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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • A single PDF including:
    - Manuscript
    - Captions
    - Figures
    - Tables

Author Guidelines

1. Manuscript preparation in pdf

2. Template for authors in word

3. How to Submit a Manuscript, Tutorial in pdf

4. Submit your manuscript

5. Review Process and Acceptance

All manuscripts submitted to Geologica Acta are blind-peer-reviewed by two external referees before they can be accepted for publication. Reviewers will by default remain anonymous, unless they choose to disclose their identities. The authors could suggest three or more potential reviewers (including e-mail addresses and institutions). The editorial committee and the guest editors can send the manuscript to at least one referee not suggested by the authors.

Before manuscripts are sent to reviewers, the editors apply a readiness test concerning appropriate length, theme and maturity. Manuscripts that are not yet ready are returned, with a letter of explanation, providing authors the opportunity to resubmit. The function of this editorial screening is to avoid the review of manuscripts with obvious defects in construction or thematic content.

The acceptance or rejection of a manuscript is based on appraisal of the paper by two or more reviewers, the editorial committee, and the potential guest editors of special issues. Critical review determines the suitability of the paper, its originality, and the adequacy and conciseness of the presentation. Nearly all manuscripts are returned to the author with suggestions for revision. Authors will have two months to improve the manuscript following the suggestions of the reviewers and of the editor in charge. If the revised manuscript and the author's cover letter show that the author has considered and addressed these suggestions, the manuscript may be accepted directly; however, some revised papers may be sent for additional review.

The full process of revision, from submission to publication, takes about 6 to 12 months.

6. Submit a cover:

Short note

Short Notes, for rapid high impact publication (no more than 10 double-line-spaced pages, including tables and figures).

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