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Call for paper/Abstracts


Participants are invited to present extended abstracts (limited to a length of four printed pages) of their contributions which will be published in a special issue of an international journal (Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata). The Journal will be available at the beginning of the meeting.

Authors may submit on-line abstracts from March 1st 2008 to April 30th 2008.

Only .doc files are accepted, for your convenience we provide the downlodable template below:

Download .doc templateAbstract template (Word 2003)

Download .doc templateAbstract template (Word 97-2000)


Manuscript preparation
All papers must be written in English. Papers should not exceed 4 printed pages, including figures and tables.
The manuscript should be written in maximum consistency with the style and layout of the journal.
The title of the paper should unambiguously reflect its contents. The author's name(s) and full postal address(es) should follow the title.
Each paper must be provided with an Abstract of no more than 100-150 words, describing concisely the purpose and results of the paper.
The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data: if it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses. Abbreviations for units should follow the suggestions of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Style Manual. Where abbreviations are likely to cause ambiguity or to not be readily understood by an international readership, units should be written in full. The full stop should not be included in abbreviations, e.g., m (not m.), ppm (not p. p. m.), "%" and "/" should be used in preference of "per cent" and "per".
Footnotes should be avoided, especially if they contain information which could equally well be included in the text.

References should be cited at the appropriate point in the text with the author's name followed by the year of publication; thus, "according to Finetti (1982)" or "as shown in an earlier paper (Marussi, 1983)". When there are two or more papers by the same author published in the same year, the distinguishing letters, a, b, etc. should be added to the year. The name of two coauthors must be linked by "and"; for three or more, the first author's name must be followed by "et al.". References should be listed together at the end of the paper and arranged alphabetically without numbering. Only cited references should be included in the list.

Examples of layout of references are given below.
Finetti I., Poretti G. and Mirza M. A.; 1983: Crustal structure of the Karakorum range along the DSS profile Nanga Parbat - Karakul. Boll. Geof. Teor. Appl., 25, 195-209.
Richter C. F.; 1978: Elementary Seismology. W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco.
Rikitake T.; 1975: Dilatancy model and empirical formulas for an earthquake area. In: Wyss M. (ed), Earthquake prediction and rock mechanics, Birkhuser, Verlag, Basel und Stuttgart, pp. 141-147.

Drawings must be of good quality and sharp contrast. Poor illustrations will be refused.
The size of the drawings should be approximately 1.5 times, and never more then 2.5 times, the final size. Line weight and lettering should be selected accordingly. Size of characters should be such that after reduction the smallest character will not be less than 1.5 mm.

Numbering and captioning
Each illustration should be given a figure number in Arabic numerals. Each table should be given a table number in Arabic numerals.
Figures and tables must have a caption or title which is referred to in a list attached to the manuscript. Captions should never be incorporated in the drawings. Scales should be indicated graphically and not numerically.
Equations should all be numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers, and refered to within the text by Eq. or Eqs. followed by the pertinent number in brackets.

The text of the extended abstract and figures must be submitted as single word file.