Instructions to Authors

Submission of manuscripts

Please submit papers directly to the editor: Gernold Zulauf

Manuscripts should be submitted in English in triplicate together with three sets of illustrations to one of the editors. Authors should further submit a single pdf file including text, tables and figures. Submission of a manuscript is understood to imply that the manuscript is original and unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Upon acceptance of an article by the journal, the author(s) will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher.

Preparation of the text

The manuscript should preferably be prepared on a word processor and printed with double spacing and wide margins.

The title page should include:
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the communicating author


An abstract of no more than 500 words precedes the paper and should outline the topic of the manuscript and its conclusions.


Please supply five keywords for indexing purposes. Use terms that are not part of the paper title. Authors should use IUGS terminology. The use of S.I. units is required. Abbreviations should be defined where first referred to in the abstract and again in the main body of the text and used consistently thereafter.


References in the text consist of the surname of the author(s), followed by the year of publication (e.g. Schmidt 1997, Schmidt & Kramer 2004, Schmidt et al. 2001). All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list and vice versa. The reference list should be in alphabetical order.

  • Journal paper:
  • Harris, L.B. & Koyi, H.A. 2003. Centrifuge modelling of folding in high-grade rocks during rifting. - J. Struct. Geol. 25: 291-305.
  • Book:
  • Passchier, C.W. & Trouw, R.A.J. 1996. Microtectonics. - pp. 1-304, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
  • Book chapter:
  • McClay, K.R. 1996. Recent advances in analogue modelling: uses in section interpretation and validation. - In: Buchanan, P.G. & Nieuwland, D.A. (eds.), Modern Developments in Structural Interpretation, Validation and Modelling. - Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ. 99: 201-225.


Illustrations should be submitted in triplicate and should be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text. Please note that upon submission of a manuscript, three sets of all photographic material printed sharply on glossy paper or as high-definition laser prints must be provided to enable meaningful review. Photocopies and other low-quality prints will not be accepted for review. In cases of half-tone illustrations, please submit well contrasted photographic prints with the top indicated on the back. Color figures can be accepted providing the reproduction costs are met by the author. Please consult the publisher for further information. Drawings should be lettered throughout, the size of the lettering being appropriate to that of the drawings, but taking into account the possible need for reduction in size. The page format of the journal should be considered in designing the drawings. The placement of figures should be indicated in the left margin of the text. Figure captions should be supplied on a separate sheet.

Preferred formats for illustrations are EPS for vector graphics exported from a drawing program and TIFF for halftone illustrations. The file name should include the figure number. Figure legends should be included in the text and not in the figure file. Scanned line drawings should be digitized with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi relative to the final figure size. For digital halftones, 300 dpi is usually sufficient. Color illustrations should be stored as RGB (8 bits per channel) in TIFF format. Fonts used in vector graphics must be included. Please do not use hair lines. The minimum line width is 0.2 mm (i.e., 0.567 pt) relative to the final size. It is important that the name and version of the respective software and format of the files are clearly indicated. Authors must ensure that the electronic version corresponds exactly to the hardcopy.


Tables should be compiled on separate sheets and should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The placement of tables should be indicated in the left margin of the text. Table captions should be supplied on a separate sheet. Electronic submission of final version: In order to publish the paper as quickly as possible after acceptance, authors must submit the final text, figures, and tables on a CD-rom. Text files should be saved in two different formats: (i) RTF (Rich Text Format) or Microsoft Word compatible formats, and (ii) pdf (a single pdf file including text, tables and figures).


An electronic version (pdf) OR twenty-five reprints of each article published are free of charge. Additional reprints may be ordered on a reprint order form which will be sent to the corresponding author upon receipt of the accepted article by the publisher.