types of manuscripts

Geoscience Notes publishes four types of manuscripts: review articles, research articles, data reports and field trip to... . The language of the manuscript is English with Polish summary. All of the manuscript are open-access and available as on-line versions before or at the time of printed publication. We request transfer of copyright from the author to us in order to manage on-line publications of the manuscript. The author retains rights to use the material at conferences, classrooms, talks and as parts of their thesis.

Review articles are published one per number and only as invited by editor. The invited reviews present the summary of recent research conducted mainly by the author in the region of Lower Silesia. Review articles cover all subjects accepted by the journal. The review article undergoes peer-review process and is revised by two reviewers.

Research articles present work that was not previously published (the exceptions are conference abstracts and parts of master, doctoral or habilitation thesis), nor it is submitted to any other journal. Each article should present original work including data, their interpretation and implications of the work. There is no word limit or limits on the amount of data published in tables and figures. Large dataset are encouraged to be published as supplementary electronic attachments.

Data reports are short communications and present work that was not previously published (the exceptions are conference abstracts and parts of master, doctoral or habilitation thesis), nor it is submitted or will be submitted to any other journal. The reports are design to present good quality datasets, which are either too small or too complex to be followed by interpretation and implications. The reports should be concise and be focused on quality of the data (methods) and the results themselves. Authors submitting the reports agree that if any other publication containing the dataset is submitted it refers explicitly to the published data report. Other authors can use the data and subject them to their own interpretation.

Field trip to... is a short description of an interesting locality connected to general geoscience, for example natural or artificial outcrop, soil profiles, pollution sites or architecture sites. The field description should stress the aspect of the locality, which is interesting for geoscientists. The contribution has to include a map and GPS coordinates of the site. We also encourage to publish high quality photos.