AND GEOANALYTICAL RESEARCH
Journal of the International Association of Geoanalysts
1: Scope of Journal and editorial policy
of reference materials
PART 2: Style and format requirements
charges and reprints
3: Technical Requirements (for electronic documents)
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in Volume 21, No. 2 (Dec. 1997), pp. 345-347.
PART 1: Scope
of Journal and editorial policy
and Geoanalytical Research' is an international journal dedicated
to advancing the science of reference materials, analytical techniques
and data quality relevant to the chemical analysis of geological
and environmental samples. Papers are accepted for publication
following peer review.
for publication will fall into one of the following categories:
research papers that make a significant contribution to advancing
scientific knowledge in any of the following fields:
in analytical techniques including methods suitable for the bulk,
isotopic or microprobe analysis of geological and environmental
- The results
of studies of geological and environmental reference materials
and analytical methods.
in the statistical analysis of reference material, and other
geoanalytical or environmental data, including aspects supporting
the concept of 'fitness for purpose'.
compilations that represent the results of:
- New collaborative
studies on analytical methods.
- New certification
studies on reference samples.
- New results
from proficiency testing trials of laboratories.
of previously published reference material data that demonstrate
a significant improvement in the quality of specified reference
values or present values for additional constituents.
of previously published reference material data that extends
the use of the reference material to new areas of application
(e.g. to microanalysis or speciation studies).
must be accompanied by a careful evaluation of data to demonstrate
an improvement compared with previously published data. In particular,
compilations of previously published data must demonstrate that
there is a statistically significant difference between new and
previous compiled values with evidence that the new compiled
value is a better estimate of the true value. If these criteria
cannot be demonstrated, reference should be made to the earlier
compilation and source data omitted from the new compilation.
to the characterisation of reference materials. Papers that
offer new results for the analysis of reference materials must
- A demonstration
that a detailed investigation has been undertaken of technique
optimisation, interference effects, matrix corrections and precision
by including details in the paper or by reference to a previous
- An evaluation
of bias, an estimation of the uncertainty in individual values
presented and a demonstration of the extent to which the results
comply with the concept of traceability,.
- An overall
impression that the data presented is state of the art' in relation
to the capabilities of contemporary laboratories.
and topical commentaries that discuss progress or topical
developments in any area that is of general interest to the geoanalytical
community. Authors considering offering such contributions should
first contact the Editors-in-Chief.
the highest standards, all manuscripts offered for publication
will normally be reviewed by two independent referees who will
be asked to judge the paper by the criteria set out above. The
comments and recommendations of the referees will be reviewed
by the Editors-in-Chief who will decide whether or not to accept
the paper for publication. The decision of the Editors-in-Chief
in judging the merit of a contribution is final. The Journal
is committed to as rapid a possible publication schedule of high
quality contributions. Every effort will be made to minimise
to Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research are made on-line using
ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit an article to the journal
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to conforming to the above criteria, manuscripts must comply
with the details of style and format given in Part 2 of this
maximum dissemination of information, contributions should be written in the English language, following the conventions of British English.
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PART 2: Style
and format requirements
carefully and adhere strictly to these instructions to ensure
that the review and publication of your paper is as quick and
efficient as possible
study a recent issue of Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research
to ensure that papers correspond in format and style with the
Journal issues after Volume 21 (June 1997) [Click
here for an example layout]. Notwithstanding the formatting
constraints given here, authors are encouraged to present the
work as they would like to see it published.
be formatted at A4 (or US letter or equivalent ) size, with sufficient
margins on either side, and all pages numbered sequentially.
The lines should be double spaced, in a single, left justified,
column, without a double space character after a full stop. A
blank line should follow all titles, sections and paragraphs,
without the use of tabs. The approximate position for insertion
of tables and figures should be indicated. Special characters,
chemical formulae or mathematical equations should be carefully
typeset. To facilitate the distinguishing of accents and punctuation
marks etc., lower case typescript should be used for preparation
of the entire manuscript, using capitals only when necessary
(e.g., at the beginning of a new sentence or the first letter
of proper names). Footnotes should be avoided. Spelling should
follow the conventions of British English.
