Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted in proper and good English –
this is the responsibility of the authors, not the editors.
Either American or British usage is accepted, but not any
mixture of these. Authors are requested to have their
manuscripts read by a person fluent or native in English
The text, figure captions, figures and tables should be
combined into one pdf-file. Before creating the PDF, please
add line numbers to the text file. This file should be sent via
Email to the Editor-in-Chief (Michael Wagreich):
Editor in Chief:
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Please submit your manuscript electronically (with double
line spacing and wide margins) only as PDF-File. In
exceptional cases, authors wishing to submit a manuscript in
hard copy, rather than electronically, should contact the
Submission of an article is understood to imply that the
article is original and unpublished and is not being
considered for publication elsewhere.
Final submission after acceptance must include a single
Word-processor-file (only *.DOC or *.RTF files) and single
files for each respective figure and table. For the final
version it is essential that the name and version of the
word-processing/graphics programs and format of the files
are clearly indicated.
Preparation of the manuscript
The manuscript should preferably be prepared on a word
processor with double line spacing and wide margins. (Again,
please note that the first submission of your manuscript –
pre-review – has to be a PDF file. The final, accepted
version is to be submitted as *.doc- or *.rtf-file).
Mathematical formulae and equations have to be presented in
professional form according to standard format (Word's
built-in "Equation Editor" or, e.g., the full MathType
product should be used by authors who use Microsoft Word to
Title page information:
The title page should include the name(s) of the author(s),
their affiliations, full postal address of each affiliation,
including the country name, and the e-mail addresses of each
author. In the case of more than one author, please indicate
the corresponding author.
Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology, University of
Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria;
corresponding author, E-mail address
We require a concise and factual English abstract of not
more than 500 words. The abstract should include a brief
statement of the purpose of the research (or article), the
principal results and major conclusions drawn. Please avoid
references and uncommon abbreviations. A German abstract
(Kurzfassung) is optional and welcome, but not obligatory.
The authors are requested to supply 4-6 keywords that can be
used for indexing/abstracting purposes. Avoid general and
plural terms as well as multiple concepts (e.g. do not use
phrases like “Cretaceous of England”, “Mesozoic climate and
Your article should be divided into well-defined and
numbered sections with brief headings. Its subsections are
to be numbered consecutively (excluding abstracts,
acknowledgements and references) 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, then 1.2.,
1.2.1 etc. Please also use these numbers for internal
cross-referencing (e.g. “as mentioned in section 1.1”), do
not just refer to the text.
Acknowledgements are to be given in a separate section
before the references at the end of the article. List here
the individuals who provided help during research or in
preparation of the article (e.g. providing data or other
important scientific contributions, figures, language help,
writing assistance or proof reading, reviewing etc.) and
funding bodies and organisations (name of organisation,
country, project leader and project number etc.). If
applicable, also give people or corporate bodies (copyright
holders) who provided permission to reproduce figures or use
These should be avoided. If necessary, they should be used
sparingly with consecutive numbering throughout the article.
Tables should be compiled on separate sheets and should be
numbered according to their sequence in the text and should
also be numbered sequentially in the submitted pdf file.
With regard to table size specifications, please refer to
item “Figure sizes and resolution” below. When designing
your table, please bear in mind that the final lettering
size of tables should be 6 and 12 points in print, with
minimum line thickness being 0.5 point.
Illustrations (plates in AJES are considered as figures and
not labelled specifically) should be submitted on separate
files or sheets and numbered in the order that they are
referred to in the text. Figures should be numbered
sequentially in the submitted pdf file. Figures should be
submitted at the exact size preferred for printing.
Note that lettering in the final illustrations should be
between 7 and 12 points and the minimum line thickness used
should be 0.5 pt. The page format of the journal (ISO A4,
i.e. width x height = 210 x 297 mm) should be considered in designing the drawings. Make sure
you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original
artwork (Preferred fonts: Arial or Helvetica).
Authors wishing to use colour reproduction in the hard copy
will be charged the extra printing costs of € 200, - per
colour figure; they should inform the editors at the time of
submission of the text.
Figure sizes and resolution:
We accept three size categories of figures (width x height,
maximum size 170 x 247.5 mm):
Whole Page (two column width) – 170 x 247.5 mm
2/3 Page width – 115 mm (x height, 247.5 mm maximum)
One Column width – 80 mm (x height, 247.5 mm maximum)
Illustrations should be submitted a in Greyscale or CMYK
color schemes, and in the following formats and resolutions:
Vector graphics/line drawings: EPS (or PDF) file. Embed
the font or save the text as 'graphics'.
