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The Journal of Adam Mickiewicz University

3 Issues per year

CiteScore 2016: 1.31

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.469
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.805


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    Covers all Earth-science disciplines

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    • Journal on geology of Central and Eastern Europe

    Why submit

    • Quick publication, colour page free of charge

    Rejection Rate

    • About 25%

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

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    Instructions for Authors



    is published by the Geological Institute of Adam Mickiewicz University (postal address: Editorial Office Geologos, Geological Institute, Adam Mickiewicz University, Maków Polnych 16, 61-606 Poznan, Poland; E-mail geologos@amu.edu.pl).


    Geologos is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing research results and review articles covering all earth-science disciplines, with a focus on the geology of central and eastern Europe. Manuscripts dealing with the geology of these areas will get priority. Only manuscripts in English are considered for publication. All manuscripts should meet international standards regarding the quality of both the scientific content and the presentation (structure, style, good English, high-quality figures, etc.). By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree implicitely that (1) the manuscript has not been published in whole or for a considerable part elsewhere; (2) a similar or largely comparable manuscript has or will not be submitted to any other journal as long as the manuscript submitted to Geologos has not been rejected; (3) no plagiarism is involved; (4) no copyrights are infringed; (5) no scientific fraud is committed; (6) no conflict of interest exists.


    New manuscripts may be submitted either as typescripts or (preferably) in electronic form. Electronic submission of all material is required for the accepted version of manuscript. An accompanying letter should stipulate why the manuscript is of interest for the readership of Geologos.

    Submission in paper form
    Three complete copies of the typescript, including three sets of illustrations, should be submitted to the Editorial Office (see address above).

    Electronic submission
    The text (including references, annexes, and captions to figures and tables) should be submitted as a Word for Windows file with an unambiguous name (e.g., Smith-text.doc). Each table should be submitted as an individual file (e.g., Smith-Table-7.doc). Each figure should be submitted as an individual file, preferably in pdf format (e.g., Smith-Fig-3.pdf).

    All files should be submitted either via internet (www.geologos.com) or on CD-ROM to the above address (the latter option is advised in he case of manuscripts with large number of figures).

    Receipt of a manuscript will be acknowledged. If no acknowledgement is received within one week (except for the summer field season), the Editors should be contacted by e-mail.


    For both electronic and paper versions of a manuscript, the following instructions apply. Manuscripts should be delivered as double-spaced text on A4 paper (in the case of paper submission typed on one side) with 2.5 cm margins and 12-point font size (Times New Roman). They should be arranged in the following order:

    - title

    - full name(s) and address(es) (including e-mail)

    - abstract (maximally 350 words, preferably 150-250 words)

    - keywords (maximally five)

    - main text

    - acknowledgements

    - references

    - captions for tables and figures

    - tables and figures


    Figures must be of high quality, with lettering and lines easy to read. The preferred size of figures is: (a) width 170 mm (two columns of text) and height maximally 250 mm, or (b) width 80 mm (one text column) and height maximally 250 mm. The preferred place of the figures and tables should in the cas of paper manuscripts be indicated in the left-hand margin. All figures and tables should be cited in the text in the correct order.

    Both drawings and photographs are considered as figures and should be numbered as such (Fig.). Figures are, as a rule, printed in black-and-white. One page may be printed in full colour, after consultation with the Editors.


    Tables should be reducible in print to (a) a width of 80 or 170 mm and a maximum height of 250 mm, or (b) a width of 250 mm and a maximum height of 170 mm. Text in tables should be in 9 pt font size. Vertical lines in tables should be avoided.


    An appendix should contain information that is substantial in length, that is not necessary for the reader to understand the running text, and that would unduly interrupt the running text. As such material is rarely interesting for a large number of readers, the Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the reviewers and/or the Editorial Board, can decide that the Appendix (or Appendices) will not be published, but should be replaced by a sentence in the text that the data can be obtained from the corresponding author. If appendices are considered acceptable, they should be submitted in Word (unless otherwise is agreed with the Editor-in-Chief), each as an individual file (e.g. Smith-Appendix-1-doc).


    References in the text should be as follows: ". as shown by Smith (2003, 2008), Brown & Johnson (2007) and Fedorowski et al. (2008); or, alternatively, ". as was found already some years ago (Smith, 1993, 1998; Brown & Johnson, 1997; Fedorowski et al., 1998).

    In the reference list, works of one author should be ordered according to year; if there are also works with co-authors, first the works with one co-author are mentioned, alphabetically and then according to year; in the case of three or more authors, the references should be according to year, then alphabetically. If there are more publications by an author in one year, they should be referred to in both the text and the reference list as a, b, etc.

    Examples (note that journal titles are written in full, and that journal and book titles are written in italics):

    Gross, M.R. & Eyal, Y., 2007. Throughgoing fractures in layered carbonate rocks. Geological Society of America Bulletin 119, 1387-1404.

    Gudmundsson, M.T., 2005. Subglacial volcanic activity in Iceland. [In:] C. Caseldine, A. Russell, J. Hardardóttir & Ó. Knudsen (Eds): Iceland - modern processes and past environments. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 127-151.

    Yang, X.-S., 2008. Mathematical modelling for earth sciences. Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh, 310 pp.

    In the case of reference to an text that was not written in a generally accessible language, the title of the work should be given in English [between brackets] immediately after the original title, for instance:

    Wysota, W., 2002. Stratygrafia i środowiska sedymentacji zlodowacenia Wisły w południowej części dolnego Powiśla [Stratigraphy and sedimentary environments of the Weichselian glaciation in the southern part of the lower Vistula region]. Thesis Torun University, 144 pp.


    Each paper will be reviewed by at least two referees. The referee’s names will be revealed to the author(s) if the reviewers agree. If the referees come to different conclusions, the authors may consult the Editors about what to do.


    20 offprints of each published contribution and one issue of Geologos are supplied free of charge. A pdf version of individual contributions can be downloaded from the Geologos website: www.geologos.com.pl

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

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    Editorial Information

    Zieliński Tomasz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

    Antonius J. (Tom) van Loon, Poznań, Poland
    Krzysztof Dragon, Poznań, Poland
    Paweł Wolniewicz, Poznań Poland

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Pavel Bosak, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
    Jitao Chen, Seoul (South Korea)
    Vesselin Dekov, Sofia University, Bulgaria
    Jerzy Fedorowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Józef Górski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Antun Husinec, St. Lawrence University, USA
    Nizamettin Kazanci, University of Ankara, Turkey
    Ryszard Kryza, Wrocław University, Poland
    Stanisław Lorenz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Rajat Mazumder, Kolkata (India)
    Massimo Moretti, Bari (Italy)
    Andrzej Muszyński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Jörg F. Negendank, Potsdam (Germany)
    Anto Raukas, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
    Dmitry Ruban, Federal University Rostov-na-Donu, Russia
    Wojciech Stankowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Karl Stattegger, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, Germany
    Andrzej Żelaźniewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

    Language Editors
    Antonius J. van Loon, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

    Technical Editors
    Jarosław Bogucki, Bogucki Scientific Press, Poland

    Institute of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University;
    Maków Polnych 16, 61-606 Poznań, Poland;
    tel: 48-618296042
    fax: 48-618296001

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

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