Guide for Authors

The Journal of Geodynamics and Geochemistry

Instructions for Authors

Types of Articles. The journal publishes original research and review articles.

Manuscripts should generally be organized in the following order:

Title -Author names and affiliations - Abstract - Keywords - Introduction -Material and methods- Results- Discussion- Conclusions - Acknowledgments References - Table headings and Figure Captions - Tables - Figures- Appendices (Supplementary Information).

  •  Title. It should be Concise, short, and informative.
  • Author names and affiliations. The name(s) of the author(s); The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e., institution (department), city, country.
  • The abstract (200 to 400 words) should contain highlights for a general audience and no undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  • 4 to 5 keywords.
  • Text Formatting. A manuscript should be submitted in Word and use the International System of Units (SI). Please use Times New Roman font (size 12) and double line spacing for all parts of your manuscript. The text should contain two or three levels of headings. Submit your paper with numbered pages and wide margins (at least 2.5 cm).
  • Introduction. Objectives of the research must be clearly stated in the section.
  • Material and methods. This section should concisely describe the materials, procedures, and equipment used.
  • Results. It summarizes and reports the main findings of the research.
  • Discussion and Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

Subduction systems along the Gondwana margins developed in this time frame (Cawood, 2005).

 Subduction systems along the Gondwana margins developed in this time frame (Boger and Cawood, 2005).

Subduction systems along the Gondwana margins developed in this time frame (Murphy et al., 2011).

Subduction systems along the Gondwana margins developed in this time frame (Boger and Miller, 2004; Cawood, 2005; Murphy et al., 2011).

According to Fu et al. (2009), igneous zircons usually crystallize above 600 °C.

Subduction systems active along the margins of Gondwana are reported by Boger and Miller (2004).

 Reference list

 All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa. The reference list should only include works cited in the text that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. The last names of the first author of each work should alphabetize reference list entries. The reference list should be arranged alphabetically and then sorted chronologically if necessary.  The standard form is as follows: 

Azizi, H., Kazemi, T. and Asahara, Y., 2017. A-type granitoid in Hasansalaran complex, northwestern Iran: Evidence for the extensional tectonic regime in northern Gondwana in the Late Paleozoic. Journal of Geodynamics, 108, pp.56-72.

Badr, A., Davoudian, A.R., Shabanian, N., Azizi, H., Asahara, Y., Neubauer, F., Dong, Y. and Yamamoto, K., 2018. A-and I-type metagranites from the North Shahrekord Metamorphic Complex, Iran: Evidence for Early Paleozoic post-collisional magmatism. Lithos, 300, pp.86-104.

Cawood, P.A., 2005. Terra Australis Orogen: Rodinia breakup and development of the Pacific and Iapetus margins of Gondwana during the Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic. Earth-Science Reviews, 69(3-4), pp. 249–279.


Please ensure that figure files are in an acceptable format (TIFF or JPEG, EPS, CDR, PDF, DOCX files) and with good quality, a 300-dpi resolution. Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text. Figure captions: Each figure should have a concise caption, and authors include the captions in the text file of the manuscript.



All tables should be numbered and as editable text. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article or on separate pages at the end. Tables should always be cited in the text in consecutive numerical order. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.