Colour or greyscale photographs (halftones): TIFF (or
JPG), 600 dpi minimum resolution.
Captions of Tables and Figures:
Please provide captions of each table, figure or plate
separately at the very end of the manuscript (after the
references). Format of labels: Table 1: …, Figure 13: … with
period at end of text.
References in the text should consist of the surname of the
author(s), followed by the year of publication in
parentheses. More than two authors should be cited with the
first author's surname, followed by “et al.”.
Citations in the text should be chronological and in the
form “... (Ramberg, 1952; Ramsay and Huber, 1987; Faupl et
al., 1999; Catlos et al., 2002)” or “according to Frank et
al. (1973)”. All references cited in the text, tables and
illustrations plus their captions should be given in the
reference list and vice-versa. Citations to material “in
preparation” or “submitted” are not going to be accepted,
however, articles published online first are accepted if DOI
provide full journal titles, as well as journal volumes
(and issues with slash, e.g. “11/2” means: volume 11,
in 2015, AJES uses DOIs to permanently link and identify
each article. Quoting DOIs is required (for all
publications of which these are available, including
appendices and supplementary online material) as full
permanent link after the period at the end of the
reference, separated by one space.
Syntax for DOIs to be given: https://doi.org/prefix/suffix
(prefix usually being a number starting with 10, like
“10.1127”, the suffix being highly variable and of
different lengths). Please do not just give “DOI: prefix/suffix”
Strasser, A., Hilgen, F.J. and Heckel, P.H., 2006.
Cyclostratigraphy— Concepts, definitions and
applications. Newsletters in Stratigraphy, 42, 75–114.
syntax “doi: 10.1127/0078-0421/2006/0042-0075” will not
reference list at the end of the manuscript should be in
alpha-betical order, not considering name prefixes such
as: d’, de, l’, von, of … or titles such as Comte de,
Sir, Freiherr etc.
d’Antonio, M., 2003. Campi flegrei—Guide of
Discovery in the Lands of Fire. Massa Editore, Naples,
(to be listed under “A” not “D”)
Lyell, C. (Sir), 1830. Principles of Geology,
being An Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the
Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in
Operation, 1. John Murray, London, xv+511 pp.
- If the
title and journal of the publication cited is in a
language using other than Latin letters (e.g. Kyrillic,
Chinese etc.) please provide the transcription or, if
even better, English translation of it, and give the
original language in Brackets at the end of the
Shi, T.-G. and Ho, J.-D., 1963. Nakhodka iskopaemykh
Ostrakod iz Khanyanpuskoy Svity Chentsyanyanskoy Serii v
provintsii Sychuani (Discovery of fossil Ostracoda in
the Khanyanpu beds of the Chentsyanyan Formation in the
province Sichuan). Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 11/2,
92–103. (in Chinese with Russian abstract)
Miscellaneous: No space between initials of authors. No
italics for journal names. Use “en dash/en rule” (–),
not hyphen, between page numbers.
Please stick with the following formats (for rare special
cases, please mark these in your manuscript, to be then
decided by the editors):
Note: Please provide DOI (digital object identifier) if
existing, in the full form at the end of the reference.
Sames, B. and Horne, D.J., 2012. Latest Jurassic to
Cretaceous nonmarine ostracod biostratigraphy: Unde venis,
quo vadis? Journal of Stratigraphy, 36/2, 266–288.
Strasser, A., Hilgen, F.J. and Heckel, P.H., 2006.
Cyclostratigraphy— Concepts, definitions and applications.
Newsletters in Stratigraphy, 42, 75–114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0078-0421/2006/0042-0075
Ikeya, N., Tsukagoshi, A. and Horne, D.J. (eds.), 2005.
Evolution and diversity of Ostracoda. Hydrobiologia, 538,
Note: Capitalize main words in book/monography titles, give
publisher and (main) city. Give series titles (e.g. “British
Micropaleontological Society Series”) before publisher.
d’Antonio, M., 2003. Campi flegrei—Guide of Discovery in the
Lands of Fire. Massa Editore, Naples, 332 pp.
Jenkins, D.G. and Murray, J.W. (eds.), 1989. Stratigraphical
Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera, 2nd ed. British
Micropaleontological Society Series. John Wiley & Sons, New
Jork, 595 pp.
Book/Edited Book Section:
Note: Capitalize main words in book/monography titles. Give
series titles (e.g. “Sedimentary Basins of the World 5”,
“1997 Bighorn Basin Symposium Guidebook”) before publisher.
