ISSN 1647-581X
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Scope and policy

  • Comunicações Geológicas is the official journal of LNEG – Portuguese Laboratory for Energy and Geology. The journal, published since 1883, is an annual publication that seeks high-quality, original research articles, focusing on geology, the entire range of geosciences and geoarcheology. In addition, the executive committee particularly welcomes works that research on geological issues, orientated for societal problems, namely Environmental and Applied Geosciences as well as subjects related to Geo-energy and Geo-resources.

     All researchers working on any earth-science discipline are welcomed to submit articles to Comunicações Geológicas, but the journal can also publish articles of invited authors that cover the referred research topics, as well as geosciences news and useful information to the geosciences community.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

General Information:

 Authors should submit their articles according to the below stated rules. Each article will be evaluated by one member of the Editorial Board and two anonymous reviewers. Publication can be denied. Names and affiliation of non-anonymous reviewers can be included in the acknowledgments section of the article if the authors and reviewers agree.

 Articles cannot be submitted to another publication.

 Copyright of the articles are owned by LNEG. Total or partial reproduction of the article, even if translated to another language is prohibited unless the Executive Committee of the journal gives written permission.

 Manuscript instructions:

 1 ‑ Articles and abstracts may be written in Portuguese, French, Spanish or English. However, an additional abstract in English and Portuguese is always required.

 2 – The manuscript should be submitted by e-mail to and by mail to the Executive Committee of the journal. The text should be typed double space on single‑sided, A4‑sized paper. Manuscripts should bear the name, address, telephone or tax and e‑mail of the author to whom the correspondence should be sent. The front page should display the full title of the paper with its English translation and the first name, middle initial (if applicable) and last name of each author, as well as a footnote with the author's address or workplace.

 Postal address:

LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P.

UGCG – Unidade de Geologia e Cartografia Geológica

Comissão Executiva das Comunicações Geológicas

Estrada da Portela, Bairro do Zambujal – Alfragide

Apartado 7586

2720-866 Amadora – Portugal

 3 – Abstract - In the original language of the article with no more than 150 words. Key‑words: In the original language and no more than 9 words.

 4 ‑ Abstract in English - All articles written in one of the three languages other than English must include an extended abstract in English of no more than 400 words. Key‑words: In English with no more than 9 words.

 5 ‑ Tables, graphics and illustrations - Tables, graphics and illustrations must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets with captions in the original language and in English, describing briefly its content. Captions should be clearly located in the text. Illustrations and photographs should be sent in film or in CD.

 6 – References - Bibliographical references in the text should refer solely to the author's last name in capital letters followed by the date of publication, all in brackets.

 7 – Bibliography - At the end of the text, the bibliography should be written in alphabetical order by authors' last name. References to books should mention the name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication in brackets, the title in italics, place of publication, publisher and page numbers. References to articles should contain the author's name and date in brackets followed by the title, the name of the periodical in italics, publisher, place of publication, volume in bold print, and page numbers.

 8 – Reprints - twenty free reprints will be provided for each paper. Additional reprints may be supplied, provided the author pays for mailing expenses and makes his/her request to the Editor at the time the galley proofs are returned.


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