Why submit to Biopetrology?

    • No fee for open access;
    • Publish papers in <30 days!
    • Repect disputable but innovative            manuscripts!
    • High publishing quality!
    • Worldwidely disseminate to peers!

All submissions should be sent to:  2928984509@qq.com.
Guide for Authors

 The manuscripts must contain innovation, and can be in these forms:

(1) Articles 

(doc or docx; like the style of the papers in Palaeo 3; including 9 parts: abstract, key words, introduction, methods, results, interpretation, discussions, conclusions, references; <35 pages);

(2) Reports 

(doc or docx; like the style of the papers in GEOLOGY or NATURE; < 12 pages);

(3) Data 

(doc or docx; results of chemical analysis, description of new fossils/minerals/rocks, new geological phenomena; including abstract, key words, introduction, method, results);

(4) Reviews 

(doc or docx; analyze all the literature in a field and present new viewpoint, best with new data; <35 pages);

(5) Comments

(doc or docx; arguing against some points in a published paper, proposing different viewpoint with new evidence or reasoning; <12 pages);

(6) Opinion and perspectives 

(doc or docx; proposing some important viewpoints or perspectives about the development of a field; <15 pages);

(7) ppt files 

(ppt; include abstract, introduction, method, results, interpretation, conclusions, and references; it must be well illustrated; <35 pages);

(8) Audio files 

(mp3; like a recording of a lecture; <15 minutes);

(9) Video files 

(mp4; like a video of an oral presentation; <15 minutes).

 Contributions should be in English. 

 Figures should be inserted in the text.

 It must be written in a readable English.

 Its figures must have high quality.

 The references should be in this form:  Wu, Y.S., Wang, W., Jiang, H.X.. 2021. Evolution patterns of seawater carbon isotope. Geological Journal, 56: 457–474.

Procedure of processing the manuscript to Biopetrology

​​ Innovation scoring

The MS is sent to 23 associate editors (AE) for a rapid evaluation, (1) to score its innovation, (2) score its significance level, (3) to examine possible errors in it.

(Criteria: If the MS contains new knowledge or new method or very important data, score it a 5, or 4. If it contains a large number of new materials or important data, score it a 3 or 2. If it has some new material, score it a 1. Otherwise, score it a 0. If the average of the scores is >0.6, the MS will be accepted.) 

​(The errors in MS include academic errors and linguistic errors. Academic errors refer to incorrect interpretation, wrong viewpoint, and incorrect understanding and use of terminology.)

Detailed review

The chief editor will calculate the arithmetic mean value of the scores of the MS. If it is >1, the MS will be sent to the corresponding AE for more detailed reviewing. The suggestion from AE will be sent back to the author for revision. If the AE is satisfied with the revision, the paper will be sent to the Editor in Chief for approval of publishing.

Language editing

If language editing is needed, the manuscript will be sent to the language editor for editing or possible suggestions.