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Author’s guide for Mongolian Geoscientist open access journal
Papers submitted to the Mongolian Geoscientist open-access journal will be evaluated on the basis of appropriateness for the journal, suitability of topic, quality and significance of the research. Do not send manuscripts that have already been published or accepted for publication elsewhere, that reiterate previously published material or that contain significant material already published in symposium volumes or conference proceedings. The Editor and members of the Editorial Board will seek competent reviews of papers prior to accepting them for publication or recommending revisions.
Peer Review Process
Mong. Geosci. uses DOUBLE BLIND peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to an intensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal’s editorial board and independent external referees (usually 2-3 reviewers).
Reviewers are asked to evaluate a manuscript for:
All manuscripts are assessed within a suitable time and the decision based on all the peer reviewers’ comments, taken by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief. The average duration of manuscript processing from submission to the final decision is 9-10 weeks.
During preparation of manuscripts, authors are asked to carefully follow the guidelines presented here. Questions should be directed to the Editor-in-chief at firstname.lastname@example.org Submission files (text, figures, tables, etc.) have to be converted into PDF that is used in the peer review process so that Editors and Reviewers do not have to download individual files that may be very large, or may not be compatible with software installed on their computers.
After the paper is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to send the final revised versions of all Figures, Text, and Tables in their original editable formats including the following: Word, TIFF, JPG, PDF, Excel and Power-Point.
Types of Manuscripts Published
The journal publishes types of manuscripts:
Original articles, focused on new data, may discuss any aspect of geology, including tectonics, paleontology, geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy, ore deposit studies, mineral resources, geophysics, exploration drilling, permafrost, hydrogeology, engineering geology, geo-ecology, environmental issues, laboratorial and experimental studies and their results. Original articles (including figures, table, and references) are reviewed by at least two expert readers and at least one member of the Editorial Board.
Scientific communications are intended to serve as topical progress reports prior to the publication of a major paper, to disseminate new ideas on topics of current interest, or to describe a new technique and its applications. In any of these cases, scientific communications must stand alone and contain sufficient data to support conclusions. They contain structure and formats of original article that might appear shorter. They are evaluated by only one referee and one member of the Editorial Board, which permits more rapid publication.
Review papers are generally invited by the Editor-in-chief or by members of the Editorial Board. Review papers should present new insights of original compilations of published and unpublished research result and a specific topic within the journal focuses. They should be written to educate the reader rather than simply compile information. Review papers will be reviewed by at least two expert readers and at least one member of the Editorial Board.
This section will generally present society highlighted news in geoscience, including scientific discussions and analysis of international conference’s outcome, new book’s information, comments and opinions on special findings.
Following issues must be stated in the covering letter
Manuscript Text, References, Tables, and Figures Format and Style
Title page includes the following:
Structure of article
Abbreviations, units, and terminology
Citations and references
When citing literature in the text, use the following forms:
The order of references at the end of the paper
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
Mongolian Geoscientist journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record. The journal articles distribute under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) International License and uses the Similarity Check, Crossref to screen for PLAGIARISMS.
Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavor. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation is helped by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include*:
If occur any conflict, the journal will follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct.
Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results presented. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc. Sensitive information in the form of confidential or proprietary data is excluded.
If there is suspicion of misbehavior or alleged fraud the Journal and/or Publisher will carry out an investigation following COPE guidelines.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editor or publisher and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate erratum.
Copyright on any research article in the Mongolian Geoscientist is retained by the author(s).
The authors grant the Mongolian Geoscientist a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
Articles in the Mongolian Geoscientist are Open Access articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY.
This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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(Updated: 18 May 2018)