Guide for Authors

 Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences (IJES) publishes original research papers and review articles dealing with geosciences. These papers cover mineralogy, petrology, tectonics, stratigraphy, paleontology, paleobiology, sedimentology, geochemistry, environmental geology,Hydrogeology, medical geology and ore deposits, preferentially from orogenic belts. We particularly welcome papers with a wide appeal to geologists, papers introducing new concepts, correlations, and those presenting the applications of new approaches to solution of geological problems. IJES does not publish papers that have very local implications only, papers that cannotbe generalized to regions outside of the study area, or papers that do not have any consequences for geosciences.

 General instructions

 Please prepare your paper (full article, review, etc.) as a .doc (docx) format with numbered lines with tables and figures ready for convenient review process. Manuscript formats (MS) in English must be submitted online through the editorial system for IJES at

 Please select “Register” at the web page of IJES, then enter the requested information, and upload the manuscript files of the original, still unpublished MS. The author of the submitted manuscript will receive an e-mail notification from managing editor and can track the progress of MS throughout the peer review process.

All manuscripts submitted for publication must be accompanied by a Conflict of Interest & Copyright Transfer Form. The form should be downloaded, completed in print, signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all authors and uploaded with the manuscript upon submission. 


Conflict of Interest & Copyright Transfer Form (Doc, 216 kB)

 Notice to authors

 Double-spaced MS typed on A4 paper with 3 cm margins and a font size of 12 points, limited to a maximum of 20 printed journal pages will be published without charge. Authors of the submitted MS will receive a form assigning the copyright of the paper to the journal. If previously published figures occur in the paper, it is necessary to submit a written permission from the copyright owner, and a credit line must be included in the figure caption. It is important that you add line numbers to your document, to enable reviewers and editors to give clear feedback on your paper. To add line numbers to a Word document you can see below link address:



 Manuscripts that do not meet the standards explained below will be returned to the author. Manuscript should generally be organized in the following order:

 Title Full Name(s)and Address(es) — Abstract Key words Introduction  Main Text Conclusions Acknowledgments References

Appendix Table headings and Figure Captions Tables Figures – Sample localities (including GPS coordinates).


The title should be as short, informative, and concise. It must inform about the major findingsor implications of the manuscript. The author’s names and their institutional addresses should be given unabbreviated, and accompanied by the e-mail address. The abstract (not exceeding 250 words) should contain highlights for a general audience and should make clear why are the results and interpretations noteworthy. Key words (maximum 5 items) should be arranged in a succession from general to more specific ones, e.g.: Central Iran, Zagros belt, granitoids, geochemistry, REE.

 Objectives of the research must be clearly stated in the Introduction.

 The main text body consists of Methods, Results, and Discussion. The text should contain two or three levels of headings. Their hierarchy should be indicated in the MS in descending order. The reference to page numbers in the text should be avoided; references to appropriate section should be preferred. Words to be emphasized, physical symbols and Greek letters to be set in other type (e.g. italics) should be marked. Hyphens should be carefully distinguished from dashes. SI units are preferred. Acknowledgments must be short and concise.



 Cite references in the text by name and year (chronological order) in parentheses. Some examples:

 Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).

This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).

This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).

 Reference list

 The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. The list of references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. Journal titles should be typed in italics. Quotations of papers published in non-Latin alphabet (or in languages other than English, Persian, Arabic, French or German) should be translated into English with an indication of the original language in parentheses, e.g.: (in Persion). Standard form is as follows: 


Grover AK, Pandit MK (2015) Ancient Gold Mining Activities in India - An Overview, Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences 7:1-13

Mollai H, Pe-Piper G, Dabiri R (2014) Genetic relationships between skarn ore deposits and magmatic activity in the Ahar region, Western Alborz, NW Iran, Geologica Carpathica 65:209-227.


Sherafat S, Khodami M, Mohammadi F (2010) Geochemistry of Adakitic Volcanism in Central Iran. 1st International Applied Geological Congress, Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University - Mashad Branch, Iran (in Persion).


Wilson BM (2007) Igneous petrogenesis a global tectonic approach. Springer Science & Business Media.


For authors using EndNote, IJES provides an output style that supports the formatting of in text citations and reference list.

EndNote style (25 kB)



 Figures represented by originals of high quality available in editable format (CDR or PSD) will be asked after review process from technical editor. Figures larger than the page size and folded figures are not accepted. Line arts should make full use of the area. All maps should contain a northward arrow, metric scale, and longitude and latitude coordinates. Try to reduce complicated legend: easily readable figures are preferred. Acceptable maximum size of figures is two column width (17 x 23 cm). Photographs and micrographs must be sharp, contrast originals, and must be accompanied by scale bar. Photographic illustrations will appear as figures (or mounted figures, numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc.), not as plates. Please, see to the careful aesthetic arrangement of your mounted figures: individual photos should be compatible in tone and technique. Avoid large areas with empty background.



 Table captions should be short, clear and intelligible. The number of tables for the printed version should be limited to an essential amount. All tables have to be prepared at the final size to one or two column width (8 x 23 cm or 17 x 23 cm), with font of 7 pt and height of rows of 8 pt. Align numbers in column according to the decimal point. Tables not fulfilling these criteria should be omitted.


Manuscript processing Galley proofs should be corrected and returned within seven days of receipt. New data or inferences cannot be inserted into the text at the time of proof reading. If the author does not return galley proofs in time, the Editorial Office reserves the right to make corrections to the text in accordance with the MS.