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Geoscience Records

an Interdisciplinary Journal of Earth Sciences

2 Issues per year

DE GRUYTER OPEN

Open Access

    Open Access
    Online
    ISSN
    2299-6923
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    Overview

    Geoscience Records publishes papers describing original field and laboratory investigations focusing on different aspects of scientific research including geology, geochemistry and geophysics and extending from its deep interiors to its hydrosphere and atmosphere. We also invite review papers summarizing the most important research completed recently. Geoscience Records publishes also 'Field trip to...' a short description of interesting geo-localities including the detailed map, the field description, photos and GPS coordinates of the locality.

    Geoscience Records is focused on the variety of records that are preserved in geological material such as rocks, fossils, ore, minerals, soils, waters, air, but also in anthropogenic materials such as archeological artefacts, slags, fly ashes and others. We welcome contributions, which present clear links between the analysed feature and the process that formed the record. We also invite contributions, which provide thoroughly tested negative records, even though other studies came up with positive records using the same set of tools. We believe that such negative records are also an important step increasing our understanding of nature, but they are not as easy to publish as positive results.

    The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

    All articles submitted to the journal will undergo a blind peer review by two reviewers.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    Our journal publishes contributions, which present clear links between the observation and the process. We accept both the Positive Records, where the observation is consistent with the process, but also the Negative Records, where the observation does not support the hypothesis, even though it was supported by data presented in other papers.

    We welcome data and ideas from Master and Doctoral Thesis. Young scientists have clear minds and can offer an interesting and non-biased views on many geological problems. Their datasets and ideas could be often an important step to increase our understanding of general geosciences, but they are never published. We will publish them.

    Why submit

    Our aim is also to ‘rescue’ data published in Bachelor, Master and Doctoral thesis. We noticed that many research projects, especially of young scientists, is often focused on small area or seemingly small problem, but they produce high quality data. Young scientists have time and energy to complete thorough studies of the problem and we believe that their work is worth publishing in a journal, which can reach a scientific community worldwide.

    All submitted manuscripts are read by two peer-reviewers, experts in the field. Our aim is to make the peer-reviewing process friendly for graduate and undergraduate students with the reviewers being advised on giving constructive reviews, which should help to improve the submitted manuscript as well as general writing skills of the students.

    CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening System

    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System’s users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

    Detailed description of the CrossCheck System can be found at: 
    http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html

    Details

    DE GRUYTER OPEN
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Journal

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Geoscience Records publishes papers describing original field and laboratory investigations focusing on different aspects of scientific research including geology, geochemistry and geophysics and extending from its deep interiors to its hydrosphere and atmosphere. We also invite review papers summarizing the most important research completed recently. Geoscience Records publishes also 'Field trip to...' a short description of interesting geo-localities including the detailed map, the field description, photos and GPS coordinates of the locality.

    Geoscience Records is focused on the variety of records that are preserved in geological material such as rocks, fossils, ores, minerals, soils, waters, air, but also in anthropogenic materials such as archeological artefacts, slags, fly ashes and others. We welcome contributions, which present clear links between the analysed feature and the process that formed the record. We also invite contributions, which provide thoroughly tested negative records, even though other studies came up with positive records using the same set of tools. We believe that such negative records are also an important step increasing our understanding of nature, but they are not as easy to publish as positive results. To increase clarity of our manuscripts we would like each contribution to be summarized by a single sentence in the form:

    The major observation of the study RECORDS/DOES NOT RECORD a process.

    For example:

    Original Paper

    Chemical composition and textures of clinopyroxene phenocrysts from Księginiki nephelinite record complex history of melt reacting with mantle rocks and "in situ" crystallization of the melt. (Goleń et al., 2015, Geosci.Rec. v.1)

    Field trip to…

    Specific properties of serpentine soil in Żmijowiec result in the presence of endemic Asplenium adulterium Milde and record the plant adaptation to extreme edaphic stress (Pędziwatr and Kierczak, Geosci.Rec. v.1)

    Please follow the guide for authors below to complete the submission. Please send the files to one of the following addresses:

    anna.pietranik@ing.uni.wroc.pl

    jakub.kierczak@uwr.edu.pl

    Preparation of the research article

    1. Structure of the paper
    2. The papers should be submitted as Word (.doc or .rtf - Text and Tables) + jpeg, tiff (Figures) files.

