C&G Guide for Authors

1.0 Submission checklist

It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal's Editor for review. All papers must be submitted on the Electronic Submission System. Please do NOT send as hardcopy or by e-mail attachment to the Editor. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:
One Author designated as corresponding Author:

* E-mail address
* Full postal address
* Telephone and fax numbers
* All necessary files have been uploaded
* Keywords
* All figure captions
* All tables (including title, description, footnotes)

1.1 Help with submissions

For any further information please contact the Author Support Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1.2 Submission of articles

1.2.1 General

It is essential to give a fax number and e-mail address when submitting a manuscript. Articles must be written in good English. Submission of an article implies that the work described
a) has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis),
b) is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
c) is approved by all Authors,
d) tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out,
e) if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.

Upon acceptance of an article, Authors will be asked to transfer copyright (for more information on copyright see http://authors.elsevier.com). This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A letter will be sent to the corresponding Author confirming receipt of the manuscript. A form facilitating transfer of copyright will be provided.

If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the Author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. Elsevier has preprinted forms for use by Authors in these cases: contact Elsevier's Rights Department, Philadelphia, PA, USA: phone (+1) 215 239 3804, fax (+1) 215 239 3805, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Requests may also be completed on-line via the Elsevier homepage (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/permissions).

1.2.2 Online submission to the journal

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the "Author Gateway" page of this journal (http://ees.elsevier.com/cageo) you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. DO NOT upload your files in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. The system automatically converts source files (i.e. Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, LaTeX) to a single Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the Author's homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail.

The above represents a very brief outline of this form of submission. It can be advantageous to print this "Guide for Authors" section from the site for reference in the subsequent stages of article preparation.

1.2.3 Electronic format requirements

General points
We accept most word processing formats, but Word, WordPerfect or LaTeX is preferred. Do not provide your text in PDF form. Always keep a backup copy of the electronic file for reference and safety. Save your files using the default extension of the program used.

1.2.4 Word processor documents

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format, double-spaced, with line numbers. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. Do not embed "graphically designed" equations or tables, but prepare these using the word processor's facility. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts (see also the Author Gateway's Guide to Publishing with Elsevier: http://authors.elsevier.com). Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the electronic text and on the manuscript. See also the section on Preparation of electronic illustrations.

To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spellchecker" function of your word processor.

1.2.5 LaTeX documents

If the LaTeX file is suitable, proofs will be produced without rekeying the text. The article should preferably be written using Elsevier's document class "elsart", or alternatively the standard document class "article".

The Elsevier LaTeX package (including detailed instructions for LaTeX preparation) can be obtained from the Author Gateway's Quickguide: http://authors.elsevier.com/latex. It consists of the files: elsart.cls, guidelines for users of elsart, a template file for quick start, and the instruction booklet "Preparing articles with LaTeX".


2.0 Preparation of text

2.1 General

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Italics are to be used for expressions of Latin origin, for example, in vivo, et al., per se. Use decimal points (not commas); use a space for thousands (10 000 and above).

2.2 Layout, format and preparation

All manuscripts must be submitted as doubled spaced with line numbers. This makes it much easier for reviewers.
Do NOT embed graphics/figures in the manuscript. These should be uploaded separately. See further discussion below.
Use a "spellchecker" on your manuscript.
Have your manuscript read by another party. Someone who is not familiar with your manuscript will often pick up mistakes that authors commonly overlook.
If English is not your native tongue, please have your manuscript checked by a native English speaker or enlist the services of someone or a company that can provide English editing services
Please follow the format for references as outlined below. All references cited in the text must appear in the References section and vice-versa.
Insure that permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
Mark colour figures as being intended for colour reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print or to be reproduced in colour on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print. If only colour on the Web is required, black and white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes

Further details on these "essentials" are provided below.

2.3 Language Polishing.

Authors who require information about language editing and copyediting services pre- and post-submission please visit
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorshome.authors/languagepolishing or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Please note Elsevier neither endorses nor takes responsibility for any products, goods or services offered by outside vendors through our services or in any advertising.

2.4 Title Page Information

Provide the following data on the title page (in the order given).

2.5 Title.

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

2.6 Author names and affiliations.

Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the Authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the Author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each Author.

