International scientific journal

ISSN: 2663-0419 (electronic version)

ISSN: 2218-8754 (print version)

International scientific journal

ISSN: 2663-0419 (electronic version)

ISSN: 2218-8754 (print version)


Guides for authors

The title of the paper 
(font: Times New Roman (TNR) – 12 pt., all letters in the Title 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 last name then initials, in one space). Title should be given in the original language of the manuscript in line with Russian and English translation.

Author’s names and initials and affiliation
(font: – 11 pt, lower-case letters, should be placed symmetrically relatively the middle of page, text margin. Then, below, type the title of the affiliation, its mail address and after the colon – e-mail address of the corresponding author (for contacts and correspondence at all stages of the review process, publication, and in the period after publication). Font: – 11 pt, italics, letters lower-case, should be placed symmetrically relatively the middle of page along the width of text margin. Email address of the corresponding author indicates that the author will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

Authors should be indicated as follows: first is the last name then initials. If the authors work in different affiliations, after initials should be put superscript. After the authors’ last name and initials, in the next line the respective superscript should be placed, corresponding to the affiliation of the authors. For instance such as below, 
Ismail-Zadeh A.J.1, Musyaev Sh.D.2, Veliyev Z.A.1 

1 - Geology and Geophysics Institute, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences 
119, H. Javid Ave., Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ1143: 
2 - “AzerGold” CJSC M.Mushfig Str., 2H, Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ1004
Please provide Summary of 200 to 250 words describing the objectives of the research, and the rationale and methods (if relevant), should be included. The word “Summary” should be bold. Both the word “Summary” and the text should have font: – 11 pt, lower-case letters. The text in Summary should not contain formula. References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The width of the text should not exceed 13.5 cm and should be placed symmetrically relatively the middle of page. Single space between lines should be considered. Summary should be given in the original language of the manuscript, also in Russian and English and contain 200-250 words. 

Immediately after the abstract in a single space provide a maximum of 7 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (if possible, avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). The word “Keywords” with colon should be bold and italic. After the colon the keywords should appear italic and separating from each other by comma. The keywords will be used for indexing purposes. After two spaces Introduction should come. 

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. 

Requirement to manuscript design 
There are no strict requirements on consequent enumeration of the titles in the manuscript. Authors can put title in any style or format as long as the titles in the manuscript are consistent. Authors can select to either enumerate each title or not to enumerate. Titles and subtitles are indented in the text by separate line on the line with an indentation and are printed by bold font – 14pt (for titles) and 12pt (for subtitles). Their appearance begins on the left margin of the text. 
Text of the paper 
Each paragraph begins with indentation 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 MW. Recommended font: 14pt (Times New Roman). The other fonts (Helvetica, Arial and etc.), should be avoided. The papers are presented in Azerbaijani, Russian, or English languages. However, if presented in Azerbaijani language, please, ensure to provide the Russian version of the manuscript. Overall, the preference will be given to the papers presented in English. 

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 viewpoint, special geographical terms and signs (in the international SI system). 

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.  Number all manuscript pages consecutively in the lower right corner. 

Material and methods 
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described. 

Theory section should extend, not repeat the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis. 
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). As a rule, their sizes should not exceed 7.75 cm in the width. It should not 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. Each figure and caption should be on one page, and figure caption is under the figure. 

For graphical work, you are recommended to use the following guidelines: 

  • For bitmap images, use the JPG/JPEG, TIF format at 300-dpi resolution, 256 grayscale. 
  • Vector images must be submitted in CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop. 
  • For photographs, use a JPG/JPEG, TIF format at no less that 300 dpi. 
Numbers and names of tables are given by font – 12pt (bold) above them. The tables should not be huge and should not be left the boundaries of text margin. The tables should not have continuation from one page to another. The tables should be placed in the text of the paper. Please, number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Each figure and its caption must be placed on the same page, with the caption directly below the figure. Abbreviations are not allowed in the table. 

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 is recommended for formulas. The width of line with formula and number of formula should not exceed 7.75 cm. 

Results and/or Discussions 
Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. 

