ISSN 1852-7744
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Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


GEOACTA is published by the Asociación Argentina de Geofísicos y Geodestas. It is formed by independent sections. Each one contains original articles or technical notes that are not simultaneous presented for evaluation to other journals. The subjects of the articles are from the following Sciences: Geophysics, Geodesy, Geology, Vulcanism, oceanography, Geography, Geochemistry and related themes form the environment. The Editorial Committee, with the collaboration of specialist from the different sciences, evaluate the originality of the work and decide the section where the accepted contribution will be published and its order.
      GEOACTA is published once a year. Papers must be original and will present data, interpretations and/or synthesis unpublished or submitted elsewhere. If accepted, papers become copyright of the Asociación Argentina de Geofísicos y Geodestas.
      Official languages of GEOACTA are Spanish and English. Papers in Spanish will have a RESUMEN in this language and, with the object to insure its maximum diffusion, they will also include an ABSTRACT in English. Papers in English will have an ABSTRACT in this language and a RESUMEN in Spanish.
      Authors may submit papers in any of the following options.
      Research Papers: they are original contributions within the general subject of GEOACTA.
      Short Notes: short contributions directed to inform of important discoveries that require immediate publication or to present new techniques or signifcant data. Short notes will have less than 4 pages typed in double space, including figures and references.
      Discussions and Replies: comments and discussions about papers published in GEOACTA will be encouraged and they are a demonstration of remarkable concern for the progress of science, but with respect and tolerance of the diversity of opinnions. Discussions must clearly identify the complete citation of the paper. A copy of the Discussion will be sent to the first author of the paper being discussed for his/her reply. Both the Discussion and Reply will be published together in the next available issue of GEOACTA.

                Book Reviews: they technical analysis of recent published books which subject is related to the objectives of GEOACTA


Form and preparation of manuscripts


Electronic Format
      Papers can be submitted either by e-mail (preferable) or by regular mail in CD, Zip to the Editor or co-Editor. The electronic version of the manuscript must follow, in general terms, the same format of the printed one, but the files should be structured and named according to:
      One file with the text, including abstracts, references, tables and table and figure captions prepared in a text editor such as WordPerfect o Word. File name will include the name of the first author and the word “Text” (if more than one author use “et al”):  Pérez et al Text.doc (or .wpd).
      One file for each figure, preferably in format Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, jpg or tif. The name of the file will follow the same format indicated for the text file, but include “Fig” and the number of the figure: Pérez et al Fig 1.cdr (or .jpg or .tif)
      One file where the text, figures and tables (with their respective captions) integrated in the place where the authors suggested location in format Acrobat Reader. The name of the file will follow the same format indicated for the text file, but include “Ms”: Pérez et al Ms.pdf. If the paper is sent by regular mail, it must include a printed copy of the file: Pérezet al Ms.pdf. In the case that the author has no access to software that allows generating a pdf file, the integrated files should sent in either Wordperfect or Word format.

Printed Format
      Since the electronic system for submitting paper is active, only in excepcional cases we will accept printed versions. The previous options is to submit a CD including all files following the electronic format.
      If either the electronic submission  nor the CD cannot be accomplished in a fully justified manner, then three copies printed in high quality paper must be sent by regular mail. In the case the paper includes photographs; the author must also submit two sets of prints or good quality laser photocopies. Common photocopies of the photos will not be accepted.
      Manuscripts must be typed double spaced, up to thirty (30) pages in length including tables, figures and references. Paper size should be A4 (210 x 297 mm) or similar, leaving 2.5 cm in all margins. Longer papers could be accepted under special circumstances by the Editor.

      All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Board and/or external referees of  recognized prestige. Based on the reviewers opinnions, the Editor will take the final decision about it.
      When the paper is accepted, the author must submit its final version in electronic format following the instructions provided previously. The author will receive the electronic  format of the galley proofs to check for possible mistakes or minor modifications to the text. Major changes to the paper at this stage will only be accepted at the sole discretion of the Editor and the possible extra expenses that may result must be covered by the author. 
      There is a fix charge per paper defined by GEOACTA. Although, this charge is waived if one or more of the authors is a member of the Asociación.
      Number all pages consecutively according to the following order:
First Page:
Title and authors including addresses and e-mails
Second and following pages:
Resumen and Abstract (papers in Spanish)
Abstract and Resumen (papers in English)
Palabras claves and keywords
Captions of the tables
Captions of the figures
      Title page must include the paper title, authors and their institutional addresses with their e-mails. Indication of the corresponding authors if other of the first author. It is advisable to have the telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author. Resúmenes and abstracts will be less than five hundred (500) words.
      Up to five (5) palabras claves and keywords.
      Text can be divided in primary, secondary and tertiary parts. PRIMARY TITLES are full capital letters, in bold and centred in the page. Secondary titles are in upper and lowercase, in bold and left justified. Tertiary titles are in upper and lowercase, in bold and incorporated in text. Titles will not include numbers or letters. The purpose of the paper must be clearly stated in the introduction. Acknowledgements will go immediately after the text with a Tertiary title.
      Footnotes are not allowed. All non-standard terms or acronyms must be defined at first use.
      The International System of units is required for reporting measurements. Other units may be reported in parentheses or as primary units when conversion is not  possible.

