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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 deals with an aspect of the environment in Namibia, 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 is the original work of the author(s), written in their own words. None of the writing has been plagiarised.
  • All co-authors have read and approved the submitted manuscript. All co-authors will be added as authors in the 'List of contributors' step when the manuscript is submitted.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document format. The manuscript should be submitted as a document, formatted in one column with 1.5 line spacing.
  • The manuscript conforms to UK English, and has been spellchecked.
  • The text adheres to all stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If your first language is not English, your manuscript has been reviewed and corrected by a proficient English speaker.
  • You have checked that the name(s) of the author(s) does not appear anywhere on the main body of the submitted document(s) or in the filenames. This is to ensure a double-blind review process. You have also provided a full list of all authors, their institutional addresses and email contacts as a separate document.
  • All uploaded files have been scanned for viruses.

Author Guidelines

The Author Guidelines (also downloadable as a pdf here) give full information on the bibliographic and formatting standards that must be followed. Manuscripts which do not adhere to the specifications in the guidelines will be returned to the authors for correction.

Section A: Research articles

Peer-reviewed papers include primary research findings, syntheses and reviews, testing of hypotheses, in basic, applied and theoretical research.

Section B: Research reports

High quality peer-reviewed papers, generally shorter or less formal than Section A, including short notes, field observations, syntheses and reviews, scientific documentation and checklists.

Section C: Open articles

Contributions not based on formal research results but nevertheless pertinent to Namibian environmental science, including opinion pieces, discussion papers, metadata publications, non-ephemeral announcements, book reviews, correspondence, corrigenda and similar.

Section D: Monographs and Memoirs

Peer-reviewed monographic contributions and comprehensive subject treatments (> 100 pages), including collections of related shorter papers like conference proceedings.

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