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Scope and Policy
AIMS AND SCOPE
The Brazilian Journal of Geology (BJG) is a quarterly journal published by the Brazilian Geological Society with an electronic open access version that provides an in-ternacional medium for the publication of original scientific work of broad interest concerned with all aspects of the earth sciences in Brazil, South America, and Antarctica, in-cluding oceanic regions adjacent to these regions. The BJG publishes papers with a regional appeal and more than local significance in the fields of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, paleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, neotectonics, geophysics applied to geology, volcanology, metallogeny and mineral deposits, marine geology, glaciology, paleoclimatology, geochronology, biostratigraphy, engineering geology, hydrogeology, geological hazards and remote sensing, providing a niche for interdisciplinary work on regional geology and Earth history.
The BJG publishes articles (including review articles), rapid communications, articles with accelerated review processes, editorials, and discussions (brief, objective and concise comments on recent papers published in BJG with replies by authors).
Manuscripts must be written in English. Companion papers will not be accepted.
ETHICS IN PUBLISHING
COPYRIGHT AND OPEN ACCESS
The BJG is an open access journal which means that all articles will be freely available to the wider public and that reuse will be permitted.
CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors as well as tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. Authors should verify the originality of the article by checking for plagiarism with any available software.
Our online submission system (ScholarOne – SciELO) will guide you stepwise through the process of entering details on your article and uploading your files. The system will convert your article files to a single PDF file for use in the peer-review process. Editable fi- les (e.g., Word, LaTeX) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for re- vision, will be sent by e-mail.EVALUATION
Peer review: Articles will be submitted to critical analysis by least two reviewers.
Type of evaluation: Authors will be identified in the manuscripts received by the Reviewers.
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Use of word processing software
Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision you must provide us with an editable file of the entire article. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts.
To avoid errors you are strongly advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your word processor.Article structure
There are no strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, References, Artwork and Tables with Captions.
Divide the article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text’. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
Material and methods
Essential title page information
Title. Concise, informative, and interesting. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript number immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a ‘Present address’ (or ‘Permanent address’) may be indicated as a footnote to that author’s name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
Citation in text
Papers in scientific journals
Almeida F.F.M. 1986. Distribuição regional e relações tectônicas do magmatismo pós-paleozóico no Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Geociências, 16:325-349.
Costa I.P., Bueno G.V., Milhomem P.S., Silva H.S.R.L., Kosin M.D. 2007. Sub-bacia de Tucano Norte e Bacia de Jatobá. Boletim de Geociências da Petrobras, 15:445-453.
Escayola M.P., Pimentel M.M., Armstrong R. 2007. Neoproterozoic backarc basin: sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe U-Pb and Sm-Nd isotopic evidence from the eastern Pampean Ranges, Argentina. Geology, 35:495-498.
Heilbron, M. and Machado, N. 2003, Timing of terrane accretion in the Neoproterozoic-Eopaleozoic Ribeira orogen (SE Brazil). Precambrian Research, 125:87-112.
Books and book chapters
Bedell R., Crósta A.P., Grunsky E. (eds.). 2009. Remote Sensing and Spectral Geology. Littleton, Society of Economic Geologists, 270 p.
Kaufman A.J., Sial A.N., Frimmel H.E., Misi A. 2009. Neoproterozoic to Cambrian palaeoclimatic events in southwestern Gondwana In: Gaucher C., Sial A.N., Frimmel H.E., Helverson G.P. (eds.). Neoproterozoic- Cambrian tectonics, global change and evolution: a focus on southwestern Gondwana. Developments in Precambrian Geology, 16, Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 369-388.
Pankhurst R.J. & Rapela C.W. (eds.). 1998. The Proto- Andean margin of Gondwana. London, Geological Society of London Special Publication, 142, 382 p.
Trompette R. 1994. Geology of western Gondwana (2000–500 Ma). Rotterdam, Balkema, 350 p.
Papers in scientific meetings
Astini R., Ramos V.A., Benedetto J.L., Vaccari N.E., Cañas F.L. 1996. La Precordillera: un terreno exótico a Gondwana. In: 13°Congreso Geológico Argentino y 3° Congreso Exploración de Hidrocarburos. Buenos Aires, Actas, v. 5, p. 293-324.
Leite-Junior W.B, Bettencourt J.S., Payolla B.L. 2003. Evidence for multiple sources inferred from Sr and Nd isotopic data from felsic rocks in the Santa Clara Intrusive Suite, Rondonia, Brazil. In: SSAGI, South American Symposium on Isotope Geology. Salvador, Short Papers, p. 583-585.
Milani E.J. & Thomaz-Filho A. 2000. Sedimentary basins of South América. In: Cordani U.G., Milani E.J., Thomaz- Filho A., Campos D.A. (eds.). Tectonic evolution of South America. 31st International Geological Congress. Rio de Janeiro, p. 389-452.
Thesis and dissertations
Paes V.J.C. 1999. Geologia da quadrícula Alvarenga, MG, e a geoquímica: implicações geotectônicas e metalogenéticas. MS Dissertation, Instituto de Geociências, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 144 p.
Ávila C.A. 2000. Geologia, petrografia e geocronologia de corpos plutônicos paleoproterozóicos da borda meridional do Cráton São Francisco, região de São João Del Rei, Minas Gerais. PhD Thesis, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 401 p.
Inda H.A.V. & Barbosa J.F. 1978. Mapa geológico do Estado da Bahia, escala 1:1.000.000. Salvador, Secretaria das Minas e Energia, Coordenação da Produção Mineral. Mascarenhas J.F. & Garcia T.M. 1989. Mapa geocronológico do Estado da Bahia, escala 1:1.000.000. Texto explicativo. Salvador, Secretaria das Minas e Energia, Coordenação da Produção Mineral, 186 p.
Internal reports will not be accepted, unless of open access for the scientific community and authorized by ad hoc consultants.
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All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
Articles with accelerated review process
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