Guidance for Contributors
¡á SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through Geosciences Journal electronic submission system, which can be accessed at http://www.geosciences-journal.org. With the submitted manuscript authors should provide the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of at least four suggested reviewers.
Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the editorial committee.
TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS:
letter, article, review, and discussion and reply written in English
¡á MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
A manuscript is composed of a text and illustration(s). Authors are requested to submit the text in a MS-Word file and the illustration(s) in JPG (or TIF) files for each figure. Editors of the journal reserve the right to adjust manuscript style to certain standards of uniformity.
Papers should be written in the most concise form. Letter should not exceed 6 printed pages including tables, figures, and references. It is for short paper whose importance of timeliness justifies rapid reviewing and publication. Article is the principal mode of reporting research and should be as concise as possible. Review is also accepted as far as it is beneficial to the members of the societies. The length of both article and review should be less than 20 printed pages. Discussion and reply should be concise and brief, and each should not exceed 3 printed pages. Occasionally long papers are accepted particularly for those of a review nature.
A text should be written in double-spaced format with 2.5 or 3.0 cm wide for each margin. A font size of 12 pt is required and ¡®Times New Roman¡¯ font is preferred. The standard order of a text is as follows: title page, page of abstract and keywords, main text, acknowledgments, references, appendices, tables, and figure captions. All of the references, tables, and figures should be referred to in the text. Do not import the figures or tables into the main text. All pages should be numbered consecutively, including pages of acknowledgments, references, appendices, tables, and figure captions.
Title page: A title page should contain the title of a manuscript, the name(s) of the author(s), their full postal address(es), e-mail address(es), and a short running title of less than 80 characters including spaces. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and a footnote. An e-mail address, a phone number, and a fax number of the corresponding author should be included in the footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.
Abstract and keywords: An abstract should be provided with all types of papers and of not more than 400 words. It must be intelligible without reference to the paper; it should be a condensation of the essential information in the paper and not be a recital of the subjects covered. The abstract should not contain references and should be a paragraph. Authors are requested to supply up to five keywords that can be used for indexing/abstracting purposes.
Main text: To improve the readability of papers, authors may use up to four levels of headings as illustrated below:
3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
3.1. Geochemical Data
3.1.1. Major element chemistry
Granitoids: Composition of ...
The SI unit should be used wherever possible. The abbreviation system for minerals described in Kretz, R. (1983, American Mineralogist, 68, 277?279) is recommended for use. The Romanization of Korean geographic names is highly recommended to follow those suggested by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It is available on the website (http://www.hangul.or.kr/M4-4.htm). To cite references in the main text, refer to the author¡¯s surname (without initials) and the year of publication (e.g., ¡°Since Kim (1993) has shown that...¡± or ¡°This is in the agreement with results obtained later (Kramer, 1994)¡±). For three or more authors, use the first author followed by ¡°et al.¡± in the main text (e.g., ¡°Rothstein et al. (1958) proved that...¡± or (Strawn et al., 1998)).
References: All publications cited in the main text, tables, and figures should be presented in a list of references (references section) following the main text of the manuscript. Please make sure that the references are accurate. Unpublished information, including papers in preparation or submitted but not yet accepted, should be omitted from the list. These can be cited in the main text as ¡°J. Doe (unpublished manuscript)¡± or ¡°B. Jones (personal communication)¡±. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors¡¯ surnames. Use lower-case letters to distinguish references that would have identical citations: for example, Smith (1993a), or Smith (1993a, 1993b), or (Smith 1993a, 1993b). The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors¡¯ names and dates are exactly the same in the main text as in the reference list. The names of journal, book, abstract, publishing company, university, etc. should be written in full name instead of abbreviation. The journal¡¯s format for the references is as follows.
Moon, K.H. and Yun, K.S., 1992, Tectonometamorphic evolution of the central Okchon belt
Jeungpyong-Tukpyong area. Journal of the Geological Society of Korea, 28, 301-316.
(in Korean with English abstract)
Azzoni, A., La Barbera, G., and Zaninetti, A., 1995, Analysis and prediction of rockfalls using a
mathematical model. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 32, 709-724.
Ernst, W.G., 1976, Petrologic Phase Equilibria. Freeman, San Francisco, 333 p.
Wang, X., Zhang, R. and Liou, J.G., 1995, UHPM terrane in east central China. In: Coleman, R.G. and
Wang, X. (eds.), Ultrahigh Pressure Metamorphism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,
Ward, S.H., 1990, Resistivity and induced polarization methods. In: Ward, S.H. (ed.), Geotechnical and
Environmental Geophysics, Vol. 1: Review and Tutorial. Society of Exploration Geophysicists,
Special Publication, 5, 147-189.
Lefeuvre, F., 1994, Fracture related anisotropy detection and analysis: if the P-waves were enough. 64th
Annual International Meeting of Society of Exploration and Geophysics (Expanded Abstract),
Los Angeles, Oct. 23-28, p. 942-945.
Choe, M.Y. and Yoon, H.I., 1995, Glaciomarine sedimentation and paleoglacial setting of Marian Cove,
King George Island, Antarctica. 4th Seoul International Symposium on Antarctic Science (Abstract),
Seoul, May 22-25, p. 30.
