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Author Guidelines

  1. The journal will accept any manuscripts related to tropical wetland issues.  They should be written in English according to the Guidelines. 
  2. The manuscript should be an original research report related to tropical wetland that has not been submitted elsewhere.  It is submitted in the form of a full-length article, with MS-Word labeled with the software, its version number, the manuscript title and the first author.
  3. The full-length articles should not exceed 14 printed pages and should be submitted via email with a completed Manuscript Submission Form, which is bound in the first issue of each volume.  
  1. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to accept or reject the manuscript for publication.  The Committee may advise the author(s) to revise the manuscript according to suggestions by reviewers.  A manuscript written in poor English may not be accepted regardless of its content.  When a manuscript has been requested to be revised, the revision should be returned within    a month after notification. 
  2. All revised manuscripts should be returned to the Editor-in-Chief. The accepted date will be the day when the Editor-in-Chief has judged it to be publishable after the completion of the reviewing process.
  3. The first galley proof should be sent to the author for correction.  The correction should be limited to misprints and other mistakes for which the printer is responsible.      
  4. Because of variability in printing costs, page charges are subject to change without notice.
  5.  Two reprints will be supplied to the author(s) without charge. The cost of extra reprints should be charged to the author(s).  The number of reprints required should be indicated in Manuscript Submission Form. 
  6. The journal reserves all rights to the articles published in the journal.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, 25 lines per page on either A4 (21.0 × 29.5 cm). One typed page should not exceed 650 words.  Margins should be set at 2.5 cm for the right and left, 3-5 cm for top and bottom.  All pages, including tables, figures, plates and legends, should include the author’s name and the page number at the top right corner for identification.  The typeface should be specified in italic.
  2. The first page of the manuscript should only include the title, authors’ full name(s), authors’ affiliation(s) and their addresses written in that order. The authors should be identified by suffixed superscript number(s). The address(s) should be short enough for address labels. The corresponding author should be marked with an asterisk. Do not abbreviate words or measures in the title other than those of standard international usage
  3. The abstract should be typed in less than 250 words. The maximum of five keywords should be placed two lines below the last sentence of the abstract.  A captive running title of less than six words should be provided two lines under the keywords
  4. The full-length manuscript should be divided into major sections, i.e., INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and LITERATURE CITED
  5. Tables, figures, captions and legends should also be double-spaced on separate pages.



    Tables should be self-explanatory with brief, concise titles and legends that will make the general meaning of the tables and legends that will make the general meaning of the table comprehensible with reference to the text.  Submit complex or large tables as camera-ready figures without double-spaced lines except where double-spaced ones would ordinarily occur.  A unit of measure should be reported as the actual quantity multiplied by a power of 10 to give the reported quantity (the unit may be changed by the use “m” or” µ”).



    Title and legends should be double-spaced on separate pages from the figures. Original figures should be neatly drawn in intense black on white at a size that can be reduced one-third to one-half to fit one journal column (8.4 cm). Numbers and letters in the figure should be clear enough in character and density that they can be processed easily for offset printing. Use powers of 10 with units of measurement as described for tables. Extend the abscissa and the ordinate only as far as required for the contents of the graph. Box in the graph with lines of the same weight as the abscissa and ordinate. As a rule, do not mount figures. If figures must be mounted to create one composite figure, mount them on lightweight, flexible cardboard. The entire photograph should have good contrast and sharp focus. Composite parts of figures should be labeled with letters (A, B, C, etc).

  6. 1.1.  Literature citation


    The names of journals may be abbreviated according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals, Biological Abstracts and Chemical Abstracts. Journals with a one-word title, such as Nature and Phytopathology, should not be abbreviated. For the style of citation, authors should consult the examples described below.

    Cite all references in the text by the number of its appearance in the list of alphabetically arranged citations. A series of references of the same first author should be arranged from the earliest year to the most recent year.

    Journal articles

    Author, A.A. and Author, B.B. (1995). Title of article. Phytopathology 85 : 12-17.

    Author, C.C., Author, D.D. and Author, E.E. (1997). Title of article. Ann. Phytopathology. Soc. Jpn. 63 : 35-45.

    Author, F.F., Author, G.G. and Author, H.H. (1998). Title of article. Title of Journal 23 : 123.

    Book articles

    Author, A.A., Author, B.B. and Author, C.C. (1985). Title of article. In Title of Book (Editor, A.A. and Author B.B., eds.). pp. 18–30, Publisher, City.


    Author, B.C. (1993). Title of thesis. Ph.D. thesis. University, City, State, Country.

    Abstracts of presentations in conferences

    Author, A.B. and Author, C.D. (1997). Title of abstract. P. 15. In Abstr., Title of Conference, Venue of the Conference, City, State, Country.

    Cite an article as (in press) with journal name only if it was accepted for publication. Do not list articles in preparation or in review, or personal communications in “LITERATURE CITED”, but refer to them in the text (Author, F.G. unpublished results or personal communication).

  7. 1.1.    Units of measurement

    The authors should use the C.G.S. units in the text, tables and figures as follows:

    Length : km, m, mm, µm, nm, etc.

    Area : , , , etc. a, ha are acceptable.

    Capacity : kl, l (liters in the text), ml, µl, etc. Do not use lambda and italic l.

    Volume : , ,  (not cc), , etc.

    Mass : kg, g, mg, µg (not gamma), ng, pg, etc.

    Time : sec, min, hr, day(s), week(s), month(s), year(s)

    Concentration : M, mM, N, % (only after number and in tables and figures), g/l, mg/l, µg/l, ppm, ppb

    Temperature :

    Gravity : ×g

    Molecular weight : mol wt

    Others : Radioisotopes           

      Radiation dose             Bq

      Oxidation-reduction potential           rH

      Hydrogen ion concentration             pH

  8. Manuscript Submission Form

    For index citation, the author is requested to provide the following information on the Submission Form that is bound in the first issue (No.1) of each volume of the journal.

    1.1.    Name of Casual Agents (limited to two major species of genera)

    If there are three or more pathogens, group names such as Fusarium spp., potyvirus, powdery mildew, viruses, viroids, phytoplasmas, bacteria and nematodes, may be used.

    1.2.      Names of Plants (limited to two major families, species or genera)

    The common name is preferred, but scientific names or family names may be used. If there are more than three major plants, use plant group names such as cereals, vegetables, flowers, forage crops, etc.

    1.3.      To specify research area of the manuscript, mark a category in Research Areas on the submission form. If no area is appropriate, circle the others and define the area(s).


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).