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Author Guidelines

Submission to AG is understood to imply that the manuscript is original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts must be submitted through our online submission system: please read carefully the instructions on this web site.
Before starting the online submission process please make sure you have the following available:
•    A file with your manuscript text (title page, abstract, article body, captions and tables) in one of the most common document file formats (preferably .doc or .rtf);
•    The image files (preferably in .tiff or .eps format) to be uploaded as separate files;
• A file with your complete manuscript — text + figures — in pdf format, which will be helpful to facilitate the reviewers' work and to avoid any formatting problems. Authors are requested to number the pages of the paper as well as all the lines of the text. 

Authors must specify the sector to which they want to submit the article (please add it in the note space) and the type of material submitted.
Sector 1: Seismology, Vocanology, Geodesy and Geochemistry
Sector 2: Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Solar Terrestrial Physics
Sector 3a: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry
Sector 3b: Physical Oceanography and Climatology
Article Type: Research Articles, Letters (Fast Track), Review Articles, Data and Experiment Descriptions, Scientific News.

Authors are requested to suggest 5 potential reviewers for their paper clearly reporting for each potential reviewer the following informations:

Name and Family name; Institutional Address (University/Institution Department) and its Web page; E-mail address.

At least three suggested reviewers must have a different citizenship than the first author. It is anyway option of the Associate Editors to accept or decline this suggestion.


Special Volumes

Proposals for Special Volumes on Specific topics are encouraged. Conference or seminar proceedings or papers focused onto particular and striking geophysical or geological results (even partial) are typical contents of these Special Volumes. Proposals should include at least three or more names of Guest Editors and a brief justification of the request and the indication of the sector to which the Special Volume belongs. Proposals will be handled by the Sector Editor and the special volume will be accepted by the Editorial Board.

The Guest Editors act as Associate Editors only for the Special Volume they propose. One of the Associate Editors, nominated by the Editorial Board among the AE's in the proper sector of Annals of Geophysics will act as Editor of the volume together with the Guest Editors. Guest editors and the AG Associate Editor find reviewers for any of the papers submitted to the special volume, following the rules of Annals of Geophysics.
 
Order of Material

1. Title page, including authors’ names, affiliations and complete address of corresponding author*
2. Subject classification
3. Abstract, 250 words or less
4. Text of paper (Introduction, Body, Conclusions)
5. Data and sharing resources**
6. Acknowledgments
7. References
8. Tables
9. Figure Captions, presented as a double-spaced list separate from figures.
10. Figures
11. Appendixes.

*Authors should indicate clearly: affiliation (Complete Name and Address, Web page in English). Their institutional e-mail address *** (they could also use a different address but in this case they should indicate  both the institutional and their private e-mail address). In the case the authors have a sole private affiliation, for example when  they are students (not listed in the web page of their Unversities/Institutes), they should clearly indicate their status. Authors are requested to use exclusively latin characters in reporting the affiliation and are responsible of its correctness. AG kindly invites the authors to carefully check  the proofs for what concerns this aspect. Annals of Geophysics reports the affiliation as indicated by the authors in the submission files.

**Data and Sharing Resources: this section should be used to identify all data sources utilized in the paper, as an example, an earthquake catalog downloadable by net, a free software utilized. If the authors of an article want to share the data utilized, they can use the AG submission software to make the data downloadable. Please notice that for a submission of the kind "Data and experiment descriptions" the data sharing is mandatory.

***In case the Institutional e-mail address is not available, indicate a FAX number.

Authors are requested to suggest 5 potential reviewers for their paper, clearly reporting for each potential reviewer the following informations:

Name and Family name; Institutional Address (University/Institution Department) and its Web page; E-mail address.

It is anyway option of the Associate Editors to accept or decline this suggestion.

Supplements

Online material supplementing all kind of articles are welcome. Examples of this kind of supplements are high-resolution graphical information, animations of time-sequenced observations or simulations, and three-dimensional data models. The supplements should be properly cited into the corresponding articles.


