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Geologos Geologos is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing research results and review articles covering all earth-science disciplines, with a focus on the geology of central and eastern Europe. ISSN: 2080-6574 (ONLINE) ISSN: 1426-8981 (PRINT) Journal metadata

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  • Aims and scope

    Geologos is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing research results and review articles covering all earth-science disciplines, with a focus on the geology of central and eastern Europe. Manuscripts dealing with the geology of these areas will get priority. 

    Only manuscripts in English are considered for publication. All manuscripts should meet international standards regarding the quality of both the scientific content and the presentation (structure, style, good English, high-quality figures, etc.). By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree implicitely that (1) the manuscript has not been published in whole or for a considerable part elsewhere; (2) a similar or largely comparable manuscript has or will not be submitted to any other journal as long as the manuscript submitted to Geologos has not been rejected; (3) no plagiarism is involved; (4) no copyrights are infringed; (5) no scientific fraud is committed; (6) no conflict of interest exists.

  • Indexing

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  • Editors


    Prof. Dr. Tomasz Zieliński, Poznań PL (Editor-in-Chief)

    Prof. Dr. Antonius J. (Tom) van Loon, Poznań PL

    Dr Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży, Poznań PL

    Editorial Board

    Dr. E. Wayne Bamber, Calgary CND
    Prof. Dr. Pavel Bosák, Praha CZ
    Dr. Vesselin Dekov, Sofia BG
    Prof. Dr. Jerzy Fedorowski, Poznań PL
    Prof. Dr. Józef Górski, Poznań PL
    Dr. Antun Husinec, New York USA
    Prof. Dr. Łukasz Karwowski, Sosnowiec PL
    Prof. Dr. Nizamettin Kazanci, Ankara TR
    Prof. Dr. Ryszard Kryza, Wrocław PL
    Prof. Dr. Stanisław Lorenc, Poznań PL
    Prof. Dr. Ryszard Marcinowski, Warszawa PL
    Prof. Dr. Andrzej Muszyński, Poznań PL
    Prof. Dr. Jörg F. Negendank, Potsdam D
    Dr. Davor Pavelic, Zagreb HR
    Prof. Dr. Anto Raukas, Tallin EW
    Dr. Dmitry Ruban, Rostov RUS
    Prof. Dr. Wojciech Stankowski, Poznań PL
    Prof. Dr. Karl Stattegger, Kiel D
    Prof. Dr. Andrzej Żelaźniewicz, Wrocław PL

  • Guide to authors


    New manuscripts may be submitted either as typescripts or (preferably) in electronic form. Electronic submission of all material is required for the accepted version of manuscript. An accompanying letter should stipulate why the manuscript is of interest for the readership of Geologos.

    Submission in paper form
    Three complete copies of the typescript, including three sets of illustrations, should be submitted to the Editorial Office (see address above).

    Electronic submission

    The text (including references, annexes, and captions to figures and tables) should be submitted as a Word for Windows file with an unambiguous name (e.g., Smith-text.doc). Each table should be submitted as an individual file (e.g., Smith-Table-7.doc). Each figure should be submitted as an individual file, preferably in pdf format (e.g., Smith-Fig-3.pdf).

    All files should be submitted either via internet ( or on CD-ROM to the above address (the latter option is advised in he case of manuscripts with large number of figures).

    Receipt of a manuscript will be acknowledged. If no acknowledgement is received within one week (except for the summer field season), the Editors should be contacted by e-mail.


    For both electronic and paper versions of a manuscript, the following instructions apply. Manuscripts should be delivered as double-spaced text on A4 paper (in the case of paper submission typed on one side) with 2.5 cm margins and 12-point font size (Times New Roman). They should be arranged in the following order:
           - title
           - full name(s) and address(es) (including e-mail)
           - abstract (maximally 350 words, preferably 150-250 words)
           - keywords (maximally five)
           - main text
           - acknowledgements
           - references
           - captions for tables and figures
           - tables and figures


    Figures must be of high quality, with lettering and lines easy to read. The preferred size of figures is: (a) width 170 mm (two columns of text) and height maximally 250 mm, or (b) width 80 mm (one text column) and height maximally 250 mm. The preferred place of the figures and tables should in the cas of paper manuscripts be indicated in the left-hand margin. All figures and tables should be cited in the text in the correct order.
    Both drawings and photographs are considered as figures and should be numbered as such (Fig.). Figures are, as a rule, printed in black-and-white. One page may be printed in full colour, after consultation with the Editors.


    Tables should be reducible in print to (a) a width of 80 or 170 mm and a maximum height of 250 mm, or (b) a width of 250 mm and a maximum height of 170 mm. Text in tables should be in 9 pt font size. Vertical lines in tables should be avoided.


    An appendix should contain information that is substantial in length, that is not necessary for the reader to understand the running text, and that would unduly interrupt the running text. As such material is rarely interesting for a large number of readers, the Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the reviewers and/or the Editorial Board, can decide that the Appendix (or Appendices) will not be published, but should be replaced by a sentence in the text that the data can be obtained from the corresponding author. If appendices are considered acceptable, they should be submitted in Word (unless otherwise is agreed with the Editor-in-Chief), each as an individual file (e.g. Smith-Appendix-1-doc).


    References in the text should be as follows: "... as shown by Smith (2003, 2008), Brown & Johnson (2007) and Fedorowski et al. (2008); or, alternatively, "... as was found already some years ago (Smith, 1993, 1998; Brown & Johnson, 1997; Fedorowski et al., 1998).

    In the reference list, works of one author should be ordered according to year; if there are also works with co-authors, first the works with one co-author are mentioned, alphabetically and then according to year; in the case of three or more authors, the references should be according to year, then alphabetically. If there are more publications by an author in one year, they should be referred to in both the text and the reference list as a, b, etc.

    Examples (note that journal titles are written in full, and that journal and book titles are written in italics):

    Gross, M.R. & Eyal, Y., 2007. Throughgoing fractures in layered carbonate rocks. Geological Society of America Bulletin 119, 1387-1404.

    Gudmundsson, M.T., 2005. Subglacial volcanic activity in Iceland. [In:] C. Caseldine, A. Russell, J. Hardardóttir & Ó. Knudsen (Eds): Iceland - modern processes and past environments. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 127-151.

    Yang, X.-S., 2008. Mathematical modelling for earth sciences. Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh, 310 pp.
    In the case of reference to an text that was not written in a generally accessible language, the title of the work should be given in English [between brackets] immediately after the original title, for instance:

    Wysota, W., 2002. Stratygrafia i środowiska sedymentacji zlodowacenia Wisły w południowej części dolnego Powiśla [Stratigraphy and sedimentary environments of the Weichselian glaciation in the southern part of the lower Vistula region]. Thesis Torun University, 144 pp.


    Each paper will be reviewed by at least two referees. The referee’s names will be revealed to the author(s) if the reviewers agree. If the referees come to different conclusions, the authors may consult the Editors about what to do.

  • Contact

    Instytut Geologii UAM
    ul. Maków Polnych 16
    61-606 Poznań
    fax: 061-8296001

    Tomasz Zieliński  tel. 061-8296042 E-mail:

    Tom van Loon E-mail:

    Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży  tel. 061-8296028  E-mail:

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