Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors
• The Journal is published every 3 months and accepts scientific papers in the fields of
geology and geography.
• The resultant paper must be derived from scientific research and scholarship ; it
shouldn’t have been previously published in any journal or seminar papers or congress
• Each research paper manuscript must include a title, an extended Persian abstract (at
least 450 words and a maximum of 800 words), Persian keywords (a maximum of 5 in
alphabetical order), Introduction, material and methods (area of study and method),
results, discussion and conclusion, appendices, references, an extended English
abstract and English keywords.
Style Guide and Layout
• The manuscript must be on plain A4 paper with 1cm line spacing and 3cm of margins.
The Persian font B Nazanin size 13 must be used for body text and bold B Nazanin size
13 for titles. Times New Roman size 11 must be used for English in-text citations, the
Persian text, terminologies and technical terms, references and the extended English
abstract. All of the manuscript must be in MS Word and submitted to the journal with
the Pand submission system (electronic submission gateway) through the Shahid
Beheshti University website (http://esrj.sbu.ac.ir/).
• The maximum page number of the paper including figures and charts must not exceed
18 pages.
• The authors’ information must be written as follows:
Department, Faculty, University, City, Country.
E.g. Geology Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
• Extended English Abstract
The extended English abstract must be congruent with the Persian extended abstract
and include title, Introduction, materials and methods, Results, discussion, conclusion
and keywords in its structure.
• Table titles must be inserted above them and for figures, the titles must be placed
beneath them. The Persian font B Nazanin size 12 must be used in both cases.
E.g. Fig1: Location of the studied region.
• Only WordArt must be used in all graphs and figures. All microscopic images must
include scaling and be placed beneath the photos.
• In-text citation must be as follows: e.g. (Montgomery,1997) for English references.
For references with 2 authors it must be as follows: e.g. (Lintell and Appleyard, 1972) for
English references.
For references with more than 2 authors it must be as follows:
e.g. (Timperio et al, 2004) for English references.
• Accurate and eloquent Persian equivalents of foreign terminology must be produced,
these Persian equivalents and complete forms of abbreviations must be available in
endnotes of the paper
• The reference list must be in alphabetical order as follows:
Book: Flügel, E., 2004. Microfacies Analysis of Carbonate Rocks: Interpretation and
Application: Springer – Verlag, Berlin, 976 p.
Article: James, N.P. and Bone, Y., 1992. Synsedimentary cemented calcarenite layers
in Oligo- Miocene cool- water shelf limestones, Eucla Platform, South Australia:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 62, p. 860-872.
• The Journal doesn’t publish review papers or translations
• Upon the use of theses or dissertations, mentioning the major title and university
name in citation is mandatory
• Using an academic email shall be a priority for authors
• Acknowledgements must be based on scientific contribution and placed before the
table of contents
• Submission of a paper implies that the responsibility of scientific and legal accuracy
and originality is lies upon the author(s). The authors are committed to refrain from
submitting the paper to other journals prior to receiving peer review results. Please do
not submit the paper simultaneously to several journals