Manuscript types

The following types of manuscripts can be considered for peer-reviewed publication in Geochronology (GChron):

  • Research articles report substantial and original scientific results, methodological developments, or interpretive frameworks that fit within the journal scope.
  • Review articles summarize the status of knowledge and outline future directions of research within the journal scope. Before preparing and submitting a review article, please contact an editor covering the relevant subject area. Depending on the subject and further characteristics, review articles are also eligible for inclusion in the Encyclopedia of Geosciences. If you are interested in this option, please see the author instructions and contact the editors of the encyclopedia.
  • Short communications/technical notes are not fully self-contained research studies; instead they report new developments in or novel aspects of methods, techniques, or tools that are relevant for scientific investigations within the journal scope. Manuscripts of this type should be short (a few pages only), but they may optionally link to data sets, computer code, or other technical information as electronic supplements. The title must start with either "Short communication:" or "Technical note:".
  • Comments (and replies thereon) continue the discussion of papers published in GChron beyond the limits of immediate interactive discussion. They may be longer and may be submitted at any time after publication of the original article, after the interactive public discussion in Geochronology Discussions has closed. They undergo the same process of peer review, publication, and interactive discussion as articles and technical notes and are equivalent to the peer-reviewed comments and replies in traditional scientific journals. The manuscript title should start with "Comment on" or "Reply to".
  • Corrigenda correct errors in preceding papers. The manuscript title reads as follows: Corrigendum to "TITLE" published in JOURNAL, VOLUME, PAGES, YEAR. Please note that corrigenda are only possible for final revised journal papers and not for the corresponding preprints. Corrigenda have to be submitted to Copernicus Publications within 3 years from the publication date of the original journal article. Should there be reasons for publishing a second corrigendum within these 3 years, the first one will be substituted by a single new corrigendum containing all relevant corrections.