Instructions to Authors
Types of contributions
Scientific and technical papers, as well as review articles, are the main contributions accepted. In addition, the journal will also publish short notes, limited to a length of four pages including references; technical notes dedicated to the presentation of current research activity or significant original data. In the case of articles of strictly regional or local interest, the contribution should be limited to the essentials.
Submission of papers
The manuscript should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The submitted manuscript should present the authors’ own work and contain no plagiarism; all sources should be properly acknowledged.
Submission of a multi-authored manuscript implies the consent of all participating authors.
Use the link “On-line Submission” (on the left shoulder menu) and follow the instructions to upload your manuscript files. Manuscripts should be submitted in Word. After acceptance of the paper, authors will be asked to submit the accepted paper in terms of text, tables and captions as .doc or .docx files, figures as individual .jpg, .png or .tiff files plus a .pdf file including text and figures.
Before publication, each manuscript will undergo a reviewing process. The Editor-in-Chief will assign the manuscript to an Associate Editor who is directly in charge of the reviewing process of the manuscript and will send the manuscript for evaluation to reviewers. The final decision on publication will be made either by the Associate Editor or by the Editor-in-Chief.
Editing and styling will be done at the discretion of the publisher. The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs and final checks and will be citable with the DOI.
After release of the printed version, the paper will also be citable by issue and page numbers.
All papers must be written in English and should not normally exceed 20 printed pages, including figures and tables. The manuscript should be written with the closest observance to the style and layout of the journal.
The title of the paper should unambiguously reflect its contents. A suggestion for an abbreviated running title should be given.
The author name(s) and affiliation(s) should follow the title. Where an author has moved permanently or temporarily to a new address, this should be indicated as a footnote on the first page. An author to contact should be specified with full postal address, phone, and e-mail.
Each paper must be provided with an Abstract of about 150-200 words, describing concisely the purpose and results of the paper.
Four to six keywords must be provided to be used for indexing purposes.
If the paper was presented at a meeting, mention should be made thereof in the acknowledgements.
The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data: if it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses. Abbreviations for units should follow the suggestions of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Style Manual. Where abbreviations are likely to cause ambiguity or not be readily understood by an international readership, units should be written in full. The full stop should not be included in abbreviations, e.g., m (not m.), ppm (not p. p. m.), "%" and "/" should be used in preference to "per cent" and "per".
Footnotes should be avoided, especially if they contain information which could be included equally well in the text.
The use of proprietary names should be avoided. Papers essentially of an advertising nature will not be accepted.
Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.
References should be cited at the appropriate point in the text with the author's name followed by the year of publication; thus, "according to Finetti (1982)" or "as shown in an earlier paper (Marussi, 1983)". When there are two or more papers by the same author published in the same year, the distinguishing letters, a, b, etc. should be added to the year.
The name of two coauthors must be linked by "and"; for three or more, the first author's name must be followed by "et al.". References should be listed together at the end of the paper and arranged alphabetically without numbering. Only cited references should be included in the list. Examples of layout of references are given here:
Slejko D., Caporali A., Stirling M. and Barba S.; 2010: Occurrence probability of moderate to large earthquakes in Italy based on new geophysical methods. J. Seismol., 14, 27-51, DOI 10.1007/s10950-009-9175-x.
Richter C.F.; 1978: Elementary Seismology. W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, 768 pp.
Rikitake T.; 1975: Dilatancy model and empirical formulas for an earthquake area. In: Wyss M. (ed), Earthquake prediction and rock mechanics, Birkhuser Verlag, Basel und Stuttgart, pp. 141-147.
Garcia J. and Slejko D.; 2009: Scenario earthquakes for tsunami generation in the Ionian Sea. In: Slejko D. e Rebez A. (eds), Gruppo Nazionale di Geofisica della Terra Solida, 28° Convegno Nazionale, Riassunti estesi delle comunicazioni. Stella Arti Grafiche, Trieste, pp. 375-380.
Garcia J., Slejko D., Alvarez L., Peruzza L. and Rebez A.; 2003: Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for Cuba. In: Slejko D. (ed), Gruppo Nazionale di Geofisica della Terra Solida, Atti del 21° Convegno nazionale, CD-Rom, Prospero, Trieste, file 04.20.
Musson R.: A short history of intensity and intensity scales.
Montaldo V.; 2005: Seismic hazard and uncertainties assessment in north-eastern Italy: comparing approaches with varied geological and seismological background. PH.D. Thesis in Geological Sciences and Geo-Technologies for Environment and Territory, XVIII cycle, Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, 146 pp.
Carulli G.B.; 2006: Carta geologica del Friuli Venezia Giulia. SELCA, Firenze.
Koulakov I.; 2011: High-frequency P and S velocity anomalies in the upper mantle beneath Asia from inversion of worldwide traveltime data. J. Geophys. Res., 116, B04301, 22 pp., doi:10.1029/2010JB007938.
.jpg or .tiff files of each figure, with a 300 dpi resolution, should be provided upon request. Colour illustrations are accepted, without any additional charge to the authors.
Size of characters should be such that after reduction the smallest character will not be less than 1.5 mm.
Numbering and captioning
Each illustration should be given a figure number in Arabic numerals. Each table should be given a table number in Arabic numerals.
Figures and tables must have a caption or title which is referred to in a list at the end of the manuscript. Captions should never be incorporated in the drawings. Scales should be indicated graphically and not numerically.
Authors including figures or tables that have already been published elsewhere, are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner and to communicate this permission in the submission.
Equations should all be numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers, and referred to within the text by Eq. or Eqs. followed by the pertinent number. Use the equation editor or MathType for equations with Cambria Math as font.
The (contact) author will receive a set of proofs to be checked by typesetting editing. No new material may be inserted in the text at the time of proof reading unless accepted by the Editor-in-Chief. Proofs should be returned within a week.
Page charges and reprints
There will be no page charges, including colour pictures. The .pdf file of the printed paper will be freely available at the BGTA web site. Paper reprints can be ordered on a reprint order form that will be sent with the page proofs and will be charged at current printing prices.
Publication of an article implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the publisher, by signing the "Transfer of Copyright" agreement after the manuscript is received. Permission to quote from this journal with acknowledgement of the source is granted.