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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in PDF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines



Manuscripts submitted for publication in Geochimica Brasiliensisshould not have been published previously or being considered for publication in any other scientific journal. On submitting a manuscript, authors agree that the copyright of the article is transferred to the Sociedade Brasileira de Geoquímica (SBGq) when the article is accepted for publication. The content of articles, reviews and notes is the sole responsibility of the respective author(s) including any conflict of interests with other people or organizations.

All contributions are subject to peer review. 

Articles submitted to Geochimica Brasiliensis are published online and are freely available with permitted reuse


Articles are submitted by researchers, and are based on the analysis and interpretation of data gathered by original geochemical research 


Review Articles are published by invitation.Their purpose is to communicate progress in a specific field of geochemistry, with the objective of providing a critical account of the state of the art from the point of view of the highly qualified and experienced specialist. Review articles are limited to 40 pages and must be organized as a common article (see item 1).


They are published by invitation and must not be larger than one page.


Their main purpose is to convey short communications which deserve quick publication. They must have the same structure of a common article (see Item 1) e mustnot have more than 10 pages.


a)Language: Articles written in Portuguese or in English will be accepted.

b)Manuscript Organization: The Geochimica BrasiliensisEditorial Board suggests the author(s) to present the text in the following sequence: title, complete name of the author(s), complete address and e-mail, indication of the corresponding author, abstract in Portuguese and English, keywords, full text, acknowledgments and references. The text should cover the following themesIntroduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, even with different titles which must be sequentially numbered, 1, 2, 3…. The use of sub-items should be avoided, but when absolutely necessary they should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc.

c) Corresponding authorClearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. 

d)Abstract:The author(s) should provide two abstracts of 150 to 250 words in one paragraph, one of them written in Portuguese and another in English, using font Times New Roman, size 10, space1, text justified. For non-Portuguese speakers a translation of the Abstract can be provided, on request, by the Editors.

e)Keywords:The author(s) should provide 3 to 5 keywords, separated by commas

f)Full Text: For the full text, use font Times New Roman, size 11, line space 1.5, paper A4, picture orientation and edited in one column. Lines must be sequentially numbered. Margins: superior 2.0; inferior 2.0; left 3.0 and right 2.0. 

Indication of the Insertion Position for figures, tables, graphs and formulaeshould be placed next to its first mention in the text. They must be numbered in crescent order and centralized. Captions must be written above the tables and below the Figures and Graphs; they must be justified. 

g) Citations in the text: All references must be cited in the text, identified by their author(s) and date of publication following the format: ..."Cunha (1985) interpret the feature as an early magmatic cooling structure, but other authors (Lima 1986, Fonseca et al. 1989, Ferreira & Araújo 1994) as a late feature”.

h) Abbreviations: Must be avoided or kept to a minimum. If used, they must be defined the first time they are mentioned, and must not be used in the title or abstract, unless absolutely necessary. 

i)Figures: Graphical illustrations, photos and photomicrographs must be numbered in sequence as they are mentioned in the text and will be all considered as Figures. They must be separated from the text by one blank line. Pictures from outcrops must contain a graphical scale and, if possible, the indication of North. 

Symbols and texts on figures must have adequate dimensions to allow legibility. 

All symbols must be clearly explained as a legend or in the caption. 

Tables must be self-explaining, with open sides, concise and sequentially numbered. They must be written in Times New Roman, size 9. 

Figures (colored, black and white and shades of gray) must be saved as tiff or jpg files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. In bitmapped line drawings, use a minimum of 1000 dpi. In color or grayscale photographs (halftones), use a minimum of 300 dpi.Colored figures must be as cmyk (not rgb) and shades of gray must be in gray-scale. 

j) Tables: Use the text processor to write up tables. Do not paste figures in their place.

k) Equations: They must be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals between brackets, on its right side. 

l) Acknowledgments. It must be in a separate paragraph just before the References.

m) References:  References must be written with Times New Roman font size 10, line space 1. Automatic spacing mustbe used between paragraphs. References must be ordered in alphabetical order of the first author surname, using the following directions: 


Arndt N.T. & Nisbet E.G. (Eds.) 1982. Komatiites. George Allen & Unwin, London, 526 pp. 

