Guide for Authors

Guidelines for Authors

In order to speed up the process of manuscript peer reviewing, authors are encouraged to submit their papers to Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology according to the guidelines provided below. Manuscripts are submitted electronically via the journal website located at http://jpst.ripi.ir/.

Authors are responsible for the proper formatting of manuscripts. While you are preparing your paper for submission, please take care of the following set of guidelines:

Manuscript file type

Microsoft Office Word 2007 or newer

Paper size

A4

Margin on all sides

25 mm

Paper orientation

Portrait, one (or single) column 

Header distance from top

12.5 mm

Footer distance from bottom

12.5 mm

Header and Footer

Different first page

Text font type, unless defined otherwise

Times New Roman, regular

Text font size, unless defined otherwise

10

Text paragraph line spacing

1.5 line

Text space before paragraph, unless defined otherwise

6 pt

Text space after paragraph, unless defined otherwise

6 pt

Text paragraph alignment, unless defined otherwise

Justified low

Key words

3 to 6 items

Font of the word “Fig.”

Times New Roman 9 Regular and Bold

Font of the caption of each figure

Times New Roman 9 Regular

Font of the word “Table”

Times New Roman 9 Regular and Bold

Font of the caption of each Table

Times New Roman 9 Regular

Font of each word, phrase, unit, or dimension in cells of a Table

Times New Roman 9 Regular

Footnote

Times New Roman 9 Regular

Equation

Times New Roman and Typed using MathType program

Manuscript number of pages

Research paper: Maximum 15 pages including figures and tables

Review paper: Maximum 30 pages including figures and tables

Short communication paper (Technical note): Maximum 8 pages including figures and tables

 

 

Parts of each manuscript

Font Size and Type

Topic

Times New Roman 14 Bold

Author names

Times New Roman 10 Bold and Regular

Affiliations

Times New Roman 9 Italic

E-mail of corresponding author(s)

Times New Roman 9 Regular

Abstract

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Key words

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its items: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Introduction

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Geological settings (if it is required)

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Materials and methods

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Results and discussion

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Conclusions

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Acknowledgment (if it is required.)

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Funding (if it is required.)

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Conflicts of interest (if it is required.)

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Nomenclatures

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its items: Times New Roman 10 Regular

References

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Appendix (es) (if it is required.)

Times New Roman 10 Bold and its text: Times New Roman 10 Regular

 

 

First Page Header (the topic or title of the manuscript)

Font: Times New Roman 14 Bold

Space before title: 18 pt

Space after title: 18 pt

Line spacing: Single

Alignment: Left

Example:

An experimental investigation on improving the compressive strengths of plastics 

Note: only the first letter of title of each manuscript must be capitalized.

 

Author Names

Font: Times New Roman 10 Bold and Regular

Space before: 18 pt

Space after: 18 pt

Line spacing: 1.5

Alignment: Left

Corresponding author: defined by asterisk sign (*) in front of the author name (after the affiliation number) and described in the footnote area as given in the example below:

Example:

Behzad Soltani1, Bijan Biranvand1* and Seyed Reza Moussavi Harami2

 

Affiliation

The full names of authors and academic and/or other professional affiliations of all authors should be included on the title page.

Font of the affiliation of authors: Times New Roman 9 Regular and Italic

Space before and after lines: 0 pt

Space after the last line: 12 pt

Line spacing: Single

Alignment: Left

Example:

1 Department of Petroleum Geology, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Geology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

 

E-mail of corresponding author

A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author must be mentioned.

 

Abstract

Each article should be summarized in a concise and factual abstract limited to 150 to 300 words. The abstract should state briefly the importance of the subject, the novel query which has motivated you study on the subject, the state of the research, the principle results, and major conclusions. It is recommended that references, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations, formula and any other signs should be avoided in the abstract.

Font of the word "Abstract": Times New Roman 10 Regular and Bold

Font of the text of Abstract: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Space between the word "Abstract" and the first sentence of Abstract: 6 pt

Space between the last sentence of Abstract and the word "Key words": 12 pt

Example:

Abstract

The Parigi Formation has been a significant gas exploration in West Java Basin. This is due to their abundance, and they occur at shallow depths (800-1000 m). The main objective of this study was to focus on the characteristics and distribution patterns of the shallow carbonate to be used for gas storage. The case will be focused on Parigi Formation as a reservoir carbonate in the depleted oil and gas field in West Java Basin. These build-ups are better developed in onshore West Java Basin, where they exhibit coral reef frameworks and reach over 450 m in thickness. Moreover, Parigi Formation carbonate is well exposed in Palimanan, West of Cirebon City, and it is divided into four types of lithofacies. Preservation conditions, storage capacity, effective injection and production are important factors in underground gas storage. In the geological site, factors that need to be evaluated are as follows: a reservoir, trap sealing and tectonic activities in the surrounding area. However, in the USA and Europe, the porous reservoir formations such as sandstone or carbonate at depths of 500 - 1800 meters are common in storing natural gas in large volumes size. Ultimately, according to this case study, it has been found out that the most influential parameters for storing natural gas are porosity and permeability (petrophysical properties).

