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Author Guidelines


The accepted language is only English.


Manuscript submission


• The Journal consists of two main sections: “Articles" and “Abstracts and Reviews" . The latter concerns articles and books which have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. A fourther section, “Letters" , accepts comments, critical observations and replies regarding papers published in the Journal or any significant topic related to ophiolites or modern oceanic lithosphere.

• The manuscripts need to be submitted on-line using the following web address

• The corresponding author must indicate the manuscript title, authors, and corresponding author data. Moreover a pdf version of the manuscript must be uploaded (max 12Mb).

• Manuscripts to be published in the “Articles” need to be submitted in the following form:


- First and last name of the authors.

- Name of the University (or Institution) and relative country of each author.

- Name and e-mail of the corresponding author.

- Keywords (4-8) describing in order: i) The main object of the paper, ii) its eventual attributes and specific aspects, iii) age, iv) locality.

- Abstract. A complete but synthetic summary should precede the paper.

- Text. A clear hierarchic order of the chapters is recommended. References in the text should be in brackets in the form: (Shakespeare et al., 1600), (Reagan and Gorbaciov, 1985). Paleontological names, in latin, should be displayed in italics. Foot page notes should be double-spaced and inserted at the end of the page they refer to, with a progressive number from the first to the last one.

- The lines in the manuscript must be numbered continuously from beginning to end of the manuscript.


• Mathematics:

- In-line equations should be typed as text.

- Use of graphics programs and equation editors should be avoided, unless part of commonly available word-processing packages (Word, Pages, etc.).

- Particularly complicated equation or formula can be send as a raster image (JPEG or TIFF)


• References:

The format of the references is shown in the following examples:
Sclater J.G., Hawkins J.W., Mammerichx J. and Chace C.G., 1972. Crustal extension between the Tonga and Lau Ridges: petrologic and geophysical evidence. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., 83 (2): 505-517.
Holmes A., 1965. Principles of Physical Geology. Nelson, London, 1288 pp.
Upton E.C.J., 1967. Alkaline pyroxenites. In: P.I.Willies (Ed.). Ultramafic and related rocks,Wiley, New York, p. 281-288.



• General:

- At submission all line-drawings and photographs must be sent inserted at the end of the pdf version of the manuscript.

- For review purposes, the illustrations must be legible and relatively easy to handle.

- Authors will be asked to send their originals electronic version to the Executive Editor or Secretariat only when their paper will be accepted.

- All illustrations should have their numbers and the authors name written in the file name.

- All illustrations, whether line drawings or photographs, are termed figures.

- Tables and photograph plates must have a separated numeration.

- Do not put captions on the figures themselves. Captions must be typed on a separate sheet.


• About digital images:

- Please send digital versions of your figures.

- We prefer TIFF, JPEG or native files for line drawings and TIFF or JPEG files (at least 400dpi) for photographs and micro-photographs.

- Pattern and screens: Avoid using dot screens and gray shades if possible, when dot screens are scanned dropouts or moiré patterns often occur.

- If they are essential to the understanding of the figure try to make them coarse and use pat-terns instead of dot screens.

- The pattern should look like dots and not appear as uniform gray at final publication scale.

- If you use a dot screen it must be between 20% and 80% and a difference at least of 30% must be used between two adjacent dot screen fields.

- Avoid fine lines and hairlines, preferably no finer than 1 pt.


• Figures size:

- Digital images must be dimensioned using the figure final size, at least.

- All illustrations should fit the width of a column (85 mm), two-thirds of a page (120 mm, with vertical aligned caption) or a full page (180mm).


• Other tips:

- Subpanels of multipanel figures should be labelled with lower-case roman letters, (a), (b) etc.

- Avoid mixing typefaces and style of figures within the same paper. Plan all type sizes large enough so that the smallest letters will beat least 1.5 mm tall after reduction.

- Bar scales are preferred to numerical scales.

- Calibrate graphic scales in metric units.

- Indicate latitude and longitude on maps.

- Where necessary, mark top.

- All lettering on illustrations must be drafted, not typed or handwritten. Composite Photo plates must be mounted on a surface (max.180 x 250 mm).

- Tables must be typed on separate sheets and be as short as possible. They should be self explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate the text.


• Color images:

Color illustrations and double (folded) figures will be accepted; however, the authors will be expected to make a contribution to extra costs.


“Abstract and Review” section


- In the section “Abstracts and Reviews, the text should be in English.

- Tables and figures can be included.

- Both Abstracts and Reviews should be complete of title, author(s) and reference to the book or the journal where the paper is published. The title of the review can be different from that of the original work and can concern just specific aspects of it.


Print and reprints cost.

- Together with your proof you will find an " Offprint Order form". Please return that completed and signed togheter with the corrected proof.

- The Authors must contribute to the Journal print with 100 €.

- The reprints cost is not included and it depends on the page numbers of your paper (see the order form for details). If you would like to purchase reprints of your article please fill the "offprint order form" that will be send you by ETS with the proof of your article.

- Color illustrations and double (folded) figures will be accepted; however, the authors will be expected to make a contribution to extra costs.

- The print fee, reprints cost and the extra costs must be pay  using the Authors Fees web section (right column of the Home Page)


Editorial process


- Authors are encouraged to submit the final text, figures and tables by email to the secretariat of ofioliti.

-It is recommended that Authors supply the final version of the text preferably in Microsoft WORD for DOS or MacOsX .

-Informations about files identification, operating system, version of WORD processing are also required.

- As with the requirements for the manuscript, the main text, list of references, table and figure captions should be stored in separate text files with clear file names.

-The Editorial Board has the right to introduce minor language corrections to the final version of the manuscript.- A pdf proof version of your paper will be sent to the corresponding author, to be checked for the typesetting/editing.

- The Authors are not expected to make changes or correction that constitute departures from the paper in its accepted form.

- Proof must be returned within 3 days by e-mail to the address

- Ofioliti will do everything possible to get your paper corrected and published as quickly and accurately as possible. Therefore it is important to ensure that all of your correction are sent back to us in one communication.

- Subsequent correction will not be accepted.


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. La submission non è stata precedentemente pubblicata, né proposta a un'altra rivista (oppure si fornisce una spiegazione all'editor nei commenti).
  2. Il file di submission è in un formato OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, o WordPerfect.
  3. Dove possibile, sono stati forniti le URL dei riferimenti
  4. Il testo ha spaziatura singola; usa un font 12 punti ; impiega il corsivo invece della sottolineatura (eccetto con gli indirizzi URL); e tutte le illustrazioni, figure, e tabelle sono posizionate all'interno del testo nei punti appropriati, piuttosto che alla fine.
  5. Il testo aderisce alle richieste stilistiche e bibliografiche riassunte nelle linee guida dell'autore, che si trova nella pagina di informazioni sulla rivista.
  6. Se si sta facendo la submission a una sezione peer-reviewed della rivista, seguire le istruzioni su Come assicurare una revisione cieca.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 100.00 (EUR)
If your paper has been accepted for publication, you are asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.