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Information for Authors - Rocky Mountain Geology

RMG Fall LogoRocky Mountain Geology (formerly Contributions to Geology) is published twice yearly by the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming. The focus of the journal is regional geology and paleontology of the Rocky Mountains and adjacent areas of western North America. Except by invitation, manuscripts must contain results of previously unpublished, original research; occasional special articles or theme issues may be solicited by the editors.

Inquiries regarding suitability of topics should be addressed via email to:

Benefits to Authors

  • Clean, highly readable format, with thorough attention to detail from manuscript submission through final publication
  • High professional visibility—Rocky Mountain Geology is a charter member and 'Participating Publisher' of (GSW)
  • High-quality and thorough in-house editing (not electronically automated or outsourced)
  • Relatively low publishing costs to authors (Voluntary $20/per page contribution. $1,400 Author Publication Charge for open access articles.)
  • Commitment to open access (read RMG's open access policy)
  • RMG is a participant in CLOCKSS and LOCKSS)
  • Regional and specific North American focus (Rocky Mountains, High Plains, eastern Basin and Range)
  • Authors receive two complimentary PDF files of final manuscript optimized for print and online use
  • International distribution of published work (through GSW)
  • Occasional "Profiles" features for well-known geologists/paleontologists
  • Absence of annoying clutter from advertising
  • Ability to publish maps and full-color figures (publishing costs must be born by authors)
  • Willingness to negotiate theme issues dedicated to special topics

Author Resources

For more information about contributing your work to Rocky Mountain Geology, please download any of the relevant files below:

Information for Contributing Authors

Instructions to Authors for Submitting Final Copy

Profiles of Rocky Mountain Geologists Series Instructions