 

Key words

The number of key words must be at least 3 and at most 6 items. Moreover, it is worth noting that each word or phrase which is selected as a key word must suggest what the topic of the manuscript is about.

Font of the word "key words": Times New Roman 10 Bold and Italic

Font of the words of "key words": Times New Roman 10 Regular

Example:

Key words: Gas Storage, Carbonate, Reservoir, Porosity, Permeability.

Note: fonts of texts of “Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, and Conclusions” are the same as the font of the Abstract.

 

Headline

The first letter of each headline should be capitalized.

Font: Times New Roman 10 Bold

Space before each headline: 12 pt

Space after each headline: 6 pt

Line spacing: 1.5

Alignment: Left

Examples:

Introduction


The Pliocene Cheleken and Akchagyl formations are the main reservoir units in adjacent countries of the Caspian Basin (including Azarbajan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Iran), which have been deposited in a non-marine lacustrine system with the thickness of approximately 5–7 km in a deep part of the basin [5]. In the South Caspian Basin, the Lower-Middle Pliocene deposits contain thick intervals of yellow and brown colored claystones, marls, siltstones, limy sandstones, and yellowish brown to red-colored conglomerates with limy pebbles, which are attributed to the continental setting. These types of sediments including some freshwater fossils such as ostracods are transported into the basin through erosion of the Miocene and Cretaceous successions [21,27]. The most thickness of the Cheleken Formation in Turkmenistan reaches approximately 4,000 m.

The Akchagyl Formation, at its type section in Turkmenistan, contains marls, claystones, and gray to white colored sandstones as well as some fossil species of ostracods, gastropods, and bivalves, which disconformably overlies the Cheleken Formation and covered by the Quaternary deposits [9].

In recent decades, the Caspian Basin, in the Iranian sector, has been considered as one of the areas with suitable hydrocarbon potential, and some exploratory researches have been carried out. Despite the remarkable role of the Caspian reservoir elements (i.e., Cheleken, Akchagyl, and Apsheron) in Iran, there is not enough information on their sedimentological properties, depositional environment, diagenesis and reservoir potential, distribution and spatial expansion, and sequence stratigraphy, particularly in the southeastern South Caspian Basin. Because of the existence of vegetation cover in the study region, the Paleogene-Neogene deposits have non-uniform distribution and crop out only in some limited regions, which the deposits have been measured and sampled. Furthermore, core sampling through the Cenozoic successions of the Caspian Basin is associated with some problems due to the loose nature of deposits. Thus, there are a few data on the drilled wells over the area. Since the age and depth of the Pliocene deposits in the southern Caspian Basin are unknown, and due to lack of direct access to them, facies and tectono-stratigraphic analysis of the surrounding outcrops is necessary to determine the evolutionary parameters governing the basin.

Despite some conducted geological studies [32,34,35], there is no particular research on sedimentological properties and depositional conditions of the Pliocene formations in the study area. Therefore, the present study has investigated lateral facies changes and the depositional setting of the Pliocene rock units. This research aims to provide information about the role of the major elements controlling the type of Pliocene deposits in the Southeastern part of the Caspian Basin with considering regional and global parameters to demonstrate the relationship between the tectono-sedimentary evolution and facies distribution of the area. The results of this research can provide useful information on the discovery of the fields with the best stratigraphic and structural traps potential [21].

Surface and subsurface sections investigated in this research are located in Golestan Province, 100 km northeast of the Gonbad-e-Kavous area (Fig. 1). According to the Iranian structural division map, the study area is a part of the Caspian Basin and western block of Kopet Dagh [4].

Geological setting (if it is required)

Materials and methods

Results and discussion

Conclusions

Acknowledgment

Funding

Conflicts of interest

Nomenclatures

References

 

Equations

All the equations should be typed using MathType program.

Example:

Math Type Equation

          (1)

 

Note: The unit of every parameter or variable must be mentioned, if each of them doesn’t have any units or you have made each parameter, variable or equation dimensionless, please type [-] or [dimensionless].

