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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and the caption of all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

Manuscript should be submitted via
Only original manuscripts will be considered for review. No portion thereof may have been previously published (though authors may cite previously published works as references within an original manuscript), nor may they be currently under consideration by another publisher.
Papers published in the Italian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene cover occupational and environmental researches and on field experiences.
The areas of concern include recognition, evaluation and control of biological, chemical and physical factors which can induce adverse effects either on human health and on environment.


Types of Contributions

IJOEHY publishes:

Full Papers: original research papers
Reviews: critical evaluations of the state of the knowledge of a particular subject areas
Communications: preliminary research findings
Opinions and Comments: personal view of published papers, disciplines associated with IJOEHY, legislations, etc.
News: conferences, meetings, courses announcements


Manuscript Preparation

brevity is recommended, nevertheless, there is not a maximum length for the contributions. The language must be clear and comprehensible to a global audience


For a typical Full Paper, the text should be less than 6500 words.

papers can be written either in Italian or in British English.

Full Papers

Title In English and in Italian (only for Italian Manuscript):
title should be short, straightforward and directed at a general reader.It should not contains acronyms and unnecessary or generic information. The use of chemical, physical or mathematical formulas in the title is discouraged.

Extended Title:
provide also a short description of the paper (no longer than 50 words) together with a picture representative of the paper contents.

Author(s) should be indicated immediately afterwards the title. Full names for all the authors should be given. Avoid the use of titles (Dr., Prof., PhD., etc.). Indicate the corresponding author with full postal address, telephone, fax numbers, email. 

affiliations of author(s) should be keyed with superscript, lower-case used as foot-notes to the author(s) name(s).

Extended Abstract: Extenden Abstract should clearly describe the main objects and results of the work; it should not repeat the manuscript title. It should be less than 400 words long, with no references, tables, figures or formulas. It has to be writtten in British English.

Short Abstract:
If provided by the author(s), a short abstract written in Italian will be printed with the paper. Short Abstract should be less than 200 words long, with no references, tables, figures or formulas.

Key words:
Include not more than five key words in English.

the text should be organized into logical sections like: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Aknowledgements, References. Data already presented into tables or figures should not be repeated into text. Avoid the description of routine procedures or methods.

Nomenclature and Units:
all units of measure will be expressed following the International System (IS). Avoid the use of / to indicate fractions and use, instead, negative exponentials (i.e. m·s-1 instead of m/s). Multiplications should be written using the symbol · or an empty space (i.e. m·s-1 or m s-1, but not ms-1).
Use decimal points for English papers and commas for Italian papers; use a space for thousands (10 000 and above).

Formulae or equations should be presented clearly, within the body of the text. They have to be numbered on the right, using squared parenthesis [ ]. Favourite editors are: Equation Editor or Math Type.

Graphical contents and tables:
they consist of artwork illustrations, bar graphs, photographs, etc. The number of figures (and Tables) must be kept to a minimum and the information incorporated in the text, whenever possible.
Illustrations quality should be at least of 300 dpi resolution and with CMYK colours model. Black and white tables are recommended.
Authors should bear in mind the final size of any lettering on the graphic. Therefore, lettering, axes and lines thickness, titles etc. should be drawn thick and large enough to ensure good reproduction when reduced for printing. Illustrations and tables can be as large as one, two or three journal columns, i.e. 55, 115 or 175 mm, with a maximum height of 212 mm. Use only fonts "sans" (i.e. Arial, Tahoma, Futura, etc.) that, when printed, will appear as a 8 pt size font.
In a table, indicate footnotes with a superscript lowercase letter. They should be included in the same, separate, file containing the illustrations or tables captions.
All the material published in the Journal does not infringe the copyright of others. We require the author(s) to obtain the relevant permissions that might be needed from third parties to include material that belongs to someone else. The source should be always included in the figure caption, in a form similar to: Reproduced by permission of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Save figures and tables as separate files (do not include them in the text) naming them with the same name of the figure (i.e. Fig1.gif, Fig2.jpg, Fig3.gif, Tab1.doc, Tab2.doc, Tab3.doc, etc.). Insert in the text a new line containing only the figure's name, in the same position where the corresponding figure should be placed. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions in a separate file.

The list of references should be arranged alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically.
In the text refer, using squared parenthesis [ ], to the author's name (without initials) and year of publication (i.e. Smith, 1998)". For three or more authors use the first author followed by "et al.".
In the Reference section, reference should indicate, in order: author's surname followed by the initials of the name, year of publication, paper title (italics), volume number and inclusive page numbers.
The style of journal abbreviations to be used is as defined in Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI).

In the following, some example.

Paper on scientific journal:
Watson, J.G., Chow, J.C., Fujita, E.M., 2001. Review of volatile organic compound source apportionement by chemical mass balance. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J., 38 (3), 371-377.

Satterfield, C.N., Sherwood, T.K., in The Role of Diffusion in Catalysis, ed. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1963.

National/International Standard or Laws:
EN 14662: 4-5, Ambient air quality - Standard method for measurement of benzene concentrations, European Committee for Standardization, Bruxelles, 2005.


Funding and Potential Conflicts of Interest.

At the time of submission of the paper a form concerning authorship and potential conflict of interest must be completed by the corresponding author on behalf of all co-authors. The following must be declared: the source of direct financial support for the work; any indirect sources of support including involvement of the authors in legal testimony or consultancy related to the material in the paper; any financial or other relationships with a body that could appear to influence what is in the paper, whether or not the content of the paper was discussed with that body, including any financial interest in products or companies producing products discussed in the paper. The sources of direct and indirect support must be declared in a statement for publication at the end of the paper. These interactions will not necessarily prevent publication, but must be declared and a form is provided in which the authors must report these potential conflicts. If in doubt, it is better to disclose any possible conflict of interest.


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