Instructions to Authors
Since the readership of Mathematical Geosciences consists of a diversity of professionals including geoscientists, mathematicians, engineers and others, it is particularly important that the abstract and introduction sections of a paper clearly explain the objective of the work described and why it is important to geoscientists and geoengineers. This should be done in a manner that can be understood by a reader outside the author's own specialist field. Theoretical papers should succinctly describe their areas of application(s).
- Papers that are concerned with the application and use of mathematics, statistics, and computers in all areas of earth sciences and geoengineering are accepted for publication in the journal. Manuscripts must be in English and must be submitted electronically through the journal's web-based system.
Note: In case you encounter any difficulties with the web-based submission, you should contact
Vithyaa Bathman, JEO Assistant at Springer's Journals Editorial Office
- Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A statement transferring copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) to the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences will be required before the manuscript can be accepted for publication. The Editor-in-Chief will supply the necessary forms for this transfer.
- Submission must be done electronically as instructed at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/matg.
- All papers must be in English. Papers should be no longer than 5000 words; papers of less than 1500 words may be considered as Short Notes.
- A title page is to be provided and should include the title of the article, author's name (no degrees), and author's affiliation. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (usually university or company), city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to the author's name. Note: the journal no longer requires a suggested running head. For office purposes, the title page should include the complete mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the one author designated to review proofs.
- An informative abstract of up to 200 words is to be provided; it should not be an introduction. There should be no references in the abstract and statistical jargon such as ergodic should be avoided. Short Notes do not require an abstract.
- A list of 3-6 key words is to be provided directly below the abstract. Key words should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they are used for indexing purposes; key words should not duplicate words in the title.
- An introduction should be written such that it can be read by the geological community at large, as well as mathematicians, engineers and others. For specific examples of the proper style, examine recent issues of "Geology" or the "American Statistician".
- Illustrations are to be numbered consecutively. Captions for illustrations should be on a separate page. Photographs should be glossy prints showing good contrast. High quality, color images are acceptable. All symbols are to be explained, maps must have a scale, and all figures and tables must have clearly labeled axes. Weights and measures should be expressed in the metric system. Figures may be submitted in EPS, GIF, JPEG, PICT, or TIFF formats. Exact specifications for graphics are available at http://www.springer.com/authors/manuscript+guidelines?SGWID=0-40162-12-331200-0.
- Tables are to be numbered consecutively and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be on a separate page.
- List references alphabetically at the end of the paper and refer to them in the text by name and year in parentheses. Where four or more authors are involved, only the first author's name is given in the text, followed by the phrase "and others." References must be complete, including the names of all authors, title of paper, volume and issue number of journal or bulletin, and page range or total pages.
- All news items, letters to the editor, announcements, etc., to be placed in the journal should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief. Other association business should be addressed to the Secretary General: Prof. Clayton V. Deutsch, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 Canada
- Once the manuscript has been sent to the publisher, the contents of each issue are placed on the editor's web page. After the publisher has processed it, they will send you proofs as pdf files by e-mail. You should then download the proofs, print and correct them and return them as instructed. For that reason, please notify us if your e-mail address changes.
- The journal makes no page charges. Reprints are available to authors, and order forms with the current price schedule are sent with proofs.