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Volumina Jurassica

Instructions for authors

Volumina Jurassica, a journal supported by the ISJS, is a peer-reviewed geological journal, edited by the Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute and the Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw, devoted to the publication of original research papers on all aspects of the Jurassic System.

Copyright. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Volumina Jurassica editors at the Publication Department of the Polish Geological Institute, Rakowiecka 4, 00-975 Warszawa, Poland. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a lecture, review or thesis) and that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to transfer the copyright to their work to the publisher. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the work, all translation rights as well as the rights to publish the work in any electronic form.

Preparation of text. Volumina Jurassica is published in English. The length of the manuscript should not exceed 60 normalized pages, including references, illustrations and tables. One paper copy of the manuscript should be submitted to the Publication Department. The author(s) should clearly state their name(s), addresses, phone, fax and e-mail on the manuscript tittle page.

The manuscript should include an abstract, key words (5-7) and references. The manuscript should be printed on one side of A4 paper with a 3 cm left margin and 1.5 line-spacing, single column. Paragraphs must be separated by a 1 cm indentation, and the text must be without right-margin justification and hyphenation. Use a common, plain font e.g. Times New Roman 12 pt., and number text pages consecutively. Use SI units only. Citation of references must be placed in parentheses with the author's last name and year of publication e.g. (Wright, 2010; Matyja, Wierzbowski, 2006; Matyja et al., 2006). The heading hierarchy, including at most three levels, should be indicated in the margin. Headings should be numbered consecutively, in Arabic numerals, as follows: first level headings - 1, 2, etc.; second level headings - 1.1, 1.2, etc.; third level headings - 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc. Figure captions should be prepared on separate sheets. The main body text should not include tables and illustrations.

One CD or DVD should be attached with the text format in MS Word. Please supply the following information: author's name, title of paper, word processing program, drawing program, compression program.

Abstract. The abstract should not exceed 200 words. It should report briefly the methods, results and conclusions contained in the work. Literature citations in the abstract are not allowed.

Key words. After the abstract, list 5-7 key words that describe the subject matter of the work.

References. References should include literature cited both in the text and in the explanations of figures. References should be listed at the end of the main text alphabetically by senior author. Do not abbreviate journal names. Give the names of editors of symposium volumes and of edited books. For books it is necessary to give the publisher's name and place of publication. References in non-Latin alphabets must be transliterated.


Article in a journal

WRIGHT J.K., 2010 - The Aulacostephanidae (Ammonoidea) of the Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian boundary beds (Upper Jurassic) of southern England. Palaeontology, 53, 1: 11-52.

MATYJA B.A., WIERZBOWSKI A., WRIGHT J.K., 2006 - The Sub-Boreal/Boreal ammonite succession at the Oxfordian/

Kimmeridgian boundary at Flodigarry, Staffin Bay (Isle of Skye), Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 96: 387-405.

Article in edited book

CALLOMON J.H., COPE J.C.W., 1995 - The Jurassic geology of Dorset. In: Field geology of the British Jurassic (ed. P.D. Taylor): 51-104. Geological Society, London.

Book and monograph

COE A.L., BOSENCE D.W.J., CHURCH K.D., FLINT S.S., HOWELL J.A., WILSON R.C.L., 2005 - The sedimentary record of sea-level change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Paper presented at meeting

MATYJA B.A., WIERZBOWSKI A., 2006 - Field trip B1. Stops B1.10-13. Quarries at Raciszyn and Lisowice, Upper Oxfordian ammonite succession (upper Bimammatum to Planula zones). In: Jurassic of Poland and adjacent Slovakian Carpathians (eds A.Wierzbowski et al.). Field trip guide book: 163-165. 7th International Congress on the Jurassic System, 6-18 September 2006, Krak w. Polish Geological Institute, Warszawa.

Foreign languages

USTINOVA M.A., 2009 - Zonalnoye rozchlenienye oksfordsko-kimeridgzkikh otlozhenij po foraminiferam razreza Mikhalenino (Kostromskaya oblast), 36. In: Materyali sobranya sekcji MOIP Paleostrat - 2009 , 26-27.01.2009, Moskva [in Russian].

Tables.Tables should be prepared as separate files in MS Word format with a single paper copy (A4 maximum).

Illustrations. Originals of drawings should be submitted in CDR or AI format and photographs in TIFF, PSD or CPT format, along with one paper copy. Photographs and bitmaps should be high-resolution (the minimum resolution: colour bitmaps - 300 dpi, grayscale - 600 dpi, line art - 1200 dpi). The maximum publication size of illustrations is 175 220 mm. Explanations of graphic elements (map patterns, symbols, etc.) should be included on figures. Where appropriate, all figures (maps, etc.) must have a scale bar.

Figures, plates as well as tables must be successively numbered and quoted as Fig./Figs, Pl./ Pls (figures in plates quoted as Pl. 1: 7) and Tab./ Tabs when belonging to this paper; when the quotation refers to the figures/plates/tables of another paper they should be indicated as fig./pl./tab., respectively.

Illustrations are usually reduced in size for publication; thus, lettering must be large enough to permit reduction of up to 30 or even 50 percent. All illustrations should bear the name(s) of the author(s) and the figure number. The approximate position of text-figures and tables should be indicated in the manuscript margin.

Although it is possible to publish colour illustrations as well as scanned photographs, they can be accepted only in exceptional circumstances.


Manuscripts fulfilling the above editorial requirements will be accepted for publication after a thorough peer-review procedure. A review is submitted to the author to consider and revise the manuscript. It should be return within a strictly determined time, otherwise the manuscript will change its position in the publication queue. The submitting author of an accepted manuscript will receive a proof-copy which should be returned to the editors within two weeks. Substantial revisions of the work are not accepted at the proof stage.

In the case of any doubts as to the formal editorial requirements, authors are asked to contact with the editorial board.

25 copies of the paper are provided to the corresponding author (or scientific editor) for distribution.



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