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Scope and policy

Revista Geológica de Chile publishes previously unpublished original or revised, on geology and related sciences, in Castilian or in English, two issues per year (January and July).

Articles are preferred over geological processes or situations that have a broad and general interest, especially of the Geology of Chile and the Andes. Notes are also published book reviews and Geology.

The Journal is interested in publishing numbers or complete sets of thematic articles. These articles will undergo the usual process of editing the Journal.

Revista Geológica de Chile agrees to publish articles on Systematic Palaeontology, only if they stress the importance chronostratigraphic, paleoecological and / or rates of paleogeographic described. Only describe the new species or genus, unless it is essential to include additional descriptions. The species known to be committed may be illustrated or discussed.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Authors should send three copies of your article (including artwork) on letter size paper, on one side only, double spaced. Additionally, it will be delivered on a CD Rom.

A manuscript under review in the Revista Geológica de Chile will not be sent to other means of publication for the same purposes.

The maximum length of manuscripts, generally accepted for the Journal, is 50 pages, equivalent to 15,000 words. Occasionally, manuscripts are accepted up to 75 pages.

Manuscripts received by the Editor will be subject to criticism in three or more assessors ( 'referees'). Evaluations will be sent to the author, in the event that the manuscript requires revision. Editor notify the author if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

20 offprints magazine provides the principal if you need more, must be requested at the time of returning the test and will be printed by the authors.

For the cover will be chosen in the first instance, the best color photograph of the items that are included in each issue and that is appropriate for that purpose. It is recommended to send slides or photographs in vertical orientation, considering also that the upper left third carries the identification of the Journal.

Labor Organization

Title. It is suggested that no more than eight words (excluding articles and prepositions). If you need a longer length is preferable to divide it into main title and subtitle. Should include key words that best define the content of the contribution. Requested to provide the English translation of the title or Castilian, as appropriate.

Abstracts. The articles take a brief and informative, not separate items, including, at a maximum of 100 words (short articles) and 250 (long), the content and conclusions of the work, omitting references, reviews, illustrations and diagrams. His presentation will be limited to information and effective results in the form of synthesis. The summary will be sent also in English, may include a more in another language, to add the key words (key words).

Text. The first part shall be known contribution main shall state the purpose and information from previous work. Includes only conclusions based on data, which will be presented in a concise manner. The difference between facts and interpretations should be clearly defined. Descriptions of methods and laboratory techniques, which are not common practice, will be announced in a brief, preferably as an appendix to the article.

The text is divided by categories of evidence of first to fifth order, at most, which will be indicated by the author in each case with the corresponding Roman numeral.

Figures (drawings, diagrams, photographs) and Tables. Figures and tables take the author's identification and the corresponding numbering, followed by a dash and the total number of illustrations and tables in text (Fl-5 means that the figure is 1 out of 5; T1L-3, which Table 1 is a total of 3). The ceiling of a publishable figure is 21 cm wide by 31 cm long. While smaller, is simple and compact shape, can more easily be studied by the reader. Always use graphic scale. If possible, use fine lines in the drawings, they must keep the proportions between width and length to facilitate its reduction, if necessary. The photographs in black and white or color, must be of good quality will be delivered, where possible, on glossy paper and accompanied by negatives. Slides will be accepted. The sizes of paper copies will be appropriate to the format of the Journal, considering that it is printed in two columns (1 column: 7, 2 cm, 2 columns: 15 cm). The Journal offers publishing photographs or color figures in the text, which will be funded by the author of the article, or by the institution to which he belongs.

It is suggested that authors submit figures and photographs in electronic format JPEG or TIFF. Abbreviations are not accepted in the text, figures or references. Toponymy (name of rivers, creeks, estuaries, lakes, salt, sea, eg, Rio Maule).

Tables should replace the text, not duplicate it. Encabécelas with a brief title and send them on separate sheets, verifying previously, the total of the columns together. Decimal integers separated by commas, in the Spanish versions.

The authors indicate in the margin, the suggested location for figures and tables.

Paleontological data. Indicate the storage location (museum or other institution) of the fossils mentioned in the article. In addition, the specimens illustrated are identified by the number of relevant documentation.

Special letters. The expressions in italics are underlined in the text and those wishing otherwise noted, are marked in the margin indicating at the same time, the typeface. If you use mathematical symbols, Greek letters or other languages, type your name in the margin of the text. The position of indices and subscripts should be clearly established.

Footnotes. Replaced, where possible, by information in the text. If necessary, tag them with a symbol.

Appendices. Must have a title. Appendices at the end of the text after the References.

Acknowledgments. Iran after the main text. The persons appointed shall be identified by their professions and / or institutions to which they belong. The names of laboratories and institutions shall, if necessary, for the acronym in brackets, and it will show the country they belong to, unless it appears from the names themselves.

References. References in the text will indicate only the surname of the author (or authors, if there are two), year and page, if necessary. If an author has more than one publication the same year, they are differentiated by letters (a, b, etc.) Behind the year. If the authors are more than two, will be added to the surname of the first, the term et al. and the year.

In the References section will be quoted for:

a. Serials: surname and first letter of the name of all authors, year, complete title of article, name of publication, volume and page number:

Montes, A.S.L.; Gravenor, C.P.; Montes L.M. 1985.

Glacial sedimentation in the late Precambrian Badedouro Formation, Bahia, Brazil. Sedimentary Geology, Vol 4 (3-4): 349-358. b. Books: surname and first letter of the name of all authors, year, complete title, publisher, number of pages and city in which was printed:

Fyfe, W.S.; Price, N.J.; Thomson A.B. 1978. Fluids in the Earth's crust. Elsevier Publishing Co.: 383 p. Amsterdam.

c. Chapters in books: surname and first letter of the name of all authors, year, title of paper or chapter, and in title, editor, publisher or institution, site, city or country in which the book was printed:

Mitcheli, A.H.G.; Beckinsale, R.D. 1982. Mineral deposits associated with calcalkaline rocks. In Andesitas (Thorpe, R.S., editor). John Wiley and Sons, p. 677-695. London.

d. Minutes or summaries of conferences, seminars, symposia: surname and first letter of the name of all authors, year, title of paper or chapter. In Congress ....., No. and year of event (if different from year of publication), Proceedings (Abstracts), volume, page, city and / or country.

Alfaro, G. 1985. Sphalerite as geobarómetro; preliminary background for polymetallic sulphides in the south of Chile. In Congreso Geológico Chileno, No. 4, Actas 2, 1-15. Antofagasta.

e. Press releases, as follows:

Dalla Salda, L., Varela, R., Cingolani, C. (In press). The Chasicó-mencu granitoids, Massif Northpatagonian, Black River. Its geotectonic implication. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina.

f. Memoirs of Thesis Title and Grade:

Fuenzalida, J.L. 1979. Preliminary geological study Peninsula Huequi, X Región. Title Report (Unpublished), Universidad de Chile, Department of Geology, 158 p.

Skarmeta, J. 1983. The structural geology of the Sierra Moreno, Northern Chile. Ph.D. Thesis (Unpublished), University of London, 299 p.

Recommendation. We suggest avoiding the use of unpublished reports, it is essential that, it will only indicate in the text, footnotes, not in the References. Nor should include work in preparation. To include data or opinions is preferred: Oral or written communication, author and year.

Sending of manuscripts

Manuscripts received by the Editor will be subject to criticism in three or more assessors ('referees'). A summary of comments will be sent to the author, in the event that the manuscript requires revision. Editor notify the author if the manuscript is accepted for publication:

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