Guidelines for writing papers in Geosciences Journal

Objective: Main objective of the Geosciences Journal is to provide an appropriate context for the exchange of scientific and technical information between professors, researchers and specialists. Geosciences Journal publishes those papers providing the results of fundamental and applied research, containing the latest innovations and useful subjects related to the geology of Iran as well as the results of theoretical research on earth sciences.

Research originality: Corresponding author will be responsible of the paper in terms of authenticity and scientific accuracy, not publishing in other journals, and arranging the name of the authors. All correspondence will be sent to the corresponding author. That version of the paper that has been arranged based on standard layout will be published only after confirmation of the text and research originality the corresponding author.

Discussion and comments: Readers can post a discussion on published papers to the editorial office maximum 3 months after publication to be published along with the possible answer of the authors, if approved by the editorial board.

Specifications: The paper's title should be relatively short (maximum 15 words) and contains all the main characteristics of the research. Name, surname, organizational affiliation and e-mail of the authors (academic or organizational email) should be presented under the title of the paper in accordance with the publication procedure (The name of the person to whom the correspondence will be addressed should be marked with a star or line; in addition, postal address and phone number of the responsible author (work phone number and mobile) should also be mentioned). Please consider that the order of the authors can't be changed in any way after inserting on the site.

Abstract: Persian abstract should have a standard structure and up to 200 words. Abstract should be preferably arranged in a paragraph, in the form of a column with a width of 18 centimeters (the text spacing from the top, bottom, right and left should be 2 centimeters). Keywords should be located after the abstract and contains 8 words maximum. Avoid referring to references and putting figures in abstract.

Manuscript: Paper's manuscript is prepared as a one-column. Rows spacing is 1.5 line. Avoid bringing English words (except for names, references and species of fossils). The units should be in the metric system (If the other unit is used, metric equivalent unit should be mentioned).

Note: Use Ctrl + shift +2 keys to insert half-space.

Figures and tables: All figures, diagrams and photos are presented as a figure. These items should be of high quality in TIFF format and CMYK color combination. It is mandatory to mention reference of the statements that are taken from other sources. The tables should be left-to-right and their text should be in English in Word software. Since the papers are decorated in columns of 8.5 cm (two columns) and 18 cm (single column), it is necessary to provide figures and tables with a width of 18 (larger figures) or 8.5 cm (smaller figures). Sending the original figures and charts in Photoshop environment with resolution of 600 is of great importance in terms of print quality. Also, figures inside the text should be inserted where referenced to them in paper.

References: Referring to the references in the paper is indicated as author's surname and publication date in the parentheses. List of references is presented in alphabetical order and in original language at the end of the paper. Please avoid bringing references at the end of the paper without mentioning in the text and vice versa (For more information on writing list of references, refer to the published papers in this publication). The number of references should be preferably at least 20 updated references in English.

Books and reports: Authors (Surname, first letter of name), publishing date, book title, publisher, place of publication, number of pages. 

Papers: Authors (Surname, first letter of name), publishing date, paper title, name of journal, volume, number (Year), number of pages, DOI.

The order number of the relationship is written in brackets. Please avoid bringing footer. Equivalent words and explanatory items are inserted in the parentheses along the word once in the text.

English introducing: Paper title, authors name, organizational affiliation and e-mail should be presented in a separate leaflet at the end of the paper along with the abstract and the English key words. The English abstract and key words are the full translation of the Persian abstract and key words.

Quarterly article structure:


Names of authors




1- Introduction 1

2- Research method *2

3- Data and information *3

4- Discussion *4

5- Conclusion 5

Acknowledge *6



All references must have an Internet link and the address in which paper has been presented should be mentioned.

Writing fonts




Paper title


B-Titr, Bold

Authors name


B-Titr, Bold

Authors affiliation


B-Lotus, Thin

Abstract and keywords


B-Zar, Thin

Main titles


B-Titr, Bold

Secondary titles


B-Titr, Bold

Subtitle of figures and tables


B-Zar, Thin

Manuscript and bibliography


B-Zar, Thin

Words and English references in manuscript


Times New Roman, Thin

Abstract and English references at the end of paper


Times New Roman, Thin

Submitting paper: All issues related to the papers are only carried out through the website. Papers may be followed either through the website or by related emails: [email protected] or  [email protected] A confirmation letter from all authors should be submitted accompanying with the document based on that they have reviewed and confirmed paper, which must include their signature, email and phone number. In a separate letter, a few sentences should be written about the paper innovation and printing necessity. In addition to the above mentioned documents, it is necessary to send principal payment receipt amounting 1000000 Rials (USD 3.5) to Account No. 789800171512 of Sepah Bank (called Consumers Cooperative of the Geological Survey of Iran) or SHABA No. 650150000000789800171512 to send your paper. Furthermore, the cost for arranging papers according to the predefined layout and assigning DOI code is to be about 2000000 Rials (USD 10) (Totally 3000000 Rials equivalent to USD 13.5) for each paper. It’s should be noted that the initial submitting fee will not be refunded to the author after receiving paper by the Journal Office if it is rejected by the reviewers or by the editorial board and evaluation advisors. It is required to announce the name and surname of at least 3 people who are qualified in the specialized field of the paper in order to more complete the reviewers’ databank. It is necessary to mention the pursuing code of the paper on the revised version.

To pay, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: ATMs - Pay other bills - Option to pay government funds - Keyboard option - Option to enter a 30-character ID - Enter a

virtual card number - Enter the amount in Rials - Confirmation (final step)

Certificate of similarity: sent from reputable sites (Hamtajoo or Hamanandjoo). The publication ID on the same site is 3FNTv.