 

Illustrations

Illustrations submitted should be clean digital files which don't infringe copyright. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow the below criteria. Moreover, the raw data of graphs and curves can also be submitted as supplementary documents for the reproduction or plotting the graphs in case needed.

300 dpi or higher;

Sized to fit on journal page;

JPEG, TIFF, PSD, or XCF graphic formats;

SVG, EMF, or WMF vector formats;

Submitted as both separate files, and embedded in text files.

 

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures must be embedded in the manuscript text. A caption must appear above each table: any footnotes should be suitably identified below the table. All units must also be included.

Figures should be completely labeled with a caption given below the figure.

 

Table properties

Table: AutoFit to Window

Row height: 6 mm

Border: All Borders

Font of the caption of a table: Times New Roman 9 Regular

Font of the word "Table" and its number: Times New Roman 9 Bold

Font of every phrase, expression, word, parameter, variable, unit, and dimension in every cell of each table: Times New Roman 9

Space before and after lines: 0 pt

Line spacing: Single

Alignment of each table: Left

Alignment of every phrase, expression, word, parameter, variable, unit, and dimension in every cell of each table: Left

Space before caption: 6 pt

Space after caption: 0 pt

 

Example:

Table 1   Properties of feedstock                                                                                                               

Analysis

Raw oil for model

Raw oil for experimental approach

D (20 °C)/g.cm-3

0.853

0.852

IBP/10%

217/277

220/279

30%/50%

296/309

295/310

70%/90%

327/356

328/359

95%/FBP

369/375

376/379

Sulfur Content/μg.g-1

17750

18520

Nitrogen Content /μg.g-1

138

529

Average Boiling Point TV/°C

313.0

314.2

Mean Average Boiling Point

 TM /°C

309.1

310.3

Molar Average Boiling Point Tr/°C

305.8

295.9

Characteristic Factor K Value

11.85

11.87

API

33.61

33.80

 

Note: don’t submit any tables as a picture.

 

Figure properties

Font of the caption of a figure: Times New Roman 9 Regular

Font of the word "Fig." and its number: Times New Roman 9 Bold

Space before and after each caption: 0 pt

Line spacing: Single

Alignment of each figure: Left

Alignment of each caption: Left

Examples:

 

Fig. 13 The experimental and simulated sulfur content of the product diesel at different hydrogen pressures, 360 °C and a space velocity of 1.5 h‑1

 

 

Fig. 5 Adsorption isotherms for (a) CO2 and(b)CH4 on the synthesized samples; Symbols: Experimental data; Lines: Langmuir model fitting

 

Fig. 7 Variation of adsorption enthalpy with loading on samples for CO2 and CH4. Lines are drawn as a guide to the eye

 

Note: the results which has been shown or illustrated in each figure must be distinguished from each other using different symbols or line patterns such as dashed line and dash-dotted line because when hard copy of JPST is published; all pages are printed in black and white.

Note: when the word "figure or table" precedes a number, the first letter of the figure or table must be written or typed in its capital form.

Example:

Surface and subsurface sections investigated in this research are located in Golestan Province, 100 km northeast of the Gonbad-e-Kavous area, as seen inFig. 1.

The feedstock was a different diesel feedstock, and the properties are shown in Table 1.

 

Acknowledgments (If it is required.)

Acknowledgments should be placed at the end of the paper preceding the references.

Font of text of Acknowledgment: Times New Roman 10 Regular

 

Funding (If it is required.)

It includes information that explains whether and by whom the research has been supported.

Font of text of Funding: Times New Roman 10 Regular

 

Conflicts of interest/Competing interests (If it is required.)

 It includes appropriate disclosures.

Font of text of Conflicts of Interest: Times New Roman 10 Regular

 

Nomenclatures (If it is required.)

Nomenclatures, if required, should come after acknowledgments.

Font of text of Nomenclatures: Times New Roman 10 Regular

Examples:

MRI: Magnetic resonance imagining

SEM: Scanning electron microscopy

UGS: Underground gas storage

 

References

Labeling citations

References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text, and they are identified by Hindu-Arabic numerals in square brackets.

Font of text of all references and in-text citations: Times New Roman 10 Regular

 

Example:

Many researches have been performed to find out the transformation mechanism of 4, 6-DMDBT species [6-8].The 4, 6-DMDBT species are more inclined to be transformed according to the hydrogenation (HYD) pathway rather than the direct desulfurization (DDS) pathway, in relation to methyl steric hindrance [9,10], and kinetics investigations of the behavior have led to contradictory explanations [11]. The first hypothesis suggests that the transformation of 4, 6-DMDBT is limited by the adsorption step. In this case, the alkyl groups sterically hinder adsorption [11, 12-14].

