Guidelines for preparation of your manuscript
- Manuscripts must be written entirely in English, and must be spell-checked using a word processor. Please make sure that structure and grammar are appropriate. Keep in mind that ESRJ is a wide-scope journal and your article may be read by scientists from other disciplines.
- Prepare your manuscript using letter-size pages (216 mm × 279 mm). Please use size 12 Times New Roman or Arial fonts, with a double line spacing.
Figures,Tables, and Equations
Format for References
- Limit figures to no more than five (5) shades of grayscale. If you use elements such as lines, line stripes, dots, or specific symbols, make sure they will be easily distinguished when reduced for publication.
- Please use CorelDraw or Canvas formats for creating your figures, if it is not possible use Tiff, Gif o Jpg.
- Please always include geographic coordinates and/or scale in maps.
- The sizes of letters are very important. Try to use the same size text throughout a figure. Figures will be reduced in size for publication. Use Times Roman
or Arial fonts. Avoid using light text on dark background.
- Try to create figures that are as close as possible to the size they will appear in the printed version of ESRJ.
- Try no to use too much black in your figures. For example, some journals have found that record sections with too much black reproduce poorly.
- We require the use of S.I. physical units (m, kg, s).
- Every figure must have a number and a figure caption. The latter describes, as completely as possible, the content of the graphic. Please make sure that all symbols and abbreviations are fully explained.
- Please be aware that because we are a self-financed journal, at present, high costs do not allow us to publish color figures. All figures will be published in black and white or gray scale. Please prepare your figures accordingly.
- All tables should be numbered, have a title and must be in Ms. Excel format.
- Please send us the tables, figures and their corresponding legends in separate files.
- Please number all equations at the right.
References should be arranged alphabetically by author and should follow the format that appears in the examples below.
- Reference to a paper published in a Journal:
Barrow, J. P. and Smith, C. (2004). Ground motions in colombian basins, Earth Sciences Research Journal. 10, no. 1, 824-832.
- Reference to a book:
Kodiak, D. C. and Gómez, D. (2003). Geology and Seismicity, International University Press, Bogotá, Colombia, 256 pp.
- Reference to an edited book:
Bonilla, O. P., Tapias, D. and Ortega, F. (2002). Water supply in desert areas, L.P. Posada (Editor), Geological Special Publication No. 2, Colombian Society of Geologists, Bogotá, Colombia, 115-125.
- Reference to a Thesis:
Smith, J. (2006). Pipelines and constructions in seismic regions, Ph.D. Thesis, School of Geociences, International University, Bogotá, Colombia.
- Reference to a technical manual:
International Institute of Geological Sciences (1999). Methodology for Estimation of Model Parameters: Technical Manual, Latinoamerican Disaster Management Agency, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Reference to a report:
Colombian Earthquake Research Institute (COER) (1990). Report on seismicity in Colombia, Earthquakes Bulletin, 3.
- Reference to a conference:
Sánchez, J. J., Smith, J. and Barrow, J. P. (2004). Volcanology and hazards assessment, 4th National Conference on Geology and Geophysics, Bogotá, Colombia, August, 436-444.
- Reference to a web site:
Aragón, P. B., Rosas, R., Taborda, P. and Koyohama, Y. (2005). Internet Site for Data on Earthquakes, Latinoamerican Commission, Earthquakes Programme, http://www.geociencias.unal edu.co/ESRJ_htm (last accessed February 2004).