2.7 Corresponding Author.

Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

2.8 Present/permanent address.

If an Author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a "Present address"' (or "Permanent address") may be indicated as a footnote to that Author's name. The address at which the Author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

2.9 Abstract.

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length 300 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. A structured abstract is required. For this, a recent copy of the journal should be consulted. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Abstracts are not required for Short Notes.

2.10 Keywords.

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Also, avoid using words that are already in the title. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

2.11 Abbreviations.

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field at their first occurrence in the article: in the abstract but also in the main text after it. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

2.12 N.B. Acknowledgements.

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.


3.0 Arrangement of the article

3.1 Subdivision of the article.

Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Each subsection is given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

3.2 Figure captions, tables, figures, schemes.

Present these, in this order, at the end of the article. They are described in more detail below. If you are working with LaTeX and have such features embedded in the text, these can be left, but such embedding should not be done specifically for publishing purposes. Further, high-resolution graphics files must be provided separately (see Preparation of illustrations).

3.3 Text graphics.

Present incidental graphics not suitable for mention as figures, plates or schemes at the end of the article and number them "Graphic 1", etc. Their precise position in the text can then be indicated. See further under the section, Preparation of illustrations. If you are working with LaTeX and have such features embedded in the text, these can be left, but such embedding should not be done specifically for publishing purposes. Further, high-resolution graphics files must be provided separately (see Preparation of illustrations).

3.4 Specific remarks

Mathematical formulae.
Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line, e.g., X/Y rather than
Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp.
Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separate from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
Use punctuation after mathematical equations (i.e. use a period (.) if the equation ends a sentence).

3.5 Footnotes.

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves on a separate sheet at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.

3.6 Table footnotes.

Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

3.7 Tables.

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

3.8 Nomenclature and units.

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.

3.9 Preparation of supplementary data.

Elsevier accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files offer the Author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, movies, animation sequences, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect: http://www.sciencedirect.com. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please ensure that data is provided in one of our recommended file formats. Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the article and supply a concise and descriptive caption for each file. For more detailed instructions please visit our artwork instruction pages at the Author Gateway at http://authors.elsevier.com/artwork.

3.10 References

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the Authors. Please pay close attention to the format and style of references.

3.10.1 Citations in the text:

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Do not use references in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be used in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text e.g. (J. Smith, Personal Communication, May 2005). Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Exact citations of the work of others must be provided in quotes with the author(s) properly credited and sourced.

3.10.2 Citing and listing of Web references.

The preferred method is to put web references as footnotes on the page where cited. As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (Author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.

3.10.3 Text:

All citations in the text should refer to:
1. Single Author: the Author's family name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
2. Two Authors: both Authors' names and the year of publication;
3. Three or more Authors: first Author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication.
Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Examples: "as demonstrated (Allan, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1995). Kramer et al. (2000) have recently shown ...."

List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same Author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.

All titles are lower case (except the first word and proper nouns) except, book titles.

All journal names must be spelled out in full. (i.e. Computers & Geosciences NOT Comp. & Geosc.).

The digital object identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly 'Articles in press' because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. The correct format for citing a DOI is shown as follows:


When you use the DOI to create URL hyperlinks to documents on the web, they are guaranteed never to change.

3.10.4 Examples:

Journal article
Srivastava, D.C., Lisle, R.J., 2004. Rapid analysis of fold shape using Bezier curves. Journal of Structural Geology 26, 1553-1559. (journal name in full)

Journal article with DOI
Wilkins, S.J., Schultz, R.A., Anderson, R.C., Dohm, J.M., Dawers, N.C., 2002. Deformation rates from faulting at the Tempe Terra extensional province, Mars. Geophysical Research Letters 29, 2356-2360. doi:10.1029/2002GL015391.

Journal article in press (manuscript has been accepted for publication):
Srivastava, D.C., Lisle, R.J., in press. Rapid analysis of fold shape using Bezier curves. Journal of Structural Geology 26, 1553-1559. (journal name in full)

Entire (special) issue of a journal:
Glaser, R., Bond, L. (Eds.), 1981. Testing: Concepts and Research (special issue). American Psychologist 36 (10).

Book ( Note: Capitalize first letters of words in books and give total pages in book.)
Johnson, A.M., Fletcher, R.F., 1994. Folding of Viscous Layers, 1st edn., Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 461pp.

Edited book:
Foster, I., Kesselman, C. (Eds.), 2003. The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure, 2nd edn., Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco, 748 pp.

