General : The forwarding letter for sending the paper should contain the Fax, Telex, Telephone numbers and Email address for speedy communication. The original copy of the completed manuscript with two xerox copies should be mailed to the Editor. The manuscript should be typed on A-4 size sheet, with right and bottom margins of 2.5cm, top margin 3.5 cm and left margin 5cm wide to allow for copy marking. The abstract on the first page should be printed at a distance of 12 cm from top edge of the paper. Typing should be on one side of the paper only. Every part of the manuscript should be typed in single space with letter size of 12 pt in Times New Roman font of Window based MS WORD. The first page should contain the title, the authors’ names, authors’ complete business and email addresses, telephone number, abstract and text. Page numbers should begin with title page, and all pages should be numbered subsequently.

Authors should check the finished manuscript, especially when it has been revised and retyped. The Editor may be able to use diskettes of manuscripts prepared on IBM compatible personal computers. Please submit computer floppies alongwith the manuscripts. The publication of the accepted paper sent without disk may be delayed.

Manuscripts and illustration must meet the requirements outlined below:

  • Title Page : This should have only the title, authors’ name, institution of origin with its address (including postal code and email address), abstract, text and necessary footnotes, if any. Telephone number should be included for telephonic discussion between readers and authors.
  • Abstract : An abstract of not more than 250 words is required for papers, and a shorter one for technical notes. Reference should not be cited in the abstract.
  • Keywords : These may be given as per requirement and should not exceed 10. Key words should be placed directly below the abstract.
  • Tables : Tables should be numbered with Arabic numbers, have a brief title, and be referred to in the text. Column headings and descriptive matter in tables should be brief. Vertical lines should not be used. Numerous small tables should be avoided, and the number of tables should be kept to a minimum.
  • Equations and Formulae : Equations and formulae must be set up clearly and should be typed triple spaced. Numbers identifying equations should be in brackets and placed flush with the left margin of the text.
  • Figures & Line Diagrams : All illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs should be of high quality, referred to as ‘Figures’ with their captions and numbered consecutively as they appear in the text leaving sufficient space for inserting the figures. When submitting the manuscripts in three copies, the figures should be attached at the end (rather than pasted in the text itself) of each copy.
    Map or sketches on tracing paper should be sent along with the text. Each diagram, map or sketch should carry a suitable title. All lines must be sufficiently thick to reproduce well and decimal points, periods, dots etc. must be large enough to allow for necessary reduction. Letters and numerals should be typed neatly with a lettering device, not freehand.
    Computer-generated graphics may be acceptable provided they are in black ink, on high quality paper, and lines, letters, numbers and symbols are clear.
  • Photographs : Three sets of all photographs are required and should be attached at the end of each copy. However, sufficient space should be left in the text for inserting the photographs. Prints must be of high quality, made on glossy paper, with strong contrasts. The print should be trimmed to show only essential feature. The best results will be obtained if authors match the contrast and density of all figures arranged in a single plate.
  • Reference : Reference must be typed single spaced and listed alphabetically.. References should be indicated in the text by names and year (standard practice), the full reference given in a list at the end of the paper in the following form.
  1. Hoek, E. and Brown, E.T. (1980). Underground excavations in rock, Institution of Mining and Metalluragy, London. pp 527.
  2. Neuzil, C.E. and Pollock, D.W.(1983). Erosional unloading and fluid pressure in hydraulically tight rocks, Journal of Geology, 91, pp 179-193.

Submission Details

The soft copy of the paper manuscript prepared as per above instructions shall be mailed to
Dr. R.K. Goel, Editor (

In case the file size is big, please send the CD of the manuscript by Post to Dr. R.K. Goel, Scientist & Editor, JRMTT, CIMFR Regional Centre, CBRI Campus, Roorkee – 247667, INDIA