Author Guidelines

1. Pres-submission information

The authors are advised to read carefully the following policies:

Copyright Policy: As open access journal, Tropical Wetland Journal follows the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The journal will retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Statement of Informed Consent

Individual participants in studies have, the right to decide what happens to the (identifiable) personal data gathered, to what they have said during a study or an interview, as well as to any photograph that was taken.

The manuscripts that include details, images, or videos relating to individual participants, written informed consent for the publication of these must be obtained from the participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. If the participant has died, then consent for publication must be sought from the next of kin of the participant. Documentation showing consent for publication must be made available to the Editor on request. In cases where images are entirely unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals reported within the manuscript, consent for publication of images may not be required. The final decision on whether consent to publish is required lies with the Editor.

Ethics in Publishing :Tropical Wetland Journal’s Publication Ethics is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Conflict of Interest : All authors are requested to disclose any conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that can influence their work.

Declaration of Funding Sources : Please provide the source of financial support if any in the acknowledgement section.

Plagiarism : By submitting articles to Tropical Wetland Journal, the author guarantees that none of the part of manuscript is plagiarized from other sources. Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism.

Corrections : Corrections are published if the publication record is seriously affected with regard to the accuracy of published information. Corrections are published in the subsequent issue under corrections and addendum.

Retractions : Retractions are done when the main conclusion of the paper is seriously undermined.

Authorship Policy : Before publishing, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Editor from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript.

Withdrawal Policy : Manuscripts may be withdrawn by submitting a letter to the editorial office stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal and submitting the signed manuscript withdrawal form.

2. Manuscript Preparation

General Instructions

Use MS word to prepare manuscript. Other open source word-processing software can also be used. Keep the format as per following instructions:

  • Keep the text in single column, normal font size 12, 1.5 line space.
  • Keep the text left aligned, do not justify the paragraph.
  • Use the spell check and grammar check of your word processor program.
  • Check the quality of scanned figures. The legends should be clearly visible.
  • Place the tables and figures in the appropriate places.

Title : Title is important as it shows what your work is all about. Title should be brief and concise and do not use ‘&’ symbol and avoid using abbreviations.

Authors Name and Affiliations

Authors name should follow the Title. Name should be as:

  • First Name Middle Name Last Name
  • Names should not include titles
  • Full names should be mentioned
  • Affiliation should be mentioned as superscript numbers
  • Multiple affiliation should be mentioned as superscript multiple numbers corresponding to institutions
  • Corresponding author should be marked as superscript *
  • Email and corresponding authors address should be mentioned following the names.

Example for title, names and affiliation:

Marsha Clark Mellow1, Minnie Van Ryder2* and Ivana Ben Withew3

1Dept. of Nutrition Science, City1, Country1

2Dept. of Dietetics, City2, Country1

3Dept. of Food Science, City2, Country1

 Example for multiple affiliations:

Marsha Clark Mellow1, Minnie Van Ryder2*, and Ivana Ben Withew1,2

1Dept. of Nutrition Science, City1, Country1

2Dept. of Dietetics, City2, Country1

3Dept. of Food Science, City2, Country1

Corresponding Author Email: ______________________

Corresponding Author Address: ____________________

Abstract : Abstracts should briefly reflect all aspects of the study, as most indexing databases list mainly abstracts.

Keywords : Provide four to eight appropriate key words after abstract. Each keyword should be separated by “,” (Comma) or “;” (semicolon). Keywords: should be arranged alphabetically with first letter of each word should be capital.

Introduction : Start immediately after the keywords, as the next paragraph. The Introduction should lead the reader to the importance of the study. Should tie-up published literature with the aims of the study and clearly states the rationale behind the investigation.

Materials and Methods

  • Start as a continuation to introduction on the same page.
  • All-important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned.
  • The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail.
  • The statistical method should be clearly stated.
  • Tropical Wetland Journal prefers to publish work that has been subjected to an appropriate statistical test at one level of significance.


  • All findings presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section.
  • Results section shall start after materials and methods section on the same page.
  • The data should be statistically analyzed and the level of significance stated.
  • Data that is not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text – no illustration is necessary.
  • All Tables and figures must have a title or caption and a legend to make them self-explanatory.


This section should follow results, deal with the interpretation of results and convey how they help increase current understanding of the problem.

  • Unsupported hypothesis should be avoided.
  • The Discussion should state the possibilities the results uncover, that need to be further explored.
  • Results and discussion of results can also be combined under one section, Results and Discussion.

Conflict of Interest : All authors are requested to disclose any conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that can influence their work.

Acknowledgements : Acknowledgements should be given after the text and not in the form of foot-notes.

It should include funding sources.


References should be arranged consecutively in alphabetic order. References should be cited in the text.


Schakel, S. F., Harnack, L., Wold, C., Van Heel, N., & Himes, J. H. 1999. Incorporation of trans-fatty acids into a comprehensive nutrient database. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 12(4): 323-331.

Marsh, D. 1990. CRC Handbook of lipid bilayers. Boston, MA, USA: CRC Press.

De Kruif, C. G., & Holt, C. 2003. Casein micelle structure, functions and interactions. In Advanced dairy chemistry, Vol 1: Proteins (3rd ed.). (pp. 233-276). New York, USA: Kluwer Academic Publisher.

Maubois, J. L. 1998. Fractionation of milk proteins. In Proceedings of The 25th Internasional Dairy Congres (Vol. II, pp. 74-86) Dairy Science and Technology: Arhus, Denmark.

Alting, A. C. 2003. Cold gelation of globular proteins. PhD Thesis, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

IDF. 1982. Cheese and processed cheese-determination of total solids content. IDF Standard 4a. Brussels, Belgium: Internasional Dairy Federation.

U.S. Departemen of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2006. USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18. Retrived Januari 30, 2006 from The Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page:

 Article Template


3. Pre-submission Checklist

Authors are advised to check the items in following list and complete the manuscript accordingly. Incomplete submission will result in delay in submission process.

Title doesn’t have “&” and other non standard abbreviations

  • Author names confirms to journal requirement
  • Corresponding author is marked
  • Corresponding authors email and address is included
  • Author affiliation are checked
  • Keywords are added
  • Tables are properly numbered and title added
  • Figures are properly numbered
  • Quality of figure is checked
  • Copyright form with conflict of declaration is completely filled and signed by each author
  • Acknowledgement and funding sources section is added
  • References are in proper format as shown in reference section

Article is spell and grammar checked