The title of the paper

(font: Times New Roman (TNR) – 14 pt., all letters capital, bold, should be placed symmetrically relatively the middle of page along the width of text margin (16.5 cm), then – type the author’s initials and name, in two spaces).

Author’s initials and names

(font: – 12 pt, lower-case (bold) letters, should be placed symmetrically relatively the middle of page, text margin, then – type the title of the affiliation and its mail address  in two spaces).

Author’s affiliation and its mail address

(font: – 12 pt, letters lower-case, put in italics, should be placed  symmetrically relatively the middle of page along the width of text margin, then a brief summary of  presented paper  should be typed in two spaces). If there are some authors and they work in different affiliations, before their names should be put numbers in the order of increase. For example, 1 – name of the first affiliation, its mail address, 2 – name of the second affiliation. its mail address and etc. The same number should be indicated in superscript after surname of the author, working in this affiliation, for example, A.D.Aliev1, S.T. Bayramov2 and others).


A brief summary of paper submitted (in original language) with maximum 15 lines. Font: – 12 pt, lower-case letters.  The text in this division mustn’t contain formula, observation of problem and reference comments. The width of the text mustn’t exceed 13.5 cm and should be placed symmetrically relatively the  middle of page. The single space between lines, and between the last and first lines of informational text material – two spaces (Introduction).

1. Introduction

These instructions allow to inform author (s) to prepare rightly the paper for magazine “Izvestiya  of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences”, series Earth’s sciences, which is the organ of Earth’s sciences department of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences which publishes original papers dedicated to scientific-fundamental problems and scientific-applied problems of geology, geography, investigations of Earth from space and exploration of oil and gas  fields. Authors can be both scientists, specialists of Azerbaijan National Academy of sciences and other institutions, organizations of Azerbaijan Republic and foreign countries. The paper with accompanying letter of affiliation where the authors work  is presented to the editorship of the magazine (to the editor-in-chief to the address, pointed below), in two variants: on compact disc or by e-mail and on the paper bearer (typing on the white paper, A4 format). The editorship retains the ownership of sending the article, submitted by author, for review and according to its results makes the final decision on publication (or correction of paper, accounting remarks of the reviewer or its rejection).

 2. Requirement to paper design

 2.1. Titles and subtitles

Titles and subtitles are indented in the text by separate line and are printed by bold font – 14pt (for titles) and 12pt (for subtitles). Their numeration begins on the left margin of the text.

 2.2. Text of  the paper

Each paragraph begins with indention of 1 cm from the left margin of the column. The spaces between lines in the text are 1.5 interval, the text of the paper is printed in the Microsoft Word-1997 (2000 and later). Recommended font: 14pt. The other fonts (Helvetica, Arial and etc), should not be used. The volume of the paper should not exceed 14 pages, including tables, figures and reference. The papers are presented in Azerbaijan, Russian, or English languages at authors will. The preference will be given to the papers presented in English, as acquaintance of wide scientific publicity in different countries of the world, with publications of the Azerbaijan scholars and later on publication of magazine in English is planned.

            The text of the paper should be formatted (in particular, all lines should be justified from  left and right without leaving the margins of the text), should be edited and checked from the spelling point of view, special geographical terms and signs (in the international SI system). Composing the text general order should be accepted: Introduction (state of the problem) – problem composition – mainly the statement of  the subject of investigation (including the methods, using instrumental tools, cartographic of other factual material, method of analysis and data processing) – discussion of results – (conclusions) – sources of the quoted reference.

The following details should be enclosed to the article in separate file (diskette) and separate page of the article:

enlarged summary in English, volume – to 30 lines, font  12 pt and summary in Azeri (Russian) for articles written in Russian (Azerbaijan), volume – to 20 lines, font – 12 pt. Structure of each summary: initials and surnames of authors (bold), below – title of the article (uppercase letters, bold), below – text of summary.

