Instructions to authors

Scope

Acta Geologica Slovaca (AGEOS) is an international peer-reviewed journal published by the Comenius University in Bratislava. It accepts original research papers, review articles, and short contributions from all branches of geology (eg. geophysics, geochemistry, hydrogeology, engineering geology, geology of deposits, mineralogy, palaeontology, petrology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonic geomorphology, tectonics, and related fields). Since 2016, only English written articles are accepted. They are subject to peer review by at least two independent reviewers, with often at least one from abroad. The identity of the referee can be left to their discretion. The final decision concerning the acceptance or rejection of a paper rests with the Editorial Board. Acceptance of a paper is based on quality alone.


Acta Geologica Slovaca was established in June 2009 and it replaced the Acta Geologica Universitatis Comenianae Magazine when its publishing was cancelled in 2007. The journal is supported by Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava.


Acta Geologica Slovaca appears twice a year and it is in the list of periodicals (The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic); registration number: EV 3721/09. An on-line version of the journal is located on the website of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava: http://geopaleo.fns.uniba.sk/ageos/


Legal requirements

The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript was and will not be published anywhere else in any language. The scientific results presented should be essentially new (with the exception of Review Articles) and should be of interest to the scientific community. The exclusive copyright is transferred to the publishers with the acceptance and publication of a manuscript. Along with the manuscript, the author(s) should send(s) a copyright statement that no part of the manuscript has been published previously and that the pictures and tables are original. Copies of images from other publications must be legalized by obtaining rights for publication. The declaration must contain the name of the author(s), academic degree and the permanent residential address.


General Instruction

Articles are published in Slovak, Czech and English. Where publication is in Slovak or Czech languages, an English summary must be appended to the end of the article. Manuscript, figures and tables must be constructed and prepared according to the instructions listed in the instructions to authors. The scope of the article can not exceed 40 manuscript pages, along with references, tables, illustrations and explanatory texts. The article manuscript is to be constructed by author(s) on A4 paper with 3 cm margins on all sides. Pages must be numbered and the manuscript must be organized according to the following order: Title - Full name(s) and address(es) - Title in the second language - Abstract - Keywords - Introduction - The core of the article (methods, results and discussion) - Conclusion - Acknowledgements - Appendix - Reference - Summary - List of tables and images with explanatory text - Tables - Figures.


The article manuscript is to be sent in electronic form to the e-mail address of the Executive Editor. Articles that are not prepared in accordance with the instructions to authors of the Acta Geologica Slovaca journal will be returned to the authors for revision.


Title

The headline is composed of the article name, the author(s) list, the name(s) and address(es) of institution(s) and the title of the article in the second language. One of those languages must be English. The article title should be as straightforward as possible on the issue. The author(s) must put the full name(s), as well as the name(s) of the institution(s) with the exact address(es), and e-mail address(es).


Abstract

The article abstract is published in English only, and the length of the abstract must not exceed 350 words. The abstract briefly presents the main results of article without citations. As part of the abstract there are also keywords listed at the end of the abstract on a separate line in English. These must not exceed seven phrases and they are to be ranked from the general to the specific, for example: Western Carpathians; Slovenské rudohorie Mts.; tectonics; palaeostress; faults.


Text

Before it is submitted to the editors, the text must be formatted according to the following requirements:

  • the text is to be written with double-spaced using the font family "Times", for example: Times New Roman or Nimbus Roman; size 12 points;
  • the text can be divided into headings at three hierarchical levels, and their numbering indicated at the beginning of the heading;
  • the text must clearly distinguish between the data obtained and its interpretation;
  • the text must not contain embedded tables and images, their placement may be indicated by the author in pencil on the left edge of the page;
  • repetition of data from tables and images is not allowed in the text.

Illustrations

Labels below figures must be bilingual, with one of these languages being English. Although the printed version of the journal exclusively contains black and white images, the electronic version can publish colour images. Therefore it is appropriate to send editors the images in two formats: colour and black-and-white.


Images must be made in high quality with a resolution of 450 dpi. The maximum image size is 170 x 235 mm and the best pictures are in vector graphics which are then exported to raster format. We prefer the following raster formats: tif, jpg and png. All images must include a metric scale and should be cited in the text.


All images must be properly marked on the printed or electronic version of the file name in digital form. Editors reserve the right to return images to the authors for repair or modification after language and technical corrections and to ask for replacement pictures of desired quality.


Tables

The tables shall be prepared on separate sheets of A4. Their size may be up to 170 x 235 mm. Larger tables will not be accepted. Tables are numbered continuously and will be published in numerical order. Boundaries of the columns of tables will not be utilized.


All tables must be properly marked on the printed or electronic versions of the file name in digital form. Editors reserve the right to return tables to the author(s) for repair or modification after language and technical corrections and to ask for replacement tables of the desired quality.


Labels below the tables must be bilingual, with one of these languages being English.


References

Each article must include a "reference", as quoted in the text. References should be arranged alphabetically and then by the year of issue. The following text explains the citation of used works.


Monography:

Plašienka D., 1999: Tektochronológia a paleotektonický model jursko-kriedového vývoja Centrálnych Západných Karpát. VEDA, Bratislava, 125 p.


Burbank D. W. & Anderson R. S., 2001: Tectonic Geomorphology. Blackwell Science, Massachusetts, 274 p.


Melioris L., Mucha I. & Pospíšil P., 1986: Podzemná voda – metódy výskumu a prieskumu. Alfa, Bratislava, 429 p.


Journal:

Oszczypko N., 1992: Late Cretaceous through Paleogene evolution of Magura Basin. Geologica Carpathica, 43, 6, 333–338.


Soták J. & Starek D., 2000: Synorogenic deposition of turbidite fans in the Central-Carpathian Paleogene Basin: evidence for and against sea-level and climatic changes. Slovak Geological Magazine, 6, 2–3, 191–194.


Pešková I., Vojtko R., Starek D. & Sliva Ľ., 2009: Late Eocene to Quaternary deformation and stress field evolution of the Orava region (Western Carpathians). Acta Geologica Polonica, 59, 1, 73–91.


Proceedings:

Michalík J., 2006: Sekvenčná stratigrafia a jej význam v geologickom výskume. In: Kováč M. & Dubíková K. (Eds.): Nové metódy a výsledky výskumu v geológii Západných Karpát. GEO-GRAFIKA, Bratislava, 95–104.


Manuscript:

Madarás J., Hók J., Kováč P., Mello J., Ivanička J., Vozár J., Vozárová A., Hraško Ľ., Lexa O., Kucharič Ľ. & Grand T., 1995: Geologicko-štruktúrna analýza styčnej zóny gemerika a veporika v oblasti Rochovce – Dobšiná. Čiastková záverečná správa, Manuskript, archív GÚDŠ, Bratislava, 101 p.


When two or more works are by the same author(s) for the same year of issue, indexing in superscript immediately after the year of publication is required (for example: Faryad S.W., 1995a... and then Farayd S.W., 1995b...). The article of one author is used in the text citation "Plašienka (1999), or at the end of the text sentence (Plašienka, 1999). An article by two authors quoted in the text requires the use of the ampersand "&" (Soták & Starek, 2000) and three or more authors with the phrase "et al.," (Pešková et al., 2009). All authors cited must be in the list of references.

Resumé

An English Resumé must be given for papers written in Slovak or Czech, and a Slovak Resumé can be given for papers written in English. This can range from at least one to three standard A4 pages (approximately 400 to 1,200 words).


Please do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions at the e-mail address: vojtko[at]fns.uniba.sk



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