Publication rules

The requirements for paper articles are provided below. 

Size of pictures and photos shouldn’t exceed 16.0×21.5 cm. Type height within the images: upper case letters and numbers shouldn’t be less than 2.5 mm, lower case letters – 2 mm.

Photos should be printed on white glossy paper. The number, author’s name and the title of article should be specified on the reverse side of photo. Captions are to be printed on the other sheet. Scale should be always specified on the maps. Pictures with unreadable or under-hand superscriptions, with fuzzy, thin or crookedly scanned lines are not to be admitted. The list of references should be designed in the following way: books – author’s name and the initials, full title, location, publishing company and date of publication, number of pages (for example: KUDELSKY А.V. Contemporary issues in hydrogeology and geoecology. – Minsk: UE “Tehnoprint”, 2005.  -536 p.); articles – author’s name and the initials, full article title, the title of magazine or collected book, date of publication, volume, item, pages (for example: Konischev V.S. Floor oil geological zoning of sedimentary basins // Reported by the AS of Belarus. – 1992. – V. 36, No 9-10. – P. 832-835); deposited manuscripts – author’s name and the initials, full article title, date of publication, after that the next information should be specified due to the following example: (Manuscript is deposited in the Belarusian institute of System Analysis 09.07.99. 5529-85). The list of references is to be printed on the other sheet of paper in alphabetic order. Points of references should be given in parentheses with the indication of author’s name and publication year. The points of references for unpublished contributions aren’t allowed.

The requirements for electronic version are provided below.

The article should be presented in Microsoft Word format (any version) on the removable media devices such as CD, DVD or USB-flash. Articles and short report text should be typed in this format with RTF name suffix, type font – Times New Roman 12 (other type fonts are inadmissible), syllabifications in line ends shouldn’t be used, the text should be justified, there must be only one gap between words, spaces from left side of the page and upper side is 20 mm, the headline should be outlined by upper case letters. Text which is to be outlined should be typed by BOLD font, single line interval. The duplication of the same data in the text, tables and graphics is inappropriate. The images are fulfilled in TIFF format (* .tif) without LZW-reduction with the definition not less than 300 dpi, and they should be performed using high quality ink on white thick paper and should be applicable for printing. The images with GIF format (*.gif), JPЕG (*.jpg) are not to be accepted. The photos from digital cameras having JPЕG format are to be accepted if they have the definition not less than 300 dpi. Vector graphic should be fulfilled using Corel Draw (*.cdr), Adobe Illustrator (*ai) or other editor. Each table, diagram or image should be provided as separate files (tables are presented in MS Word), diagrams which are designed in Excel are to be accepted in Corel Draw program (*.cdr). with Times New Roman or Arial fonts. It is not advisable to convert graphics from vector format to bit map based format, and convert Excel diagrams also.

The publication of duplicative article is possible if to follow the next requirements:
  • Authors receive approval from the editors of both journals;
  • Author should present the copy of primary version of the article to the editorial staff who manages the duplicative publication;
  • For the priority of primary publication the duplicative publication should be published within time limits which are defined by two editors, but not earlier than one week after the publication of the primary issue;
  • The article for the duplicative publication should be aimed at the other group of readers; however short version can be enough for publishing;
  • Duplicative version reflects the data and its interpretation which were stated in the primary version;
  • At the title page of the duplicative issue should be outlined the statement, that the primary issue was fully or partly published and the reference for the primary publication should be provided.
  • At the title of duplicative publication should be mentioned the statement that it is a secondary publication (precise reedition, abridged reedition, full or abridged text translation) of the primary issue.