Editorial and Publication Policy
General informationGeoscience Wisconsin, a report series covering significant geoscience research pertaining to Wisconsin geology, is published by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, University of Wisconsin–Extension. This series serves as a vehicle for the communication of scholarly geologic research pertinent to Wisconsin. Although compilations and review papers will be considered for publication, the main intent of the series is to publish high-quality, original research papers of general interest about the geology of Wisconsin.
Scope, length, and style of papers
Papers should be no longer than 25 pages, including all figures, references, abstracts, and so forth. Manuscripts exceeding this page limit must have the approval of the Managing Editor [email@example.com] before submission. Draft copies for review should be double spaced with ample margins; this includes the reference section. General style follows that of the U.S. Geological Survey. Manuscripts not meeting style guidelines will be returned to the authors without review.
If a paper is accepted, the Managing Editor [firstname.lastname@example.org] will return the manuscript to the author for modification based on the recommendations of the associate editor and reviewers. The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey will prepare each manuscript for online publication; however, authors must supply final illustrations and photographs. Photocopies will not be accepted. Except for illustrations, all final copy must be submitted to the Managing Editor [email@example.com] in digital format. Most word-processing programs are acceptable. Each table should be submitted as a separate file. (View our information about digital illustrations.)
As soon as each individual manuscript is accepted, revised, and formatted, it will be placed in the Geoscience Wisconsin section of the Survey’s Web site.
Your comments are always welcome. Please let the Managing Editor [firstname.lastname@example.org] know what you think about the on-line version of Geoscience Wisconsin. Please be sure to type "WGNHS" in the subject line of your note.
Updated April 24, 2009