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Author Guidelines

Please READ the instructions below BEFORE you submit your manuscript. 

After you log in, go to your Home and click on Author to initiate the submission process. Pour le texte français, cliquez ici.

General For reviewing purposes, the initial submission should be a single PDF file that includes figures and tables.  Please number the lines in the text sequentially before making the pdf as it is helpful to the reviewers and editor. Publication-quality final versions of figures and tables will be requested after the manuscript has been accepted.  Note that you need to include the authors' names and e-mail addresses but all of the other "metadata" about affiliations, funding, etc. is optional

During the submission process, please provide the names of and contact information for at least three potential REVIEWERS of your manuscript using the "author's comments" option.

Traditional "paper copy" submission is NOT encouraged. Ultimately, authors will be asked to submit the final (revised and accepted) version of the manuscript in electronic format (by e-mail or CD).

It is understood that manuscripts submitted to Atlantic Geology are not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Manuscript Format  Manuscripts should be set up on 8½ x 11 inch (21 x 28 cm) page format, with margins of a minimum of 1 inch (2.5 cm). Every part of the manuscript (text, figure captions, references) except for tables should be double spaced. Only material to be set in italics should be underlined. The first page of the manuscript should contain only the title, authors' names, authors' complete business addresses (including postal or zip code), and relevant footnotes. Page numbers begin with the title page and all subsequent pages should be numbered accordingly.

Abstract An abstract of approximately 250 words or less is required for all papers and a shorter one for notes. No abstract is necessary for discussion and miscellanea sections. Authors who can submit abstracts in both fluent English and French are encouraged to do so; otherwise a translation will be provided prior to publication. References must not be cited in the abstract. Changes to abstracts are not permitted after final acceptance of manuscript because of the French translation.

References References should be typed double spaced and listed alphabetically by authors' names in the format used in current issues of this journal. Reference to unpublished work should be made as follows: (G.E. Pajari, personal communication, 1981). Material in press, with the name of the journal, may be used as a reference. All reference material should be written in full, excluding authors' initials. Do NOT set authors' names in all capitals.

Illustrations Illustrations (figures and photographs) should be numbered consecutively and each one should be referred to, in order, in the text. All illustrations should be designed to fit into one column (width 3.5 inches or 9 cm) or two columns (width 7.25 inches or 18.5 cm); the length of the columns is 9½ inches or 24 cm. If no size specifications are provided, illustration size is at the discretion of the layout team.  Consideration should be given for caption space with full page figures and photographs. All figures and photographs must include a scale which may be on the illustration or, alternatively, in the figure caption. CorelDRAW format is preferred for submission of FINAL figures. FINAL versions of halftone or photographic plates should be submitted as tiff format files at a minimum resolution of 600 dpi. Figures and photographs will appear in colour at no charge in the electronic journal. However, authors should ensure that the figure also can be viewed effectively in black and white, as most readers likely will not be printing colour copies of your paper.

Tables Design tables to fit within the width of the page at 10 point type. Larger tables should fit within one page either in portrait or landscape layout. Use horizontal lines above and below headings and below columns. Vertical lines should not be used in tables. It is preferred that tables be prepared in Excel.

Galley Proofs Galley proofs are provided for the correction of typographical errors—costs incurred by larger changes will be charged to the authors. Corrected galley proofs must be returned in the time frame specified by the editors (normally 5 days).

Reprints and Page Charges The corresponding author of each paper in Atlantic Geology will be provided with a good quality pdf of his/her paper. If authors have access to appropriate funds, we are happy to provide invoices for page charges to assist in the costs associated with journal layout and pdf preparation. Although printed reprints are not available, laser printed stapled reprints can be provided in any number requested by the author at the cost of $0.10 per printed black and white page and $1.00 per printed colour page, plus $10 for postage and handling.

Detailed guidelines for authors are provided in the pdf entitled "Editorial Guidelines for Authors", available on the journal Home Page and also via the link provide below under Submission Preparation Checklist. 

 

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. I have read and followed Atlantic Geology's Editorial Guidelines (available here) in preparing this manuscript.
 

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All material contained in Atlantic Geology is copyrighted by the journal. Permission to photocopy for internal or personal use or for the internal or personal use of specific clients is granted by Atlantic Geology to libraries and other users registered with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), provided that the stated fee per copy is paid directly to the CCC, 21 Congress Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970 USA. Other requests should be addressed to one of the journal editors, or sent to Atlantic Geology, Box 116, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada B4P 2R6. Permission to use a single graphic for which Atlantic Geology owns copyright is considered “fair dealing” under the Canadian Copyright Act and “fair use” by the journal, and no other permission need be granted, subject to the image being appropriately cited in all reproductions. The same fair dealing/fair use policy applies to sections of text up to 100 words in length.

 

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