INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS GUIDE TO MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PREPARATION
GEOGACETA is a semiannual journal in which short, original manuscripts are published. It includes articles, previously unpublished or not submitted simultaneously to another journal, on all aspect of Earth Sciences, mainly on Geology. Articles published in GEOGACETA are characterized by displaying the latest scientific advances in Earth Sciences based on filing original data corresponding to field observations, laboratory and experimental data, and analogical and mathematical modeling, all at different scales of observation.
Articles published in GEOGACETA must necessarily be presented at a Scientific Session of the Sociedad Geológica de España/Geological Society of Spain (SGE). Those wishing to present a paper at a scientific meeting of the SGE should access the website www.geogaceta.com, which is hosted on the Web server of the Universidad de Salamanca. You can also access through the link on the SGE website (www.sociedadgeologica.es). In this webpage there are specific instructions on how to proceed in the submission. The editorial management process for publishing the manuscript is done through the Internet. By agreement of the Advisory Board dated October 25, 2012, deadlines for receipt of manuscripts will be February 1 and July 1 for the scientific sessions in May and November, respectively. After completing the electronic submission process, the corresponding author will receive an email with the manuscript title, authors, reception date and reference code assigned to the manuscript. If the submission process is completed after the deadline or if more than fifty manuscripts have been previously received for the corresponding session, the work will be registered for the next scientific session.
Manuscripts must be signed by at least one member of the SGE, and will be presented by one of the co-authors. Members of the SGE may submit up to two manuscripts in each scientific session, and those who are not members may only submit one.
Preparation of manuscript
In the reference template, available on the web, you must complete each of the following sections:
a) Título / Title. Brief and informative.
b) Authors: Full name, full postal address and e-mail for all authors.
c) Resumen / Abstract: Articles should include a «Resumen» in Spanish and an Abstract, both containing the same information. They should be an informative summary that provides pertinent details of the research and conclusions. The resumen/abstract should not exceed 200 words. The resumen/abstract should not include references.
d) Palabras Clave / Key Words: Maximum of 5 keywords in Spanish (palabras clave) which should be the same as in English (keywords).
e) Main text: Its overall structure will consist of introduction, results, discussion and conclusions. Tables and figures should be distributed consistent manner throughout the text, and always in accordance with the reference template.
f) Acknowledgements: GEOGACETA advise that the reviewers are cited in the acknowledgments.
g) References: They should be sorted alphabetically by authors. For manuscripts headed by the same author, the reference order will be the following: first, the papers by a single author and sorted chronologically; secondly, the manuscripts signed by 2 authors and first sorted alphabetically and, in the case of publications with the same co-authors, in chronological order; finally, the manuscripts signed by more than 3 authors sorted chronologically. In the case of journal articles, and abstract books of Meetings and Conferences, the title of the manuscript will be omitted. See the following examples:
Martínez Catalán, J.R. (2011). Geogaceta 50, 7-10.
Font, E., Martínez-Solares, J.M., Massana, E. and Santanach, P. (2010). Revista de la Sociedad Geológica de España 23, 69-80.
García-Navarro, E. and Fernández, C. (2010). Journal of Structural Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2010.04.004
Schumm, S.A. (1977). The fluvial system. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 338 p.
Díaz Molina, M. and Tortosa, A. (1996). In: Tertiary basins of Spain (P. Friend and C. Dabrio, Eds.). Cambrigde University Press, Cambridge, 292-299.
Aldaya, F., Martínez-García, E., Díaz de Federico, A., García Dueñas, V. and Navarro-Vilá, F. (1978). Mapa Geológico de España 1:50.000, hoja nº 1042 (Lanjarón) y memoria. IGME. 65 p.
Balanyá Roure, J.C. (1991). Estructura del Dominio de Alborán en la parte norte del Arco de Gibraltar. PhD. Thesis, Univ. de Granada, 210 p.
