About Journal

Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences (CJES) is an English-language journal, which publishes original research articles dealing with all fields of research in environmental sciences. This journal is a quarterly (biannual from 2003 through 2014) official publication of the Association of Universities of the Caspian Region States, which is published by the University of Guilan, Iran. 
All manuscripts should be submitted through our Journal online submission system. Using this system, authors can upload manuscript files directly to our office and check on the status of their manuscripts during the review process. 

The Ministry of Sciences, Research, and Technology of Iran has approved the Scientific-Research grade of this journal through an approval letter No. 3/4144 dated 31.07.2010.


        Bibliographic Information


 Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences (CJES)




 Aquatic and terrestrial ecology

 Biodegradation and bioremediation

 Environmental economics 

 Environmental law and politics

 Environmental pollution

 Waste management

 Watershed hydrology 

 Scopus Subject area

 - Environmental Science

 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics 



Start Year



 Quarterly, since 2015- 

 Biannual (2002-2014)


 Masoud Sattari, Ph.D.

Place of Publication



 University of Guilan







Type of Access

 Open Access (OA)

Type of License


Plagiarism Detection Software


Type of Publication

 Publication fees for Iranian authors: 4.500.000 Rials for the peer-review process, journal preparation, online hosting, and archiving (i.e., 2000000 Rials before acceptance and 2500000 before publishing the manuscript).

 Publication fees for international authors: 250 US dollars.

Full-text access: Open Access

Revenue Sources

 Institutional support, Donation

Type of Material

 Serial (Periodical)


 It is an open-access peer-reviewed journal in the English language journal, which publishes original research articles dealing with all fields of research in environmental sciences. This journal is a quarterly official publication of the Association of Universities of the Caspian Region States, which is published by the University of Guilan, Iran.

Open Access Statement

Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences (CJES) is a fully open-access journal, which means that all articles are available on the Web to all users immediately upon publication. All content of the Journal is published with open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows users to copy and redistribute the article under the following conditions: 

    - Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
    - Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material. 

Benefits of open access for authors include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints.

The Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. Manuscripts submitted to the Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences (CJES) will be screened for plagiarism using Similarity Check / iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do similarity checking before submitting their manuscript to the journal.

Editors check the plagiarism detection of manuscripts in the Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences (CJES) by using Grammarly detection software (www.grammarly.com) and using iThenticate. The journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Whenever it is determined that the manuscript has not complied with the plagiarism rules, the article is rejected (before accepting) and if it has been published (after accepting), it will be removed from the published list and placed in the withdrawn list (returned articles because of Failure to observe plagiarism law).

Copyright owner / Copyright holder

 Authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights. The author has complete control over the work (e.g. retains the right to reuse, distribute, republish, etc.)


The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions, has been received prior to the submission of the manuscript. The order of the authors (as to be reflected in the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent from all authors. All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer-review process, providing retractions/corrections/amendments when necessary. All conflicts of interest/financial support have been declared. Any changes or corrections to a published work require the consent of all authors.


Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences (CJES) follows the policies and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct in dealing with potential cases of misconduct.

Digital Archiving Policy

Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences (CJES) works with some organizations as the Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC), The Iran National Library and Archives, and the own server of the Guilan University for maintaining our own digital archive. This makes possible the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards.

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and to permit those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Data Citation

Data should be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations, and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list. Data citation is appropriate for data held within institutional, subject-focused, or more general data repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of GenBank accession codes. When citing or making claims based on data, authors must refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences (CJES) follows the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles: Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)”.