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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • When a manuscript is submitted to JIAS, Editors must make an initial editorial judgment regarding its suitability for the journal’s audience. A significant number of submissions are returned without sending them on for further processing.

    Titles of manuscripts may not contain the words “First” or “Novel” nor any part number or series number.
    Acronyms and abbreviations are not permitted in manuscript titles, unless they are broadly familiar to readers in all disciplines of Sedimentology.

    Title of manuscript, list of authors, and order of authors must be the same on all pieces of the submission.
    All authors must be listed on the submission page with current contact information and a direct/valid e-mail address for each.

    Communications and Articles must contain an Abstract

    A Communication must convey the scientific findings concisely in abstract, main text, and graphical elements not exceeding 500 words.

    All sections of an Article must be properly labelled (Introduction, , Experimental Section, Discussion, Conclusions, etc.).

    Turn “track changes” off before submitting files; upload annotated files as Supporting Information for Review Only.

    Copies of all related works that are “in press”, “accepted”, or “submitted” for publication or in the late stages of preparation must be uploaded as Supporting Information for Review only at the time of submission. References that are only available online should be cited by the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

    All pages of the PDF Supporting Information should be numbered consecutively.

    Supporting Information may not be included in the manuscript document, but must be uploaded separately as Supporting Information for Publication or Supporting Information for Review Only.

    Simple equal authorship statements are allowed; itemization of individual author contributions or partial authorship is not permitted.

    Use of excessive self-citations is not permitted.

    Disclaimers are not allowed in JIAS manuscripts or in the Supporting Information.

    Appendices may appear only in the Supporting Information, not in the manuscript.

    Trademarked items (company or institutional logos, images, and products) and images downloaded from the Web are not permitted, and all graphics are subject to approval by the Editor.

    Dedications may appear only in the Acknowledgment section and are subject to approval by the Editor.

    The receipt date will be recorded as the date the complete manuscript is received by the Editor’s office. Manuscripts that are ready to be reviewed when first submitted will receive priority for initial processing and assignment to the Section Editor.

    A Journal Publishing Agreement is required for publication. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the Electronic Journal Publishing Agreement. If the PDF version is used, all pages of the signed Agreement must be uploaded in TIF or PDF format to the JIAS page e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to the assigned Managing Editor.
  • 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, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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


(Please follow these guidelines strictly and help in expeditious handling)

Journal of the Indian Association of Sedimentologists is the official journal of the Indian Association of Sedimentologists and publishes articles covering all branches of Sedimentology and allied Earth Sciences. It is issued on the 3oth June and 31 December and will consist of the Review papers, Research papers, Book reviews, Corporate News, Correspondence, Discussion, and Notes.

Papers intended for publication in the journal should be based on the results of original work carried out by the author(s) and be a distinct contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the selected field and should not have been communicated elsewhere for publication in part or whole. In the case of multi-author papers it is presumed that all the authors are involved in the work and have approved the manuscript by appending their signatures in the covering letter. The length of the papers should be kept within 10000 words which is equivalent to 8 uninterrupted pages of the journal. Longer papers are likely to be delayed in publication.

Each paper should be accompanied by a short informative ABSTRACT not exceeding 500 words summarizing the main points made in the paper and the important conclusion arrived at. Citation of literature should be avoided in the abstract. KEYWORDS should be supplied. The aims and objectives or purpose of the paper should be given in the NTRODUCTION. The acceptance criteria for all the papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance in readership.  The names of the potential reviewers should be given to the editor when the paper is submitted. The editor reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.

Authors should retain copies of submitted manuscripts and correspondence. When contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of scientific content, the Editor-in- Chief reserves the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscripts will be returned to the authors for revision.

The authors should strictly adhere to the comments made by reviewers while revising the paper. If the authors agree with the comments made by reviewers, the authors should indicate the changes effected in the text. In case where authors disagree with the comments of reviewers, they should indicate the same in a separate sheet giving reasons. The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision concerning the acceptance or rejection of paper.

The references cited in the MS should be written as:

Connan, J., Restle, A. and Albrecht, P. (1980), Biodegradation of crude oils in the Aquitaine Basin, in Douglas, A. G. and Maxwell, J. R. (eds.), Advances in organic geochemistry, Pergamon Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, p. 1-17.

Courtillot, V., Féraud, G., Maluski, H., Vandamme, D., Moreau M. G., and Besse, J. (1988), The Deccan Flood Basalts and the Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary: Nature, v. 333, p. 843–846.