      At the end of the text an alphabetic list of the referentes cited in it will be included with the title REFERENCIAS for Spanish papers and REFERENCES for papers in English.
      The references will be cited in the text with the last name and date only. When the reference is with two authors it will be used “y” and with more than two authors “et al.” In the References the cites should be complete. “(op. cit.)” will not be used in the text. Some examples:      
 “...(Orfeo, 1992a,b; Barrio y Coffield, 1992; Mazzoni et al., 1991).”
“...de acuerdo con lo manifestado por Flint y Elliot (1992)...”
“...(Cf. Bercowski et al., 1991)...”
“...(ver Fig. 3 de Zuffa y Ori, 1992)...”
      The first autor will be cited with the last name and then the inicial of the names, the following ones will be cited with name initials and then last name. If the reference is in English languaje it should be used the “,” comma.  Some examples:
Lowell Wine, R., 1966. Statistics for Scientist and Engineers. Prentice-Hall, U.K. pp 671.
Dobrin, M., 1961. Introducción a la Prospección Geofísica. Edit. Omega. Argentina. pp.483.
Turcotte, D. , G. Schubert, 1982. Geodynamics. Applications of continuum physics to geological problems. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 450 pp.
Hart, B.S., 1995. Delta fornt estuaries. En: Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Estuaries. Perillo G.M.E. (Ed). Elsevier, Amsterdan. 207-226.
Introcaso, A., M.C. Pacino,  H. Fraga. 1992. Gravity, isostasy and andean crustal shortening between latitudes 30º and 35ºS. Tectonophysics, 205:31-48.
Miranda, S., J. A. Robles, 2002. Posibilidades de atenuación cortical en la cuenca Cuyana a partir del análisis de datos de gravedad. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Arg. 57(3): 271-279.
      Tables should be reduced to a minimum including only information with a concrete relevance to the objectives if the paper. Simple listing of data, unless highly justified, will not be acceptable.
      Tables must be numbered consecutively with arabic numbers and provided in a separate page. In case that the table expands more than one page, this must be indicated in each page.
      Tables are cited in the text as: “... en Table 1”, or “...(Table 1)”
      Once the paper is accepted, the author must provide an electronic version of the tables according with the editorial criteria of GEOACTA. Printed tables will not be accepted.
      Table captions must be bilingual, typed in double space and in a list at the end of the text.

Figures and Equations
      All figures must be designed having the page and column sizes of GEOACTA in mind. Maximum printed size of the figures is 172 x 220 mm for full page or 84 x 220 mm for column width. The figure captions must be included in these dimensions.
      Figures must be compact, avoiding large free spaces o lacking information. Maps and geological profiles must have both graphic scales and geographic coordinates.
      Computer drawings must be of the highest quality preferably made with Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator or equivalent. When submitted in print, they must be printed by either laser or inkjet printer. When reproduced, letters and numbers in figures should be larger than 1 mm. Parts of one figure can be named as (a), (b), (c), etc.
      Composed figures must be integrated in such a way as they form one unique figure. In the case of photos, no blank space in between must be allowed.
      Photographic prints must be of high quality, black and white, in glossy paper with good contrast and y the final reproduction size. Photos cannot be wider than 84 mm either portrait or landscape. Photos must have some kind of scaling that can be referenced in the caption.
      Color plates can be published to a minimum cost to the author. Further details could be requested to the Editor before submitting the manuscript.
      All printed figures must have on the reverse the name of the author and the figure number.
      Printed manuscript must include high quality copies of the original figures clearly marked with the author name and number. Originals will not be returned unless requested by the author.
      All illustrations are Figures and should be refered in the text as, e.g.:  “...en la figura 1 se observan...” or”...ciclos granodecrecientes (Fig. 1), comunes en otras facies”. Figures must be numbered consecutively with arabic numbers.

                Equations should be prepared preferable with the equation editor of the selected text editor. All of them must be numbered consecutively between parentheses and right justified. They will be cited in the text as: “ec. (1)”


Sending of manuscripts


Manuscripts can be submitted either in electronic format (preferable) or in print according to the instructions. Nevertheless, in short, the Sistema Editorial Electrónico (SEE) will be implemented and it will be the only means for paper submission.



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