General Style Guidelines

Title: Choose as few words as possible to describe the contents of the paper adequately. If the title is longer than 40 characters, you must provide a shortened form of 40 characters or fewer to appear as a running head above the pages of the published paper and on the cover label.

Text of paper: Use American English spelling. Define all technical terms, symbols, acronyms, and abbreviations. Cite all figures and tables in numerical order. Define all abbreviations and acronyms once at beginning. If your first language is not English, ask for a help with the grammar, as a paper whose meaning is unclear may be refused. Anyway the Editorial Office can help in an English revision, to correct minor errors. File formats required: 1 copy in a document file format + 1 pdf copy of the complete manuscript including figures.

Subject classification:  in order to condense the main topic of the paper, five key-words must be chosen from the list you can download here.

Units: Except where common practice indicates otherwise, units should follow the Système Internationale (SI).

Mathematics and symbols: Write complicated exponentials in the form exp( ), avoid subscripts or superscripts on subscripts and superscripts, and, in general, minimize unusual or expensive typographical requirements. Place equation numbers in parentheses to the right of the equations. Use italic type for variables and bold for vectors and matrices.

Data and sharing resources: In this section all data sources that are not taken from published works, referenced in the References list, should be indicated. An example of data from a published work would be an earthquake catalog listed in a table or electronic supplement of a published paper. If an online database is used, then it should be included here. If there is a published work describing the database, then that work can be included in the References. However, online databases should not be included in the References. After indicating the data source the link to the corresponding web or FTP site should be explicit, as in the following examples:

- Seismograms used in this study were collected as part of the Central Kansas Lithospheric Experiment using PASSCAL instruments. Data can be obtained from the IRIS Data Management Center at www.iris.edu (last accessed August 2003).
- Seismograms used in this study were taken from the data base of INGV, Centro Nazionale Terremoti, and can be requested at this address: xxxxxx.com
- Plots were made using the Generic Mapping Tools version 4.2.1 (www.soest.hawaii.edu/gmt; Wessel and Smith 1998).
- Seismograms used in this paper can be found upon request at XXXXXX YYYYYY, xxxxxx@kk.dd.de
- Data of this experiment can be downloaded from the AG server, following the link: xxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxx.it

References should be arranged alphabetically by author and should follow the style of examples below:

- Hough, S. E. and S. Martin (2002). Magnitude estimates of two large aftershocks of the 16 December 1811 New Madrid earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 92, 3259-3268.
- Gutenberg, B. (1959). Physics of the Earth's Interior, Academic Press, New York, 111-113.
- Laster, S.J., M. M. Backus and R. Schell (1967). Analog mode studies of the simple refraction problem, in Seismic Refraction Propsecting Albert W. Musgrave (Editor), Society of Exploration Geophysics, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 15-66.

Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Each table must have a title; column heads should be brief and should contain units of measurement in parentheses. Present each table on a separate page. When preparing tables, take into account the size of the journal page (Layout box: cm 25,7 x 18,6). Generally, the tables will be re-formatted in order to follow the journal style. But in some cases they will be reproduced as they are written. So, for particularly dense information, the authors are invited to produce their tables in pdf format, ready for reproduction.

Figures: Submit figures as separate files, numbered sequentially and in the order of first reference in the text. Submit captions as a consecutively numbered list embedded in the text of the manuscript. Do not include captions on the figures themselves. Accepted file formats are Tiff and Eps, with a resolution as nearly as possible approximating to 300 dpi. Given that resolution, figure dimensions should be correlated to the image complexity and legibility, taking into account the following three options: base cm 9, base cm 19, base cm 26. NB: All figures must be included also in the pdf file summarizing the complete manuscript, as indicated above.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Have you read carefully our policies, in particular our Criteria for Publication (Home>About>Policies>Peer Review Process)?
  2. Have you read carefully the Author Guidelines?
  3. Have you provided your material in the required formats?
  4. Have you added the corresponding author's data (name, address, phone and fax number)?
 

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