Advances in Recycling & Waste Management

ISSN: 2475-7675

Open Access

Instructions for Authors

Advances in Recycling & Waste Management provides the tri-annually publication of articles in all areas related to Recycling, waste management, biodiversity, ecology, environmental conservation. Advances in Recycling & Waste Management welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance.

As a member of Publisher International linking Association, PILA, Journal of Advances in Recycling & Waste Management (of Hilaris SRL) follows the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies.

Submission Process

Submit your manuscript or as an E-mail attachment to

A manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours.

Hilaris SRL Policy Regarding the NIH Mandate

Hilaris SRL will support authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication.

Editorial policies: Advancess in Recycling & Waste Management follows a progressive that encourages researchers to submit the original research, reviews and editorial observations as articles, well supported by tables and graphic representation.

Article Processing Charges (APC) :

Advancess in Recycling & Waste Management is organized by Hilaris SRL, a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the Journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fees are required to meet maintenance of the journal. Being an Open Access Journal, Advancess in Recycling & Waste Management does not receive payment for subscription, as the articles are freely accessible over the internet. Authors of articles are required to pay a fair handling fee after the acceptance for publication. However, there are no submission charges.


Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 45 days

The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, coloured effects, comolex equation, extra elogation of the number of pages of the article, etc.

Submission of an Article

In order to reduce delays, authors should assure that the level, length and format of a manuscript submission conform to Hilaris SRL's requirements at the submission and each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a summary/abstract, separate from the main text, of up to 300 words. This summary does not include references, numbers, abbreviations or measurements unless essential. The summary should provide a basic-level introduction to the field; a brief account of the background and principle of the work; a statement of the main conclusions; and 2-3 sentences that place the main findings into a general context. The text may contain a few short subheadings of not more than 40 characters each.

Hilaris SRL is using Online Review and Editorial Tracking Systems for quality review process. Editorial Tracking System is an online submission and review system, where authors can submit manuscripts and track their progress. Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their opinions. Editors can manage the whole submission/review/revise/publish process. Publishers can see what manuscripts are in the pipeline awaiting publication. E-mail is sent automatically to concerned persons when significant events occur.

You are welcome to submit:

  • Research article
  • Review article
  • Rapid communication
  • Research letter
  • Short article
  • Short communication
  • Case report
  • Editorial (Editors alone)

Formats for Hilaris SRL Contributions: Hilaris SRL accepts the following: original articles, reviews, abstracts, addendums, announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the editor, annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, case-reports, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses.

Cover Letter: All submissions should be accompanied by a 500 words or less cover letter briefly stating the significance of the research, agreement of authors for publication, number of figures and tables, supporting manuscripts and supplementary information.

Also include current telephone number, fax number (if any), postal address and E-mail address of corresponding author to maintain hassle-free communication.

Article Preparation Guidelines

Manuscript Title:

  • Should be in Title case in Times New Roman font, 15pt, Bold with Central align.
  • Full stop should not be used at the end.
  • “I”, “We” should not be used in the Title (exceptions: Editorials, Letter to Editors, Commentary & Opinion Articles).
  • Conjunctions, Prepositions should be in lower case.
  • words like "in vitro, ex vivo, etc." should be italicized

The title should be limited to 25 words and should not contain abbreviations. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.

Author Information: Complete names and affiliation of all authors including contact details of corresponding author (Telephone, Fax and E-mail address).

1. Author Names:

  • Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, alignment should be justified.
  • Initials should be there after Last name and names should be separated by comma (,)
  • Last two authors should be separated by “and”
  • Full stop should not be used at the end.
  • Affiliation number should be in superscript in case of multiple affiliations.
  • If only one affiliation is there for all the authors, then numbers are not required.
  • Corresponding author should be highlighted by using an asterisk (*) symbol after the affiliation number. There is no need to put a comma (,) before the asterisk mark.

2. Affiliations:

  • Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, alignment should be justified.
  • Author designations should not be mentioned
  • Full stop should not be used at the end
  • Pin code/Zip code should come after the City name

3. Corresponding Author Details:

  • Heading should be bold and start with an Asterisk (*) symbol and text should be normal and separated by colon (:)
  • Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, alignment should be justified.
  • Corresponding author name, Affiliation and Address should be separated by comma (,) and Telephone, Fax and E-Mails should be separated by semicolon (;)
  • Order and representation of phone, fax and e-mails should be like Tel:, Fax: and E-Mail:
  • Full stop should not be used at the end

Abstract: The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should summarize the manuscript content in 300 words or less. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. The preferable format should accommodate a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion. Following the abstract, a list of keywords (3-10) and abbreviations should be included.

  • Heading: Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, alignment should be justified.
  • Content: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, alignment should be justified.
  • Abstract should be limited to 250 words which should provide the brief information about the background, methodology and the outcome of the study.
  • Abstract should be presented in a single paragraph and structured abstracts are not allowed. Please follow the specific instruction provided for each journal for details.
  • It should be free from formulae, acronyms and references/citations.


  • Heading: Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, alignment should be justified.
  • Content: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, alignment should be justified.
  • Keywords should be separated by semicolon (;)
  • Full stop should not be used at the end.
  • First letter of the first word should be capitalized
  • Only abbreviated forms without acronyms should be kept as keywords in sentence case
  • If abbreviation is lengthy and cannot be placed then acronym can be used

Introduction: The introduction should set the tone of the paper by providing a clear statement of the study, the relevant literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general enough to attract a reader’s attention from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods: This section should provide a complete overview of the design of the study. Detailed descriptions of materials or participants, comparisons, interventions and types of analysis should be mentioned. However, only new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address.

