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Warta Geologi


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Sciences
         - Earth sciences

E-ISSN: 2682-7549
Print ISSN: 0126-5539
Publisher: Geological Society of Malaysia
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 3 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://www.gsm.org.my/index.php

Contact Info

The Editor
Geological Society of Malaysia
c/o Department of Geology,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 603-79577036
Fax: 603-79563900
Email: geologicalsociety@gmail.co

The Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM) was founded in 1967 with the aim of promoting the advancement of geoscience, particularly in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The Society has a membership of about 600 geoscientists based in Malaysia as well as abroad.
Warta Geologi is published quarterly by the Society. Warta Geologi publishes peer-reviewed short geological communications and original research on Earth Science. The scope includes local and regional geology, conservation geology, economic geology, engineering geology, environmental geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, palaeontology, petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology and tectonics. Warta Geologi also reports on activities and news about GSM and the geoscience community in Malaysia.
Warta Geologi is distributed free-of-charge to members of the Society and is available free online through the Society’s website: www.gsm.org.my.
GSM is committed to upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process and we recommend the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines).



Wan Hasiah Abdullah (Geological Society of Malaysia)

Editorial Board

Editorial Board
  • Alfredo Lagmay (University of the Philippine, Philippine)
  • Azman A. Ghani (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
  • Felix Tongkul (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia)
  • Harry Doust (Utrecht University)
  • Howard Johnson (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Ian Metcalfe (University of New England, Australia)
  • Ibrahim Komoo (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Joy J. Pereira (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Lee Chai Peng (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
  • Mohd. Nawawi Mohd. Nordin (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Ng Tham Fatt (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
  • Peter R. Parham (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Rajib Shaw (Keio University, Japan)
  • Robert Hall (University of London, UK)
Managing Editor
  • Ng Tham Fatt
Assistant Editor
  • Lim Choun Sian
  • Anna Lee
  • Wan Aida binti Wan Zahari



General Policy
  • Papers should be as concise as possible. They may include original results of basic, applied and policy research of national or international significance, current reviews, or discussions on techniques, research programs, organisations, information, or national and international policies in geoscience.
  • Only papers that have not been published elsewhere will be considered for publication. Authors must agree not to publish elsewhere a paper submitted and accepted. All papers will be subjected to review by two or more reviewers. Authors wishing to include published and unmodified figures or text passages are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s). Authors of English papers are strongly urged to have their manuscript edited for language before submission by a person whose first language is English.

  • The Editor reserves the right to reject all or any part of the paper submitted. The Geological Society of Malaysia assumes no responsibility for statements made by authors.

  • Three (3) original copies of the paper should be submitted to:
The Editor,
Geological Society of Malaysia
c/o Department of Geology
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: (603) 7957 7036  
Fax: (603) 7956 3900
Email: geologicalsociety@gmail.com

  • The paper can be written in Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) or English. For English papers, use either British or American spelling but not a combination of both. The paper should be checked thoroughly for spelling and grammar. The manuscript must be printed at 1.5 spacing in a single column on one side of A4 paper. All pages should be numbered. Length of paper should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words for the Bulletin and between 2,000 and 3000 words for Warta Geologi, excluding tables and illustrations. Metric units should be used and all non-standard symbols, abbreviations and acronyms must be defined.



  • Addresses of all authors must be provided. The addresses should be sufficient for correspondence. Please include email address, telephone and fax of the corresponding author.


  • Abstract in both Malay and English, each in one paragraph and should not exceed 300 words. It should clearly identify the subject matter, results obtained, interpretations discussed and conclusions reached.


  • Please include 3 to 8 keywords that best describe the content of the paper.
  • In the text, references should be cited by author and year and listed chronologically (e.g. Smith, 1964; Jones et al., 1998; Smith & Tan, 2000). For both Malay and English paper, all references must be listed in English. Title of non-English articles should be translated to English.

  • The list of references should only include articles cited in the text. The list should be arranged in alphabetical order.  Please ensure that the reference list is complete and the bibliographical details are accurate. The references should be in the following manner.

  1. Journal article: Suntharalingam,  T.,  1968.  Upper  Palaeozoic stratigraphy  of  the  area  west of  Kampar, Perak. Geol. Soc. Malaysia Bull., 1, 1-15.
  2. Book: Hutchison, C.S., 1989. Geological Evolution of South-east Asia. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 368 p.
  3. Chapter of book and Symposium volume: Hosking, K.F.G., 1973. Primary mineral deposits. In: Gobbett, D.J. and Hutchison, C.S. (Eds.), Geology  of  the  Malay  Peninsular  (West Malaysia and Singapore). Wiley-Interscience, New York, 335-390.
  4. Article in Malay: Lim,  C.H.  &  Mohd.  Shafeea  Leman,  1994. The  occurrence  of  Lambir  Formation  in Ulu  Bok  Syncline,  North  Sarawak.  Geol. Soc. Malaysia Bull., 35, 1-5. (in Malay with English abstract).


  • All tables should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively. Tables should have a title and a legend explaining any abbreviation or symbol used. Each table must be printed on a separate piece of paper. Do not insert the tables within the text. Data in tables should be aligned using tab stops rather than spaces. Avoid excessive tabulation of data.

  • Please make sure that all illustrations are useful, necessary and of good quality. A maximum of ten (10) illustrations (photographs, graphs and diagrams) are allowed and these should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively as Figures. The papers are usually published in black-andwhite but it may sometimes be possible to include colour figures at the author’s expense.  The scales for maps and photomicrographs should be drawn on the figure and not given as a magnification. Originals should not be greater than A4 size and annotations should be capable of being reduced down to 50 percent. The caption should be listed on a separate piece of paper. Do not insert the illustration within the text.
  • Authors are required to submit electronic files together with three hardcopies of their papers. Submission should be made using CD-ROM. The CD-ROM should be accompanied with a listing of all files and the software (name and version) used. The file names should reflect the content of the files (e.g. Ali_Fig1.tif). Please make sure that the files and the hardcopies are the same.

  • Text: Microsoft Word. Please save in two versions, Word (.doc) and Rich Text Format (.rtf). Do not insert tables and illustration within the text.
  • Tables: Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Please submit as separate files.
  • Illustrations – Vector Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (preferred), CorelDraw and Freehand. Final line thickness should be at least 0.5 point or 0.17 mm. For other software, please submit one copy in the native file format and export one copy as a PDF file with all fonts embedded and one copy as a high resolution TIFF or JPEG image.
  • Photographs or bitmap (raster) images: Adobe Photoshop. Please save as TIFF or PSD files. Save/scan line art at 600 to 1200 dpi and greyscale figures at 300 to 600 dpi. High resolution JPEG, TIFF or GIF files from other sources are also acceptable. The resolution must be high enough for printing at 300 dpi.

  • Twenty five copies of each article published are supplied free of charge. Additional reprints are available at cost price provided that orders are placed prior to publication. Authors will also received a softcopy of the article published in .pdf format.

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