mines environ. res.
Instructions for Authors
Submission of Papers
should be submitted as e-mail attachment to the Editorial office at:
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if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in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
Submissions should be original and comprise previously unpublished
data, interpretations, or syntheses. Invited review papers will also
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
The final decision on any paper is made by the Editor-in-Chief.
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).
(See example of template)
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.
An abstract, with a maximum of six keywords, in English and in French,
should be provided with all papers.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.