Font: Times New Roman 10

Space before first line: 3 pt

Space after first line: 3 pt

Line spacing: Single

Indentation: Special, Hanging 7.5 mm

Alignment: Justified

 

Print References

Standard Journal Articles

Author(s) (year) article title, Journal title, Volume (i.e. Vol.), Issue (if there is): Number(s) of Page(s) (i.e. pp.)

Author(s) (year) article title, Journal title, Volume (i.e. Vol.): Number(s) of Page(s) (i.e. pp.)

Examples:

7. Pawelec B, Fierro JLG, Montesinos A (2008) Influence of the acidity of nanostructured CoMo/P/Ti-HMS catalysts on the HDS of 4,6-DMDBT reaction pathways, Journal of Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 80: 1-14.

24. Soltani B., Beiranvand B., Moussavi-Harami R., Honarmand J., Taati F. (2020) Facies Analysis and Depositional Setting of the Upper Pliocene Akchagyl Formation in Southeastern Caspian Basin, NE Iran, Carbonates and Evaporites, 35, 8: 1-18.

25. Rögl F (1999) Mediterranean and Paratethys, Facts and hypothesis of an Oligocene to Miocene paleogeography (short review), Geologica Carpathica, 50, 4: 339-349.

26. Robert Alexandra MM, Letouzey J, Kavoosi MA, Sherkati S (2014) Structural evolution of the Kopeh Dagh fold-and-thrust belt (NE Iran) and interactions with the South Caspian Sea Basin and Amu Darya Basin,” Marine and Petroleum Geology, Elsevier, 57: 68–87.

 

Note: don't use "et al" in the section of References.

 

Conference proceedings

Articles from conference proceedings (Published)

Author(s) (year) article title, conference proceedings, pp.

Example:

18. Golonka J (2000) Geodynamic evolution of the south Caspian Basin, American Association of Petroleum Geologists’s Inaugural Regional International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 42–45.

 

Papers presented at Conferences (unpublished)

Author(s) (year) Article title, conference name, location.

Example:

2. Brandi B, Due J, Dick M (year) Engineering names and concepts, presented at the 2nd International Conference Engineering Education, Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Standards/Patents

Author(s)/Inventor(s) (year) Name/Title, country where the patent has been registered, patent number

Example:

6. Rebecca E E, Smith K, Doe J (1989) Alternating current power supply, U.S. Patent.

 

Books

Personal author(s)

Author(s), Book Title (edition), publishing company, publishing location, pp.

Example:

21. Rang H P, Dale M M, Ritter J M, Moore P K (2003) Pharmacology (5th ed.) Churchill, Livingstone, Edinburg, 240-252.

Book Chapters

Author(s) (year) Chapter title, Book Title (edition), Publishing Company, Publishing location, pp.

Example:

16. Bourne J E (1964) Synthetic structure of industrial plastics, Plastics (2nd ed.), McGraw-Hill, New York, 15-67.

17. Hohn M (1998) The semivariogram, Geostatistics and petroleum geology (2nd ed.), Springer science and business media, The Netherlands, 15-29.

Dissertation and Theses

Author(s) (year) Title, Degree level, University/Institute, location, pp.

14. Mack S. (2000) Desperate optimism, MA thesis, University of Calgary, Canada, 1-82.

 

Lecture

Lecture(s) (year) Occasion, Lecture title, Location.

Example:

10. Maw S (2003) Engg 251 Class lecture, Speed skating, ICT 224, Faculty of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

 

Electronic References

Books

Author(s) (year) Book title (edition), [type of medium], vol.: pp., Available: site/path/file [date accessed]

Example:

23. Calmer S (1999) Engineering and Art (2nd ed.), [On-line], 27: 1-279, Available: w.ww.enggart.com/examples/students.html [May 21, 2003].

 

Journal

Author(s) (year) Article title, Journal title [Type of medium], Vol.: pp.

Example:

18. Paul A (1987) Electrical properties of flying machines, flying machines [On-line], 38: 778-998.

 

 

Articles, Conferences, Patents and Books not in English

If the language of a reference used in a manuscript is not available in English, the reference must be translated from every language into English Language. 

Example:

12. Aghanabati A (2005) Geology of Iran, Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran (GSI), Iran, 1-357. 

 

World Wide Web

Author(s) (year) Title, Internet: complete URL.

9. Duncan M (2000) Engineering concepts on ice, Internet: www.iceengg.edu/staff.html.

 

Manuscript Submission Form

The manuscript submission form must be downloaded from here, completed and signed by all the authors, and sent along with the manuscript file at the submission.