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Author Guidelines

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Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica (Geographical Research Letters) publishes unedited, peer-reviewed works including Research articles and Notes and chronicles. Research articles should normally not exceed 7500 words, although articles of major dimension can be published if the Editor approves it. Notes and chronicles should not exceed 2500 words.

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online via http://publicaciones.unirioja.es/revistas/cig.

Preparation

Manuscripts should be written in English. Authors who are not fluent in English should have their manuscript checked by someone proficient in the language. Manuscripts in which the English is difficult to understand may be returned to the author for revision before scientific review.

Use a wordprocessing software. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts, etc. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1. (then 1.1.1., 1.1.2., …), 1.2., etc.

Supply an abstract (300-400 words) in Spanish and English, followed by a maximum of 5 keywords (in Spanish and in English). Abstracts should precede the main text and are not included in section numbering. In the first page provide the following information: the title of the article (in Spanish and English), author names and affiliations, and indication of corresponding author (including e-mail address). Do not include the illustrations within the text; illustrations should be submitted as separate files.

Please include the tables with their corresponding titles at the end of the text, after the reference list. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. Each article should include no more than 6 tables.

Illustrations (figures, maps and photographs) should be submitted as separate files and numbered according to the sequence in the text. The files should be sent together in one or several compressed files (.zip, .rar) not exceeding 4Mb. Please convert the illustrations to one of the following formats: EPS (or PDF), or TIFF (or JPEG) with a minimum of 300 pdi. Illustrations will be published in colour at no additional charge. Figure captions should be supplied at the end of the text. Each article should include no more than 10 figures.

Number consecutively any equations that are displayed separately from the text.

In the papers written in English, decimals will be separated by a point (e.g., 27.3). A comma will be used as a thousands separator only for >4-digit whole numbers (e.g., 24,237). In the papers written in Spanish, decimals will be separated by comma (e.g., 27,3). A point will be used as a thousands separator only for >4-digit whole numbers (e.g., 24.237).

References

All the references cited in the text should be given in the reference list, and vice versa. References should be quoted in the text as name and year within brackets, and should be arranged chronologically.

When more than two authors are referred, the name of the first author should be used, with the addendum et al. At the end of the text references should be listed alphabetically by author´s name, in the following style:

Badding, M.E., Briner, J.P., Kaufman, D.S. 2013. 10 Be ages of late Pleistocene deglaciation and Neoglaciation in the north-central Brooks Range, Arctic Alaska. Journal of Quaternary Science 28, 95-102. http://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2596.
French, H.M. 2007. The Periglacial Environment. Third Edition. Wiley, Chichester, 458 pp.
Camuffo, D., Enzi, S. 1995. Reconstructing the climate of northern Italy from archive sources. In: R. Bradley, P.D. Jones P.D. (Eds.), Climate since A.D. 1500. Routledge, London, pp. 143-154.
IDERM 2011. Ortofoto regional del vuelo de 1981. Available at: http://cartomur.imida.es/visorcartoteca/ (last access: 20/06/2011).

The authors will provide, if possible, the Doi number at the end of each cited article.

 

Once the paper is accepted, a pre-print version will be available at the website of the journal with its corresponding Doi number.

One set of page proofs will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author as a PDF file.

Each author will receive, at no cost, a PDF file of the article and one printed copy of the corresponding issue of the journal.

The publishing policy in Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica makes the evaluation and publication processes free, in agreement with the policy of making accessible the advances in Physical Geography to the scientific community.


Last updated: 08 May 2017

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text are activated and ready to click.
  4. Illustrations (figures, maps and photographs) should be submitted as a separate file and numbered according to the sequence in the text. Please convert the illustrations to one of the following formats: EPS (or PDF), or TIFF (or JPEG) with a minimum of 300 pdi. Illustrations will be published in colour at no additional charge. Figure captions should be supplied at the end of the text.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The text, if submitted to a peer-reviewed section (e.g., Articles), follows the instructions given in the Ensuring a Blind Peer Review section.
 

Copyright Notice

The works published in Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica are submitted to the following terms:

  1. The journal maintains the works published copyright, favours and allows the works reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial-NonDerivs 3.0 Unported license (legal text).
  2. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be requested to Copyright Owners.
  3. Authors accept: the journal’s license of use; copyright policies and self- archiving; open access policy.
  4. In case of reuse published source must be acknowledged:
  • Must include set publisher statement:
    First published in Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica in [volume and number, or year], published by Universidad de La Rioja (Spain).
  • Set phrase to accompany link to published version:
    The original publication is available at: publicaciones.unirioja.es/revistas/cig

 

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