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GUIDELINES FOR THE AUTHORS (UPDATED AT 31.10.2015)
1
Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment
© Sapienza Università Editrice
www.ijege.uniroma1.it
The “Sapienza Università Editrice” (publishing house of the Sapienza
University of Rome) publishes the “Italian Journal of Engineering
Geology and Environment” (“IJEGE”).
The Journal has the following format:
- volume size (L x H): 210 x 280 mm;
- print area: 175 x 216 mm, on two 82.5 x 216 mm columns.
All manuscripts should be submitted to on-line editorial platform of
the IJEGE (www.ijege.uniroma1.it)
Manuscripts
may be accepted with recommended revisions or
additions or rejected.
Copyright in all the material accepted for publication should be
transferred to the Journal.
KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF MANUSCRIPTS
1) Manuscripts should preferably deal with scientifi c, technological and
design topics related to environmental hazards, such as:
- soil conservation, with special emphasis on landslides, deep-seated
gravitational slope deformations, subsidence, remediation and
stabilisation works;
- hydrogeology, namely research on aquifers in various geological
settings, study of groundwater circulation, aquifer vulnerability
assessment, management and pollution control and water
intake structures;
- hydraulics, with special emphasis on methods of assessment of
fl oods and protection structures;
- technical characterisation of soils and rocks (also with regard to
slope stability), search for and study of natural building materials;
- engineering-geological surveys, geological exploration of the subsoil
and thematic mapping for urban and country planning, including
environmental impact assessment and assessment of geological
hazards (landslides, fl oods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions);
- study of soil and water pollution, including design of remediation
works;
- study of bedrock for engineering-geological and civil engineering
purposes and for construction of engineering-geological models.
2) Manuscripts submitted for publication should not have been previously
published or simultaneously submitted to other journals.
3) Manuscripts should have an original content or involve major
extensions, innovations or revisions of already published papers.
Manuscripts with uninterpreted data will be rejected.
4) The EB may require Authors to supply any “in press” References cited
in their manuscripts, in order to conduct a well-informed review.
5) Manuscripts should conform to the “Instructions to Authors” (see
Section below).
6) Multi-Author manuscripts should carry the name of the Corresponding
Author (name, surname, postal address, telephone and fax numbers,
e-mail address). Any communication or decision made by the
Corresponding Author will be supposed to represent the opinion of
all other Authors.
7) Manuscripts will be delivered to at least two Referees, who will keep
them absolutely confi dential and who may opt to remain anonymous.
8) Publication of the manuscript will be solely decided by Scientifi c
Editor-in-Chief (“SEC” Prof. Alberto Prestininzi) and the EB.
9) Correction of proofs should be restricted to printing or typesetting
errors. No other corrections will be accepted at this stage.
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
The manuscript should be submitted to on-line editorial platform of
the IJEGE (www.ijege.uniroma1.it)
1) Texts should be written in English in accordance with the requirements
specifi ed below in the MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION Section.
2) As a general rule, the length of manuscripts should not exceed 20
printed pages (exceptions may be agreed with the SEC). To estimate
the length of the printed text, account should be taken of the space
occupied by fi gures and tables, titles, etc. If the text is too long, it will
be returned to the Author before the review process.
3) Captions to fi gures, tables or plates (in English) should be embedded into
the text, in the place where the fi gure, table or plate is to be inserted.
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
Manuscripts should be typed (in English) with Microsoft Word for
PC or Mac with the following format: Times New Roman, 9 pts, justifi ed
text, single spacing, 0.5 cm indentation from left margin, without hyphens
at the end of the line.
Text formatting
a) First page
TITLE OF PAPER (capitals, bold, centred). Research sponsors may
be placed in a footnote.
NAME AND SURNAME OF AUTHORS (Corresponding Author
in bold, with postal and email addresses). Postal and e-mail
addresses of all the Authors and of their institutions should
be placed in a footnote. The same footnote may specify the
individual contributions of the Authors to the publication.
b) Following pages
EXTENDED ABSTRACT (in Italian language for Italian authors
and in English language for foreign authors, length 4500-5000
digits).