Results: The results section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors'experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results and discussion may be combined or in a separate section. Speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section.

Units and Measurements:

  • SI standards for units and values should be followed.
  • Be cautious while presenting the multiplication and/or divisions of units.
    Ex: 1) ms-1 is reciprocal of milliseconds where m·s-1 is meters per second
    2) m·kg/(s3·A) is correct where m·kg/s3/A is not correct
  • Zero should be used while representing decimals like 0.25 but not .25 and comma should not be used in the place of period
  • 35 cm × 48 cm is correct but not 35 × 48 cm
  • 1 MHz to 10 MHz or (1 to 10) MHz is correct but not 1 MHz-10 MHz or 1 to 10 MHz
  • 20 °C to 30 °C or (20 to 30) °C is correct but not 20 °C-30 °C or 20 to 30 °C
  • 123 g ± 2 g or (123 ± 2) g is correct but not 123 ± 2 g
  • 70 % ± 5 % or (70 ± 5) % is correct but not 70 ± 5 %
  • Space before °C and % is not mandatory but follow the consistency throughout the manuscript, Unit symbols and unit names should not be mixed and mathematical operations should not be applied to unit names.

Note:This list will be updated as per requirements in future.

  • For more details:
  • Single space or Thin space (Shortcut: 2009+Alt+X) should be given before any Unit symbol in combination with preceding numerical
  • Thin space should be given before and after mathematical symbols (keyboard and non-keyboard)
  • Equations and Formulas should be in the MathType format only in the final PDF. Authors are being requested to submit their formula/equation preferably in MathType or Latex format.

Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.

Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are pleased to maintain clear titles namely headings and subheadings.


Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.

Hilaris SRL uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]". Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.

Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed).

Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:


Reference for articles published papers in Journals:

  • Laemmli UK (1970) Cleavage of structural proteins during the assembly of the head of bacteriophage T4. Nature 227: 680-685.
  • Brusic V, Rudy G, Honeyman G, Hammer J, Harrison L (1998) Prediction of MHC class II- binding peptides using an evolutionary algorithm and artificial neural network. Bioinformatics 14: 121-130.
  • Doroshenko V, Airich L, Vitushkina M, Kolokolova A, Livshits V, et al. (2007) YddG from Escherichia coli promotes export of aromatic amino acids. FEMS Microbiol Lett 275: 312-318.

Note: Please list the first five authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.

Reference for web pages:

  • World Health Organization (2015) Ebola diaries: First signals - March 2014 [] World Health Organization. Accessed on: February 11, 2016.

Reference for published Books:

  • Baggot JD (1999) Principles of drug disposition in domestic animals: The basis of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. (1stedn), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, London, Toranto.
  • Zhang Z (2006) Bioinformatics tools for differential analysis of proteomic expression profiling data from clinical samples. Taylor & Francis CRC Press.

Reference for Conferences:

  • Hofmann T (1999) The Cluster-Abstraction Model: unsupervised learning of topic hierarchies from text data. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
  • McGregor A, Liebelt J, Schleiss M (2009) Humanizing the Guinea Pig Cytomegalovirus (GPCMV) antiviral model by generation of a chimeric virus encoding HCMV UL54. 12th International CMV meeting, Boston.

Reference for Newspaper articles:

  • Krishna Prasad (2015) Akrama-Sakrama: HC restrains state from processing applications. The Hindu, Accessed on: 21 December 2011.

Reference for Reports:

  • Panel on antiretroviral guidelines for adults and adolescents (2008) Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in HIV-1-infected adults and adolescents. Department of Health and Human Services.

Reference for Thesis and Dissertations:

  • Piya Sorcar (2009) Teaching taboo topics without talking about them: An epistemic study of a new approach to HIV/AIDS prevention education in India. Stanford University.


Tables should be designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage authors to submit tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and provided with a heading or a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of the text. The same data should be neither represented as graph nor repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.

Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.


The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files.

All images must be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. See the Image quality specifications chart for details. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image possible.

Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

Figures and Tables Format:

  • Heading: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Bold, alignment should be justified.
  • Content: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, alignment should be justified.
  • All legends should end with a full stop.
  • All Figures & Tables should be cited in body text in chronical order and they should follow Title case only.
  • It is not mandatory to maintain the order of sub figures & sub tables in the body text, however, citations should be maintained in the body text as Figure 1a, Table 3b, etc.
  • In case of using any abbreviations in the legends, they must be mentioned in the abbreviations section.
  • Figure & Table foot notes must not end with a full stop.
  • Space should not be given after representative characters such as alphabets, numbers and asterisks etc. in Figure & Table foot notes. Representation of such characters should be in superscript only.
  • If two figures or tables are cited simultaneously in the body text, then they must be cited as “Figure 1 and 2”, “Table 1 and 2”, “Figure 1 and Table 1”, etc.

Tables and Equations as Graphics:

If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.

  • Suggested Equation Extraction Method
  • Table Specifications
  • Equation Specifications

Supplementary Information:

Discrete items of the Supplementary Information (for example, figures, tables) referred to at an appropriate point in the main text of the paper.

Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional).

All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch).

Proofs and Reprints:

Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (HTML, PDF and XML) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.


Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All works published by Hilaris SRL are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

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