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Author Guidelines

Instructions for the authors


Geology, Geophysics and Environment publishes original papers from the Earth and Environment Sciences fields.

Articles and notes are accepted only in English language. All submitted articles are peer reviewed by the two independent reviewers.

Submission to the GGE proceeds online. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting. Please submit your article via https://journals.agh.edu.pl/geol/user/register.
Remember to scan and attach author statement signed by all authors of article during submission process.

ARTICLES
The length of the manuscripts should not be less than 5 pages and should not exceed 25 pages (Times New Roman CE fond type, 12 points, 1.5-spaced format, 2.5 cm margins, left justification, without hyphenation); however, in justified cases these length restrictions may be waived. The texts containing scientific discussion and/or critical position regarding previously published articles in the Journal will be accepted only if they contain new research results and the author's original interpretations. The author of the original text is entitled to the final answer and must follow the same principles as the opponent.

PAPER ORDER
The text should be arranged in the following order:
– Title page which should contain: the title of the paper, abstract and keywords.
Abstract: brief summary (200-250 words long) ought to state the scope of the paper, methods, and key results;
Keywords should not contain more than 7 terms and they ought to be arranged in a hierarchy from general to specific;
– Body text which should be presented in the following order: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments and References.
– Figures and/or tables captions
All tables and figures should be prepared on as separate files which ought to be uploaded as supplementary files during submission process. Their width should not exceed 170 mm and high 226 mm.

Tables (Tab.) - should supplement, not duplicate, text and figures.

Figures (Fig. ) should be supplied as high resolution (at least 600 d.p.i.) electronic graphics files and saved as jpg or TIF. Particular attention should be given to maintain the appropriate size of letters in figures which may be reduced during zooming. Hatching should be labeled with the numbers along with their legend. Individual figures in the photomontage should be captioned using capital letters (e.g. Fig. 5B).

References should be alphabetized, started on a new page and include only cited texts. Titles of references written in Latin alphabet should be provided in their original form. References written in the Cyrillic alphabet should be transliterated to Latin alphabet according to international standards (ISO recommendation). Remember to copy and paste all the references to right place during submission process.
Several works of one author that were published in the same year should be distinguished by putting small letters after the publication year e.g. Nowak (1976a). References within the text should be cited in the following format: one author: Kowalski (1985) or (Kowalski 1985), two authors: Kowalski & Nowak (1997) or (Kowalski & Nowak 1997), more than two authors: Kowalski et al. (1996) or (Kowalski et al. 1996). When citing several works at once, maintain their chronological order.

References examples:

- articles in periodicals:
Książkiewicz M., 1974. Contribution a l’tude de la faune du Tithonique de Woźniki (Carpathes Polonaises Occidentales). Acta Geologica Polonica, 24, 3, 437–456.

Kutek J. & Wierzbowski A., 1986. A new account on the Upper Jurassic stratigraphy and ammonites of the Czorsztyn Succession, Pieniny Klippen Belt, Poland. Acta Geologica Polonica, 36, 4, 289–316.

Brower J.C., 2002. Quintuplexacrinus, a new cladid crinoid genus from the Upper Ordovician Maquoketa Formation of the northern midcontinent of the United States. Journal of Paleontology, 76, 6, 993–1006.

- articles in books:
Kauffman E.G., Elder W.P. & Sageman B.B., 1991. High-resolution correlation: a new tool in chronostratigraphy. In: Einsele G., Ricken W. & Seilacher A. (eds), Cycles and Events in Stratigraphy, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 795–819.

- books:
Birkenmajer K., 1979. Przewodnik geologiczny po pienińskim pasie skałkowym. Wydawnictwa Geologiczne, Warszawa (in Polish).

- conference proceedings:
Krobicki M. & Golonka J., 2007. Early Jurassic distribution and migration routes of “Lithiotis” facies bivalves. 1st International Paleobiogeography Symposium, Abstracts, Paris 10–13 July 2007, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Museum national d’Historie naturelle, Paris CNRS, Paris, 59.

NOTES

Must be prepared as normal article (see above) but abstract should contain no more than 130 words and the length of the body text should not exceed 4 pages. We accept up to 4figures and tables.

SUBMISSION
There is 5 steps submission process:

– Step 1. Starting the submission-
In this step it is needed to indicate that a submission is ready to be considered by journal GGE by checking off some statements:

– Step 2. Uploading the Submission
In this step file in pdf format including text of the manuscript with figures and tables ought to be uploaded.
– Step 3. Entering the submission's metadata
In this step all information about author(s), title and abstract of article/note and also keywords and list of references should be entered

– Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files
Here text of article without figures and tables in document format and all tables and figures as individual files should be uploaded (in the supplementary file metadata give them names: text, Fig. X, Tab. x, respectively)

– Step 5. Confirming the Submission
In Supplementary Information please submit the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two potential referees.

Any questions regarding publication should be addressed to the editor or secretary of the Geology, Geophysics and Environment journal.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word and RTF  document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Signed author statement, scanned, ready to attach as a suplemantary file during submission process.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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