ABSTRACT (as a general rule, maximum length 200 words, without
References).
KEYWORDS (single spacing)
TEXT
Titles (Times New Roman, 10 pts, capitals, bold, left justifi ed) should
not be preceded by letters or numerals. The main text may be
divided into three hierarchical levels:
Level 1 title (centred, capitals, above the text);
Level 2 title (small capitals, left justifi ed, above the text);
Level 3 title (italics, left justifi ed, above the text).
All illustrations should be cited in the text as Fig. 1, Table 1, Plate
1, etc. Parts of fi gures should be indicated as Fig. 3a, etc. The
word/s “fi gure/s” should not be abbreviated at the start of a
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Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment
© Sapienza Università Editrice
www.ijege.uniroma1.it
sentence (e.g. “Figure 1 shows/Figures 1 and 2 show”). Use of
footnotes in the text should be kept to a minimum. Footnotes
will be numbered consecutively and automatically by Microsoft
Word. For the content of footnotes, use should be made of the
Normal style.
Some parts that are not essential for understanding the text (lists of
data, special descriptions, etc.) may be typed with single spacing.
References quoted in the text should be put between parentheses:
name of the Author in small capitals, comma, year of publication.
Multiple References consecutively quoted should be put in chronological
order and separated by a semi-colon (e.g. R
AMSAY
& H
UBER
, 1987;
H
OBBS
et alii, 1990).
Papers in preparation or review and oral communications may be
quoted in the text but not in the References.
In the text, long and recurrent phrases may be used in the expanded
form the fi rst time, followed by the acronym between parentheses; the
acronym will be used in all subsequent recurrences of the phrases (e.g.
consolidated undrained test: CU test). Too many acronyms within the
same article are not recommended.
Cardinal points should be quoted in the expanded form in small letters
(e.g. to the north, to the west-south-west of Rome). However, they should
be abbreviated when they represent directions (e.g. WSW-ENE, NE-SW).
Measurements should be given in SI (International System of Units)
metric units, using standard symbols (km, m, mm, kPa) in small letters
and not followed by a period; exponents, too, should conform to the SI
(exponent written as a superscript, e.g. m
3
and not cu. m.).
Appendices, which may be used to describe any particular
procedure, should be consecutively numbered with Roman numerals
(italics above the text).
Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements, to be placed at the end of the text, should be
headed “Acknowledgements” (Times New Roman, 10 pts, bold, capitals,
left justifi ed).
References
The list of References, in alphabetical order, should be headed
“References” (Times New Roman, 10 pts, bold, capitals, left justifi ed).
The list should include all and only the References cited in the text. Papers
that have been accepted for publication and that are actually in press may
be cited, specifying the name and the volume of the journal or the degree
or Ph.D. thesis.
No papers in preparation or pending approval for printing may be cited.
References should be arranged alphabetically by Author’s surname.
For references with two Authors, list alphabetically by fi rst Author’s
surname and then alphabetically by second Author’s surname and so on.
Multiple papers by the same Author published in the same year
should be specifi ed with small letters after the date (e.g. a, b, …).
Authors must be quoted with their surname (small capitals),
followed by their dotted initials; names of multiple Authors should
be separated by commas and the last Author should be preceded by
“&”. After the initials of the last or single Author’s name, the date of
publication should be put between parentheses, followed by a dash, by
the title of the paper and by a period. Then, the name of the journal
should be specifi ed with the usual abbreviations and followed by the
volume number (Arabic numerals, bold), by the issue number (between
parentheses) from the initial page to the last page (using 3 digits only,
e.g. 457-632). All these numbers should be separated by commas and
terminate with a period. At the end of the Reference, the place and
country of publication should be indicated.
References should be listed in the following styles:
Articles:
H
UTCHINSON
J.N. & B
HANDARI
R.K. (1971) - Undrained loading,
afundamental mechanism ormudfl ows and other mass movements.
Geotechnique, 21: 353 358, London, United Kingdom.
C
ANUTI
P., F
OCARDI
P. & G
ARZONIO
C.A. (1985) - Correlation between
rainfall and landslides. Proc. 2
th
I.G.C., Bull. IAEG, 32, 49 54,
Moscow, Russia.
