Instructions for Authors: The text of regular articles should not exceed 50 double-spaced A4 typed pages. In the case of reviews, longer manuscripts (not exceeding 60 double-spaced A4 typed pages) may be accepted. Notes and comments/replies should not exceed ten double-spaced A4 typed pages.
Submission of manuscripts: All manuscripts must be written in English. Manuscripts submission by e-mail is strongly encouraged. Microsoft Word format is preferred. On reviewing purposes, the lines of the manuscript must be numbered continuously, from the beginning to the end of the manuscript, both for electronic and hard copy submissions. In the case of manuscripts submitted in printed format, three copies should be sent to the editorial board, including the reproduction-ready original figures (line drawings, tables and photographic prints). Manuscripts should be typed double space and in 12 font size. All pages should carry the names of the authors and be properly numbered.
Manuscript organization: Manuscripts should comprise title page, keywords, abstract, main body of text, references, tables and figure captions. Figures will be sent as separate files in tiff, bmp, pdf or jpeg format.
Title page should comprise:
a) title of the paper (concise but informative);
b) full name(s) of the author(s), with the family name written in capitals; the name of the corresponding author will be marked with an asterisk;
c) affiliation(s) address(es) for each author or group of authors (full postal address, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author);
d) e-mail address(es), telephone and fax numbers (with country and area codes) of the corresponding author
d) short title (running title) of maximum 60 characters.
The Abstract has to summarize the main results and conclusions of the work in a straightforward manner. The description of the activities and topics of the research (e.g. “composition of… was investigated”; “significance of… was discussed” etc) should be avoided. The use of references and abbreviations in the Abstract is not recommended.
Keywords: Maximum 10 keywords for indexing purposes will be written after the Abstract.
Main body of text: The following structure of the text is recommended: Introduction, Regional setting, Geology of the study area, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements. The hierarchy of headings should be indicated by decimal classification (1; 1.1; 1.1.1) and should not exceed four levels. Abbreviations must be defined at the first mention in the main body of text and used consistently thereafter. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and kept to a minimum. The Introduction needs to explain the significance of the topics approached in the manuscript and state the aims of the research. The new methods used in the study must be described in sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published will be indicated by references. Sample locations in the field will be indicated on a map or in a table (by geographic coordinates). In the text, the authors must make a clear distinction: a) between the previous research and their contribution in the submitted manuscript; b) between the results, observations and facts in general, on the one hand, and the interpretations and inferences made by the authors, on the other hand.
A. References should be cited in the text in the following form:
- for one author: lonescu (1970) or (Ionescu, 1970);
- for two authors: Ionescu and Popescu (1970) or (Ionescu and Popescu, 1970);
- for more than two authors: Ionescu et al. (1970) or (Ionescu et al., 1970);
- for unpublished data or reports: Popescu et al. (1989, unpubl.) or (Popescu et al., 1989, unpubl.);
- citation of unfinished research: Arapu et al. (research in progress) or (Arapu et al., research in progress);
Personal communications (e.g. E. Georgescu, 2009, pers. comm.) should be authorized in writing by the person concerned.
B. All references cited in the text will be listed after the main body of text. The references list must not contain publications not cited in the text. The names of journals should be spelled out in full. In case of articles not published in English, the title will be translated in English, with the indication of the original language, in brackets, after the title. References should be listed in alphabetical order, after the family name of the first author, and in chronological order, in the case of more articles with the same family name of the first author, in the following sequence:
1. First, publications of the single author, in chronological order; references with the same author and the same year of publication will be distinguished by letters (a,b,c….) written after the year of publication, corresponding with the order of their citation in the text;
2. then, publications with the author and one co-author, ordered by the family name of the co-author and year of publication;
3. then, publications with the author and more co-authors, ordered by the year of publication. The names of all authors will be written.
Examples of references format:
a) Articles in journals:
Naldrett A.J., 1989a. Contamination and the origin of the Sudbury structure and its ores. Reviews in Economic Geology, 4, 119-134.
Naldrett A.J., 1989b. Stratiform PGE deposits in layered intrusions. Reviews in Economic Geology, 4, 135-165.
Naldrett A.J., Duke J.M., 1980. Platinum metals in magmatic sulfide ores. Science, 208, 1417-1424.
Naldrett A.J., Innes D.G., Sowa J., Gorton M.P., 1982. Compositional variations within and between five Sudbury ore deposits. Economic Geology, 77, 1519–1534.
b) Articles in edited volumes:
Arndt N.T., 2005. The conduits of magmatic ore deposits. In: Mungall J.E. (Ed.), Exploration for Platinum-Group Element Deposits. Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course Series, 35, 1-34.
c) Contributions to professional meetings:
Drăguşanu C., Shimizu H., Tanaka T., Munteanu M., Takahashi Y., Tanimizu T., Mihalache A., 2000. Alpine mafic dykes in the Eastern Carpathians displaying exotic Nd-Sr isotopic features. Possible relation to the Trans-European Suture Zone. American Geophysical Union 2000 Fall Meeting-T22C-06, EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, vol. 81, Nr.48 , 28 November 2000, p. F1237.
d) Unpublished theses and reports:
Vaida M., 1999. Dating and correlation, on the basis of the palynological associations, of the metamorphic formations from the southern part of the Eastern Carpathians and the eastern part of the South Carpathians (in Romanian). Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi, Romania.
Bălan M., 1976. Manganese deposits from Iacobeni (in Romanian). Editura Academiei, 123 pp., Bucharest.
Săndulescu M., Ştefănescu M., Bandrabur T., 1980. Geological Map of Romania, scale 1:50000, sheet Câmpulung. Institute of Geology and Geophysics. Bucharest.
Figure captions and tables will be presented, in this order, after the References list. The position of Figures and Tables must be indicated in the text. Figure captions should comprise a brief title and the explanation of the significance and of the symbols and abbreviations used.
Tables must be numbered consecutively, in the order of their mention in the text. Lengthy tables should be submitted as electronic files for Supplementary Data. Tables must be provided with explanatory captions. All abbreviations used in the tables must be explained either in the Table caption or in footnotes. No vertical lines will be used in tables. If the tables contain rock analyses, make sure that sample location and rock type are mentioned explicitly either in the same table or in other section of the manuscript. In the latter case, the location of the information must be indicated in the table caption.
Figures. Photographs, line drawings and maps will be referred to in the text as “figures”. Figures must be numbered consecutively, in the order of their mention in the text. Figures will be submitted as separate files or on separate sheets (in the case of hard copy submissions), ready for reproduction. Lettering and symbols on figures should be large enough to be easily read after size reduction. Graphic scales must be used for the figures. The position of each figure has to be indicated in the text. For easier handling, the figures submitted with the manuscripts for reviewing will be at small resolution. The revised manuscripts will be accompanied by figures at high resolution.
Nomenclature and units The names of minerals and rocks have to follow the most recent recommendations issued by IMA and IUGS. All unit measures for length, distance, weight, volume etc will be expressed in metric system.