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Instructions for Authors

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

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Manuscripts should be prepared as word documents in Times New Roman (font size should be 10) on A4 size with the superior and inferior margins with 1,80 cm and the left and right margins with 1,50 cm. The manuscript should be typed single spaced including references and tables also.

Please use the attached template "Article Template" in preparing the manuscript.

All figures and tables should be at appropriate places in the text.

Schedule of Publications

Issues one, two, three, four and five of this journal were published in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts for the next issue is December, 2022 and is scheduled for publication in April, 2023.

The manuscript should be in the following order:

1. Title Page:

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

Name(s) of author(s): A list of all authors of the paper should be prepared. It will contain full first name, initial(s) for middle name(s), full last name and should be written in font size 10.

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 them one e-mail you should marked with * the corresponding author.

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

2. Abstract:

An abstract must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary about the significant information of the main paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper but also indicate the main results and conclusions. An abstract should not normally exceed 260 words. It should be written in font size 10 and justify alignment.

3. Keywords:

List of all keywords proposed by the authors, separated by commas. Up to 5 key terms can be selected. We would suggest avoid repeating the title.

4. Introduction/Background:

Present the subject of paper clearly, indicate the scope of the subject, and present the goals of paper, novelty of research work and finally the organization of paper. It should be written in font size 10 and justify alignment.

5. Materials and Methods:

This section should contain information about the materials and the methods adopted to carry out the research work like data, software used and procedures followed 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 should be representing the summary of the important findings, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

8. Acknowledgments:

Acknowledgments of 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, Proceedings v. 2., 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: (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 them can not exceed the page limits.

11. Conflict of interest declaration:

This statement is to certify that all Authors have seen and 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 for making voluntary contributions and we will be glad to issue a formal receipt.

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