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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The manuscript (ms) is first submitted (for review purposes) as single PDF file including all tables and figures embedded in text. Upon Acceptance for Publishing the ms will be submitted in editable format such as OpenOffice, Microsoft Word (doc or docx), or RTF, and figures in high quality will be submitted as separate files.
  • Where available, doi identifiers for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. At the first submission stage the ms is submitted as single PDF
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • ORCiD author identifier is mandatory for first and corresponding authors and highly
    recommended for all co-authors.

Author Guidelines


By submitting a manuscript (ms) to the Congeo Editorial Office the corresponding author assumes the responsibility, on behalf of all co-authors of the ms, that the work covered by the ms represents own and original research or results, which has not been published previously in other scientific journals or peer-reviewed conference proceedings. The corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors of the ms, also bears responsibility and declares that the same ms or a close derivate of it, has not been submitted to another scientific journal to be reviewed and considered for publication. Should any of these requirements be violated, the author is obliged to inform the Congeo Editorial Office immediately or withdraw the ms from consideration in Congeo. Breeching these requirements is deemed serious offence to fair publishing and will imply consequences. The corresponding author also bears responsibility for properly quoting the work of others that is present in the ms. The failure to do so is considered plagiarism. The author shall make sure that all quotations in the ms text are correctly refereed in the list of references, and that all the references are correctly quoted in the text (for both using the correct style and formatting of the journal). The corresponding author also bears responsibility for properly quoting his/her own work and work of the co-authors which was previously published. The failure to do so is considered self–plagiarism. The corresponding author also bears responsibility for correctly stating (and spelling) the names of all co-authors as well as their affiliations. The corresponding author also bears responsibility for the fact that each co-author on the submitted ms has contributed to the ms sufficiently enough to appear on the list of co-authors.

First submission and submission upon acceptance for publishing

Please submit the ms for the purpose of the review process as a PDF in a form natural for publishing and reading, that is no line numbers, no double spacing, figures and tables including their captions embedded in text at their natural positions (not separately at the end of the ms). Such a PDF will be annotated with bubble comments and highlighting to give the review requirements and recommendations. Only upon accepting the ms for publication the corresponding author will be asked to submit an editable ms (MS Word doc/docx/rtf , or LaTeX, or OpenOffice ODF) and figures and tables as separate files meeting the required quality standards.


Providing ORCiD author identifier is mandatory for first and corresponding authors and highly
recommended for all co-authors.

English language

The manuscript should only be written in the English language. Make sure the level of English in the ms is acceptable. If authors struggle with this requirement, they are strongly advised to use English language editing services even if at a cost. Manuscripts with inadequate level of English will be returned to the author to be corrected at his/her own responsibility or cost. High quality of structuring the ms, of the style of ms, and of the language of the ms may help speed up the review process and the duration to the publication of the work.

Manuscript size, number of figures and Supplementary Material

The maximum allowable size for the main paper is 30 standard pages (1 standard page = 1800 characters including spaces). The maximum allowable number of figures in the main paper is 12. All remaining material (text and figures) must be submitted in the form of Supplementary Material (a PDF file). The Supplementary Material will be published online along with the main paper. Although the Supplementary Material is also subject to peer review, it will not be copy-edited, type-set or proofed. It will be published in the structure and format as submitted by the corresponding author, as a single PDF file. The author is responsible for the appearance and figure quality in the Supplement.

Structure and format

The metric system should be used throughout the text. An abstract of not more than 300 words should be placed at the beginning of the paper. It should give concise information about the content of the core idea of the paper and indicate the main results and conclusions. It should not contain literature citations or allusions to the tables or illustrations. The title page should include the title, complete names of the authors and their affiliations, including the e-mail address and the key words. A list of used references and eventually an acknowledgement should be placed at the end of the ms.


The length of Abstract is limited to 300 words.


The list of keywords is limited to 250 characters.


Tables should be run in the text, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and provided with an appropriate caption.


Figures should be run in the text, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, according to their sequence in the text. For copyediting and typesetting purposes, upon acceptance of ms for publication, figures have to be sent in electronic form, preferably in PostScript format. All figures (except for photographs, naturally raster graphics), should be in vector format to retain their quality in case of zooming. It is important particularly in case of pictures, composed of linear graphic items, as graphs and schemes. It is necessary to use the text font of suitable size, bearing in mind, that all graphics items should be fitted into area of 17.3 × 12.5 cm, the captions including. The raster pictures of low quality (resolution under 300 dpi) will be rejected. Since Congeo is e-journal, there are no charges for colour.

Citation and references

Citation (quotation) in the text should include the names of the authors (without initials), followed by the publication year in parentheses. If there are more than two authors, only the first author's name should be given in the reference, followed by “et al.”. When quoting the work, both the author and the year appear in the brackets. When quoting the author of the work, only the year of the work appears in brackets, not the author. See examples:

"... as shown by Bielik et al. (1996) ..."

"... discussed by Boberg et al. (2000) and shown in (Stacey and Banerjee, 1974) ..."

"... as proved earlier (Pohánka, 2001; Brimich and Latynina, 1988)…"

The following system should be used in the list of references:

Bielik M., Dyrelius D., Lillie R. J., 1996: Caledonian lithosphere – gravity structure and comparison with Carpathian lithosphere. Contrib. Geophys. Inst. SAS, 26, 72–84.

Brimich L., Latynina L. A., 1988: Results of the extensometric measurements in Slovakia (in Russian). Fizika Zemli, 12, 3–10.

Stacey F., Banerjee S. K., 1974: The Physical Principles of Rock Magnetism. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 195 p.

Authors should pay attention to consistency of the works cited in the manuscript and works listed in the References part, the works listed in the conclusive register should be cited in the manuscript text and vice versa.

Copyright and Open Access License

Upon acceptance of ms for publication the corresponding author will sign (on behalf of all co-authors) a Copyright Agreement and submit a scanned signed copy to the Editorial Office. In this agreement the author transfers rights needed for publishing the ms to the Publisher and Journal Owner – the Earth Science Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia. The agreement entitles the author to retain full author rights to the ms.

The ms will be published as gold Open Access under the license for non-commercial use of the ms, throughout the world, in any form, for the full term of copyright, effective upon acceptance for publication. The ms will be published as platinum (diamond) Open Access, which means that authors will be charged no processing or publishing fees. The use of the ms will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial–NoDerivs license 4.0 (CC BY–NC–ND).

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