Article-Chapter in edited book
De Paor, D. G., 1996. Bezier curves and geological design in structural geology and personal computers, In: De Paor D.G. (Ed.) Structural Geology and Personal Computers, Pergamon Press, Oxford, pp. 389-417. (Note: capitalize first letters of words in books and give page range of cited article.)

Paper in a conference proceeding:
Allison, J. A., Purdue, E.M., 1994. Modeling metal-humic interactions with MINTEQA2. In: Proceedings 6th Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society, Bari, Italy, pp.23-47.

Paper in a conference proceeding that is provided as electronic media:

Kramer, J.H., 2000. Digital mapping systems for field data., In: Soller, D.R. (Ed.), Proceedings, Digital Mapping Techniques ‘00- Workshop, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-325, pp. 13-19, http://pubs.usgs.gov/openfile/of00-325/kramer.html.

Technical report or Manual
Reimann, C., 1998. Environmental geochemical atlas of the central Barents region. Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, Norway, 745 pp. (Note: include total pages.)

Smith, I.F. (Ed), 2005. Digital geoscience spatial model project final report, British
Geological Survey Occasional Publication No.9, British Geological Survey,
Keyworth, UK. 56pp. http://www.bgs.ac.uk/science/3Dmodelling/docs/DGSM_Final.pdf

Cuthbert, A., Lake, R. (Eds.), 2000. Geography Markup Language (GML) v1.0. OGC Document Number:00-029.

KIER (Korean Institute of Energy and Resources), 1982. Petroleum Resources Potential in the Continental shelf of Korea (Block 6 and Blocks 2, 4, and 5). Korean Institute of Energy and Resources Research Report, Seoul, Korea, 342 pp.

Non-English journal article, title translated into English:
Assink, E.H.M., Verloop, N., 1977. Het aanleren van deel-geheel relaties (Teaching part-whole relations). Pedagogische Studien 54, 130-142.

Thesis Reference (Ph.D is a dissertation) (B.Sc./B.A., M.Sc. is a thesis)
Landon, M.S., 1975. Environmental controls on growth rates in hermatypic corals from the lower Florida Keys. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, State University of New York, Binghampton, New York, 86 pp.

Also, thesis with an internet reference:

Wood, J., 1996a. The Geomorphological Characterisation of Digital Elevation Models. PhD Dissertation, University of Leicester, England, http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~jwo/phd/, [accessed 13 April 2007], 193pp.

Software References
S-Plus Programmer's Guide, 1997. Version 4, Data Analysis Products Division, Mathsoft, Seattle, Washington, USA, 582 p.

Grunsky, E.C., 1987. Precambrian Geology of the Batchawana Synoptic Project Area, Welcome Lake-Ranger Lake Sheet, District of Algoma: Ontario Geological Survey, Map P.3064, Geological Series-Preliminary Map, scale 1:50000. Geology 1981-1984.

Fenneman, N., 1946. Map A46. Physical Divisions of the United States, 1:7000000 Map, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

Internet references
(non-published works) should not be put in the main references section, but placed as numbered footnotes on the page where first cited.
[1] Computers & Geosciences Guidelines for Authors. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/inca/398/authorinstructions

[2] Lycos College Guide. 1998 http://www.lycos.com/resources/college/1200000.html

[3] National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global/etopo5.html.

[4]Schlumberger GeoQuest, Geoframe. http://www1.slb.com/oilf/ geoquest/geoframe/geoframe.html.

3.11 Computer code

Computer code, including test data and user manuals, can be uploaded to the Elsevier submission site as separate files. If your computer code consists of many files (>10), please contact Elsevier Author Support (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for instructions on uploading these files. Alternatively, authors may contact the Editor-in-Chief for additional information on submitting program code.

Upon acceptance of the manuscript program code files will be compressed (zip file) and placed on the IAMG server (www.iamg.org) for public access.

Computer code should provide the following information:

1. a readme.txt file (or equivalent) providing the name of the program, the title of the manuscript along with the author details. This will assist in correctly assigning the program code and associated files to the correct submission.
2. A user manual or instruction guide that provides information on how to use the program
3. The source code for any programs that have been written.
4. Test data that can be used to assure that the program is working correctly. Test data should not be overly large so that there are problems downloading the program code and data.
5. Output files should also be provided that will allow a user to check if a compiled program is working properly.
6. Executable program code is not encouraged because of difficulty in transmitting .exe files past Virus scanners and the limited life of executable code.
7. All files should be compressed into .zip or .gz format, which will then be placed on the Computers & Geosciences FTP site for download once the manuscript has been accepted and published.

