Tips for preparing manuscripts

The following tips are intended for those authors who are not sure if a topic fits in the scope of the journal, or for someone who is new to writing a journal article.
  • IJGE publishes papers in the field of geohazards and the associated issues. Your topics must be relevant to these areas.
  • It's always a good idea to start with identifying the type of geohazards you are dealing with (e.g., landslides, earthquake damages, subsidence, sinkholes, foundation instability, underground instability, etc.), then to introduce the relevant problems you are working on, and to describe the relevance and importance of your work towards solutions of the identified geohazards issues.
  • Clearly state your objectives: what are you trying to look into in particular?
  • Describe the methodologies you used, along with any plans, experiments, field investigations, etc.
  • Present the results and data without contradiction and give discussions
  • Conclusions: have your achieved your objectives set above? what new knowledge/information have you produced, which are beneficial to the research community and to those who working in the same field?
  • All figures should be compressed to document size. For example, you can use Microsoft Office Picture Manager to reduce a jpg file to 10 to 20% while maintaining good quality (open file with the Picture Manager, "edit picture", "compress picture" and choose "documents", "OK" and save).

The following types of manuscripts are generally not acceptable:

  • simply repeating the work someone else has already done (you must show improvement or something new)
  • describing a process with no conclusive results (your work is incomplete or not conclusive, unless the purpose of your article is to introduce a new process)
  • presenting a collection of data/information with no analysis or little results (you need to go one step further to analyze the data and extract useful results).