Miall, A.D., Catuneanu, O., Vakarelov, B.K. and Post, R.,
2008. The Western Interior Basin. In: A.D. Miall (ed.), The
Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada.
Sedimentary Basins of the World 5. Elsevier Science,
Amsterdam, pp. 329–362.
Furer, F.L., Kvale, E.P. and Engelhardt, D.W., 1997. Early
Cretaceous hiatus much longer than previously reported. In:
Cempen, E.B. (ed.), Bighorn Basin: 50 Years on the
Frontier—Evolution of the Geology of the Bighorn Basin. 1997
Bighorn Basin Symposium Guidebook. Wyo-ming Geological
Association, Salt Lake City, pp. 47–56.
(Edited) Journal Issue Section:
Note: Capitalize main words in journal issue titles. Give
series titles (e.g. “Geological Society, London, Special
Publications”) before pub-lisher and city (e.g. “Geological
Society, London”). This also applies to conference
proceedings. In this case, give full name of the conference,
the calendar date (from … to, with en dash between dates),
and the location before name of publisher.
Dewey, J.F., Holdsworth, R.E. and Strachan, A., 1998.
Transpression and transtension. In: R.R. Jones and R.E.
Holdsworth (eds.), Continental Trans-pressional and
Transtensional Tectonics. Geological Society, London,
Special Publications. Geological Society, London, 104, pp.
Tatman, S. and Whatley, R., 1996. A palaeontological
reconstruction of the Ostracod Member of the Blairmore
Formation, Alberta, Canada. In: Keen, M. C. (ed.),
Proceedings of the 2nd European Ostracodologists’ Meeting,
23rd–27th July 1993, Glasgow. British Micropalaeontological
Society, London, pp. 35–38.
Bachmann, A. and Papp , A., 1968. Vorkommen und Verbreitung
der Silicoflagellaten im Neogen Österreichs. In: Selli, R.
(ed.), Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy,
Proceedings of the fourth Session in Bologna, 19–30
September 1967: Part II - Micropaleonto-logy. Giornale di
Geologia, 35/2, 117–126.
Kemp, S.J., Wagner, D. and Ingham, M.N., 2012. The
mineralogy, surface area and geochemistry of samples from
the Wealden Group of southern England. British Geological
Survey Internal Report, IR/10/079. British Geological Survey,
Keyworth, 34 pp.
Note: If ever possible avoid theses. If necessary, please
give only theses that are available for the public (from
university libraries, inter-net) with their appropriate
internet link. Give type of thesis, university, location of
university, country, and number of pages.
Sames, B., 2009. Taxonomy and systematics of nonmarine Late
Jurassic and Early Cretaceous ostracods: their phylogeny and
application to biostratigraphy with emphasis on the Early
Cretaceous of the North American Western Interior foreland
basin. Doctoral Thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin,
Germany, 386pp. http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/ diss/receive/FUDISS_thesis_000000019296
Note: Include date of (last) access in parentheses.
NcNeill, J., Barrie, F.R, Bruck, W.R., Demoulin, V., Greuter,
W., Hawksworth, D.L., Herendeen, P.S., Knapp , S., Marhold,
K., Prado, J., Prud’-homme van Reine, W.F., Smith, G.F.,
Wiersema, J.H. and Turland, N.J. (eds.), 2012. International
Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne
Code). http://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/main.php? page=title.
(accessed on 10 November 2014).
As to internet databases – here the “year of publication”
can be the year of access (see citing recommendations on the
Guiry, M.D. and Guiry, G.M., 2015. AlgaeBase. – World-wide
electronic Publication. National University of Ireland,
Galway. http://www.algaebase. org (accessed on 11 January
PDF-File and Reprints
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free of charge to the authors. No free-of-charge offprints
or reprints are supplied.
The final submission of an accepted manuscript requires the
transfer of Copyright (publishing and distribution rights)
to the Austrian Geological Society. Authors will receive the
respective copyright-transfer agreement form from the ÖGG (Austrian
Geological Society) to be signed along with the proofs of
their accepted articles.
The Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences (previously,
1908-2001 „Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen
Gesellschaft“) is an open access journal of the Austrian
Geological Society (ÖGG) and provides all articles freely
accessible on its website (Archive):
Volumes 95/96 (2002/2003) to recent: http://www.univie.ac.at/ajes/archive/
Digitized PDFs of older Volumes (“Mitteilungen der
Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft”) are all
available for download from the Archive of the “Mitteilungen
der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft”, Volume 1 -
94 (1908 - 2001) from the ÖGG website: http://www.
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authorship and order of authors listed) and follow ethical
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