Díaz Martínez, E. (1988). In: II Congreso Geológico de España. Abstracts 1, 67-70.
h) Tables: They must be ordered consecutively with Roman numerals. Authors must ensure legibility once inserted in the reference template.
i) Figures: They should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. All maps must contain a scale and geographic coordinates, and those figures and photographs deemed necessary must also contain a graphic scale. Authors should ensure the readability of each figure inserted in the reference template. For the design of the figures should be taken into account the maximum box size of the GEOGACETA pages (240 x175 mm), which in turn are divided into three columns. It is important to correctly choose the stroke widths of lines, text size, drawing pattern, etc., for optimum quality. The font type and size recommended for the realization of the figures is indicated on the template, which can be downloaded from the www.geogaceta.com. If a figure consists in turn of other figures and/or photographs, each must be named with a capital letter, beginning with the letter A and following letters in alphabetical order. Publish all of the manuscript pages in colour is possible (loose pages are not published in colour). When authors submit print proofs, they must apply colour printing of the manuscript and assume the corresponding amount. The inclusion of double or foldout pages (DIN A3) is also provided, whose extra cost should be also assumed by the authors. In these cases it is necessary to contact the editors previously.
j) Figure and table captions. They must be written in English and Spanish, as indicated in the reference template.
Manuscripts should be submitted using the reference template. This template is available in www.geogaceta.com for download. Manuscripts should be written in Spanish or English. The maximum extent of work may not exceed the equivalent of 4 printed pages of GEOGACETA, including figures, tables and references. A printed page of GEOGACETA contains about 6000 characters (including letters and spaces between words). Authors must fill out a form stating that the data presented are original and have not previously been published. Authors must assign copyright to the SGE. Authors must propose five scientific reviewers (referees), indicating for each of them: name, institutional affiliation and e-mail. Manuscripts will be reviewed at least by two researchers -initially anonymous-, which must be experts in the subject of the manuscript.
GEOGACETA editors are responsible for managing the review of manuscripts. Editors are supported by members of the Scientific Board and by those researchers that for its prestige can act as reviewers. The list of reviewers is published each year in the number of the second semester. Reviewers must decide whether to be identified or remain anonymous. Once the reviewer comments are available, Editors will make a first decision on the manuscript, and all forms and comments made on the manuscript will be returned to the authors. Authors will have at least fifteen days to submit the revised version of the manuscript with the necessary modifications, together with a report of the changes introduced and possible discrepancies with the opinions expressed by the reviewers. Editors may request a second review of the manuscript.
Based on the reports and the quality of the revised manuscript, Editors will raise a report to the Advisory Board (composed by members of the Governing Board of the SGE), who will estimate finally whether or not the acceptance of the manuscript. The review date of the manuscript will coincide with that of the meeting of the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will meet at least twice a year. The manuscript will be definitely accepted once it has been presented in a Scientific Session of the SGE (the approval date of the manuscript will coincide with that of the ending of the scientific session). In the case of the manuscript not being accepted, it will be returned to the author with a brief explanatory note of the reasons for that decision. Failure to comply with the aforementioned regulations for the preparation of the manuscript will be sufficient reason for rejection thereof.
Finally, prior to the final acceptance of the manuscript and to ensure optimum quality of the article, the authors must sent to Editors independently, in addition to the template, the text without figures or tables in a Word file and each one of the figures and tables in separate files. Image files will be provided with sufficient resolution (600 dpi print size) in the following formats: JPG, TIFF, EPS or Adobe Illustrator.
The Scientific Board of GEOGACETA, through the Advisory Board, provides the ability to submit comments to published articles, which will be included in the "GEOGACETA DEBATE" section. Comments must be no longer than one printed page (6000 characters), and will be published along with the reply of the authors, also with a maximum length of one page. The submission of comments and replies will be made through www.geogaceta.com.
Presentation of manuscripts in Scientific Sessions of the SGE
For the final acceptance of the manuscript, it must be presented in a Scientific Session of the SGE. In any case, the presentation time will not exceed 10 minutes. After each presentation, attendees can question and debate with the authors for a limited time of 5 minutes.
Mounting and formatting the manuscript in press
Authors will receive a print proof for correction. Previously the Editors have reviewed a preliminary print proof that will also reach the authors. Only formal amendments will be accepted in the print proofs. Authors should return proofs within seven days. The opportunity to supply reprints of published work is contemplated. They may be requested at the price fixed by the press, upon payment of the same, including shipping. For more information consult the Editor.
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