Program code on CD/DVDs that cannot be uploaded during manuscript submission on the Elsevier Editorial System should be sent to:
Dr. Jef Caers
Energy Resources Engineering Department, Stanford University
367 Panama St
Stanford, CA, 94305-2220
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


4.0 Preparation of illustrations

4.1 Preparation of electronic illustrations

Submitting your artwork in an electronic format helps us to produce your work to the best possible standards, ensuring accuracy, clarity and a high level of detail.

4.2 General points

* Always supply high-quality printouts of your artwork, in case conversion of the electronic artwork is problematic.
* Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
* Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose the font.
* Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Helvetica, Times, Symbol.
* Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
* Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files, and supply a separate listing of the files and the software used.
* Provide all illustrations as separate files and as hardcopy printouts on separate sheets.
* Provide captions separately (more details below).
* Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.

A detailed guide on electronic artwork is available on our website:

You are urged to visit this site; some excerpts from the detailed information are given here.

4.3 Formats

Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalised, please "save as" or convert the images to one of the following formats (Note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below.):
PDF (see Elsevier Guide to Illustrations)
: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as "graphics".
TIFF: Colour or greyscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (colour or greyscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.
DOC, XLS or PPT: If your electronic artwork is created in any of these Microsoft Office applications please supply "as is".

* DO NOT Supply embedded graphics in your word processor (spreadsheet, presentation) document;
* DO NOT Supply files that are optimised for screen use (like GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low;
* DO NOT Supply files that are too low in resolution;
* DO NOT Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

4.4 Captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Do not use the definite article (the) in figure or table captions.

4.5 Line drawings

The lettering and symbols, as well as other details, should have proportionate dimensions, so as not to become illegible or unclear after possible reduction; in general, the figures should be designed for a reduction factor of two to three. The degree of reduction will be determined by the Publisher. Illustrations will not be enlarged. Consider the page format of the journal when designing the illustrations.
Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.

4.6 Photographs (halftones)

Remove non-essential areas of a photograph. Do not mount photographs unless they form part of a composite figure. Where necessary, insert a scale bar in the illustration (not below it), as opposed to giving a magnification factor in the caption.
Note that photocopies of photographs are not acceptable.

Colour illustrations

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures then Elsevier will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in colour on the Web (e.g., ScienceDirect and other sites) regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Elsevier after receipt of your accepted article. Please indicate your preference for colour in print or on the Web only. For further information on the preparation of electronic artwork, please see

Please note: Because of technical complications which can arise by converting colour figures to "grey scale" (for the printed version should you not opt for colour in print) please submit in addition usable black and white versions of all the colour illustrations.


One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding Author (if we do not have an e-mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post). Elsevier now sends PDF proofs, which can be annotated; for this you will need to download Adobe Reader version 7 available free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. Instructions on how to annotate PDF files will accompany the proofs.

If you do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, you may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return to Elsevier in an e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or by post. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Elsevier may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.


5.0 Electronic offprints (e-offprints)

The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail or, alternatively, 25 free paper offprints. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use.

Program code on CD/DVDs that cannot be uploaded during manuscript submission on the Elsevier Editorial System should be sent to:
Dr. Jef Caers
Energy Resources Engineering Department, Stanford University
367 Panama St
Stanford, CA 94305-2220, USA
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business related to the International Association for Mathematical Geology (IAMG), such as membership and subscriptions to any of the three journals sponsored by the Association (Computers & Geosciences, Mathematical Geology and Natural Resources Research), should be sent to:

IAMG Office
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Tel. Messages: +1-832-380-8833


6.0 Terms & Conditions:


7.0 Authors' rights

As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:
- make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use
- make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g., via an e-mail list or list server)
- post a pre-print version of the article on Internet websites including electronic pre-print servers, and to retain indefinitely such version on such servers or sites
- post a revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on your personal or institutional website or server, with a link to the journal homepage (on http://www.elsevier.com)
- present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such a meeting
- for your employer, if the article is a 'work for hire', made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g., training)
- retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any processes or procedure described in the article
- include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially)
- use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of your article in the journal)
- prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.


last update:  2010-11-29

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