ISSN 0004-4822
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ISSN 1851-8249
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Instructions to Authors


Scope and policy


The Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina (RAGA) publishes original papers on geological themes, in Spanish or English, especially those related to Argentina and South America. All papers received are subject to peer review. At least the first author must be a member of the AGA. Submission of a new paper should be accompanied by a cover letter to the Editors of the Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, stating the title of the paper and the names of the authors, together with a declaration that the work is original and that it has not been sent nor will be sent to any other journal while being handled by the Revista de la AGA.  Authors are requested to carefully read the editorial guidelines. Articles that do not fulfill the editorial guidelines will be returned without being sent for review.

Classification of articles
a)  Normal articles: The length of the text, including abstract, resumen in Spanish and references, shall not exceed 15 printed pages in the published format. The period between submission and publication will depend on the number of contributions in the waiting list.
b) Communications: short articles of approximately 6 printed pages in the published format, including abstract, resumen (no more than 50 words) and references, with a maximum of one page of illustrations.

c) Short notes: should present new information of significance. Limited to no more than 4 printed pages in length in the published format, including abstract, resumen (no more than 50 words) and references, and one figure. They will receive special editorial treatment, and given priority publication.


Form and preparation of manuscripts


The text should be prepared using a current word-processing package (such as Word), on A4 paper, at double spacing, using Times New Roman 12-point typeface, and with 2.5 cm margins at each side. Fotnotes are not acceptable. 
First page: should include the title of the paper, names of the authors, the postal address of the author’s institutions, and e-mail addresses of the authors. In the case of a paper with several authors, the corresponding author must be clearly identified with his/her postal address and e-mail address. The total number of text pages, figures and tables should be indicated at the bottom of the first page. Authors should suggest a header of up to 6 words.
Second page: should include a Resumen and an Abstract of not more than 250 words each one. Papers in English should carry the title in Spanish after the Resumen. Papers in Spanish should carry the title in English after the Abstract. Finally include no more than five Keywords in both English and Spanish that are different from the words in the title.  
Third page: The text of the paper should begin on page three and should be organised in the following way: Introduction, Geological setting, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, and List of references cited in the text.
The text should have three hierarchies of titles: FIRST (bold capitals, with one blank line between the title and the text). Second (lowercase and bold, with one blank line between the title and the text). Third (lowercase and italics, followed by the text).
References in the text must be in brackets indicating the name of the author (or authors, if there are two) and the year (e.g: Groeber 1946, Angelelli and Fernández Lima 1972).
If an author has more than one publication in the same year, they should be differentiated by letters (a, b, etc.) after the year. If there are more than two authors, the phrase et al. should be added to the name and year (e.g.: Legarreta et al. 1981).
Units must be in the international metric system (SI).

Works cited in the text
The list of references cited in the text should start on a new page. Make sure that there is a complete correspondence between the references in the list and those cited in the text and figure captions. Pay particular attention to style, order and punctuation as illustrated in the following examples:
Journals:Groeber, P. 1946. Observaciones geológicas a lo largo del meridiano 70. Hoja Chos Malal. Revista de la Sociedad Geológica Argentina 1: 178-208.
Books: Weaver, C. 1931. Paleontology of the Jurassic and Cretaceous of West Central Argentine. Memoir University of Washington 1, 469 p., Seattle.
Angelelli, V. and Fernández Lima, J.C. 1972. Ciclos metologenéticos de la Argentina. In Leanza, A.F. (ed.) Geología Regional Argentina, Academia Nacional de Ciencias: 797-813, Córdoba.
Congress:Legarreta, L., Kozlowski, E. and Boll, A. 1981. Esquema estratigráfico y distribución de facies del Grupo Mendoza en el ámbito surmendocino de la cuenca neuquina. 8º Congreso Geológico Argentino, Actas 3: 389-409, Buenos Aires.
Unpublished Works: Gulisano, C.A. 1988. Análisis estratigráfico y sedimentológico de la Formación Tordillo en el oeste de la provincia del Neuquén, cuenca Neuquina. PhD Thesis, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (unpublished), 119 p., Buenos Aires.
For references with two authors, list alphabetically by first author and then alphabetically by the second author. For references with three or more authors, order chronologically by the date of publication. Titles of all periodicals should be given in full. Do not use Roman numerals. Give the first and last page of each article (except for unpublished articles). For books, give the name of the publishing house and place (city) of publication.  References should be written in their original language. Citations to unpublished works should be kept to a minimum. Manuscripts "in press" may be included when they have been accepted formally for publication. Manuscripts in preparation should be cited as "personal communication" (pers. comm.) and not included in the list of references.

Illustrative material
Figures should be submitted electronically in CorelDraw (v.14 or superior) or in an equivalent drawing software package, which allows editing. Text in figures should be in Arial font. Photographs are to be sent in the JPG or TIFF format (at least 300 dpi resolutions). Tables should be submitted in Word or Excel.
Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and referred to in order in the text as figure * or (Fig. *). Use a similar procedure for the tables.  Each table should have a title indicating its content and any clarifications or specific sources that are needed at the foot. The entire body of the table should be in Arial font at a size larger than 10.
Each figure in the final submission should have the figure number along with the title and authors of the manuscript at the foot or in the margin. The figures must be presented at their final size, which is reproducible in one, two or three columns of text (18, 12 or 6 cm). Full size oblong figures with a width and height of a box 18x23 cms are permitted. Maps must have geographic coordinates, an indicator of North and a legend. The use of patterns is recommended instead of gray gradations. Use clear black lines, no less than 0.1 mm wide. Photographs must be of high quality and require a scale. 

Offprints and page costs

No free reprints are provided. Authors may order reprints at the stage of correcting their galley proofs. Costs for excess pages, color illustrations, or for offprints must be paid by the authors before publication of their article.


Manuscript submitting


Submit three copies in paper and a pdf of the manuscript (text, figure captions, tables and figures) to the: Subcomisión de Publicaciones, Asociación Geológica Argentina, Maipú 645 1er piso, C1006ACG Buenos Aires.
The Revista publishes papers up to 15 pages in length in the published format free of charge; the author is asked to pay for excess pages (3 handwritten text pages are equivalent to 1 printed page). Pages should be consecutively numbered including text, references and figure captions. Figures and tables should be put on unnumbered pages in order at the end of the manuscript.  
The text must be concise, special care should be taken to ensure that ideas are expressed with clarity, and that the paper is consistent throughout. Names of stratigraphic units should comply with the rules in the Código Argentino de Estratigrafía (AGA Serie B, No 20).
Authors who wish to include copies of figures that have been previously published and are protected by copyright are responsible for obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, as indicated by, e.g. "Geology after Caminos 1978", except in those cases where they have been substantially modified, in which case they must indicate "Modified from ..."
The copyright of all papers published in the Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina remains with the Asociación, from whom permission must be sought to reproduce all or any part of articles published in the Revista.  As a rule, the Comisión Directiva will allow authors to reproduce parts of their own articles, and will seek the consent of authors for reproduction by a third party.
Figures may be submitted in color. The printed version will be published in black and white, whereas the electronic platform will be in color. The costs of printing color illustrations will be charged to the authors.

The revised version of the reviewed manuscript after correction must be submitted by the authors in hardcopy and on a CD, clearly identified. Any paper sent back to authors for revision and not resubmitted within four months, will be treated as a new article.


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