About the Journal
Geologica Macedonica (GM) is established on behalf of the Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences in the University “Goce Delcev” in Stip, Republic of Macedonia. It is part of the Open Journal System, system with open access policy that is operated by the Goce Delchev University, Republic of North Macedonia. The University is the publisher of the journal.
The journal is designed to encourage interest in all matters relating to Earth Sciences, the promotion of geology and geological phenomena, in the Republic North Macedonia, the region and in on the World level. An emphasis is on matters of theory and practice on broad issues arising from the relationship of wider Earth Science disciplines encouraging interdisciplinary approach in areas of relevance, but it is also open for all other international scholars and their international and up-to date researches on Earth Sciences in the global world.
The journal does not favor one over another approach, but rather encourages the use of appropriate scientific approaches for the given topic or paper. The GM urges potential authors to consider a wide range of important practices, methodologies, and theories, in areas including: The main scope of this Journal is on several areas of Earth Sciences. We encourage researches in:
- General geology,
- Engineering geology,
- Isotope geology,
- Mineral deposits,
- Exploration of mineral deposits,
- Coal deposits,
- Regional geology and geotectoctonics,
- Environmental problems and pollution related to active mines,
- Technogenous deposits,
- Geological cultural heritage etc.
All papers submitted and suggested for publication in Geologica Macedonica are subject to peer-review. This journal operates a double blind review process, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. Papers deemed suitable are sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. A peer review template is filled by the reviewers and it is consisted of rating scales the editor deems most useful for determining scientific merit, originality, and scope of the work, indicating ways to improve it and recommending acceptance or rejection. The editors are responsible for the decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The editors’ decision is final.
The time frame for the peer review process for manuscripts submitted for the issue published in June:
- Notification on acceptance/no acceptance and peer reviews by May
- Final version submission June 15.
- Online publication of the issue June 30
- Printed publication of the issue in July 15.
The time frame for the peer review process for manuscripts submitted for the issue published in December:
- Notification on acceptance/no acceptance and peer reviews by November 1.
- Final version submission December 1.
- Online publication of the issue December 30
- Printed publication of the issue in January 20.
The editors of the journal are commited to:
- making fair and unbiased decisions independed from commercial consideration and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process
- addopting editorial policies that encourages maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting
- guarding the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct
- pursuing reviewer and editorial misconduct
- having appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflict of interest.
Please find the journal's Publications ethics and malpractice statement (PEMS) on http://js.ugd.edu.mk/public/dokumenti/gm
For Call for Papers you can get additional information on http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/GEOLMAC/announcement
For Author guidelines propositions you can find additional information on http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/GEOLMAC/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
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