Submitting a Manuscript

This section describes how to submit your manuscript to GEUS Bulletin using our online submission system. It includes a list of all the information and files you will need to complete your submission.

Guidelines on formatting and preparing your manuscript files can be found in: preparing an initial submission

Instructions for submitting revised files, following peer review, can be found in: preparing a final submission

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How to submit a manuscript

After reviewing these guidelines, submit manuscripts online at

Step-by-step instructions are available during the submission process. Track the progress of your submission by logging into the GEUS Bulletin website. Use the register/login links at the top right corner of this site.

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Information to include

You should have the following information ready when you make a submission:

  1. Login details for the online submission system. First time users need to register to access the submission system.
  2. Article type. Authors are prompted to choose an article type from a drop-down list. Please refer to the article types section, before beginning your submission.
  3. Names, affiliations and email addresses for all co-authors. It is the authors’ responsibility to provide accurate email addresses. The journal will contact all co-authors by email to verify their name and affiliation via their ORCID record prior to publication.
  4. Names and contact details for at least four reviewers. Add these under Comments to the Editor on the first screen of the submission system or when prompted later in the submission process. Suggested reviewers must not have a competing interest in the study. For example, authors should avoid suggesting anyone with whom they have had an active collaboration in the past two years, or anyone from the same institution or research group. Exceptions are made for large consortia, where an overlapping publication history exists but the scientists concerned have not worked together, directly.
  5. Other metadata from your manuscript file. Besides the author names and affiliations, you will also be prompted to provide five keywords, funding information, spatial coverage and the abstract.
  6. Additional information. The manuscript file should contain a funding statement, a list of author contributions, a declaration of any competing interests, and a list of any additional material (e.g. supplementary files or links to online data sets). These items are listed in the submission templates, which are provided to help authors prepare their manuscript file.

Related information is available in the page: preparing an initial submission

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Files to include

You will need to upload the following files during the submission:

  1. A single manuscript file. For an initial submission (i.e. first submission of a manuscript, intended for peer review), authors can submit a single .doc, .docx or .pdf file containing all the article text (title, authors, affiliations, keywords, abstract, main text, acknowledgements, references, additional information) and display items (figures and tables). Place display items after the references or where they are first cited in the text.
  2. Any supplementary files. When submitting supplementary files authors are asked to include a file with the name 'readme' that describes briefly the contents of each file.

We recommend preparing the manuscript file in one of our submission templates. If you are submitting a DATA ARTICLE | SHORT or METHOD ARTICLE | SHORT, you must prepare your manuscript file using the template provided.

Note that additional files are required when resubmitting a manuscript after the peer review stage. This is referred to as a final submission.

Related information is available in the page: preparing a final submission  

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Author declarations

As part of the submission process, authors are required to confirm that their submission meets the following requirements. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these.

  • I declare myself as the corresponding author and will act as spokesperson for all co-authors during the review process and beyond. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform all co-authors of the manuscript’s progress following submission.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The contents of this paper are agreed on by all the co-authors and the submission adheres to the criteria laid out in the authorship and contributions policy.
  • I declare no competing interests, real or perceived concerning myself or any of the co-authors. Or, I have declared these as part of the submission under Additional Information. I understand that it is the corresponding author’s responsibility to declare such interests on behalf of all co-authors upon submission.
  • The manuscript adheres to the content and formatting guidelines described in the journal’s author instructions.
  • In submitting an article to GEUS Bulletin, authors agree to our policy on intellectual property and consent to publishing their work under the conditions described in our open access and copyright and licensing policies.

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Data and code

We encourage authors to make their data and methods as open as possible, by one of the following methods:

  • Provide a (DOI) link to the original data or code in a data repository.
  • Upload data or code to the GEUS Bulletin data repository (Dataverse). When you submit your manuscript, indicate that you wish to upload data or code to the Dataverse under Comments to the Editor.

If you have a GEUS email address, you can upload your data set to the Dataverse directly. Go to the GEUS Bulletin Dataverse and login using your GEUS credentials. Click “Add Dataset” to upload your files and provide all required metadata. Data sets can be submitted any time after your initial submission.

If you do not have a GEUS email, contact the editor handling your submission who will arrange for the files to be uploaded on your behalf. 

All data sets are reviewed for completeness by a member of the editorial team and are published only when the article is published. All published data sets receive a DOI, providing a permanent link between the data set and the corresponding article.  

Published datasets can be updated any time. All versions will be preserved. 

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