      The manuscript should include:

      - title,

      - affiliations of all authors and email and telephone number of the corresponding author,

      - abstract (max. 300 words),

      - record for the process described in the study (one sentence, as instructed above)

      - introduction: the section should clearly state objectives of the work, should present wide overview of the problem and narrow it to the particular research study,

      - study area description: the section should present concise description of the location and geological setting and also cite all previous work done in the area,

      - materials and methods: the section should present enough information for the experiment to be reproduced,

      - results: the datasets should be presented in Tables and plots accompanied by concise description,

      - discussion: the section should present interpretation of the presented datasets and their implication, it should explicitly show why the work was important and how it followed or built upon previous work,

      - conclusions: the section should stress the “take-home” message of the manuscript,

      - acknowledgements: the section should (a) list here those individuals and/or institutions that provided help during the research, (b) funding sources

      - references.

      Reference style:

      Text: All citations in the text should refer to:

      1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;

      2. Two authors: both author’s 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 (Manatschal, 2004; Wenk and Bulakh, 2004). Grove et al. (1999) have recently shown… '

      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.

      References list outline:

      Reference to a journal publication:

      Grove, T.L., Parmans, S.W., Dann, J.C. (1999). Conditions of magma generation for Archean komatiites from the Barberton Mountainland, South Africa. Geochemical Society Special Publications, 6, 155-167.

      Manatschal, G. (2004). New models for evolution of magma-poor rifted margins based on a review of data and concepts from West Iberia and the Alps. Geologische Rundschau, 93, 432-466.

      Reference to a book:

      Wenk, H.-R., Bulakh, A. (2004). Minerals. Their constitution and origin. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

      Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

      Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

    3. Font
    4. Use Times New Roman, or Arial font, 12 pts, double line spacing. Number lines of the manuscript to facilitate review process.

    5. Figures
    6. - Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing in all of your figures.

      - Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri, Symbol.

      - Number the figures as they appear in the text.

      - Provide captions to illustrations separately at the end of the manuscript.

      - Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.

      - Keep vector drawings and color or grayscale photographs to a minimum of 300 dpi TIFF (or JPEG) format.

      - Submit each figure as a separate file.

    7. Tables
    8. Number tables as they appear in the text. Keep the title of the table concise and place all detailed explanation as footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters.

    9. Supplementary Material

    Submit all the data not presented in the text as .xls or .rtf files. The data will appear as on-line supplementary dataset and the information on the data will be included in the printed version of the manuscript.

    Preparation of the Review Paper

    Structure of the paper

    The papers should be submitted as Word (.doc or .rtf - Text and Tables) + jpeg, tiff (Figures) files.

    The manuscript should include:

    - title,

    - affiliations of all authors and email and telephone number of the corresponding author,

    - abstract (max. 300 words),

    - record for a general subject of the review (one sentence, as instructed above)

    - introduction

    - summary of previous research,

    - discussion,

    - conclusions,

    - acknowledgements,

    - references.

    For the details of References, Figures and Tables preparation see the section 'Preparation of the research article'

    Preparation of the Field trip to...

    Structure of the paper

    The papers should be submitted as Word (.doc or .rtf - Text and Tables) + jpeg, tiff (Figures) files.

    The manuscript should include:

    - title,

    - affiliations of all authors and email and telephone number of the corresponding author,

    - abstract (max. 300 words),

    - record, which geological process is recorded in the locality (one sentence, as instructed above)

    - introduction /geological setting: the section should present a brief description of geological settings or research area in which the studied locality is set,

    - field description: should stress the aspect of the locality, which is interesting for geoscientists,

    - presentation and interpretation of the field data available for the described site,

    - acknowledgements,

    - references.

    For the details of References, Figures and Tables preparation see the section 'Preparation of the research and review article'

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Geoscience Records is covered by the following services:

    • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
    • Baidu Scholar
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • GeoArchive
    • GeoRef
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ReadCube
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Editor-in-Chief
    Anna Pietranik, University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland

    Deputy/ Managing Editor
    Jakub Kierczak, University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Jacek Gurwin, University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland
    Magdalena Modelska, University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland
    Robert Niedźwiedzki, University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland
    Mariusz Salamon, University of Silesia, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Department of Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, Poland
    Jacek Szczepański, University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland

    Publisher
    DE GRUYTER OPEN
    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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