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1. Natural Resources Research publishes quantitative geoscientific studies reporting on the search for and development of natural resources, including their associated environmental, economic, and risk-related aspects. Reports regarding petroleum or energy-mineral resources are of interest, as are investigations on the exploitation of any metallic or non-metallic resource. Example studies include the use of geoscientific data or analyses to
• assess measurement or sampling methods
• compare exploitation strategies
• evaluate policies regarding site development, use, and remediation
• identify important factors for economic and/or technical success
• test statistical or deterministic models
for the exploration, assessment, and/or development of resources. Case studies are particularly welcome.

2. Authors must submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please connect directly to the site: http://narr.edmgr.com and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen. Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Average time to receive a decision is less than 90 days.

3. Manuscript Style

A. Type double-spaced using margins of at least 1 inch (2 1/2 cm) on all sides, and submit the entire submission (including copies of all illustrations and tables) to NARR Editorial Manager (http://narr.edmgr.com).

B. Provide a title page and include the title of the article, author’s name (no degrees), author’s affiliation, and suggested running head. 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. The suggested running head should be less than 80 characters (including spaces) and should comprise the article title or an abbreviated version thereof. 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.

C. Provide an abstract, preferably fewer than 250 words.

D. Supply a list of 3-6 key words 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.

E. Begin all sections with headings. First-order headings should be all caps, flush left; second-order headings upper and lower case, flush left; and third-order headings should be italic, upper and lower case, flush left.

F. Number equations consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses placed flush right, and should be referred to in the text as Equation (1) or [Eq. (1)].

4. Illustrations

Number illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals. The captions for illustrations should be typed on a separate file. All symbols should be explained; maps must have a scale. Weights and measures should be expressed in the metric system. All illustrations must be complete and final, i.e., camera-ready.
5. Tables

Tables should be numbered (with Arabic numerals) and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate file.
6. References

List references alphabetically at the end of the paper and refer to them in the text by name and year in parentheses. If three or less authors, list all; where there are four or more authors, 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 numbers of the journal or bulletin, and page range or total pages.
7. Footnotes

Avoid footnotes if at all possible. When their use is absolutely necessary, footnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer. Place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text. Use the appropriate superscript numeral for citation in the text.8. Page Charges
The journal makes no page charges nor charges for colour illustrations. Reprints are available to authors, and order forms with the current price schedule are sent with proofs.


John Carranza, Editor-in-Chief NRR

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
JamesCook University
Townsville, QLD 4811
Email: ejmcarranza [at] gmail.com


last update 2012-11-27

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