2.3. Page format

Page format corresponds to A4 format, (21,0×29,7cm). Margins: from left 3 cm, right – 1.5 cm, from top and bottom – 2 cm.  Pages should not be numbered, but while it prints, please, mark  the numbers of pages in the upper right corner.

2.4. Illustrations, tables, formulas

Each figure (map, diagram, scheme, etc) should be presented as a separate object in the end of the text or as file in JPEG (*.jpeg, *.jpg). It is prohibited to join separate figures artificially. As a rule, their sizes shouldn’t  exceed 7.75 cm in the width. It mustn’t exceed the width of text margin (16.5 cm) and located symmetrically relatively the middle of page.

Picture caption should be carried out by font – 12pt (bold), the caption (deciphering of conditional signs, explanation etc.) font TNR – 12 pt in italics.

Numbers and names of tables are given by font – 12pt (bold) above them. The tables  shouldn’t be huge and shouldn’t be left  the boundaries of text margin. Carrying the tables over from one page (start) to another (continuation) is not allowed. Maximum number of figures in the paper – 4, tables – 2. The tables should be placed in the text of the paper.

Formulas are given without intermediate computation, with compulsory deciphering of symbols using in them ( immediately after formulas), with a distinct displacement of degrees and footnote indexes, relatively the middle of page, containing this formula. Numbers of formulas are put in round  brackets near the right margin of text on one line with formula in case if they are mentioned in text. Microsoft Equation 3  is recommended  for formula printing. The width of line with formula and number of formula shouldn’t exceed 7.75 cm.

3. Reference 

Within all the text of the paper, references to the literature sources should be given by pointing the surnames of authors and year of publication in brackets. For example: (Aliyev, 1989), (Kwon and Pletcher, 1994). In case of three or more authors the surname of the first author should be mentioned. For example: (Mamedov and et al.,1989), (Pletcher et al.,1991). In case of  several originals presence with a similar authors and years of publication, they should be identified by adding the lower-case letters of Latin alphabet to the year of publication. For example: (Sparrow, 1990 a) – first reference, (Sparrow,1990 b) – second reference etc.

Quoted reference should be enumerated at the end of the paper in the alphabetical order. Font  – 12 pt, the second and the following lines of each sources must be printed with 0.5 cm displacement relatively the left border of the text. The following data are given for  journal papers: surname and authors’ initials, year of publication, title of the paper, journal title (italic), number and page. For example: Shikhalibeyli, E.Sh. 1993. Once more about the urgent problems of the Caspian Sea. Izvestiya Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, Earth’s Sciences.

GRANT, J.A., FROST, B.R. 1990. Fibrolite in contact aureoles of Donegal. American Mineralogist. 72, 240-248.

The following data are given for monographs, reports and other such publications: surname and authors initials, year of publication, title of the book, publishing house, city. For example:

BOUCOT, A.J. 1975. Evolution and Extinction Rate Controls, Elsevier Scientific Publishing, Amsterdam.

MUSHIN, I.A. BRODOV, L.YU. and KOZLOV, E.A. 1990. Structural-formational interpretation of systematic data. Nedra, Moscow.

The following data are given for selections of conferences (symposiums, seminars, etc) and separate institutions proceedings: surname and author’s initials, year of publication, title of the article (scientific report, paper and thesis of paper), title of the selection (italic), publishing house, city. For example:

ABDULLAYEV,I.M., HUSEYNOV, T.K. 1977. The bulk vibroamplitude method of measurement density of granular medium. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on “Measurement and Control of Granular Materials”. Northeastern University Press. Shenyang.

MATANOV, F.A. 1995. About  the role of mud volcanoes in buried underloading of groundwaters. Proceeding of Geology  Institute of AS of Azerbaijan. Pub. 25. Elm, Baku.

Electronic version of the paper and all required references to it, mentioned above should be presented in a compact disc. The disc mustn’t contain other files.