INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
journal publishes original research papers that have been written in good
English (American or British, but not a mixture of these). It seeks papers that
are comprehensive, interdisciplinary that will be lasting contributions to the
geological field and related sciences.
1. Title should be concise and
informative avoiding abbreviations and formulae where possible, using 14 font
size (bold), CAPITAL LETTERS of Times New Roman.
2. Author name (s) and affiliations: Please
clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author using 12
font size, bold, italic type. Present the authors' affiliation
addresses below the names using normal font type of 10 size. Provide the full
address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the
e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author: Please clearly indicate who will handle
correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication. Ensure that the
e-mail address is given as well as the mobile number.
4. Abstract should
state briefly (not more than 300 words) the purpose of the research, the
principal results and major conclusions. It must be able to stand alone, for
this reason, references should be avoided. Use 12 font size (Italic, bold).
should be directly provided after the abstract with a minimum of 4 and maximum
of 6 keywords separated by semicolon. Use 12 font size. For example:
Mineralogy; Petrography; Iraq.
should be written using capital letters of 14 font size (bold); for
example: INTRODUCTION in the page center.
should be submitted in MS-Word. Single-column format, 14 font size type, 1.5
line spacing, Times New Roman. The length of the manuscript should be not more
than 18 page (A4). 2.5 cm should be left from all margins.
structure should contains as possible as (Introduction, Materials and
methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions).
and units: Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the
international system of units (SI).
Mathematical formulae: Present simple formulae in the line of normal
text where possible using the equation formula.
11. Figures: Each figure
should be sequentially numbered and has a caption written below the figure
using Times New Romans of 12 font size (bold). A caption should
comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. All symbols and
abbreviations used should be explained. The word "Figure" should be
written as Fig. wherever it appears.
12. Tables: Number
tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. The table
heading should be written above the table using Times New Roman of 12 font size
(bold). Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them
with superscript lowercase letters. Only Arabic numerals should be used in
Acknowledgments: It must be written in a separate section at the end
of the manuscript before the references containing names that have contributed
manuscript preparation and were not involved in authoring.
References: It must be alphabetically arranged written using 10
font size (normal). Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is
also present in the reference list and vice versa. All citations in the text
should be referred to:
author: the author's name and the year of publication; For example: (White,
authors: both authors' names and the year of publication; For example: (White
and John, 2000).
C. Three or
more authors: first author's name followed by "et al."
and the year of publication; For Example: (White et al., 2000). The
references must be fixed in the reference list as:
to a Journal:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads,
J.A., and Lupton, R.A., 2000. The art of writing a scientific article. Journal
of Scientific Communication, 163:51-59.
to a Book:
Strunk Jr., W., and White,
E.B., 1979. The Elements of Style, third ed. Macmillan, New York.
Publication fee: Authors inside Iraq should pay 75,000 ID for the publication and receipt a hard copy of journal issued, while the publication is free for authors whom outside Iraq.
Submission: Submissions can be made electronically via the
e-mail: email@example.com or
3 copies submitted to the editorial board or secretary.
Process: All articles are considered to be confidential and are reviewed by two
qualified reviewers. In both cases (reject or acceptance), the author will be
notified. In a case of acceptance, an acceptance letter along with a PDF
version of the accepted articles will be posted online to the corresponding
author as soon as possible.
18. Contact Information:
a. Iraqi Geological Association,
Al-Mansour district, Al-Naqabat street, Baghdad, Iraq.
b. Secretary; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
c. Website: www.igj-iraq.org
d. Impact Factor web site: http://globalimpactfactor.com/