Guide for Authors

Submission declaration:

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language.


Enclosing the forms of Copyright agreement and Authorship - Conflict of interest is essential for each submission.

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:Publication fee

Advanced Applied Geology welcomes article submissions and does not charge a publication fee. The Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz publishes the journal and there are no charges to submit and publish a paper.


Manuscript format:

In order to facilitate the process of peer reviewing, authors are encouraged to submit their papers according to the guidelines provided below:

1- The submitted papers should report the results of original research. Also, novelty and applicability must be considered during the organizing of papers.

2- Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors.

3-The submitted article should contain title, abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement and references. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections (e.g., 1. Introduction). Subsections should be numbered. Please note that Abstract, Acknowledgement, and References are not included in section numbering.

4- It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used (e.g., Microsoft Word 2013). The text should be in single-column format.

5- In the title page, indicate author names and affiliations. One author must be designated by * as the corresponding author with contact details including phone number, fax and E-mail address in the footnote.

6- The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Abstract should not exceed maximum of 250 characters and contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

7- Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords which separated by comma. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

8- Reference style

Text: All citations in the text should refer to:

-          Single author: the author's name and the year of publication.

-          Two authors: both authors' names (separated by ‘’and’’ and the year of publication.

-          Three or more authors: first author's name followed by "et al.," and the year of publication.

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. For example:

This belt is composed of three main tectonic trend (Alavi, 2004; Ghasemi and Talbot, 2006)

9- References list should be arranged alphabetically with the following structure:

Reference to a journal publication:

Alavi, M., 2007. Structures of the Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt in Iran. American Journal of Science 307, 1064-1095.

Chitsazan, M., Akhtari, Y., 2009. A GIS-based DRASTIC Model for Assessing Aquifer Vulnerability in Kherran Plain, Khuzestan, Iran. Water Resources Management 23, 1137–1155.

Zarasvandi, A., Charchi, A., Carranza, .J.E.M., Alizadeh, B., 2008. Karst bauxite deposits in the Zagros Mountain Belt, Iran. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 521-532.

Reference to a book:

Pirajno, F., 2006. Hydrothermal Processes and Mineral Systems, 1st edition, Springer Netherlands, p. 1250.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Giggenbach, W.F., 1997. The origin and evolution of fluids in magmatic–hydrothermal systems. In: Barnes, H.L. (Ed.), Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits. John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, pp. 737–796.

Reference to a thesis:

Hassanzadeh, J., 1993. Metallogenic and tectonomagmatic events in the SE sector of the Cenozoic active continental margin of central Iran (Shahr e Babak area, Kerman Province). Ph.D thesis. University of California, Los Angeles.

10- All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text and the paper length (normal A4 size) should not exceed maximum of 20 pages.

11- Page formatting: right 2 cm, left 2cm, up 3cm, down 2.5cm with line space of 1cm and the indentation of 0.5cm for each paragraphs.



                                                                                               A summary of fonts and font size for article formatting in the Adv.Appl.Geol.


Times New Roman Bold 14

Author/s name

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Times New Roman  italic 10


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Times New Roman  Bold 12


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Figure and Table number

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Figure and Table captions

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