The text should
be arranged as follows:
name(s), preceded by first name in full and initials for further
address(es) of the author(s), together with e-mail address(es)
of the corresponding author for inclusion on published title
- Current phone
or fax numbers for ease of communication.
briefly the work undertaken and the principal conclusions in
the language of the text, without abbreviations and reference
citations. French-speaking authors are also requested to submit
the French version if possible.
Authors should include up to five keywords which best represent
the scope of the paper.
body of the paper:
Introduction: Summarise work already
undertaken in the field of study by other authors as well as
the current authors to justify undertaking the present work.
Summarise the principal scientific aims of the present paper.
The introduction should demonstrate that the authors are fully
aware of related work and show that the work to be presented
in the paper represents a novel and previously unpublished contribution
Experimental: Give details of the
work undertaken by the authors by reference to previous published
work or give sufficient detail so that a competent independent
investigator could repeat the experimental work. The experimental
section should be written in the past tense (being a report of
work already undertaken).
Results/discussions: Present the principal
results of the work and their interpretation and wider scientific
significance, with appropriate literature references.
Conclusions: Summarise briefly
the conclusions of the work. This section should not include
a further interpretation of results.
Acknowledgements: To individuals and/or
organisations that have made a significant contribution to the
paper. Personal acknowledgements should precede those of institutions
or agencies. Incorporate the acknowledgement section as part
of the text, not as a footnote.
References: List in alphabetical
order in the format described below. Authors are asked to take
particular care in checking the accuracy of reference citations.
Please note that from Volume 28, the present journal should be
referenced as 'Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research'.
Include a separate list of figures and tables with their captions.
in the text
cited in the text must give the name of the author(s) followed
by the date of publication of the paper, using the normal et
al., convention if the author list is greater than two. Author
citations should be included in parentheses if the citation is
not an integral part of the sentence, e.g. "The analytical
methods normally employed for the determination of Mo in geological
reference materials are spectrophotometry (Terashima 1980a, b,
Quin and Brooks 1975, Aruscavage and Campbell 1981), graphite
furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (de Castro et al. 1988,
Rowbottom 1991)...". Please note that there is no comma
between the author's name and the date, and that et al. (and
other Latin words) should be underlined.
should be listed in alphabetical order of first author then chronologically
when several references by the same first author are cited. If
there are several references by the same author for a given year,
they should be distinguished by appending a, b, c, etc. to the
year (e.g., 1998a).
included in the reference list should include the following details:
- The family
name of the author(s) followed by their initial(s);
- The year
of publication (in parentheses);
- The full
title of the paper;
- The full
name of the journal and the volume number and
- The numbers
of the first and last pages of the paper.
the name of the book should be given, followed by the publisher,
place of publication, and the number of pages in the book. For
papers in edited volumes, the name(s) of the editor(s) should
be given, followed by the title of the volume, its publisher
and the numbers of the first and last pages of the paper in question.
should be typescripted in lower case to ensure that the accents
and typographical characters of each language are clearly distinguishable,
and should follow the punctuation and style given in the following
Wiedenbeck M. and Ludwig T. (2008)
Composition-induced variations in SIMS instrumental mass fractionation
during boron isotope ratio measurements of silicate glasses.
Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 32, 27-38.
1989 compilation of working values and sample description for
272 geostandards. Geostandards Newsletter, 13 (Special Issue),
Ion microprobe analysis in geology. In: Potts P.J., Bowles J.F.W.,
Reed S.J.B. and Cave M.R. (eds), Microprobe techniques in the
Earth sciences. Mineralogical Society (London), 235-289.
Gray A.L. and Houk R.S. (1992)
A handbook of inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Blackie
H.P., Jenner G.A., Fryer B.J. and Jackson S.E. (1990)
Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometric analysis of geological
samples: A critical evaluation based on case studies. Chemical
Geology, 83, 105-118.
