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J. hydrocarb. mines environ. res.

 Instructions for Authors

Submission of Papers

All manuscripts should be submitted as e-mail attachment to the Editorial office at: jhmer@univ-rennes1.fr . A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author within a few days. Electronic submission will be further available. Submission of a paper implies that: (1) it has not been published previously, (2) it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and (3) if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.
Submissions should be original and comprise previously unpublished data, interpretations, or syntheses. Invited review papers will also be considered.
Papers should be in English or in French, but if they concern an English (or a French) speaking region, or if one or more authors are resident in an English (or a French) speaking country, an extended abstract in French (or in English) may be included.
Submission of a multi-authored manuscript implies the consent of all the participating authors.
With the submitted manuscript authors should provide the names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses and fax numbers of four (4) suggested potential reviewers and a cover letter.
The final decision on any paper is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Highlights
Highlights consist of a short collection of important points of the core findings of the article, i.e. they describe and highlight the essence of the research (e.g. results or conclusions). They should be submitted in a separate file or just put after the cover letter in the same file. They include 2 to 5 points (maximum 90 characters, including spaces, per point).

Manuscript Preparation
(See example of template)

1- General

Manuscripts must be in double-spaced format with wide margins. A font size of 12 pt (Times New Roman) is required. The corresponding author should be identified (include a Fax number and E-mail address). Full postal addresses with zip codes must be given for all co-authors. The Editor reserves the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity and coherency.

2- Abstracts
An abstract, with a maximum of six keywords, in English and in French, should be provided with all papers.

3- Text
Follow this order when composing manuscripts: Title [both in English and French], Authors [full names and surnames], Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, References, Table captions and Figure captions. Import the Tables or Figures into your text (just after Table and Figure captions). The corresponding author should be identified with a superscript Arabic number and footnote. All other footnotes (except for Table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.

Nomenclature and units
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI. Please consult IUPAC: Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry: http://www.iupac.org/ for further information.

4- References
An alphabetical list of all literature cited in the text should follow and be headed "References". References in the text should appear as, e.g. (Jones and Levy, 2006) or according to Jones and Levy (2006). If more than two authors are involved, refer in the text to their word as e.g. Djarfour et al. (2008); in the reference list all authors should be named. All references listed in the references mentioned in the text should be listed in the reference list, and no references which are not mentioned in the text should be included in the reference list. Names of periodicals should be presented in full. References in the alphabetical list should be in the form of : Parisi, R., Di Claudio, E.D., Orlandi, G., Rao, B.D., 1996. A generalized learning paradigm exploiting the structure of feedforward neural networks. IEEE Transactions On Neural Networks, 7 (6), 1450-1460. Papers in book chapters should be in the form of : Rochette, P., Jenatton, L., Dupuy, C., Boudier, F., Reuber, I., 1991. Emplacement modes of basaltic dykes in the Oman ophiolite: Evidence from magnetic anisotropy with reference to geochemical studies, in : Peters et al. (Eds.), Ophiolite Genesis and the Evolution of the Oceanic Lithosphere, Kluwer Acad. Pub., Dordrecht, 55-82.

5- Figure/Table captions
Figure/Table captions should be provided in English and in French.

6- Illustrations
Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text. All illustrations should be clearly marked with the figure number. All figures are to have a caption. Text in the figures should be with a font size of 12 pt or higher (Arial Narrow), since the size of figures will be in fact reduced for the final document when necessary.
Note that all figures should be sent in "postscript format" (readable by Adobe Illustrator [preferably Adobe Illustrator ver.8] or an equivalent software) when the paper is accepted for further coherent modifications if necessary.

Important: In the WORD file [preferably Word 2003], all tables and figures must be numbered and collected at the END of the manuscript. In addition, please indicate clearly in the text where each figure/table should be positioned!

6a- Line drawings: All lettering, graph lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold if necessary to permit reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal. Dye-line prints or photocopies are not suitable for reproduction. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.
6b- Photographs: Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g. black and white or colour). If necessary, a scale should be marked on the photograph. Please note that photocopies of photographs are not acceptable.
6c- Colour: Colour illustrations will be accepted; however, the authors will be expected to make a contribution towards the extra printing cost. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures then the Publisher will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in colour on the website regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Publisher after receipt of your accepted article.
Please note
Because of technical complications which can arise by converting colour figures to 'grey scale' (for the printed version should you not opt for colour in print) please submit in addition usable black and white prints corresponding to all the colour illustrations.

7- Tables
Tables should be numbered consecutively and given a suitable caption. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. No vertical rules should be used. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript, e.g. in graphs.

8- Proofs
When your manuscript is received by the Publisher it is considered to be in its final form. Proofs are not to be regarded as 'drafts'.
One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author, to be checked for typesetting/editing. No changes in, or additions to, the accepted (and subsequently edited) manuscript will be allowed at this stage. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.
A form with queries from the Copyeditor may accompany your proofs.
Please answer all queries and make any corrections or additions required.
The Publisher reserves the right to proceed with publication if corrections are not communicated. Return corrections within 3 days of receipt of the proofs. Should there be no corrections, please confirm this.
Publisher will do everything possible to get your article corrected and published as quickly and accurately as possible. In order to do this we need your help. When you receive the PDF proof of your article for correction, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Subsequent corrections will not be possible, so please ensure your first sending is complete. Note that this does not mean you have less time to make your corrections - but that only one set of corrections will be accepted.

9- Reprints
The corresponding author will, at no cost, be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail or, alternatively, 5 free paper offprints (10 for review articles). The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use.

10- Copyright
The corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors and their agreement, must sign the "Transfer of Copyright" agreement before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables the Publisher to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, without the author relinquishing his/her proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions or any other reproductions of a similar nature, and translations. It also includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any material for which copyright already exists.

11- Author Enquiries
For enquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission when available) please visit http://jhmer.univ-rennes1.fr . You will also be provided with the facility to track accepted articles and set up e-mail alerts to inform you of when an article's status has changed, as well as detailed artwork guidelines, copyright information, frequently asked questions [FAQ], etc.

Contact details for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those relating to proofs, are provided when an article is accepted for publication.

12- Artwork Instructions
Figure manipulation
Whilst it is accepted that authors sometimes need to manipulate images for clarity, manipulation for purposes of deception or fraud will be seen as scientific ethical abuse and will be dealt with accordingly. For graphical images, J. hydrocarb. mines environ. res. applies the following policy: no specific feature within an image may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed, or introduced. Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable if and as long as they do not obscure or eliminate any information present in the original.

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