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This 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.

3. 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).

5. Keywords 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.

6. Headings should be written using capital letters of 14 font size (bold); for example: INTRODUCTION in the page center.

7. Manuscript 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.

8. Manuscript structure should contains as possible as (Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions).

9. Nomenclature and units: Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI).

10. 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 tables.

13. 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.

14. 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:

A. Single author: the author's name and the year of publication; For example: (White, 2000).

B. Two 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:

i. Reference 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.

ii. Reference to a Book:

Strunk Jr., W., and White, E.B., 1979. The Elements of Style, third ed. Macmillan, New York.

15. 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.

16. Submission: Submissions can be made electronically via the e-mail: or 3 copies submitted to the editorial board or secretary.

17. Review 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:

c. Website:

d. Impact Factor web site:


For Authors


This journal publishes original research papers that have been written in good English according to a specific format style. All authors should follow these instructions.

Publication Ethics

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

Licenses and Copyright

The Iraqi Geological Journal (IGJ) applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Author is reposable for all the materials in the submitted article.

About the
Iraqi Geological Journal

ISSN: 2414-6064

Global Impact Factor: 0.762

Depositary Number in the National Library (2192) in Baghdad, 2016

The Iraqi Geological Journal (IGJ) is a peer-reviewed and indexed journal, issued twice a year in English by the Union of Iraqi Geologists (UIG). The IGJ brings together multidisciplinary interests in one journal and is to disseminate information on all aspects of research and development Earth Sciences. Contributions in the form of original research articles, scientific comments, and reviews in all fields of the Earth Sciences, and their related are considered for publication.

Researchers and graduate students are cordially invited to submit their papers to IGJ. The IGJ has a particular interest in publishing international and local studies which have conclusions of general interest. Editors welcome original contributions that have not been published elsewhere.


The journal is issued by The Union of Iraqi Geologists (UIG), Baghdad, Iraq.


The Iraqi Geological Journal (IGJ) published its first issue in 1968.


The Iraqi Geological Journal (IGJ)is a peer-reviewed journal published Biyearly.


Since 2016, the journal strarted to accept articles that written in English only.