Manuscripts Organisation

Manuscripts should generally not exceed 8,000 words, excluding figures, tables and references.

Title page: please provide the following information on the title page.


The title should be concise and informative. Choose as few words as possible to describe the contents of the paper adequately.

Author names and affiliations

List the authors on the title page by full names whenever possible. List authors' affiliations and addresses below each name, including the full postal address and country name.

Corresponding Author

Please clearly indicate who will handle all stages of refereeing, publication, and post-publication, IF that person is not the first author. Ensure that person's telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided, in addition to e-mail and complete postal addresses.

Abstract (may be placed following Author names and affiliations)

Every manuscript must be accompanied by an informative abstract of no more than one paragraph and less than 300 words. The abstract should state briefly the nature of the study, its principal results and major conclusions.

Graphical abstract

A Graphical abstract is mandatory, if author decided to include it on the paper, it should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Please provide an image with a minimum of 500 × 1300pixels (h × w) Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files.


Please provide a maximum of 5 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts and be placed immediately after the abstract.


This section should provide sufficient background information to allow readers to understand the context and significance of the main problem.


The methodology employed in the work should be described in sufficient detail.


The results section contains applications of the methodology described above and their earth science interpretation.

Discussion of the research in the context of similar or earlier studies


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.


Place acknowledgments, including information on grants received, before the references in a separate section, and not as a footnote on the title page.

Reference list

The alphabetically reference list is placed at the end of a manuscript, immediately following the acknowledgments and appendices (if any).

Figures and tables

Each figure and table must be called out (mentioned) sequentially in the text of the paper. Each figure must have a caption, and each table must have a heading.