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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

The Bulletin of Geology, the journal of the School of Geology Industrial University of Santander, is a quarterly publication of movement international studies devoted to original and high quality in the field of Geosciences. The Bulletin of Geology is formed by the Editorial Board, a International Scientific Committee and a Panel of Arbitrators, among which there are with professionals in the country and abroad.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

General: If is possible, authors are recommended to check a recent edition of journal to review for styling. The manuscripts, which require of high quality printouts, should be presented in triplicate (printed original and two printed copies), using wordprocessor Word 2003 for Windows XP, in white letter paper (size 21.59x27.94 cm), double-spaced with upper and left margins of 3.0 cm and lower and right margins of 2.5 cm, and with a Times New Roman font and size of 12 pt. The corresponding author should be identified, including a phone/fax number and e-mail address. The original manuscript should be accompanied by an electronic version in CD for PC, which have to be marked with the manuscript title, and the authors’ and files’ names. The electronic version should be a exact copy of the printout version.

Paper Length: Papers should not be up to 18 pages, including tables and figures, although in special circumstances longer papers will be considered. Text: Papers should be typed according to the following order: Title in Spanish, author’s name (es) and surname(s), affiliation(s), address(es), e-mail address of the main author, Resumen (not exceeding 200 words) and up to five keywords, Title in English and Abstract (not exceeding 200 words) and up to five keywords, which will be followed by the main text, including introduction, theoric mark, methodology, results, discussion, concluding remarks, acknowledgements, references, figures and tables. The title should be short, precise and informative, and written in capital letters. The corresponding author should be identified with an number and footnote, no other footnotes should be used. The Resumen and the Abstract should express the nature of the research work and contain the most outstanding conclusions in a single paragraph.

Units, symbols and abbreviations: International System of Units (SI) should be used. Only internationally agreed abbreviations should be used. References: In the text refer to the author’s family name, followed by year of publication; for example, “According to Whitney (1998), the tectono-metamorphic evolution...” or “…with results obtained later (Spear, 1998)”. For two authors use their family names, separated by “&”, and followed by year of publication; for example, “...according to Prigogine and Defay (2002)” or “…recently reported by different authors (e.g., Schairer and Yorder, Jr, 2003)”. For three or more authors use the family name of the first author followed by “et al.” and year of publication; for example, “Soares et al. (2001) have determined…” or “…diffusive homogenization of originally zoned garnets (e.g., Tracy et al., 2004)”. Oral communications should be cited in the text, by refering to the author’s family name (with initials of the name), followed by “oral communication”: (Medina, L., oral communication). Manuscripts under review should be cited in the text, by refering to the authors’ family name, followed by “manuscript under review”: (Fernandez et al. manuscript under review). Manuscripts in print should be cited in the text, by refering to the authors’ family name, followed by “manuscript in print”: (Vargas and Reyes, manuscript in print). All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the acknowledgements. It should be arranged alphabetically by authors' family names. Several references from the same author should be organized chronologically and distinguished by a, b, c,… after year of publication (for the same year of several publications). Journal names should be spell out completely. In the case of theses, the granting institution and their location should be given. In the case of references of papers presented (and published) in scientific meetings, the title of the paper, complete name of the event, place, date and number of pages within the Memoirs should be included. Avoid the inclusion of references published only as Abstracts. The references should be typewritten as illustrated in the following examples:


Books: MacKenzie, W. y Adams, A. 1997. Atlas en color de rocas y minerales en lámina delgada. Masson, S.A. Barcelona, 215p. Deer, W., Howie, R., and Zussman, J. 1998. An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals. Longman. New York, 528p.

Chapter in books: Whittaker, E. 1977. Determination of atomic occupancies. In: Thermo-dynamics in geology (Fraser, D.G. Ed.)., D. Reidel publishing Co., Dordrecht, pp. 99-113.


