The official language of the journal is British English.
The manuscript, including references and figure captions, must be double spaced. Line numbers are automatically added in Microsoft Word documents. References in the text must be written in blu color; they should be inserted in parentheses in full for single and dual authored papers (e.g. Lyell & Bertrand, 1987), but using first author and "et al." for multiple authored papers (e.g. Lyell et al., 1988). The order in the text should be chronological, then alphabetical. List all references cited in alphabetical order at the end of the article in the following standard form:Reference to a journal article:
Please use the standard abbreviation of a journal's name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations: http://images.webofknowledge.com/images/help/WOS/A_abrvjt.html. If you are unsure, please use the full journal title.
Submit the text in the following order: Title page (article title, authors' names and addresses, telephone, fax and e-mail of the corresponding author). Starting from the second page (abstract, key words, text, acknowledgements, references, figure captions, and tables).
Authors must observe a correct usage of stratigraphic terminology, avoiding the citation of incorrect or abandoned stratigraphic names. Web sites and publications such as the International Chronostratigraphic Chart, the International Stratigraphic Guide, the Italian Stratigraphic Guide, and the Catalogue of the Italian geological formations, are recommended as initial sources of stratigraphic information.
Figures must be provided as TIFF, JPEG or PNG files. If the paper is accepted the authors must provide the native files of figures or other vector files such as:
The above mentioned files must be provided with a resolution between 300 and 600 dpi at the desired print size.
The maximum available space for an illustration is 185_244 mm (full page) or 90_244 mm (column). Figures should be prepared with lettering and symbols of sufficient size and clarity to be reduced (Arial, 6-8 pt. minimum). After reduction the smallest lettering should be a minimum of 2 mm high. The approximate position, the suggested size for reproduction and the corrected orientation should be indicated. All figures should be supplied with a separate figure legend included in the text and not in the figure file.
It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that permission is granted for reproduction of any copyright material (reproduced figures, tables, text passages) and that this permission is acknowledged in their articles.
Figures must cited in the main text as "Fig.".
Tables must be submitted as Word or Excel files.
The maximum available space for a table is 185_244 mm (full page) or 90_244 mm (column). Tables should be prepared with lettering and symbols of sufficient size and clarity to be reduced (Arial, 6-8 pt. minimum). The approximate position, the suggested size for reproduction and the corrected orientation should be indicated.
Tables must cited in the main text as "Tab.".
Since 1 January 2018, the Italian Journal of Geosciences has been offering the possibility to publish accepted articles in open access mode herein called "Gold Open Access".
This publication mode allows free and unrestricted access to the scientific articles for which this option will be chosen.
The Italian Geological Society (SGI) has also signed an agreement with GeoScienceWorld (GSW) for the dissemination of IJG research in open access through their web portal (https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/).
Authors who request the "Gold Open Access" option at the time of submission and/or acceptance of the manuscript will be asked to pay the charges required, for the activation of this mode, by the web portals used by the SGI for the national and international dissemination of its publishing products.
The fee of the Gold Open Access is € 1000.00. A reduced fee (€ 500.00) would be applied if the corresponding author is an active member of the SGI or has an affiliation with an institution belonging to developing countries (Ministerial Decree no. 1455 of 09/06/2017).
Alternatively, the option of Green Open Access will be offered, which allows authors to self-archive the articles produced by their research, in institutional or disciplinary archives, or even in their personal sites, in the post-print format (the version approved for publication, containing the changes requested by both the reviewers and editorial board) not before a 24-month embargo period has elapsed, calculated from the last day of the month of publication of the paper version of the journal issue in which the article has appeared.
It is a general principle of scholarly communication that the Editors of a learned journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published. In making this decision the Editor in Chief (EiC) is guided by policies of the journal's Editorial Board (EB) and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Anonymous Peer Reviewing is the adopted method for the scientific evaluation of the submitted manuscript.
The EB may decide for rejection upon submission if the manuscript does not matches the main topics defined by the subject category to which the journal belongs (see JCR by Thomson Reuters), the corresponding author has not accepted to explicitely declare the originality of the manuscript, it is shown that manuscript is either a duplicates significant parts of already published papers.
An outcome of this principle is the importance of the scholarly archive as a permanent, historic record of the transactions of scholarship. Articles that have been published shall remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as is possible. However, very occasionally circumstances may arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under exceptional circumstances.
This policy has been designed to address these concerns and to take into account current best practice in the scholarly and library communities.
As standards evolve and change, we will revisit this issue and welcome the input of scholarly and library communities. We believe these issues require international standards and we will be active in lobbying various information bodies to establish international standards and best practices that the publishing scientific societies can adopt.
Used for articles in Press which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), may be "Withdrawn" from GeoScienceWorld. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with a HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the Editorial policy.
Any printing cost involved with either the hardcopy or on-line publication will be charged to the corresponding author by the Italian Geological Society.