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 Submission Checklist

 Submission Declaration and Verification

 Publication Ethics Statement

 Conflicts of Interest

  Copyright and Permissions

 Peer Review

 Types of Publications

 Components of a Manuscript

 Proofs after Acceptance


Submission Checklist

Before submission, the authors should review this journal policies detailed. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details before you send it to the journal for review process. 

Ensure the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details E-mail address

All necessary files have been uploaded:


 (1) Include abstract, keywords

 (2) All figures include relevant captions

 (3) All tables include titles, description

 (4) Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

 (5) Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print

 (6) All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa

 (7) Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources

 (8) A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare


Submission Declaration and Verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published elsewhere and are only being considered by this journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s submission has been approved by all the other coauthors and has all necessary institutional approvals. If accepted, the manuscript will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. It is a condition of submission that the authors permit editing of the manuscript for readability.


Publication Ethics Statement

The journal enforces a rigorous and anonymous review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure high quality scientific papers to publish. Cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit is a zero tolerance policy for Advances in Geo-Energy Research.

The following aspects for papers submitted to Advances in Geo-Energy Research must abide:

 (1) Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal is not tolerated.

 (2) A submission translated from already published paper in other language is not clearly allowed and accepted.

 (3) Any possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be clearly disclosed before submission.

 (4) Data and methods in your paper should be presented at full length, which can be replicated by other researchers.

 (5) The authors need publicly deposit their raw data, so that they are readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors, if requested.

 (6) Paper should accurately present their research findings.

 (7) If some inaccuracies are found after publication, the authors need promptly contact with the journal for necessary corrigendum.

 (8) Submitted manuscript to this journal need not contain any aspects that has already been published, including figures and images. If yes, the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY license should be obtained.

 (9) Image manipulation Plagiarism and data fabrication are not tolerated.

 (10) Image must not be manipulated or adjusted that could lead to misunderstand of the information provided by the original image. 

 (11) If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed during the peer review process, we will reject the manuscript. If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed after publication, we will retract the paper.

 (12) Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, and data from another source, without giving any credit to the original source.

 (13) Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited.

 (14) If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript will be definitely rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we will retract this paper.


Conflicts of Interest

All authors must disclose any competing and financial interests as well as and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work. Authors should explain why each interest may represent a conflict. If no conflicts exist, the corresponding author must provide this statement on behalf of all authors of the manuscript during the submission process.


Copyright and Permissions

Upon acceptance of an article, authors retain the copyright of their manuscripts, and all Open Access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. The submitting author is responsible for securing any permissions needed for the reuse of copyrighted materials included in the manuscript.


Peer Review

This journal operates a single blind review process. Submission approved by the editor will be typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to meet the standards of academic excellence. In the full peer review process, the identities of reviewers are anonymous to the authors. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.


Types of Publications

Original articles, reviews and rapid communications.


Components of a Manuscript

Title page

First page of submitted manuscript file should include article title, author name and affiliation, and corresponding author e-mail.


Abstract section need short and accurate and its word limit is 250. The abstract should include all significant findings.


An article allow up to maximum of 4-6 keywords.

Body text

The text should be divided into some necessary sections, in which each is given a separate heading and numbered consecutively.

Equations and formulas

For mathematical symbols, Greek letters and other special characters, use normal text or Symbol font. MathType is also welcomed and recommended.

Figures and tables

Figures and tables need be submitted together with the main text manuscript. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

Results and discussions

A combined Results and Discussion section is appropriate and recommended, which should be clear, and explore the significance of the results of the work.


The main conclusions of the work must be presented in a short Conclusions section.


Topically relevant funding sources and conflicts of interest are fully disclosed in the acknowledgments section.

Nomenclature and units

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using the International System of Units (SI). Authors wishing to present a table of nomenclature is welcomed to present them after the acknowledgments section.


The reference list should be in alphabetical order as they appear in any party of the text. The reference must include author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination. The Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations (website).

Requested and accepted reference style:

(1) For a journal publication:

Standnes, D.C., Austad, T. Wettability alteration in chalk 2. Mechanism for wettability alteration from oil-wet to water-wet using surfactants. J. Petrol. Sci. Eng. 2000, 28(3): 123-143.

(2) For a book:

Mandelbrot, B. B. The Fractal Geometry of Nature. New York, W. H. Freeman, 1982.

(3) For a chapter in an edited book:

Barton, C. C. Fractal analysis of scaling and spatial clustering of fractures, in Fractals in the Earth Sciences, edited by C. C. Barton and P. La Pointe, Plenum, New York, pp. 141–178, 1995.

(4) For a dataset:

Fischer, H., Morrow, N.R. Spontaneous imbibition with matched liquid viscosities. Paper SPE96812 Presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, 9-12 October, 2005.


Proofs after Acceptance

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author after acceptance. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes for accepted manuscript is considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within two to three days of receipt. The publisher team will do everything possible to get the article published quickly and accurately. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. 

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