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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia

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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia

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Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Sciences
         - Earth sciences

Print ISSN: 0126-6187
Publisher: Geological Society of Malaysia
Publication type: Print
Publication frequency: 1 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://www.gsm.org.my/content.php?id=99

Contact Info

The Editor
Geological Society of Malaysia
c/o Department of Geology
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA

Tel: 603-7957 7036
Fax: 603-7956 3900
E-mail: geologicalsociety@gmail.com

The Bulletin is the official journal of the Geological Society of Malaysia. First published in 1968, it is a leading geoscience journal in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The Bulletin publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of geoscience in English or Malay with English abstract. The Bulletin aims to promote the advancement of geoscience and to act as a channel for the disseminate the findings of geological research in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region.

EDITORIAL INFORMATION:

Editor-in-Chief

Associate Professor Dr. Ng Tham Fatt

Editorial Board

Managing Editor
  • Ralph L. Kugler (University of Malaya)
Editorial Board
  1. Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahim Samsudin (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  2. Prof. Dr. Azman A. Ghani (University of Malaya)
  3. Prof. Dr. Basir Jasin (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chow Weng Sum (Universiti Teknologi Petronas)
  5. Prof. Dr. Felix Tongkul (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)
  6. Prof. Emeritus Dr. H.D. Tjia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  7. Prof. Dato' Dr. Ibrahim Komoo (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  8. Prof. Dr. J.J. Pereira (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  9. Prof. Dr. John K. Raj (University of Malaya)
  10. Prof. Dr. Lee Chai Peng (University of Malaya)
  11. Prof. Dr. Mohd Shafeea Leman (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  12. Mr. Tan Boon Kong (Consultant)
  13. Prof. Dr. Teh Guan Hoe (University of Malaya)
  14. Prof. Dr. Wan Hasiah Abdullah (University of Malaya)
  15. Dato' Yunus Abdul Razak (Minerals & Geoscience Department Malaysia)
Secretariat
  • Anna Lim

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

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GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

GENERAL POLICY
Papers should be as concise as possible. They may include original results of basic, applied and policy research of national or international significance, current reviews, or discussions on techniques, research programs, organisations, information, or national and international policies in geoscience.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Only papers that have not been published elsewhere will be considered for publication. Authors must agree not to publish elsewhere a paper submitted and accepted. All papers will be subjected to review by two or more reviewers. Authors wishing to include published and unmodified figures or text passages are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s). Authors of English papers are strongly urged to have their manuscript edited for language before submission by a person whose first language is English.

The Editor reserves the right to reject all or any part of the paper submitted. The Geological Society of Malaysia assumes no responsibility for statements made by authors.

Three (3) original copies of the paper should be submitted to:

The Editor,
Geological Society of Malaysia
c/o Department of Geology
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 7957 7036
Fax: (603) 7956 3900
Email: geologicalsociety@gmail.com

MANUSCRIPT
The paper can be written in Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) or English. For English papers, use either British or American spelling but not a combination of both. The paper should be checked thoroughly for spelling and grammar. The manuscript must be printed at 1.5 spacing in a single column on one side of A4 paper. All pages should be numbered. Length of paper should be between 4,000 to 6,000 words (8 to 12 pages), excluding tables and illustrations. Metric units should be used and all non-standard symbols, abbreviations and acronyms must be defined.

TITLE
Title must be informative and reflects the content of the paper. Title in Malay should include an English translation. It should be concise (less than 20 words). Avoid using abbreviation in the title.

AUTHOR’S ADDRESS
Addresses of all authors must be provided. The addresses should be sufficient for correspondence. Please include email address, telephone and fax of the corresponding author.

ABSTRACT
Abstract in both Malay and English, each in one paragraph and should not exceed 300 words. It should clearly identify the subject matter, results obtained, interpretations discussed and conclusions reached.

KEYWORDS
Please include 3 to 8 keywords that best describe the content of the paper.

REFERENCES
In the text, references should be cited by author and year and listed chronologically (e.g. Smith, 1964; Jones et al., 1998; Smith & Tan, 2000). For both Malay and English paper, all references must be listed in English. Title of non-English articles should be translated to English.

The list of references should only include articles cited in the text. The list should be arranged in alphabetical order. Please ensure that the reference list is complete and the bibliographical details are accurate. Please include DOI if available. The references should be in the following manner:

Journal articles:
Suntharalingam, T., 1968. Upper Palaeozoic stratigraphy of the area west of Kampar, Perak. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, 1, 1-15.

Books:
Hutchison, C.S., 1989. Geological Evolution of South-east Asia. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 368 pp.

Chapter of books and Symposium volumes: Hosking, K.F.G., 1973. Primary mineral deposits. In: Gobbett, D.J. and Hutchison, C.S. (Eds.), Geology of the Malay Peninsular (West Malaysia and Singapore). Wiley-Interscience, New York, 335-390.

Article in Malay:
Lim, C.H. & Mohd. Shafeea Leman, 1994. The occurrence of Lambir Formation in Ulu Bok Syncline, North Sarawak. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, 35, 1-5. (in Malay with English abstract)

TABLES
All tables should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively. Tables should have a title and a legend explaining any abbreviation or symbol used. Each table must be printed on a separate piece of paper. Do not insert the tables within the text. Data in tables should be aligned using tab stops rather than spaces. Avoid excessive tabulation of data.

ILLUSTRATIONS
Please make sure that all illustrations are useful, necessary and of good quality. A maximum of ten (10) illustrations (photographs, graphs and diagrams) are allowed and these should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively as Figures. The papers are usually published in black-and-white but it may sometimes be possible to include colour figures at the author’s expense. The scales for maps and photomicrographs should be drawn on the figure and not given as a magnification. Originals should not be greater than A4 size and annotations should be capable of being reduced down to 50 percent. The caption should be listed on a separate piece of paper. Do not insert the illustration within the text.

SUBMISSION OF ELECTRONIC FILES
Authors are required to submit electronic files together with three hardcopies of their papers. Submission should be made using CD-ROM. The CD-ROM should be accompanied with a listing of all files and the software (name and version) used. The file names should reflect the content of the files (e.g. Ali_Fig1.tif). Please make sure that the files and the hardcopies are the same.

PREFERRED SOFTWARE
Text: Microsoft Word. Please save in two versions, Word (.doc) and Rich Text Format (.rtf). Do not insert tables and illustration within the text.

Tables: Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Please submit as separate files.

Illustrations – Vector Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (preferred), CorelDraw and Freehand. Final line thickness should be at least 0.5 point or 0.17 mm. For other software, please submit one copy in the native file format and export one copy as a PDF file with all fonts embedded and one copy as a high resolution TIFF or JPEG image.

Photographs or bitmap (raster) images: Adobe Photoshop. Please save as TIFF or PSD files. Save/scan line art at 600 to 1200 dpi and greyscale figures at 300 to 600 dpi. High resolution JPEG, TIFF or GIF files from other sources are also acceptable. The resolution must be high enough for printing at 300 dpi.
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Indexed by MyJurnal (2016)
H-Index 2
Immediacy Index 0.000
Rank 0
Indexed by Scopus (SCImago Journal Rankings 2016)
Impact Factor -
Rank Q4 (Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous))
Additional Information 0.127 (SJR)

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