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Author Guidelines

Paper size:

Georeview publishes Research and Review papers which should be above 6 pages long, but not exceed 16 pages (without prior agreement from the Managing Editor).

Ethics in publishing:

The Research and Review papers submitted  to Georeview  must be original individual  or collective  works. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication  elsewhere,  that its publication  is approved  by all authors  and  by responsible  authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will be not published elsewhere in the same form, regardless of the language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

 Language and language services:

Manuscripts must be written in English to meet international publication standards.

 Submission:

Submission will be carried out online at  www.georeview.ro,  where the files can be uploaded, or by email sent to the Managing Editor of Georeview (marcel.mindrescu@gmail.com). There are no submission or processing charges.

 Reviewers:

Authors  are  asked  to  submit  with  the  manuscripts,  the  names,  addresses and  email  addresses  of two potential reviewers.  Please note that the editor retains the right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

Use of wordprocessing software:

We prefer papers edited in Word formats.  The files should be saved  using the default extensions  of the program used. The text should be in single-column  format. Please keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article.  You can use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns.

To  avoid  unnecessary   errors  you  are  strongly  advised  to  use  the  'spell-check'   and  'grammar-check' functions of your wordprocessor.

Paper structure:

Title

Should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems.

Author names and affiliations and corresponding author

The names of the authors must be clearly indicated. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the work was done). Provide  the full postal address  for each affiliation,  including  the country name and the email address of each author.

Please  clearly indicate  who will handle  the correspondence  at all stages of peer-review,  publication  and post-publication.

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal  results  and major conclusions.  An abstract  is often presented  separately  from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Abbreviations should be avoided; however, if essential, they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Keywords

After the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then

1.1.1, 1.1.2, ..., where  necessary),  1.2, etc. (the abstract  is not included  in section  numbering).  Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing.

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Regional setting/Study area

For  papers  that  focus  on  an  area,  provide  a brief  synopsis  of  the  physical  characteristics  of  the  area, sufficient to give the new work context, but avoid a detailed literature survey.

Material and methods

Provide  sufficient  detail  to  allow  the  work  to  be  reproduced.  Methods  already  published  should  be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results

Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion

This section should explore the significance of the results of the work. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.

Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Appendices

If there  is more  than  one  appendix,  they  should  be identified  as A, B, etc.  Formulae  and  equations  in appendices  should be given separate  numbering:  Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent  appendix,  Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Artwork:

Electronic artwork

  • All photographs should be numbered as figures.
  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose the font.
  • Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Calibri, Courier, Times, Symbol.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Provide captions to illustrations separately.
  • Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.

Regardless  of the application  used, when your electronic artwork is finalised, please "save as" or convert the images to one of the following formats

EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as "graphics".

TIFF: color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi. TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.

TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.

DOC, XLS or PPT: If your electronic artwork is created in any of these Microsoft Office applications  please supply "as is".

Please do not supply files that are too low in resolution.

Color artwork

Whereas the printed version of Georeview will contain solely ‘gray scale’ illustrations, the online version of the  journal  will  contain  colour  figures  if together  with  your  accepted  article  you  submit  usable  colour illustrations. Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution.

Please note: Because of technical complications which can arise by converting color figures to 'gray scale' , please submit in addition usable black and white versions of all the color illustrations.

References:

1. All references  cited  in the  text  are  to be listed  at the  end  of the  paper.  The  manuscript  should  be carefully checked to ensure that the spellings of authors' names and publication years are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.

2. In the text refer to the author's name (without initials) and year of publication, followed, if necessary, by a short reference  to appropriate  pages. Examples:  "Because  Ungureanu  (1996) has shown  that...".  "This was later confirmed by further research (Groza, 2004, pp. 18-27)".

3. If reference is made in the text to publications written by more than two authors the name of the first

author should be used, followed by "et al.". However, in the reference list, the names of authors and all co- authors must be given in full.

4. References in the text should be arranged chronologically.

5. The  list  of references  should  be  arranged  alphabetically  by authors'  names,  and  chronologically  per author.

