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JOURNAL OF THE BALKAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY
Instructions to Authors
Antonis Vafidis, Applied Geophysics Laboratory, Technical University
Polytechnioupolis,73100 Chania Greece
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Papers submitted to the Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society
should be in electronic form and preferably as Microsoft World document
file. Three hard copies of the manuscript are also required. Illustrations
should be prepared as separate picture files. Note that they should
not be inserted into the text file.
The hard copies and optionally a diskette containing the text and
figure files have to be mailed to one of the associate editors.
This person will act as copy editor and he will judge if the paper
meets the styling requirements set. In case that the paper fails
to meet the journal standards, it will be returned to the author
(s) amended with red ink at the points of failure and associated
with a short commentary. So the author(s) has to revise the paper
along the suggestions and re-submit it. The papers will not be sent
to the reviewers until they confront the style of the journal.
The language of the journal is English and no papers or any other
material is accepted in any other language. Since this is not the
native language of any of the Balkan Nations, the editorial board
strongly advises the authors to give the paper in some colleague
in their country to be checked in English before submission. This
will save time, energy and mailing of the paper forth and back.
The Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society will publish papers
relevant to Exploration Geophysics, Physics of the Earth's Interior
and Seismology. Papers with particular weight for the Balkan Peninsula
and the surrounding areas are considered with priority. Highly mathematical
or technical papers should include applications to show the importance
of the proposed schemes. Case studies, books reviews, newsletters,
criticism on published papers, editorial notes and announcements
of the executives of the Balkan Geophysical Society can be hosted
in the journal pages. All this material is sent directly to the
Any contribution received is considered for reviewing unless the
Editorial Board has evidences that it has been accepted for publication
or it has been published elsewhere. Also, if the Board believes
that the paper is currently being considered by another journal
it will freeze the process in the Journal of the Balkan Geophysical
Society and contact the author(s) until exclusivity is succeeded.
PREPARING THE MANUSCRIPT
The manuscript along the tables, figures and references should not
exceed 15 A4 size pages written in the journal style.
Times New Roman fonts have to be used for the text, tables, figure
captions, authors affiliations, footnotes and references. The Arial
fonts should only be used for the title and authors names.
Title should be concise and informative as possible. Should be written
using Arial Bold 14 points fonts in centered alignment.
Authors names and affiliations
Author(s) names should follow the title after 2 blank lines. Affiliation
of the author(s) should follow in the line immediately after the
author(s) names in 9 points Times New Roman fonts in centered alignment.
It has to be located a blank line after the last line of the affiliations.
It should be informative of the whole work, contain no formulae
or citations, and no more than 250 words. The headword "abstract"
should be bold and should be considered as the part of the text.
Times New Roman 11 points italic fonts should be used.
LEVEL 1 HEADS
Level 1 heads should appear in capital letters after one blank line
from the previous text line, using 11 points Times New Roman fonts,
in centered alignment. Text should be in 11 points Times New Roman
fonts and should follow after one blank line.
Level 2 heads
Level 2 heads should appear in small letters, 11 points fonts and
flushed left. Text should follow after one blank line.
Formulae They should be centered using 11 points full height, 18
points symbol height and 6 points for subscripts and superscripts.
Units The SI units should be used throughout the paper. The unit
gr/cm3 for density and gamma for magnetic induction are also acceptable.
Tables Use separate sheets for each table who should not be inserted
into the text. Also a captions list on separated sheet should associate
Figures Figures should follow the manuscript each one on separate
figure file (page in the hard copy) in one of the picture or object
file format that can be inserted into a Microsoft Word document.
Good quality printed pictures are also accepted but since they will
be scanned we do not guarantee for the outcome.
They should follow the manuscript after the references and their
head is a level 1 in the fashion
APPENDIX 1: NABIGHIAN'S ANALYTIC SIGNAL CONSIDERATION
Footnotes They should be used in special cases only and where they
significantly enhance the meaning of the particular section. They
have to be numbered consecutively.
Manuscripts have to be double-spaced as well as figure and table
captions, footnotes and appendices. However, this spacing concerns
only the draft copies to facilitate review and not the final version
that will feature in single spacing in the journal's pages.
An alphabetical list of all references cited in the text should
follow at the end of the manuscript as integral part of the paper,
i.e. lists of captions and tables are considered as separate body
as are the figures by themselves. The list should correspond to
one by one with the references cited in the text. References for
general reading are not allowed unless the paper is not technical
or scientific but comprises a tutorial case, editorial letter, or
newsletter. Reference to National reports, University internal publications
and National conference proceedings should be avoided, as they are
not easily accessible. See the PDF file for fashion of order and
The Associate Editor who receives a submitted article decides if
it falls in the disciplines of Exploration Geophysics, Physics of
the Earth's Interior and Seismology. If the paper does not, he informs
the Editor who finally returns the paper to the author(s) associated
with an explanatory note. If the Associate Editor decides that the
paper falls in the disciplines of the journal he send it to two
reviewers knowledgeable and unbiased to review the paper for the
scientific quality. The compliance with the journal style and correct
English is responsibility of the Associate Editor who also acts
as Copy Editor because the English is not native language of anyone
of the Balkan Nations. The reviews are sent to the Associate Editor
who corresponds with the author(s) transferring the reviewers' commentaries
adding his own criticism for style and English. If the reviewers'
suggestions are markedly different and/or conflicting he communicates
with the Editor to decide upon the case. In the last case he may
submit the file to the Editor. If both reviewers agree that the
case is pure, then the paper is unacceptable and the author(s) are
informed for the reasoning. If one of the reviewers judges that
the paper is unacceptable then the decision upon the continuation
of the revision procedure belongs to the Associate Editor who has
to be consulted by the Editor. The whole procedure cannot be longer
than six months. In case that a reviewer does not respond in the
time set, The Associate Editor informs the Editor who both act as
scientific reviewers or find some colleague(s) relevant to the topic
of the paper in their establishments to review the paper quickly.
The author(s) have to correct the paper along the reviewers' suggestions
and resubmit the manuscript confronting the deadline put by the
Associate Editor. In case of conflicting comments he (they) take
into account the opinion of the Editors. Revised papers received
after the deadline are considered as new cases since the old paper's
file is closed. The Editor checks the final compliance with style
and language and sends the paper to the Associate Editor who handles
the case to decide upon confrontation with the reviewers' comments.
The Associate Editor sends then the final acceptance letter (Fax
or email) to the author(s) and informs the Editor attaching the
abstract so that he will be in able to introduce the paper in one
of the journal issues. This procedure can not be longer than two
months. The Editor is responsible to appoint the particular issue
where the paper will feature. In case that the paper fails, an editorial
note will be sent to the author(s) with full reasoning.
However, if the paper fails to confront with the reviewers and/or
the Editors comments, the Associate Editor may decide that it has
to undergo a second review. This round is the final one and failure
to comply with the journal regulation means that the file is considered
closed by the journal. In the last case the Editor is informed before
any respond action.
Reviewing is considered as strictly confidential procedure and only
if the reviewers wish, and state it in written on the commentaries,
may be divulged to the author(s).
The scope of the reviewing process is to critique the scientific
quality and presentation of the papers and, thus, maintain a high
level status. The status of the journal will attract author(s) from
non-Balkan countries as well and guarantees its ever-lasting life.
Criticism is aimed to provide constructive feed back to the author(s).
RECOMENDATIONS TO AUTHORS It is strongly advised to ask a colleague
on the author(s) establishment to read the paper before the submission
to the journal. If your colleague fails to understand some particular
parts of the paper or he has strong objections on the phrasing and
organization used, it is much likely that the reviewers will have
the same response.