Call for Papers, Technical Articles

Call for Papers: Landmine Detection with Geophysics

FastTIMES, the preeminent near-surface geophysical magazine of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, is looking for technical article submissions for their special edition ‘Landmine Detection with Geophysics’ to be published in February 2024. The edition features applications of near-surface Geophysics to locate landmines.

If you are interested in submitting a paper to this edition or have further questions, please contact the Guest Editor, Prof. Gad El-Qady.

Submit manuscripts to [email protected]


Submission of the full manuscript: January 19th, 2024

Publication date of the Special Issue: February/2024

Paper Structure and Submission Guidelines

As a potential author, you should review the most recent issues of FastTIMES at to get a feel for article style and length. Length is open, but it is best not to make your paper overly long or overly technical to encourage the broadest possible readership. Roughly speaking, four to six pages of manuscript text and a few compelling figures are reasonable goals. Submissions can be longer or shorter.

The FastTIMES staff prefers to receive a single Microsoft Word file with text and inserted figures included as raster images rather than graphic vector objects. Text will be uploaded using a simple cut-and-paste operation, and figures will be positioned at the location indicated in the author’s Word file. Figures inserted in the Word file as image files typically work well. Figures that contain a superposition of graphic vectors, even if ‘grouped’ in the Word file, are likely to have errors.

Please send your figures as separate image files in addition to the Word file, with obvious file names such as ‘Figure1.jpg’, ‘Figure2.tif’, etc. Color is strongly encouraged. Raster images (jpg or tiff, for example) at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (120 pixels per cm) or greater at final size are best; images should be at least 1800 pixels in both dimensions. You may send a pdf version of your manuscript to accompany the separate text files and graphic images. Figures and tables should have complete captions.

For citations and references, please follow this format:
Smith, A. B., Collins, R. A., and Simpkins, T. V., 2008, Amazing and incredible results from time-domain EM: FastTIMES, v. 12, no. 3, p. 55-67.

References such as this one should be cited in the text as “Smith and others, 2008.”

Author’s Submission checklist:
 I am submitting an original technical article that is of interest to near-surface geophysicists and end-users of near-surface geophysical products
 My paper is not intended as a commercial advertisement of a particular product or company
 All listed co-authors have reviewed, and provided individual written approval of, the final draft for publication.
 I am enclosing a readable Microsoft Word file or equivalent with text and inserted figures at their location where I want them in the published version
 My manuscript structure is: (1) Title, (2) Author(s)’ first name(s) and last name(s), (3) Authors’ affiliations, (4) Authors’ email addresses; (5) Abstract; (6) Introduction; (7) Data; (8) Methods; (9) Results and Discussion; (10) Conclusions; (11) List of References
 I am attaching my figures as image files named ‘’ to ‘FigureN.jpg’
 I am sending short bios and pictures of myself and each of my co-authors (please name picture files with the person’s first and last names).
 I have double-checked the above list and verified the Editor’s email address.

There is no charge for publishing articles in FastTIMES, but voluntary contributions to EEGS are welcome. If you choose to contribute, please indicate that your contribution is intended to support FastTIMES.