Book Chapter:

Pollack H.N. 1997. Thermal characteristics of the Archean. In: M. de Wit & L.D. Ashwal (eds.) Greenstone belts. Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics, 25, Oxford University Press, p.: 223-232.


Resende M.G. & Jost H. 1995. Petrogênese de formações ferríferas e metahidrotermalitos da Formação Aimbé, Grupo Guarinos (Arqueano), Goiás. Rev.Bras. Geoc., 25:41-50

Resende M.G., Jost H., Osborne G.A., Mol A. 1998. The stratigraphy of the Goiás and Faina greenstone belts, Central Brazil: a new proposal. Rev. Bras. Geoc., 28:1-15.

Sabóia L. A. 1979. Os greenstone belts de Crixás e Goiás, Go. In: SBG, Núcleo Centro-Oeste, Boletim Informativo, 9:44-72

Articles in SerialPublications

Barbosa O., Braun O.P.G., Dyer R.C., Cunha C.A.B.R. 1970. Geologia da região do Triângulo Mineiro. Rio de Janeiro, DNPM/DFPM, Boletim 136, 140 p. 

Theses and Dissertations

Resende L. 1995. Estratigrafia, petrografia e geoquímica da seqüência sedimentar do greenstone Belt de Pilar de Goiás, GO. Dissertação de Mestrado, Instituto de Geociências, Universidade de Brasília, 124 p. 

Articles published in conferences

Tassinari C.C.G., Siga Jr. O, Teixeira W. 1981. Panorama geocronológico do centro-oeste brasileiro: solução, problemática e sugestões. In: SBG, Simp. Geol. Centro-Oeste,1, Atas, p. 175. 


IGC - INSTITUTO GEOGRÁFICO E CARTOGRÁFICO 1986. (São Paulo). Projeto Lins Tupã. Foto aérea. Escala 1:25.000, São Paulo, Fx28, n. 15.


INPE - INSTITUTO DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS 1987. São José dos Campos (SP): atualização do uso da terra. SF-23-Y-D-II-1 MI-2769/1. São José dos Campos, Mapa Topográfico, escala 1:100.000.
Silva A.J. 1999. Mapa geológico da Bacia de Campos. Rio de Janeiro, Petrobrás, 1 mapa geológico, escala 1:50.000.


MICROSOFT 1995. Project for Windows 95, version 4.1: project planning software. Redmond, Wa, Microsoft Corporation. Conjunto de programas 1 CD-ROM.

Internet Pages:

Moura G.A.C. de M. 1996. Citação de referencias e documentos eletrônicos. Disponível em: Acessado em 9 out 1996.

INPE - INSTITUTO DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS 2000. El Ninho. Disponível em http://www.inpe.dpi/ elninho.html. Acessado em 14 jun 2000.  

Internal reportswill NOT be accepted as references, except those which are broadly known by the scientific community and with the Geochimica Brasiliensisreferees authorization.


For the initial submission,the manuscript must be a single pdf file which is used in the peer-review process. Lines must be sequentially numbered; Tables and Figures must be included in the text body in the appropriate place of insertion, numbered in crescent order and centralized. Ensure that the size of Tables, Figures and Graphs are sufficient for correct reading and comprehension for the reader. Tables captions must be placed above it and the captions for figures and graphs must be placed below it. Captions must be justified.

The manuscript cannot contain more than 30 pages, including title, authors, institutions and e-mail, abstract, keywords, text, figures, tables, references and subtitles. Files cannot be larger than 10Mb.

The introduction of accurate data of ALL authors (complete name, affiliation, address, mail, etc) in the submission session is the responsability of the corresponding author.

a) Sending the initial submission file:the single pdf file must be sent through the submission system of the Geochimica Brasiliensis homepage ( 


Once accepted by the referees as well as by the Editor-in-Chief, the corresponding author will receive specific instructions concerning the final version design and how to send the files.

pdf files will not be required at this stage.

Text and tables must be sent as separate Word files.

Figures must be sent as separate TIFF or JPG files. 

Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files. 

a) Sending the final version: Text, figures and tables must be sent as separate files through the submission system of the Geochimica Brasiliensis homepage ( 



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