Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES) is a double-blind peer review online journal published by the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies (AIELAS), Tetovo - North Macedonia with the objective to foster publication of high-quality research articles, short communications and review papers on all aspects of Earth & Environmental Sciences and related areas.

The aims of this journal are to chronicle the important publications in the rapidly growing field of Earth & Environmental Sciences and to stimulate research in the area. 

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields: Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Climate Change, Agricultural Sciences, Computational Water Energy, and Environmental Engineering, Geosciences and Environment Protection, Geomaterials, Clean Coal and Energy, Agricultural Chemistry and Environment, Environmental Protection, Geographic Information System, Water Resource and Protection, Low Carbon Economy, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Air Pollution, Ecology, Earthquake Research, Forestry, Geology, Modern Hydrology, Marine Science, Soil Science, Safety Science and Technology, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, etc.


Section Policies

Volume 1, No.1, December, 2016

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 2, No.1, July, 2017

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 3, No.1, March, 2018

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 3, Conference Proceedings, Special Issue, 2018

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 4, No.1, May 2019

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 5, No.1, May 2020

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 5, No.2, October 2020

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Once a manuscript is submitted to International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES), it is assigned to an Editor most appropriate to handle it, based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. If the Editor determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the normal review process or if the subject of the manuscript is not appropriate to the journal scope, the Editor rejects the manuscript with no further processing.

If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, he/she assigns the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 external reviewers for peer-review. The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

  • Accept submission (Publish Unaltered)
  • Revisions required (Consider after Minor Changes)
  • Resubmit for review (Consider after Major Changes)
  • Decline submission (Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel)

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations: Publish Unaltered, Consider after Minor Changes, Consider after Major Changes, Reject.

If the Editor recommends "Publish Unaltered," the manuscript is accepted for publication.

If the Editor recommends "Consider after Minor Changes," the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

If the Editor recommends "Consider after Major Changes," the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be "Publish Unaltered" or "Consider after Minor Changes" or "Reject".

If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if two of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority in rejecting any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

The peer-review process is double blinded, i.e., the reviewers do not know who the authors of the manuscript are and the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer-reviewers are. Without the significant contributions made by peer reviewers, the publication of the journal would not be possible.


Publication Frequency

International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES) is published biannually in its online edition and accepted papers are published online, as soon as the corrected proofs are available.

Disclaimer: Articles appearing in the published editions are posted at the "Post Author Correction" stage of production. A Post Author Correction article is a composed proof of a peer-reviewed article that has been substantively edited and copyedited, and it contains the author's and editorial office's proofreading corrections. However, these articles are reviewed one additional time before appearing to the current edition. Any final changes in the manuscript will be made prior to the final electronic version of the issue. International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES), the editors and editorial board members are not responsible or liable for the use of any potentially inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or information that may be contained within the articles found in the published current online edition of the International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES)Web site.


Open Access Policy

International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies & International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES) provides open access to works we publish on the principle of the Creative Commons Licence 4.0 Under this license, we require publishing rights from authors to publish and disseminate their research articles, while authors retain ownership of the copyright in their works. This allows anyone to download, print, distribute, reuse, modify and copy the content without requesting extra permission from the authors or the publishers only if appropriate credits are given to the original authors and source.


Retraction Policy and Instructions

1. The authors admit that there is a conflict of interests, and/or duplicate submissions to multiple journals at the same time and/or plagiarism in this article. In this case,

  • The administrator of the authors’ institute should be notified and he/she needs to send an official letter to the editor-in-chief indicating that he/she knows the issue.
  • The administrator of the authors’ institute should show the evidence that there are steps to against this issue with the signature of the school administrator. 
  • This letter must be sent from the administrator’s school official email address to the editor the journal and the authors at the same time.
  • The retraction process is irreversible, which means if an article is retracted, it won’t be able to appear again in the journal in future.

2. The authors insist on retracting the article, due to personal reasons and there’s a 65 EUR / article processing charge.

  • The authors should write a letter with all the signatures indicating that they would like to retract the article due to personal reasons and they are sure that there isn’t any conflict of interests and/or plagiarism in this article and they understand that the retraction will make the journal incomplete.
  • The authors need to provide the payment receipt of the processing charge to the editor.


Indexed / Abstracted in

International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES) is indexed and abstracted in the following databases/resources: 

National and University Library "St. Clement of Ohrid" - Skopje, North Macedonia

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Special Editions (Conference Proceedings)

Our journal publishes Special Editions and the publication fee will be discussed with institutions based on their requests.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

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).

Publication decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play:  An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.