Papers in Journals: Skelton, A., Graham, C., and Bickle, M.1995. Lithological and structural controls on regional 3-D fluid flow patterns during greenschist facies metamorphism of the Dalradian of the SW Scottish Highlands. Journal of Petrology, 36(4): 563-586. Edited volume papers: Ordóñez, S.y García, M. 1995. Potencial geológico de mármoles en España. En: López, J. Manual de rocas ornamentales. Entorno gráfico S. L. Madrid, pp. 81-101 Conference proceedings papers: García, C. 1998. Espectros infrarrojos de biotitas metamórficas. X Congreso Latinoamericano de Geología, Vol. 2., Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp. 252-256. Unpublished papers: Author or authors, year and location of the works should be cited. Electronic sources: Author’s surname, initial’s name, year of publication. Title of paper. Date of Access . Web page.


Example: Simandi, G. et al. 1998. Kyanite, muscovite, garnet in metasediments. 6th march of 2008. http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/mining/Geolsurv/MetallicMinerals/MineralDepositProfiles/profiles/p02.htm


Illustrations: The illustrations (photographs, maps and diagrams) are all to be referred to as “FIGURE”, followed by the corresponding arabic number. All illustrations should have high-resolution, presented in JPG format or prepared in Corel Draw, and suitable for their reproduction. Each illustration should be cited in numerical order of appearance in the text. The illustrations are to have a caption in the lower part, following the word FIGURE and the corresponding arabic number. They should be fixed to the page margins. Maps must have a maximum size of 17 cm x 22 cm. Photographs that are submitted digitally should be saved at the minimum resolution 1.000*1.000 pixels at the scale of final printing. Resolution/scanning: Photographs should be imaged at a minimum of 300 dpi and saved as jpg. The figures should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text. Each figure will be presented on a separate sheet, indicating where they have to be inserted into the text. Authors should avoid colors that do not properly print in black and white. The cost for publishing color illustrations should be assumed by the author(s), making an advanced payment to the Publisher of the Universidad Industrial de Santander. Tables: The tables are all to be referred to as “TABLE”, followed by the corresponding arabic number. All tables should be carried out as Word 6.0. or Excel files, and suitable for their reproduction. Each table should be cited in numerical order of appearance in the text. The tables have a caption in the upper part, following the word TABLE and the corresponding arabic number. They should be fixed to the page margins. The tables should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text. Each table will be presented on a separate sheet, indicating where they have to be inserted into the text. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. Authors should avoid colors that do not properly print in black and white. The cost for publishing color tables should be assumed by the author(s), making an advanced payment to the Publisher of the Universidad Industrial de Santander. Acceptance: Papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board in order to verify that they follow the instructions to the authors of the review Boletín de Geología. Papers do not follow them will be returned to the author(s) for corrections, while those do it will be evaluated for at least two referees. If both referees agree to reject the paper, this will not be accepted again for publication in the Boletín de Geología. If only one referee rejects the paper, the Editorial Board will select a third referee and from his (her) concept will take a final decision. The results of review will be communicated to the author(s) for making the corresponding modifications if is the case. Names of reviewers will remain anonymous except when they want to reveal their names. In the last case it is expected that authors will mention their names in the Acknowledgments. Papers submitted to the Boletín de Geología will be accepted for publication only when authors have fully reviewed and corrected the manuscript following the recommendations of the referees. Publishing Policy: After the acceptance of manuscripts for publication, when necessary the manuscript will be revised by the Editorial Board. No charge will be required for publication of any paper if the printed pages are within the limit specified above. None of the submitted manuscripts, including text, figures and tables, will be sent back to the author(s) to minimize the work load on the editorial staff after the paper be accepted for publication. All ideas expressed in the papers of this review are only responsability of their author(s).

Copyright: Once your paper has been accepted, all authors must sign the “Transfer of Copyrigh” agreement. By this agreement the Boletin de Geología journal protects right's authors.

Sending of manuscripts

As part of the submission process, are required authors to suggest that your shipment meets all the following elements, and agreeing to have shipments that do not meet these guidelines may be returned to the author.

  1. The shipment has not been published previously or been sent previously to another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to / the publisher / a).
  2. The file is sent in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect.
  3. Web addresses have been added to the references where it has been possible.
  4. The text is single spaced, font size is 12 points, is used instead of underlined italics (except URLs), and all illustrations, figures and tables are within the text in their proper place and not at the end altogether.
  5. The qualifying text and bibliographic style specified in the Guidelines to Authors which can be found in About the Journal.
  6. If you are sending a section of the journal is reviewed by peers, has to ensure that the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.

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