Boletín Geológico y Minero >Editorial Process Information

 

The Boletín has an integrated electronic management of the manuscripts received by an on-line internet submission system and a specifically in-house designed management software of the whole editorial process.

The editorial team assigns the original manuscripts sent to the Boletín to a supervisor from the editorial staff or from the guest edi­tors (in the case of monographs). The supervisor is responsible for monitoring and guaranteeing the review process, including selection and coordination of reviewers, communication of corrections and suggestions to the authors and the final evaluation of the article.

Each paper is reviewed by at least two experts on the subject matter (peer review), chosen from a team of almost two hundred researchers, mostly external to the editing institution. Where there is any discrepancy in the evaluation of the two reviewers, a third reviewer is selected.

The review system used is ’simple blind’, where the reviewer can choose to remain anonymous. When justified, in exceptional cases and at authors’ request, the ‘double blind’ system, where both authors and reviewers remain anonymous, can be employed. Potential reviewers suggested by the authors will be acknowledged, although this does not imply their acceptance by the supervisor. This might be of interest in case of noticeable acquaintance or aversion of authors with other scientists who might act as reviewers. The magazine doesof interest in case of noticeable or aversion of authors with other scientists who might act as reviewers. The journal does not have a section for correspondence as such, but debates and discussion over the papers published are accepted by means of new papers of discussion or replies which will follow the normal editorial process. Authors are automatically notified (using an automatic email message facility) of the progress of their paper through the editorial process, from reception of the originals through the different reviews to the final evaluation.

Authors are automatically notified (using an automatic email message facility) of the progress of their paper through the editorial process, from reception of the originals through the different reviews to the final evaluation.

Once the manuscript has been accepted, it is typeset and prepared for publication in the standard Bulletin format. A single copy of the final proofs is then forwarded to the contact author for correction. At this point, the authors of each paper must complete and sign the required form ceding publishing rights to the Boletín.

Once the paper has been published, the main author will receive one copy of the relevant issue of the journal in printed and pdf format. The “Boletín Geológico y Minero” adheres to the scientific production open access policy, and grants the authors of the articles all the rights referred to their distribution and public communication through personal or institutional web pages and institutional or thematic repositories of public access or organized in a centralized way.

Each issue of the magazine, with an average print-run of 600 copies (or up to 1000 in the case of monographs), is distributed by subscription, sale or interexchange to almost all European and Latin American geological surveys as well as to all Earth Sciences research centres and university libraries in Spain and Latin America. This represents a very important international coverage in its thematic field.

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