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TPG Article Submittals

Instructions to Authors 

The Professional Geologist (TPG) accepts articles of modest length for publication. Submittals should be no more than approximately 3200 words, or twelve typed pages, double spaced. Longer articles may be divided into parts (e.g. part 1 and part II), but this is not encouraged. Articles may be technical or professional in nature. Articles containing news of importance to professional geologists will also be considered. Except for news articles, or articles containing dated materials, submittals should be sent to AIPG headquarters twelve weeks in advance of expected publication. 

Manuscripts should have the following section:

 Key Words
 Author(s) with AIPG number and address
 Tables if included
 Figures with captions if included
 Appendix(es) if included
 References Cited

Articles should be submitted electronically via e-mail to Dorothy Combs at Headquarters uses Word for Windows, which is preferred, but any translatable files are acceptable. A hard copy mailed with with disk or flash drive is also acceptable. 

Graphics should also be submitted electronically via e-mail to Dorothy Combs at in jpg, tiff, gif, ai, eps, psd or other standard format at 300 dpi. A hard copy mailed with a disk or flash drive is also acceptable. We can scan clean copy images or photos if necessary. 

Send us your color pictures for the cover of TPGThey should have a geologic theme and an informational caption.

TPG Schedule 

    Issue Submission                            Deadline
-January/February/March November 1st
-April/May/June February 1st
-July/August/September May 1st
-October/November/December August 1st

Authors are encouraged to communicate with Headquarters via email, mail, or fax. Send your article and/or photographs, or communicate questions to:

The American Institute of Professional Geologists
Dorothy Combs, Membership Services Manager 
1333 W. 120th Avenue, Suite 211 
Westminster, CO 80234-2710
(303) 412-6205
Fax (303) 253-9220 or

AIPG National Editor
John L. Berry, CPG-4032
John Berry Assoc.
5000 Beverly Hills Dr
Austin, TX 78731
O: (512) 452-8068