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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

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. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names using normal font type of 10 size and spacing line 1.15. Provide the full address of each affiliation, including the country name, and if available, the e-mailaddress 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, obscure abbreviations and acronyms 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. Sub-headings should be written using letter of 12 font size, bold.
  7. Manuscript should be submitted in MS-Word. Single-column format, 12 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 contain 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) with spacing line 1.15. 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.
  1. Publication fee: The author should pay 120,000 ID as a publication fee for an article up to 18 pages, and additionally 5,000 ID per extra page.
  2. Submission: Submissions can be made electronically via the Website of IGJ: http://igj-iraq.org.
  3. 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.
  4. Contact Information:
    a. Iraqi Geological Association, Al-Mansour district, Al-Naqabat street, Baghdad, Iraq.
    b. Secretary; e-mail: info@igj-iraq.org ; iraqi_geologicaljournal@yahoo.com
    c. Website of IGJ: http://igj-iraq.org
    d. Website of UIG: http://Geounion.info

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