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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; the right font size employed; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines



International Journal of Terrestrial Heat Flow and Applied Geothermics publishes research articles, communications, review papers and book reviews.

For convenience of the authors we provide two templates: Article template and the Declaration of no conflict

Please read the following instructions carefully or contact us at: editorialmanager@jthfag.com

Manuscripts should be prepared as word documents in Times New Roman (font size 10) on A4 size, the superior and inferior margins with 1,80 cm and the left and right margins with 1,50 cm. Single space format should be used for the text of the manuscript and also for references and tables.

Figures and tables should be inserted at the appropriate place in the text. The body of the manuscript should have the following order:

1- Title Page:

The title of the manuscript should be relatively short but informative. It should be written in font size 18 and Bold. The first letter of the content words must be capitalized, and function words in lowercase.

Names of Authors: In the paragraph following the title provide a list of all authors of the manuscript. This list should be written in font size 10, and contain full first name, initial(s) for middle name(s), full last name.

Name and address of workplace(s): Authors’ affiliations should be indicated in this section.

Personal e-mail address(es): At least one e-mail address is needed. It will be used as the corresponding author’s email address in all contacts with the authors. If there are more than one e-mail the corresponding author should marked with *.

The Title, Name(s), Workplace(es) and E-mail(s) should be written as center-aligned text.

2- Abstract:

An abstract must be included as an essential part of every manuscript. It should be a brief summary about the significant information of the main work. The text of the abstract should be informative, present briefly the general scope of the paper and indicate the main results and conclusions. It should not normally exceed 260 words. It should be written in font size 10 and justify alignment.

3- Keywords:

Provide a list of keywords, separated by commas. Up to 5 key terms can be selected. Avoid repeating the title.

4- Introduction/Background:

Present an informative text, indicate the scope, the goals set forth, novelty of research work and finally the organization of manuscript. It should be written in font size 10 and justify alignment.

5- Materials and Methods:

This section should contain information about the materials and methods adopted to carry out the research work, data sets, software and procedures employed etc. The units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units.

6- Results and Discussion:

This section may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. It should not contain technical details. Abbreviations and acronyms should be used sparingly and consistently. Where they first appear in the text, they should be defined; authors may also explain large numbers of abbreviations and acronyms in a footnote on the first page.

7- Conclusions:

It refers to a summary of the important findings, which may stand alone or form a subsection of the part on Results and Discussion.

8- Acknowledgments:

Acknowledgment of institutions, people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

9- References:

The references should be represented in the text of the manuscript in alphabetical order. The references pattern should be in the following manner:

For Journal article

Author’s Surname, Initials. Year. Title. Journal, Volume(Issue), Page No.

Hamza, V.M., Vieira, F.P., Silva, R.T.A. 2017. Anomalous heat flow belt along the continental margin of Brazil. Int J Earth Sci (Geol. Rundsch.), 107(1),19-33. DOI 10.1007/s00531-017-1503-8.

For a Book

Author’s Surname, Initials. Year. Title, Publisher, Place of publication, Edition, Page No.

Blackwell, D.D., Spafford, R.E. 1987. Experimental Methods in Continental Heat Flow, p.189-226, In: Sammis C.G., Henyey T.L.(Eds.) Experimental Methods in Physics, Academic Press, Orlando, Florida, 24, Geophysics; Part B; Field Measurements.

For Papers in Scientific Meetings

Author’s Surname, Initials. Year. Title, Publisher, Place of publication, Edition, Page No.

Hamza, V.M. 1995. Thermal consequences of deep crustal underplating in the Paraná Basin. In: 4th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, Solid Earth Geophysics Session,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, p. 1029 - 1032.

For information in Website

Author’s Surname, Initials (or acronym - name). Year. Title. Uniform Resource Locator (URL) (Accessed data).

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2019. Paleoclimatology Datasets. In: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/paleoclimatology-data/datasets (Accessed 1 July 2019).

For Standard Guide

Acronym - Name. Year. Code: Title. Publisher, Place of publication.

ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials. 2011. D6432-11: Standard Guide for Using the Surface Ground Penetrating Radar Method for Subsurface Investigation. ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA.

10- Tables and figures:

Tables and figures must be submitted together with the main text manuscript and these cannot exceed the page limits.

11- Conflict of interest declaration:

This statement is to certify that all Authors have formally approved the manuscript being submitted and have no conflict of interest to declare. It’s a mandatory part of a submission.

12- Article Processing Charges:

No article processing charges will be made for publication in IJTHFA.

Instead, we have opted for the system of voluntary contributions to cover the costs of making the final version of the manuscript freely available via open access. Please contact Editorial Manager if you would like to make voluntary contributions.

13- Stages in Publishing Process

a- Submission of Manuscript

b- Screening by Journal Editor

c- Peer Review Process (by Blind peer review)

d- Decision on Publication by Journal Editor/Editorial Board

e- Copy Editing and Typesetting

f- Proof Reading

g- Publishing

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