Guide for Authors

For downloading Author Guidelines & Template please click on EOGE Template.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form.


Text Formatting, Figures and Tables

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) with two columns and 1 line spacing for text.
  • The manuscript should be started from the Title and Abstract without the Author(s) information.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Do not use tables around the equations.
  • Save your file in pdf and docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
  • All related figures and tables (with limited numbers) should be originals with high quality. Original versions of figures (with PDF, Excel and Word formats) should be presented and uploaded to the website.
  • Ensure that the following items are present:

    Prepare Title page and Cover letter separately. In Title papge, one author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
    • E-mail address
    • Full postal address

    All necessary files have been uploaded:
    • Include keywords
    • All figures (include relevant captions)
    • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
    • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided.

    Further considerations
    • Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked',
    • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa,
    • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet),
    • A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare,
    • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed,
    • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements.

References and Citation

Using citation plug-ins from popular reference management software products such as Mendeley, authors only need to select the APA reference style when preparing their article, after which citations and bibliographies will be automatically formatted in the journal's style. A list of references contains details only of those works cited in the text. For example:

Brunner, G.W. (2010). HEC-RAS River Analysis System User’s Manual Version 4.1. US Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), California, USA.

Coveney, S., & Roberts, K. (2017). Lightweight UAV digital elevation models and orthoimagery for environmental applications: data accuracy evaluation and potential for river flood risk modelling. International journal of remote sensing. 38, 3159-3180

Zuo, R., Agterberg, F. P., Cheng, Q., & Yao, L. (2009). Fractal characterization of the spatial distribution of geological point processes. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 11(6), 394–402.

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Brunner, 1990).
  • This result was later contradicted by Coveney & Roberts (1996).
  • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott, 1991; Zuo et al., 2009; Kelso and Smith, 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).


  • All equations must be written using Times New Roman font and appropriate size. Number all equations sequentially. Each equation number should be right justified written in parentheses.
  • The equations should be numbered separately on the right hand.


  • Use the international system of units (SI). For other quantities, give their equivalent in SI.


  • The appendices should be numbered consecutively when they are more than one. The equations in appendix should be numbered separately, e. g. (A1), (A2), etc.

Declaration of competing interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work in declaration of competing interest document. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.