Guide lines for preparation of Extended Abstacts/Full Paper

General :


AEG aims at publication of the results of original research in the field of Geophysics. Scientific contributions in the shape of original research articles, short communications, case histories involving developments in methodology, techniques, instrumentation, interpretation etc., and discussions on the papers are published by the association in its Journal and seminar proceedings.


Only those articles which have been not submitted for publication elsewhere are accepted. Authors are particularly requested to confine strictly to the salient features of the actual scientific work carried out by them, avoiding generalities. Short articles will be encouraged. Reports of routine investigations are given low priority. Acceptance of the contribution for publication or otherwise is based on the assessment by reviewer(s). Two copies of the manuscript complete in all respects and prepared strictly as per the guidelines, should be submitted to the Secretary, AEG clearly indicating the theme under which the paper will be presented.


The Text should not normally exceed 6,000 words and short communications 1,500 words inclusive of the area for tables, illustrations etc. All manuscript (in triplicate) should be printed on one side of the papers (on bond paper) with double spacing and wide margin on the left. Authors are requested to send the electronic version of the text in a floppy or by Email (preferably as a separate attachment). The electronic version may be in any of the popular file formats like MS WORD, WORD PERFECT, LATEX (Text only), WORD STAR, PAGE MAKER, etc.. PostScript/PDF files cannot be used.

The first page of the manuscript should include (i) the title of the paper which should be brief and reflect the theme, (ii) the authorís name and institutional address and (iii) a short title not exceeding 50 letters including spaces, for use as running head. Abstract and text should not be typed in the first page. In the second page, the title should be given again followed by a brief and informative abstract not exceeding 200 words. Abstract should not be mere summary of the text but should give the salient features and conclusions. The authors names and address should not be given in the second page. The abstract should not be followed by the text. Acknowledgments should be typed on a separate sheet. Words to be printed in italics should be underlined. SI systems should be used throughout. Mathematical expressions should be written clearly including the distinction between capital and small letters, between upper and lower cases, superscripts and subscripts. The names of letters and symbols should be written in the margin, the first time they are used.


As for as possible, the size and number of illustrations are to be kept to a minimum. All illustrations and photographs are to be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text and should be referred to be Fig or Figs. They should be made with Indian Ink only on good quality White drawing paper or tracing paper. Ammonia prints or Xerox copies will not be accepted. Letters and symbols in the figures should be clear and large so that when reduced they are clearly discernible. The maximum permissible size of an illustration or photograph in the journal is 20 cm (vertical) x 16.5 cm (horizontal). Figures and lettering etc., should be carefully planned to avoid waste space in the figures. All illustrations should contain the figure numbers and title of the article written with pencil on the other side. Captions to illustrations should be typed separately and attached at the end of the manuscript. Captions should not be written below or inside the figures. Legend, if any, should be arranged as far as possible along with the captions for printing. Duplicate sets of figures (which can be Xerox copies) should be enclosed.


Tables should be typed separately and attached at the end of the manuscript. The table headings should be descriptive and short. Extensive tables should be suitable for direct photographic reproduction and hence are to be treated as illustrations.


Reference should be cited in the text giving name of the author followed by the year of publication in parenthesis. Citation of references at the end of the paper should be arranged alphabetically, furnishing all details viz. Name of author (s), year of publication, Title of the articles, Name of journal, Volume Number, Issue Number and page numbers should be given as in the sample given below.

For Periodicals:

Varaprasada Rao S.M. and Bhimasankaram, V.L.S., 1982: Geophysical investigations for Barite at Gopalapur, Khammam District, A.P.(India), Jour, Geol, Soc.India, V.23, No 1, 32-38.

For Books:

Ramachandra Rao, M.B., 1975: Outlines of Geophysical Prospecting-A, manual for Geologist, Prasaranga, University of Mysore, India, 325.