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Geoconservation Research (Geoconserv. Res.)

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Benton, PhD

Online ISSN: 2588-7343

Print ISSN: 2645-4661

Publishes Biannual

Guide for Authors

Authors are requested to follow the instructions for authors carefully.

Please Download the instructions here.

Authors must prepare the following files for submission:

  1. Main file
  2.  The Main Manuscript with figures and tables
  3. Figures ( submitted separately, with quality of 300dpi)
  4. Highlights
  5. Copyright (for old system)
  6. Cover letter

The Graphic Abstract is optional, but if you tend to send one graphic abstract, please follow these guidelines to produce a graphical abstract for a scientific article:

  1. Determine your article’s main point. What is the most significant result, revelation, or lesson learned from the study?
  2. Choose a suitable graphic format that will help you communicate and deliver your main point clearly. Diagrams, charts, graphs, or any mix of these elements may be included in this format.
  3. Create a graphical abstract that is both aesthetically pleasing and simple to comprehend. Don’t use too much language and make sure your labels are clear and succinct.
  4. Add the article’s reference and position it appropriately (at either the top or bottom of the graphical abstract).

The following are some more pointers for creating a graphical abstract:

  • Make use of excellent graphics and photos.
  • Maintain a consistent color scheme.
  • use a clear and concise font that is easy to read.
  • Avoid overloading it with excessive text elements.
  • Ensure that the graphical abstract can stand alone and is self-explanatory.
  • Consider incorporating arrows or other symbols to direct the reader’s attention.
  • Carefully check the graphical abstract for accuracy and clarity.

Significant points about Highlights

How to Compose Five Bullet Point Highlights for a Recently Published Scientific Article

To formulate a set of five concise bullet point highlights for a recently published scientific article, one should follow these methodological guidelines:

  1. Thorough Abstract Examination: Begin by carefully examining the article’s abstract, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the study’s objectives, research methodologies, results, and conclusions.
  2. Identification of Key Findings: Discern the study’s principal findings, identifying the research’s most pivotal new insights to the scientific community.
  3. Concise and Specific Articulation: Express each finding as a separate bullet point with precision and conciseness, employing the active voice and present tense for added clarity.
  4. Incorporation of Keywords: Include one or two relevant keywords within each bullet point, enhancing discoverability by search engines.
  5. Character Limit Adherence: Ensure that each bullet point does not exceed 85 characters, including spaces, to maintain brevity and readability.
  6. Meticulous Proofreading: Scrutinize the constructed highlights rigorously to ensure their clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

In addition to these fundamental instructions, the following suggestions contribute to the practical construction of highlights for a newly published scientific article:

  • Emphasis on Novelty and Significance: Prioritize the spotlighting of the study’s most novel and consequential findings, likely to captivate the interest of fellow researchers and the general public.
  • Highlighting Implications: Emphasize the implications that the research findings bear on the field, elucidating the practical applications and significance of the research.
  • Clarity and Accessibility: Adopt a clear and accessible writing style that non-experts can easily comprehend, abstaining from using specialized jargon and technical terminology.
  • Objectivity and Data Support: Maintain objectivity and avoid making unsupported claims, ensuring all statements align with the underlying data.

These highlights should exemplify conciseness, specificity, and informativeness, incorporating keywords, underscoring novel findings, and elucidating the potential ramifications of the research. By adhering to these guidelines, one can create highlights that facilitate the dissemination of a newly published scientific article to a broader audience and augment its impact.

We Strongly recommend that authors should use popular and professional software such as Mendeley, Endnote, etc. to correctly and conveniently organize references and citations.

Note: The authors may not request any changes in their affiliations, information, or order of authors after the final acceptance or publication. Therefore, we highly recommend authors fill the authors ‘information with careful attention.

 Copyright form

  The copyright form must be downloaded, signed by all authors, and will be sent to the journal office by Email.  All authors of every manuscript must contribute to composing the manuscript or research and they must sign the copyright & conflict of interest letter. If authors use funding or have any financial and non-financial sponsorship, they must reveal them in their ‘conflict of interest’ section. The Journal’s email address:  [email protected]

  Please Download the copyright_and_conflict_of_interest Form

 We highly recommend authors use the  (for Persian authors) and The Charlesworth_Group (for foreign authors) to check overlaps of manuscripts. Undoubtedly, reliable plagiarism detection ( iThenticate) can prove the originality of research papers. The plagiarism detection result must be directly sent to the journal office via: [email protected]

Editors of the journal will also check the manuscripts’ similarity using iThenticate or Plagiarism Checker. 

 Proofread Articles

 Proofread articles of authors will be sent to the corresponding author or the first author. Authors should check the proofread article carefully and return it within 48 hours of receipt. Late corrections will not be taken into consideration.