title of book, Work &
Sudies, Zabrze 2019.
3. Edited book:
Surnames and initials of text authors. (publishing year). Title of cited
chapter, in: Title of the book, Surnames and initials of
editor(s). (Ed.)/(Eds.). Publisher, Place, pages.
Reynor, J. & Taylor, K.T. (2019). Title of chapter, in: Title of
the cited book, Kaźmierski, I. & Jasiński, C. (Eds.). Work &
Studies, Zabrze, pp. 145–189.
4. Internet sources:
Surnames and initials or the name of the institution which published the
text. (publication year). Title, (website address (accessed on)).
Kowalski, M. (2018). Title,
Orszulik, E. (2009). Palenisko fluidalne, Patent polski: nr
PL20070383311 20070910 z 16 marca 2009.
Smith, I.M. (1988). U.S. Patent No. 123,445. Washington, D.C.: U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office.
6. Materials published in language other than English:
Titles of cited materials should be translated into English. Information
of the language the materials were published in should be provided at
Nowak, S.W. & Taylor, K.T. (2019). Title of article, Journal Name, 10,
2, pp. 93–98, DOI: 10.24425/aep.2019.126330. (in Polish)
Not more than 30 references should be cited in the original research
Submission of the manuscript
By submitting the manuscript Author(s) warrant(s) that the article has
not been previously published and is not under consideration by another
journal. Authors claim responsibility and liability for the submitted
article. The manuscripts should be submitted on-line using the Editorial
System available at http://www.editorialsystem.com/aep.
Authors are asked to propose at least 4 potential reviewers, including 2
from Poland, together with their e-mail addresses. The journal does not
have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.
All the submitted articles are assessed by the Editorial Board. If
positively assessed by at least two editors, Editor in Chief, along with
department editors selects two independent reviewers from recognized
authorities in the discipline. Reviewers receive a text of the article
(without personal data of Authors) and review forms applicable in the
journal. In justified cases, reviewers receive additional questions
regarding the article. Review process usually lasts from 1 to 4 months.
After completion of the review process Authors are informed of the
results and - if both reviews are positive - asked to correct the text
according to reviewers’ comments. Next, the revised work is verified by
the editorial staff for factual and editorial content.
Acceptance of the manuscript
The manuscript is accepted for publication on grounds of the opinions of
independent reviewers and approval of Editorial Board. Authors are
informed about the decision and also asked to pay processing charges and
to send completed declaration of the transfer of copyright to the
Proofreading and Author Correction
All articles published in the Archives of Environmental Protection go
through professional proofreading process. If there are too many
language errors that prevent understanding of the text, the article is
sent back to Authors with a request to correct the indicated fragments
or - in extreme cases – to re-translate the text.
After proofreading the manuscript is prepared for publishing. The final
stage of the publishing process is Author correction. Authors receive a
page proof copy of the article with a request to make final corrections.
Article publication charges
The publication fee of an article in the Journal is:
• 20 EUR/80 zł per page (black and white or in gray scale),
• 30 EUR/120 zł per page (color).
Payments in Polish zlotys
Account no.: 20 1130 1091 0003 9111 7820 0001
Payments in Euros
Account no.: 20 1130 1091 0003 9111 7820 0001
IBAN: PL 20 1130 1091 0003 9111 7820 0001
Authors are kindly requested to inform the editorial office of making
payment for the publication, as well as to send all necessary data for
issuing an invoice.