Submit an article to the Review of Survey Activities 2019

Each year, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) Bulletin publishes a Review of Survey Activities special issue. This includes original research, new methods, dataset documentation and literature reviews relevant to geoscience research in Denmark, Greenland and the Arctic region.

To be included in this special issue, at least one author should be affiliated with GEUS at the time that the research was carried out.

Articles in this issue are short papers (max 6 sides of typeset manuscript) and are intended to be peer reviewed within 4–8 weeks of submission. All articles undergo an initial check for readability, structure and scientific content. Articles that pass this stage are then reviewed by at least two independent scientists with expertise in the field.

This year, the Review of Survey Activities 2019 special issue will be compiled from the short papers published throughout 2020 in the GEUS Bulletin. This means that manuscripts can be submited anytime. However, we encourage authors to submit in good time and as early as possible. For example, a manuscript submitted before 1 March that requires minimal pre-review language edits or clarifications could be expected to complete the review stage by mid-April.

Guidelines for how to submit and prepare manuscripts are provided below and can be downloaded here.


Our submissions are currently processed manually. Authors are requested to email the editor in chief ahead of submission to alert us of your intention to submit. Please include a working title and authorship list if known, submission type (e.g. a short paper for the review of survey of activities) and an approximate submission date.

When you are ready to submit, please email the full manuscript, figures and a completed submission checklist to the editor in chief.

Consult the quick look-up guidelines below before preparing and submitting your manuscript.

Full author instructions provide further information that will help in preparation of your manuscript, including figure and table formatting and reference style. 




Word document, maximum 3000 words

This should include title, authors, affiliations, 5 key words, a short summary, references, figure and table captions and acknowledgements.

Use single or 1.5 spaced text with line numbers, 12pt font.


Maximum 4* and supplied separately

Submit tables as an excel or word file and figures as individual files.

Figure files should be of print quality. Acceptable formats are .png, .jpeg, .tif, .eps, .ai, .pdf (with vector layers).

Read the figure guidelines* ahead of preparing your figures.


Maximum 200 words

The summary should be suitable for a broadly scientific audience and summarise the key research question and outcomes of the study or article.

This is included in the total word count for the manuscript. Do not use in-text citations.


Where relevant

Additional figures and tables that provide supporting information can be supplied as supplementary files.

We encourage authors to submit the original datasets as supplementary files or provide a link (DOI or URL) to the data online.


A brief summary in the main text

Document the steps taken during sample/data collection and preparation, analytical procedures, the make and model of equipment used, and the statistical treatment of the data.

A longer methodology can be supplied as a supplementary file.


Include DOI links

References should be supplied in full and formatted to our in-house style as described here**.

Please include the DOI link for each reference where available in the format

Please remove any linked fields imported from a citation programme.


Please state the desired publication size for each figure submitted. Figures can come in three widths: 1 column (82 mm), 1½ column (112 mm) or 2 columns (171 mm). Typeset tables will be 82 or 171 mm wide. The maximum page height is 232 mm. Please bear these dimensions in mind when preparing your figures. Use the same font for all figures for consistency. Our preferred font is Gills Sans Alt One (regular), but we accept other sans-serif fonts (e.g. Helvetica). If figures are prepared to the dimensions listed here, then the recommended font size is 9 pt (minimum 8 pt). All figures should be saved at 300 dpi resolution. Acceptable file formats for figures are .png, .jpg, .tif, .eps, .ai and .pdf (with vector layers). Tables can be submitted in excel or word.

We may contact you to request a particular file format or to request specific formatting edits later in the production process.

Additional tables and figures can be submitted as supplementary files.

Email the editorial office with any questions regarding figure formatting.

NB: Further guidance can be found in the full author instructions (figure and table formatting and referencing guidelines).


A full summary of our in-house citation style is available for download in the full author instructions.

If you are using a citation programme like Endnote, the APA style is a close approximation to our in-house style. In this case, authors could export references in APA style, taking care to remove any linked fields in the word document and to format the references individually to our in-house style before submission.

Email the editorial office with any questions regarding in-text citation and reference list formatting.


Please check the manuscript for grammar and ensure that it has been spell-checked. Where relevant, we encourage authors to have their manuscript read by a native English speaker or a colleague whose written English is of an excellent standard. Use UK English as per the GEUS Bulletin glossary.

Please contact the editorial office if you require help with the language ahead of submission – this can help to speed along the submissions process overall.

Authors should write for a broad field of scientific interests so that your results can be understood as widely as possible. We ask that authors restrict the use of subject specific terminology without first defining it in the text. Acronyms should also be kept to a minimum and clearly defined at first use.

Please email any questions to the editor in chief, including if you are unsure as to whether your article is suitable for publication in the GEUS Bulletin. 



Review of Survey activities 2018

The Review of Survey activities for 2018 captures a snapshot of the wide range of research underway at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).

  Review of Survey activities 2018

Catherine Jex

S: Editor in Chief
O: Press and Communication

Scientific editor

Jon R. Ineson

O: Primarily stratigraphy and sedimentology

Maps editor

Thomas Find Kokfelt

O: Petrology and Economic Geology