Figures and illustrations
should be submitted separate from the text. Since most graphs/charts/diagrams
will be reduced for publication to a single column width, authors
should ensure that a sufficiently large point size is chosen
for symbols, annotation, and weight of lines so that these features
will be distinguishable in the reduced version. Symbols can be
identified either in the caption or in the figure (provided that
clarity is retained). Care should be taken when choosing fonts,
to ensure consistency and harmony with the overall appearance
of the Journal. Acronyms, terms, reference citations and concentration
units mentioned in figures and illustrations must correspond
with the journal's house style. Spelling should follow the conventions
of British English.
Tables should be submitted
separate from the text, numbered accordingly and to include their
title/caption above, and any footnote text below.
listed below can be used in manuscripts without definition. Any
other acronym used in a paper must be defined in full at the
first appearance in the text.
material producers and other organisers
Bureau of Reference
Certified Reference Material Programme
Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques
Survey of Japan
Association of Geoanalysts
Organisation for Standardisation
Bureau of Standards
Institute for Science and Technology
coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry
coupled plasma-mass spectrometry
neutron activation analysis
inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry
(proton) induced X-ray emission
ion mass spectrometry
standard deviation (specify concentration units)
deviation (finite population)
- Use % m/m (for per cent by mass) or % m/v or % v/v as appropriate if
concentration units are by volume.
- Use µg
g-1 (for trace concentration by mass) or µg ml-1 (for
trace concentration by volume), not ppm).
- Use mol l-1
not M for the molar concentration (e.g. Samples were acidified
with HCl (1 mol l-1) and mixed with NaCl solution (5 ml of 10%
should use SI units throughout and adhere to the latest ISO and
IUPAC approved terminology. Contributors should, in particular,
use analytical terms and definitions published in 'International
vocabulary of basic and general terms in metrology' (VIM, ISO
Guide 99 2nd edition) which is published in three parts: Part
1 Basic and general terms (international); Part 2 Vocabulary
of legal metrology - fundamental terms and Part 3 Guide to the
expression of uncertainty in measurement, published in 1996 by
the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
also consult the following references for guidance:
- The international
system of units (8th edition): 2006. Bureau International de
Poids et Mesures (Sèvres, France).
- Guide to
the expression of uncertainty in measurement. ISO Guide 98: 1995.
- Terms and
definitions used in connection with reference materials. ISO
Guide 30: 1992.
materials - Contents of certificates and labels. ISO Guide 31:
in analytical chemistry and the use of certified reference materials.
ISO Guide 32: 1997.
- Uses of certified
reference materials. ISO Guide 33: 2000.
- General requirements
for the competence of reference material producers. ISO Guide
34: 2000, Cor 1: 2003.
materials - General and statistical principles for certification.
ISO Guide 35: 2006.
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unless corrections of more than 10% are introduced after the
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(including the abstract in printed and electronic form). Copyright
(© 2007--) in the compilation of material in the Journal
is vested in the International Association of Geoanalysts. All
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PART 3: Technical
Requirements (for preparation of electronic documents)
Electronic files comprising the manuscript must be submitted online via ScholarOne
Manuscripts. When preparing documents for submission, authors
are requested to comply with the recommendations for style and
format given in Part 2 of the Authors' Guide, together with those
processing formats can be accepted: Preferred software: Microsoft
separate files, not embedded in the main text file. Preferred
software: Microsoft Excel.
separate files, not embedded in the main text file. Preferred
software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or PDF.
TIFF (for continuous tone [photographs], either as greyscale
or CMYK colour spaces, at 300 dpi resolution), TIFF (for single-bit
[scanned black & white line art] as bitmap colour space,
at 600 dpi resolution); EPS or PDF (for vector line art, either
as greyscale or CMYK colour space) and EPS or PDF (for combination
half-tone and line art, as either greyscale or CMYK colour spaces,
and line art as vector and at resolution of 300 dpi for embedded
raster images). See also: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp.
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