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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor it is before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • For starting the handling and the peer-review process of your manuscript, we accept only pdf files. For this purpose we recommend the Free PDF Creator software or an also free online pdf converter: Online2Pdf.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Central European Geology (formerly Acta Geologica Hungarica) is an Open Access journal with
no fee payable by the author. It is a peer-reviewed English-language quarterly journal with
papers on sensu lato geological topics ranging from field geology to hydrogeology. Besides
manuscripts on outstanding scientific achievements, on the main lines of geological research
in Hungary, and on the geology of Central Europe, geological documentation materials are
welcome. Only original papers will be published, and a copy of the License Agreement will be
sent to the authors of papers accepted for publication. Manuscripts will be processed only
after receiving the signed copy of the agreement.


Authors should submit their manuscripts online, via http://submit.akademiai. com/ceugeol

General manuscript requirements

Owing to the on-line publication, there is no page limit.
The text should be double spaced, written using 12pt Times New Roman and continuous line
numbering should be used and the pages numbered.
The text should be formulated using passive voice.

No Cover letter is required, but during the submission in Step 1. Starting the Submission/Comments for the Editor box the name and affiliation and full contact details of at least three potential reviewers is required. It is highly suggested, that at least one of the potential reviewers is from abroad.

Manuscript requirements

The title page should include:

- the title of the paper (with lower-case letters)

- the full name of the authors, corresponding author marked with an ‘*’

- affiliation of the authors ( name of the institution and city where the work was

- abstract (length, maximum 300 words)

- a list of five to ten keywords in alphabetical order

- a footnote with the full contact details of the corresponding author


Authors should follow the following reference formats:

Journal papers: Shibata, K., H. Kamioka, F.V. Kaminsky, V.I. Koptil, D.P. Svisero 1993: Rare
earth element patterns of carbonado and yakutite: Evidence for their crustal origin. –
Mineralogical Magazine, 57, pp. 607–611.
Books: Hoefs, J. 1996: Stable Isotope Geochemistry. Rare earth element patterns of
carbonado and yakutite: Evidence. Springer-Verlag, 201 pp.
Book chapters: Kyser, T.K. 1986: Stable isotope variations in the mantle. – In: Valley, J.W.,
H.P. Taylor, Jr., J.R. O’Neil (Eds): Stable Isotopes in High Temperature Geological Processes.
Reviews in Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, 16, pp. 141–164.

Figures and tables
Figures and tables should be referred to in the text. Figures and photos should be attached
in electronic format, and can be in any of the following extension formats: *.eps, *.tif, or *.
jpg. Use a resolution of 300 dpi as a minimum. Figures should be clear line drawings or good
quality black-and-white photographic prints. Colour photographs will also be accepted. Tables
should be provided on separate sheets with a number.

The manuscript should be organized as:
Introduction: stating your motivation and background, why is your study current and
interesting; it ends with the aims of the research.
Materials and Methods
Results: where you present your results.
Discussion: Where you compare your results to the ones in literature, this way explicitly placing
it in a scientific context and highlighting the novelties of your paper. This is essential so that
the readers could place your work in an international context.
Conclusions: What are the implications of your answer, what is the main message of your work.
Acknowledgements (if required) and References.

Section headings are bold and italic, subheadings are italic. The sections and subsections are
not numbered. All lines should be continuously numbered.
The SI (System International) should be used for all units of measurements. References should
be embedded in the text without numbering. Any reference style can be used for the
submission, provided that the use is consistent throughout the manuscript.

Figures with sufficient resolution should be placed in the text at the relevant points. Tables
should be placed at the end of the manuscript.

Supplementary material should be submitted as one file. If several files are submitted then
they should be archived in a compressed (e.g. zip or rar) file.

II. Revised manuscript
The revision should contain the following:
One pdf file with
(i) the Revision letter to the editor providing detailed responses to each of the reviewers’
comments and describing the changes made referring to the lines in the revised manuscript
where the change was made.
For example:
This is a case study, therefore I recommend a sentence to the aims about the importance of the
topic for the international readership.

AGREE AND CHANGES MADE (lines 88-91), a sentence has been added referring to the spatial
extension of the implication of the results in the Carpathian Basin (8 countries involved).

There is no information about spatial correlation structure of the SGW wells (referring to Fig. 7).
NO CHANGES MADE: The parameters of the variogram are presented in the caption of Fig. 7. These
are considered to be enough for the reader to get an idea of the function that was used to provide the
weights when kriging was used to produce the map. Since the paper is not a geostatistical study we
would not like to get deeper into this question.

(ii) the revised manuscript
(iii) the revised manuscript with track changes, so the modification can more easily be
In the revision stage, the figures and tables should be submitted separately archived into a
single zip or rar file along with the potential supplementary files as well.

Proofs and offprints
The authors will be sent a set of proofs. Each of the pages should be proofread and
approved within 72 hours of receipt.

Open Access
Central European Geology is an open access journal without open access fee (with no fee
payable by the author).
Once your paper is accepted for publication in Central European Geology you will be
requested to submit a License Agreement. Article processing will commence after the License
Agreement has been submitted to the publisher.
Open Access policy of the journal includes the free and unrestricted self-archiving of the
final published version of papers on the Author’s webpage or on the Author’s institutional
repository with open or restricted access. When self-archiving or communicating a paper via
e-mail, the Author should quote the correct citation and enclose a link to the published article
(http://dx.doi.org/[DOI of the Article without brackets]).

Advantages of the Open Access model:
- Increased readership without limitations
- Readers will find the final, official version on a credible site
- More accurate citations to the article in greater numbers
- Copyright shall be retained by the author under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY
or CC-BY-NC)
- Compliant with the requirements of research funds (NIH, Welcome, OTKA, etc.)

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