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Philosophy of Studia UBB Geologia

The mission of Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Geologia (officially abbreviated as Studia UBB Geologia (Studia UBB Geologia)), the official publication of the Department of Geology, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, is to publish new scientific contributions in all fields of earth sciences. For more information, please see Studia UBB Geologia Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Studia UBB Geologia provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. Manuscripts may have been deposited on a preprint server. Manuscripts that are derived from papers presented at conferences can be submitted unless they have been published as part of the conference proceedings in a peer-reviewed journal.

In addition, by submitting material to Studia UBB Geologia, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Studia UBB Geologia. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Studia UBB Geologia, please contact the editors.

Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party. Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The submitting author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review. The authors must agree to the Article Submission Agreement and the Copyright Agreement as part of the submission process. Submission of a manuscript to Studia UBB Geologia implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content.

Studia UBB Geologia follows the rules of the Commission of New Minerals and Mineral Names of the International Mineralogical Association in all matters concerning mineral names and nomenclature.

Studia UBB Geologia does not charge article processing or submission fees. After publication, authors have the right to post pre-print, post-print, or publisher versions of their article online, including on their personal, departmental, or institutional repository pages.

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Peer-Review Process

The peer-review process is designed to ensure that Studia UBB Geologia publishes outstanding scholarship. Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process with at a minimum of two single-blind reviews. The Journal is not under any obligation to publish the Article. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your account.

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Plagiarism Detection

Studia UBB Geologia uses TurnItIn through the University of South Florida as a plagiarism screening service that verifies the originality of content submitted before publication. Each manuscript newly submitted to Studia UBB Geologia will be checked. TurnItIn provides the editors with a similarity report listing (a) the percentage of similarity resulting from counted words and (b) the markup of the various sections, expressions, or terms which were found in other documents. The editors check the report and decide whether a manuscript should be rejected because of fraud or proceed to the peer-review process. The similarity report is made available to reviewers for examination as part of their evaluation.

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Formatting Requirements

Studia UBB Geologia has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. Studia UBB Geologia accepts only online submissions in Microsoft Word, Pages, and Open Office file formats. The submission process is compatible with version 6.0 and higher of Internet Explorer, and with most other modern web browsers (e.g., Safari, Firefox). It can be used from PC, Mac, or Unix platforms. See Instructions to Authors for further details.

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Copyright for Studia UBB Geologia

Authors retain copyright without restrictions and must agree to the following when submitting a manuscript for consideration:

I hereby grant to the USF Tampa Library and the journal publisher the nonexclusive, royalty-free right to distribute, display, and archive this work in a digital and/or print format for non-commercial educational and research uses during the full term of copyright. I warrant that I have the copyright to make this grant to the USF Tampa Library and the journal publisher unencumbered and complete. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources.

Following publication, the author’s rights will be protected under a Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

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Open Access Policy for Users

Studia UBB Geologiais an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author for non-commercial purposes. Nonetheless, reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein requires credit to the original publication source with a link to both the article and the license. This open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative's (BOAI) definition of open access.

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Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted or by written agreement requires appropriate credit to the original publication source with a link to both the article and the Creative Commons License.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Scholar Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholar Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of Scholar Commons to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the USF Libraries and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Please contact the editors if you have any additional questions.