Kim, M.S., 1998, Geology, Mineralogy, Fluid Inclusion and Stable Isotope of Gold, Silver and Antimony
Ore Deposits of the Dunjon-Baekjon Area, Northern Taebaeksan Mining District, Korea.
Ph.D. thesis, Seoul National University, Seoul, 422 p. (in Korean with English abstract)
Stidham, C., 1999, Three-dimensional crustal structure influences on wave propagation and generation of
strong motion in the greater San Francisco Bay region. Ph.D. Thesis, University of California,
Berkeley, Berkeley, 316 p.
Choi, H.S., Kim, M.H., Chun, I.K., Kim, S.Y., Lee, E.K., and Park, Y.M., 1995, Fossil Floral
and Faunal Assemblage and Paleoenvironmental Modelling Study on the Cretaceous Sedimentary
Basins Scattered in/near the Okchon Belt (I). Report KR-95(T)-9, Korea Institute of
Geology, Mining and Materials, Taejon, 85 p.
Lee, K.B. and Kim, J.H., 1986, Geological Report of the Yongdong Sheet (1:50,000). Korea Institute of
Energy and Resources, Seoul, 44 p.
When referring to papers with the same author, the sequence should be: first author only, chronological; two authors, chronological; and three or more authors, chronological. Examples are given below.
Chun, S.S., 1991
Chun, S.S., Jeong, K.S. and Honza, E., 1985
Chun, S.S., Hwang, I.G. and Choe, M.Y., 1990
Tables: Tables should begin on a separate page and be numbered consecutively. They should be referred in the main text but should not be included in it, and only one table can be put in a page. They should be prepared in a MS-Word file, but MS-Excel format is another option. The table titles should end without periods, be brief, be typed with sentence-style capitalization directly at the top of their respective tables, and followed by a double rule. The column headings (with appropriate units in parentheses) are followed by a single rule. Another rule should be placed at the end of the table, and followed by footnotes if necessary. No vertical lines can be used, and vertical rules should be used in tables. Tables must be double spaced. Long tables and other types of data containing information of limited interest will not normally be published. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. Footnotes end with periods. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g., in graphs) and authors are supposed to indicate clearly in the main text where each table should be positioned. The current issue of the journal will provide examples of approaches to complex tables.
Figure captions: Figure captions should be prepared in a separate page and every caption should end with period.
Illustrations such as photographs, charts, and diagrams are all to be referred to as figure(s). JPG, TIF, PDF, and MS-Word formats are acceptable but the first two are preferred. They should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred in the main text. They should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the main text. All illustrations should be clearly marked with Arabic numerals in order of reference in the main text. Each figure must be provided with self-explanatory caption that is collectively placed on the figure captions page at the end of the text. Separate parts of a single figure should be labelled (a), (b), (c), etc. or a, b, c, etc. and referred to as a, b, c, etc. in the text and captions (e.g., (Fig. 3a) or Figure 3a). Also, separate parts of a single figure should be compiled into one figure (i.e., one JPG or one TIF file). Authors are supposed to indicate clearly in the main text where each figure should be positioned.
Drawings: All letterings, lines, and points on figures should be sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction when the figures have been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in an article. On a figure, the ¡®ARIAL¡¯ font for letters and numbers is required and they should be greater than 2.0 mm after reduction. Lines should thicker than 0.2 mm. Dye-line prints or photocopies are not suitable for reproduction. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.
All maps should include a metric bar scale and a north arrow. Regional maps must include latitudes and longitudes where appropriate.
Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g., black and white or color). If necessary, a scale should be marked on the photographs. Please note that photocopies of photographs are not acceptable.
Color illustrations: Color illustrations can be accepted however, authors will be expected to make a contribution towards the extra printing cost about 200,000 won (200.00 USD) for each printed page. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures and then Geosciences Journal will ensure, at no additional charge, these figures will appear in color on the web regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Geosciences Journal after receipt of your accepted article. Because of technical complications which can arise by converting color figures to ¡®grey scale¡¯ (for the printed version should you not opt for color in print) please submit in addition usable black and white prints corresponding to all the color illustrations if requested.
By default PDF-proofs will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (first named author if no corresponding author is identified of multi-authored papers) and should be returned within 5 days of receipt, unless a preference for paper proofs is expressed. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any others may be charged to the author. Any queries should be answered in full. Please note that authors are urged to check their proofs carefully before return, since the inclusion of late corrections cannot be guaranteed. Paper proofs are to be returned to the editorial assistant of the journal (email@example.com). Geosciences Journal will do everything possible to get your article corrected and published as quickly and accurately as possible. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication, by the corresponding author. Subsequent corrections will not be possible, so please ensure your first sending is complete.
¡á PAGE CHARGES
Authors from Korea are requested to pay page charge 25,000 won per printed page, but authors supported by research fund, to pay 49,000 won. Authors from other countries are requested to pay page charge 20.00 (USD) per printed page. For printed color pages, authors are requested to pay page charge around 200,000 won (200.00 USD) for each printed page regardless of their nationality.
Fifty offprints will be supplied free of charge. Additional offprints and copies of the issue can be ordered at a specially reduced rate using the order form sent to the corresponding author after the proofreading for the print version is completed.
All authors must sign the transfer of copyright agreement form before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables The Association of Korean Geoscience Societies to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, without the author relinquishing his/her proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of a similar nature, and translations. It also includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any material for which copyright already exists.