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1. Papers should be devoted mainly to various aspects of research concerning geosciences and related disciplines in China, such as stratigraphy, paleontology, origin and history of the Earth, structural geology, tectonics, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology of mineral deposits, hydrogeology, engineering geology, environmental geology, regional geology and new theories and technologies of geological exploration. Those of scientific interest to the geological community in China or of international interest are also welcome. we warmly welcome the papers that surppoting by 973, 863 and other major programmes.

2. Only unpublished original papers, not simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere, will be accepted, and copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher.

3. Papers, including text, text figures, tables, references and plates.

4. Papers must be written in English.

5. The text for a long paper must include the following elements: a. title of the paper; b. author’s name, affiliation and all relevant contact address; c. abstract of no more than 200 words; d. key words; e. introduction; f. text; g. discussion; h. conclusion; i. acknowledgement; j. references; k. brief (maximum of 100 words) biographical sketch of the first author.

6. References cited should follow the style below. These examples include journal article and book references.

Symons, D.T.A., and Sangster, D.F., 1991. Palaeomagnetic age of . Economic Geology, 86(1): 1-12.

Lee, J.S., 1939. The Geology of China. London: Thomas Murby and Co., 528.

Bowden, P., and Turner, D.C., 1974. Peralkaline and associated ring-complexes . In: Sorensen, H. (ed.), The Alkaline Rocks. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 330-51.

Cheng Yuqi, Wan Yusheng, Gao Jifeng and Ma Rui, 2001. Petrographic characteristics of three anatectically transformed metamorphic rock types of the Fuping Group—Complex of the Xiaojue Region, Pingshan, Hebei. Geological Review, 47(1): 1-8 (in Chinese with English abstract).

  References should be listed in alphabetic order and cited in the text with each author’s name and year of publication within parentheses. References other than English, French, Spanish and German should be translated into English, with the specific original language duly indicated.

7. Line drawings should be made in black ink on white paper or on transparent film. Originals should not be greater than A4 size and lettering should be capable of being reduced to up to 60%. It is recommended that drawings are processed with CorelDraw or are readable and editable in CorelDraw. Photographs should be glossy prints or high-resolution files readable and editable in Adobe Photoshop. Tables with text only and without graphics should be placed by the author within the text of the paper for typesetting.

8. A paper should be submitted via our website submit system. Always retain a copy of all materials submitted as backup. When the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author should revise the manuscript according to the opinion of the Editor. Papers are preferably processed in the format of Microsoft Word 2003 or lower. 9. The author alone is responsible for the correctness of his paper. When major changes are deemed to be necessary, the Editor will consult with the author, and the manuscript may be returned to the author for approval or further clarification.

10. Forty reprints will be provided free of charge for each paper.