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short. Conclusions section may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section, depending on the decision of author(s), style of the research in manuscript, obtained results from theory/calculations, etc. 
Please, use the style of the References such as below. No numeration. Non-dependent on the original language of the manuscript, References must be provided also in English. If the reference in origin is either in Azerbaijani language or in Russian, please, translate the name of the book/article/material in English, but put the origin of the language in parenthesis, such as (in Russian). Please, remain the name of the Publishing House non-translated, such as Nauka, Nedra, Nafta-press, Elm, etc. Example: 

Garibov Y.E. Anthropogenous transformation of modern landscapes of the Azerbaijan Republic and their optimization ways. Abstract of PhD dissertation (geography), Baku, Azerbaijan, 2013, 47 p. (in Azerbaijani). 
Hasanov T.Ab. Ophiolites of Lesser Caucasus. Nedra. Moscow, 1985, 240 p. (in Russian). 
Isachenko A.G. Landscape studies and physico-geographical zoning. Vysshaya shkola. Moscow, 1991, 366 p. (in Russian). 
Bortnikov N.S. Geochemistry and origin of ore forming fluids in hydrothermal-magmatic systems in tectonically active zones. Geology of ore fields. Vol. 48, No. 1, 2006, pp. 3-28 (in Russian). 

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citation in the text must be given depending on the origin of the manuscript language. 

All citations in the text should be in parenthesis and should refer to: 

1. Single author: the author's name (without initials) and the year of publication; 

2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication; 

3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication. 

Groups of references should be listed chronologically. Example: “as evidenced (Bryulov, 1999; McKenzie, 2000)…”. Citation can be also such as follows: “Alizadeh et al. (2016) have recently shown …”. 

List: References should be arranged alphabetically. Font  – 12 pt. Family name starts with the capital letter,  the rest letters in the family name – in lower-case, no comma after the family name. After author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, volume/issue number, book chapter/ journal number, printing house, city, year of publication and pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. 


Reference to a journal publication: 

Ismayil-zadeh A.J. Bipolar conjugation of volcano-plutonic and ophiolitic belts in Caucasus. Proceedings of NAS of Azerbaijan. The Sciences of Earth, № 1, 2009, pp. 40-53 (in Russian). 
Reference to book: 

Mustafayev G.V. Mesozoic granitoid formations of Azerbaijan and peculiarities of its metallogeny. Elm. Baku, 1977, 234 p. (in Russian). 
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam G.R., Adams L.B. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304. 
Reference to dissertation and/or Abstract of dissertation (known as Avtoreferat): 

Garibov Y.E. Anthropogenous transformation of modern landscapes of the Azerbaijan Republic and their optimization ways. Abstract of PhD dissertation (geography), Baku, Azerbaijan, 2013, 47 p. (in Azerbaijani). 
Reference to Conferences and Symposia 

Khain V.Ye. Northcaucasian-Turkmeno-Northafganian Late Triassic volcano-plutonic belt and detection of north zone of Tethys. Doklady AS of  USSR, Vol. 249, No. 5, 1979, pp. 1190-1192 (in Russian). 
Reference to a website:

Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. 1975, aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/ (accessed 13 March 2003). 
Reference to a dataset (methodological recommendation booklet):

Oguro M., Imahiro S., Saito S., Nakashizuka T. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, Vol. 1, 2015. 
All submitted papers undergo reviewing and approval by the Editorial Board. Papers which passed this procedure and received a positive review, are published free of charge. Authors should submit their articles online to the Editorial Board via “Submit the article” . 

The term of the article reviewing takes from one to two months since the date of its submission to the Editorial Office. Articles are published in the order of their submission. Help us to make your articles to the highest possible standards – in both paper and electronic formats. Submitting your manuscripts in an electronic format helps us produce your work to the best possible standards, ensuring accuracy, clarity and a high level of detail. 

In the case when the manuscript will be returned to the authors for alteration, the revised version should be returned to the editorial office within two weeks. If the manuscript is delayed by the authors for over two weeks, it will thereafter be considered by the editorial office to be newly received. 

When submitting a paper, please, send the scanned electronic version of the cover letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief with a request to accept the paper for review according to the rules of the Journal and after required procedures, if applicable, to publish it.