6. The following system should be used for arranging references in manuscripts submitted to Georeview:

a. Journal  papers:  Names  and initials  of all authors.  Year.  Title of paper.  Journal  name  (given  in full or abbreviated  using  the  International  List  of  Periodical  Title  Word  Abbreviations)  volume  number  (issue number): first and last page numbers of the paper.

Example:

Evans I. S., Cox N. J. 2005. Global variations of local asymmetry in glacier altitude: separation of north-south and east-west components. Journal of glaciology 51 (174): 469-482.

b. Monographs:  Names  and  initials  of all  authors.  Year.  Title  of the  monograph.  Publisher,  location  of publisher.

Example:

Scriban   A.   1939.   Dicționaru   limbiĭ   româneștĭ   (Etimologii,   înțelesuri,   exemple,   citațiuni,   arhaizme,

neologizme, provincialisme). Ed. "Presa Bună", Iași.

c. Edited volume papers: Names and initials of all authors. Year. Title of paper. Names and initials of the volume editors, title of the edited volume. Publisher, location of publisher, first and last page numbers of the paper.

Example:

Thomas,  E.,  1992.  Middle  Eocene-late   Oligocene   bathyal  benthic  foraminifera   (Weddell  Sea):  faunal changes and implications for ocean circulation. In: Prothero, D.R., Berggren, W.A. (Eds.), EoceneOligocene Climatic and Biotic Evolution. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ: 245-271.

d. Conference  proceedings  papers:  Names  and initials  of all authors.  Year.  Title  of paper.  Name  of the conference. Publisher, location of publisher: first and last page numbers of the paper.

Example:

Mîndrescu  M.,  Iosep  I.,  Cristea  I.A.,  Forgaci  D.,  Popescu  D.A.  2010.  Lacurile  Iezer  și  Bolătău  (Obcina

Feredeului)   -  cele  mai  vechi  lacuri  de  baraj  natural  formate   prin  alunecare   din  Romania.   Volumul Simpozionului Național “Resursele de apă . Vulnerabilitate la presiunea activităților antropice cu referire și la ecosistemele lacustre”. Târgoviște: 272 -282.

e. Unpublished theses, reports, etc.: Names and initials of all authors. Year. Title of item. All other relevant information needed to identify the item (e.g., technical report, Ph.D. thesis, institute, etc.).

Example:

Moustakas,  N.,  1990.  Relationships  of  morphological  and  physicochemical  properties  of  Vertisols  under

Greek climate conditions. Ph.D. Thesis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece.

7. In the case of publications in any language other than English, the original title is to be retained. Titles of publications  in  non-Latin  alphabets  should  be  transliterated,  and  a  note  such  as  '(in  Russian)'  or  '(in Japanese, with English Abstract)' should be added at the end of the reference.

Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

The full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known  (DOI,  author  names,  dates,  reference  to a source  publication,  etc.),  should  also  be  given.  Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list), or can be included in the reference list.

 Use of the Digital Object Identifier:

Accepted  manuscripts  will  be  published  online  and  assigned  DOIs  (Digital  Object  Identifiers).  The  DOI consists  of a unique  alpha-numeric  character  string  which  is assigned  to the  document  and  it remains unchanged.  Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly  'Articles in press' because they  have  not  yet  received  their  full  bibliographic  information.  When  you  use  the  DOI  to  create  URL hyperlinks to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.

Template:

A template for the article can be downloaded at  www.georeview.ro  (.DOC) with all necessary requirements for editing.

Page Setup settings:

Margins: Top: 2 cm Bottom: 2 cm Left: 2 cm Right: 1,5 cm

Paper format: B5

 

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published elsewhere, is original and has been written by the stated authors.
  2. The article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal and will not be submitted for such review while under review by Georeview.
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. Please provide email addresses and affiliation(s) of four potential reviewers! (Please enter this information into the "Comments for the Editor" box in the online journal system when you are submitting your manuscript).
  6.  Spell and grammar checks have been performed.
  7. All authors have read the manuscript and agree to publish it.
 

Copyright Notice

The following licence and copyright agreement is valid for any article published in GEOREVIEW:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0). The CC BY license freely allows anyone to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the published articles, under the stipulation that the original authors are given credit and the appropriate citation details are mentioned.
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  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

 

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