Instructions to Authors

The Journal publishes reviews, research articles and short communications. The scope of the journal is to publish all the branches of science and engineering focusing environmental rehabilitation and conservation. It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors.

 Types of manuscripts

Research papers should present new experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge. Short communications are the one that should present new important findings in a brief form, a maximum of 6 pages including illustrations. Review articles should bring up the most important current topics or present interpretative and critical accounts, but not simple compilation, on subjects of general interest. They should be around 15 pages. Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication. Manuscripts with multi-authors imply the consent of each of the authors. Submission of an article to ESSENCE is understood to imply that it has not been either published or not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts preparations

Prepare the manuscript in Times New Roman font using a font size of 12. Title shall be in a font size 14, bold face capitals. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, bold face capitals. Subtitles in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face lower case. Standard International Units could be used throughout the text.

Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the text should be arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References and Figure and Table titles and legends. Abstract should start on a separate page and each table or figure should be on separate sheets.

Title Page:

The title must be as brief as possible, comprehensive and descriptive. Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname followed by their address in normal face lower case. The Corresponding Author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk and should be listed first. In addition, the corresponding author must include telephone, fax and E-mail address at the bottom left corner of the title page. If any of the co-authors are from different organizations, their addresses too should be mentioned and indicated using numbers after their names.


Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the reason of the study, the main findings, and principal conclusions, not more than 250 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.


3-6 keywords are to be provided by the authors.


Should start on a new page and should clearly indicate the aim of the study.

Materials and Methods:

The section Materials and Methods should include concise details on the methodology adopted, sufficient to repeat the experiment. Extracts and/or fractions tested for in vitro or in vivo biological activities should be chemically defined, at least by means of the results of preliminary phytochemical screening. Complete formulation details of all crude drug mixtures and extracts should be mentioned. The plant name should be fully mentioned when cited first, and the authors are asked to add the details regarding its identification, voucher herbarium specimen number and name of the herbarium institution where it has been deposited. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen should be clearly stated.


All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Tables and figures should be typed on separate sheets.


Should contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. It can end with brief conclusions.


All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section.


For paper

Gagan Matta, Sachin Srivastava, R. R. Pandey and K. K. Saini (2015): Assessment of physicochemical characteristics of Ganga Canal water quality in Uttarakhand. Environ Dev Sustain. DOI 10.1007/s10668-015-9735-x


Matta, Gagan; Kumar, Avinash; Uniyal, D. P.; Singh, Prashant; Kumar, Amit; Dhingra, Gulshan K.; Kumar, Ajendra; Naik, Pradeep K. and Shrivastva, Naresh Gopal (2017): Temporal assessment using WQI of River Henwal, a Tributary of River Ganga in Himalayan Region. ESSENCE Int. J. for Env. Rehab. And Conser. VIII(1): 187-204

For book

Gagan Matta (2017): Text Book on Environmental Studies (Based on UGC Syllabus) to be Published by Kedarnath Ramnath Publications, Meerut, India

For book chapter

D.R. Khanna, Gagan Matta, Vikas Singh and Fouzia Ishaq: Global Warming and its impact on Biodiversity: A Review. Environmental Pollution: Assessment and Control Techniques. Ed. Khanna et al. pp 119 – 129, Biotech Books, New Delhi, 2013.