Books: T
URNER
A.K & S
CHUSTER
R.L. (1996, E
DS
.) - Landslides,
investigation and mitigation. Transportation Research Board,
Special Report 247, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.
Chapters of books:
W
U
T.H., T
ANG
W.H. & E
INSTEIN
H.H. (1996) - Landslide hazard
and risk assessment. In: T
URNER
A.K & S
CHUSTER
R.L. (1996,
eds.) - Landslides, investigation and mitigation. Transportation
Research Board, Special Report 247, 6, 106 118, National
Academy Press, Washington, D.C.
ILLUSTRATIONS
Figures/tables may have a maximum size of 175 x 216 mm. Authors
should also take into account the space occupied by captions, which will
be positioned on the same page as the one of the fi gure.
All maps, fi eld drawings and photos should have a metric scale bar
and, where necessary, longitude and latitude. Maps and drawings should
only include toponyms, units of measurement, acronyms and numbers, so
that each fi gure may be extracted or quoted in other texts in a language
different from the English one.
Figure captions should include a legend explaining the symbols,
acronyms and numbers used in the fi gure. For example:
Fig. 14 - Monthly distribution of landslide triggering events in the
20
th
century. LEGEND: a) number of landslide events in the reference
month; b) mean monthly precipitation in the 1971-1993 period, recorded
at the Pennabilli rain-gauge (730 m a.s.l.), Pesaro Province.
Plates are graphic representations (numbered consecutively and
separately from fi gures), which are to be folded in order to fi t the size of
the Journal (gatefold pages).
If illustrations are taken from published papers (or topographic
maps from offi cial cartographic sources), a written permission from the
copyright holder should be obtained and enclosed to the manuscript.
However, the SEC may change the size proposed by the Author after
consulting with the Referee.
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GUIDELINES FOR THE AUTHORS (UPDATED AT 31.10.2015)
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Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment
© Sapienza Università Editrice
www.ijege.uniroma1.it
PLATES (WITH ONE OR MORE FOLDS)
Authors should supply facsimile plates in their fi nal size for printing.
The following identifi cation data should be printed on plates:
left part of upper margin Italian Journal of Engineering Geology &
Environment, volume number (bold), dash and issue number (all italics
8): Italian Journal of Engineering Geology & Environment, 8-1
right part of upper margin AUTHORS (small capitals 8), dash, Title
of paper (italics 8), period, PLATE (capitals 8), plate number in Roman
numerals (I, II, III, IV, etc.): B
IANCHI
M. & R
OSSI
C. - Geological map of
the Scanno landslide, PLATE II.
PROOFS AND PRINTING EXPENSES
The publishing house will send proofs to the Authors in order to get
their “approval for printing”. Proofs will be accompanied by an expense
report/order form summarising the expenses incurred for printing the
article in colour, the plates and/or the colour plates, as well as for folding
and banding.
Authors should complete the order form, sign it for acceptance,
specifying the number of offprints that they require (the fi rst 10 copies are
free of charge) and return it with the proofs.
SETTING UP OF THE PAPER FILES
Files should be labelled with the name of the Corresponding author.
Text fi le conventions
Text fi les in Microsoft Word for PC or Mac (*.doc) should be named
with the following convention:
[name of Corresponding Author].doc.
Image fi le conventions
All images - saved in TIFF format (*.tiff) or (less preferably) JPEG
format (*.jpg) - should be supplied with the following sizes and
resolution:

colour photos and images (CMYK colour, minimum width 18.6
cm with resolution of at least 300 dpi);

black and white photos and images (grey scale, minimum width
18.6 cm with resolution of at least 300 dpi);

line drawings, such as charts and Microsoft Excel graphs (grey
scale, minimum width 18.6 cm with resolution of at least 600 dpi).
Files should be named with the following convention: [surname of
Corresponding Author]_fi g_01.tif for Figure 1; [surname of
Corresponding Author]_fi g_02.tif
for Figure 2; [surname of
Corresponding Author]_tab_01.tif
for Table 1.
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