Instructions to authors
Only original contributions with important new scientific information in German, English or French language are called for. Submissions should not exceed 25 manuscript pages, and should be restricted to 10 manuscript pages for regional or applied papers.Each contribution must contain:
- title and subtitles, each of them concise and descriptive (not in capital letters only); subtitles may be numbered decimally, not exceeding four digits, the digits separated by full stops (e.g. 220.127.116.11);
- following the title name and place of residence all of the author(s), number of figures and tables;
- English summary. The summary should not be a list of intentions, but a concise presentation of the highlights and results of the paper.
- Key words
- an introduction clearly defining the problem
- a final chapter summarizing the major results and conclusions; a list of references concentrating on key publications which should not exceed one printed page.
- name and address of the author(s) at the end of the paper.
Submission of the manuscript
A PDF file should be mailed to the editor-in-chief or to one of the members of the editorial board (for addresses see cover pages of the actual Zeitschrift issue). Upon acceptance of a manuscript authors are kindly requested to send files by e-mail to the editor–in-chief. Word files (text and tables in separate files), figures in the final resolution of minimum 300 dpi (black and white), line figures with a final resolution of at least 600 dpi. Suitable programs: Photoshop (Imaging), Illustrator 7.0 (graphics). Format: eps, tif or jpeg (no compression). Please mention all details on the data medium (resolution format, program version).
Submission of a manuscript is considered to be binding assurance that the paper has not and will not be published in the same or a similar form elsewhere. A manuscript is considered accepted for publication, if it has been approved by the editor-in-chief and two reviewing members of the editorial board, and if the publishers have not refused its publication in writing within four weeks following receipt of the complete manuscript. With the acceptance of the manuscript the exclusive publishing and distribution rights for all languages and countries, including the rights of photocopying and electronic storage are transferred to the publisher.
Bibliographic references in the text should follow the examples below, with page references where necessary, or with suffix letters in alphabetical order for more than one publication in the same year: (Smith 1988: 16, 1991), .... Walker & Jones (1986a: 63-84).
References to figures and tables in the text are given as (fig. X) or (table X).
Footnotes are to be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text by cardinal numbers. Footnotes, also written double-spaced, are to be placed with their cardinal numbers at the bottom of the page they occur on.
Author's names are to be typed in capital letters; they will appear as small capitals in the printed text; Italics are to be taken for genus and species names when used with their Latin endings, as well as for single words or text passages to be accentuated. Alternatively continuous underlining may be used; subtitles will automatically be printed in italics and may also be typed in the manuscript as such; underlining is not necessary, however.
References to the literature
Placed at the end of text, headed by References in centered position and without chapter number. References are to be listed alphabetically by author's, editor's or institution's/agency's name when applicable, typed in capital letters and followed by the author's initial. In the case of more than one author the initials precede the following names; the last name is linked by "&". Editors are identified by "ed." or "eds." preceding the year. The year of publication always follows the name, enclosed in round brackets, followed by a colon. Several publications by the same author(s) are listed by year of publication, if the year is the same, add a lowercase character (e.g. 1998a). The title of the publication must be given in full, following the rules of capitalization for normal texts. For monographs, the title is followed by publisher, place of publication, and number of pages. Example: Washburn, A.L. (1980): Geocryology. A survey of periglacial processes and environments. – Wiley, New York, 406 pp.
Journal titles may be abbreviated following the World List of Abbreviations, followed by volume or year's issue number typed in boldface or underlined. First and last page of an article must be given, following a colon. Example: Schumm, S.A. & Lichty, R.W. (1975): Time, space and causality in geomorphology. – American Jour. Sci. 263: 6-28.
For articles published in anthologies etc. the bibliographic references of the volume must be given in full following the article's title and introduced by "in:". Example: Hencher, S.R. (1987): The implications of joints and structures for slope stability. – In: Anderson, M.G. & Richards, K.S. (eds.): Slope stability: 145-186; Wiley.
IllustrationsIllustrations ((drawings, photographs, diagrams) are to be numbered consecutively in one system and in the sequence of their appearance in the text, all described as figures. Tables are to be numbered separately. The editors reserve the right to refuse inclusion of figures or tables. Figures should be sent in electronic form. All data must be metric. On maps a scale bar and either the north direction or grid are to be shown, on sections indicate the horizontal and vertical scale and their orientation. Figures that cannot be reduced to type-area size should be submitted only in exceptional cases. Colour printing can only be done at the author's cost. Figure captions (with the signature legend where applicable) are to be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet or sheets to be submitted with the manuscript. For papers in German or French, translations of the captions in English should be submitted. Numerical data may be presented either as tables or as diagrams. Margins of error should be stated.
Illustrations in electronic formSave halftones in a resolution of minimum 300 dpi (black and white), line figures with a final resolution of at least 600 dpi, all at final printing size, data medium disc, CD ROMs. Suitable programs: Photoshop (Imaging), Illustrator 7.0 (graphics). Format: eps, tif or jpeg (no compression). Please mention all details on the data medium (resolution format, program version).
The authors, in the case of more than one author only the first-named, will be sent in a PDF file by e-mail. Corrections must be returned to the publishers by fax or e-mail as soon as possible. Substantial changes in proof to the manuscript and the figures require the approval of the editorial office and can only be carried out at the author's expense. If the corrected page proofs are not returned in time, the paper will either be withheld from publication or printed as is.
Open Access (new)
For open access please request a quote from the publishers.
50 reprints will be supplied free on request or alternatively a pdf-file for personal use only; additional offprints against costs.